Deer Island Country Club

4.2259117647 4.2 stars from 5 (393)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7029 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 73.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7029 yards 73.8 133
Blue 72 6670 yards 71.8 132
White 72 6284 yards 70.4 129
Green (W) 72 5745 yards 74.2 145
Green 72 5745 yards 67.4 118
Gold (W) 72 5010 yards 71.4 134
Gold 72 5010 yards 65.4 114
Red (W) 72 4882 yards 69.7 134
Pink 72 3925 yards 69.7 114
Pink (W) 72 3925 yards 71.4 134

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 393 Reviews
5 stars:
189
4 stars:
148
3 stars:
33
2 stars:
16
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

356 out of 388 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers locals   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks brunch watching the game  

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"Gem on an Island"


Jeff5656095's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wow! My wife and I loved this course. The course layout was interesting, and the water and sand made it a lot of fun. Yes, my ball was in the sand and water, but this is what I expect in Florida. The fairways were nice from which to hit, and the undulating greens were true and slick. I would not recommend this course for my friends with handicaps over 30, but for those who like a challenge and enjoy a beautiful course, this scenic "course on an island" is a gem. I cannot wait to come back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u00000331580's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Lost in the Fog"


procansport's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great course in great condition, but lots of wet fog for our front 9 kept coming off the lake as the winds shifted. We had an 8 a.m. tee time. The staff said the fog is like this most days but that it clears by mid-morning. The pro shop staff, starter, ranger and maintenance staff were very pleasant and helpful throughout the day. For the average golfer, there are many tee blocks from which to hit and give you a chance to score well. Be realistic about your abilities to hit over the many long carries over water/marsh. Elevated greens require you to have the correct club selection as the distance plays longer on many holes. Use the map on the scorecard for information about doglegs, traps and hazards that can't always be seen from the tee blocks....for sure when there is the heavy fog. For the first time player here, # 5 needs a shot to the right side despite what your eyes tell you. Many traps have steep banks that require an angled shot back to the fairway or a place for the next shot at the pin. Knowing the layout now, I would be back in a heartbeat to play here. I would likely save a few shots. For beginners, some seniors and youngsters, there were tee blocks in the middle of the fairways that would allow for a pleasant round and less of a distance challenge. Lastly, for the nature lover, there is lots of wildlife living on the course along with song birds to enjoy.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



lpmorriss's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"WOW again"


midez's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We play the course every year, it is always amasing.

Challenging, a lot of water, but very quiet, birds, gators, make it worth the trip. We are playing again friday.

Love that course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Awesome"


u000004249767's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course and layout - very enjoyable! Can't wait to play again next year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Awesome course with scenic views and challenges"


raymond48's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played this course after a local recommended it to us. It was a sweet surprise that it had a lot of wildlife and some challenging holes . We are playing it again before we head back home!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Tough par 3's"


jimmy8913's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The par 3's and 5's are challenging because of the amount of water that comes into play. I believe 3 of the par 3's have water short of the green, while the par 5's are either well bunkered or protected by water around the green. One has to make golf shots. I thought the fairways were a little thin and the greens a little slow - but it was obvious that the staff have been working on both. The roughs are comprised of the dreaded Bermuda -so don't hit it there. Overall a good test of golf.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Shape"


JBright1955's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved this golf course. Very scenic. Water on almost all the holes with lots of wild life to view. The fairways are wide enough so you can miss some shots and still be in play. We will definitely play here again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Never fails to Impress"


iowaboy67's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a great course my favorite in the Orlando area. Lots of water and sand yet plenty of room in the landing area of the fairways. Wildlife everywhere flying and swimming or just laying out in the sun one of the biggest gators around calls this place home. Bring your A game or a lot of balls either way it is a lot of fun to play here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great day on the course"


kr1234's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was a pleasure to play.You need to stay on your game for the entire 18holes. Any lapses in concentration will cost you. The course is in great shape from tee to green. Will play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"YOU NEED A STARTER RANGER"


golfkatz1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a 9:56 tee time as we went to the tee the group @ 9:44 had not teed off. Then all of a Sudden The Deer Island Ladies drove right past us and as 3 5somes.....started playing right in front of us.....a forward shotgun start.....in front of booked tee times.....What The Heck......No Starter ....No Ranger.....understaffed facility leads top Bad experiences . meaning folks don't ever go back.....

Thanks Deer Island!!!!ugh...grrrr


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Casey5004388's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/20/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

i love the layout and scenery out there. Tee to green was good. Definitely recommend


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"À découvrir"


Berry1911's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Beau terrain, 5 premiers trous sont difficiles... Chaque trou est différent... Beau layout.. Rapport qualité/prix excellent...

Berry


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Deer Island Golf"


Peter9363436's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I first played this course in 1997 and played it again around 2006 and enjoyed it both times. We played it this time and everything was as good as our previous rounds, very friendly staff, great course in excellent condition. Quite busy but 4 Canadian gentlemen let us play through and we were round in just under 4 Hours, definitely recommend and will play again when we come back in November.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Wow!"


WKF's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the best course we have found in the area. The greens run smooth and quick. They are in good repair. The fairways are in excellent shape and the rough is challenging but not scary. What a gorgeous course! Keep an eye out for the sunning gators...


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



mooseknucklz's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hidden gem"


mriprincipal's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

I had a chance to play here on an unseasonably blustery and cold December day (for Florida). Although the weather was not conducive to scoring, there was no denying the incredible layout and scenery that Deer Island offers. There was a steady two-club wind for the entire round so we had to play smart, which should be the strategy regardless of the weather for this course. Water is in play on a majority of the holes. White tees were all we cold handle on this particular day and probably should be the tees for most folks. I am looking forward to playing on a typical Florida-weather day!


I recommend this course



reidburke's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



blakeoneal14's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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