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3.2
455 Reviews (455)
5 Stars
47
4 Stars
220
3 Stars
114
2 Stars
44
1 Stars
30
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.7
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.5
66.0%
Recommend this course
351 out of 455 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
2.7
44 Reviews (44)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
11
Conditions
2.2
Value
3.2
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.3
38.6%
Recommend this course
17 out of 44 reviews
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2.9
74 Reviews (74)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
14
Conditions
2.6
Value
3.5
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.2
52.7%
Recommend this course
39 out of 74 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6656 yards
Slope 125
Rating 72.5

Editor's Note: Course closed for business in May 2019.

The golf course at Deer Run Country Club, which was redesigned by Ron Garl in 2003, utilizes its natural terrain of sparkling lakes and towering trees to create a picturesque and challenging layout. The golf course is also known for the immaculate conditions of its greens and fairways, which provide excellent putting surfaces. Deer Run Country Club features strategically placed sand traps, numerous doglegs, and water comes into play on several holes. The golf course, while challenging, is appealing to casual golfers and beginners for the beautiful setting and enjoyable, relaxing game. Deer Run Country Club is a local favorite both for the interesting layout and affordable rates.

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6656 yards 72.5 125
Gold 71 6248 yards 70.2 122
Blue 71 5893 yards 69.1 118
Red (W) 73 5277 yards 71.0 122
Scorecard for Deer Run
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.3/125 358 448 175 604 538 140 385 430 363 3441 490 145 349 436 187 428 565 209 406 3215 6656
Gold M: 70.2/122 331 436 148 530 521 132 368 415 345 3226 470 130 334 424 170 410 530 174 380 3022 6248
Blue M: 69.1/118 W: 72.0/124 325 423 134 457 445 123 354 398 330 2989 455 122 319 415 161 390 521 161 360 2904 5893
Red W: 71.0/122 319 410 107 385 420 111 337 290 302 2681 435 105 310 390 139 330 490 102 295 2596 5277
Handicap 13 11 15 3 9 17 7 1 5 10 18 12 2 14 4 6 16 8
Par 4 4 3 5 5 3 4 4 4 36 5 3 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 35 71
Handicap (W) 3 7 17 11 1 15 9 13 5 2 18 8 6 16 10 4 14 12

Course Details

Year Built 2003
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ron Garl (2002) Lloyd Clifton

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed Soft spikes only
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

3.2
455 Reviews (455)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 29
Brunch 13
19th Hole Specials 10
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 47
Water Hazards 43
Forced Carries 22
This course/club is great for:
Locals 59
Seniors 25
Beginners 23
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 37
In the 'Burbs 32
Worth the Drive 14

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Conditions Fair
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Commented On 05/30/2019

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry you didn't have a positive experience with us. We will make sure this gets passed to the appropriate teams so we can improve moving forward.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 05/14/2019

Thanks for the 5-stars and choosing The Country Club at Deer Run! Come back soon. #DeerRunCC

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Horrendous Shape

Clearly, no money has been put into the upkeep of this course for quite some time. Most green are dirt patches, making putting impossible to be fair. Fairways have more weeds than grass. It’s a shame, but I would not recommend this course to any players at any level unless the greens fees are at $5, which they are not. Will not be coming back here anytime in the next 6 months.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Poor conditon

Course is not maintained at all, weeds all over the fairway, greens are awful with patches of dirt. Overall looks rundown.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Run down and unkept

The course looked terrible. Greens were the worst. Apparently this course is closing soon. Green fees should hv been free

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
5.0
Previously Played

End of an Era

Have enjoyed this course for over 30 years and going to miss it tremendously. But one of things I'll miss the most is the phenomenal staff. From Aurturo the club pro, Robert & CJ down to the awesome chef, you've all become friends and I'm not only going to miss the course, but going to miss you guys even more. Thank you for all the great times and memories and I wish you all the very best going forward. Any course would be fortunate to have you gentleman representing it. Good luck!
Sincerely,

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/02/2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, however, we truly apologize if your recent experience did not meet expectations. If you would like to address any specific concerns, please feel free to reach out to our pro shop staff at your convenience and we appreciate your patience & understanding at this time. We hope we have the chance to welcome you back for a better round soon.

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Played On
1.0
First Time Playing

It’s bad

Just unkept . Staff is nice price is cheap. Course horrible

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 05/02/2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us, however, we truly apologize if the recent course conditions did not meet our usual expectations. We can assure you our staff is aware and that your comments have been shared appropriately. If you would like to address any specific concerns directly, please feel free to reach out to our pro shop staff at your convenience. We appreciate your patience & understanding at this time and hope we have the chance to welcome you back for a better round soon.

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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

WOW

In orlando for a wedding brother in law and self wanted to get a round in before leaving Orlando picked wrong course greens if you could call them that hardly had any grass on them and it was mostly crabgrass Fairways oh well they were just as bad up keep of course was little to none. The one good thing is it made you appreciate our courses up here in Iowa....

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 05/01/2019

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We hope you enjoyed the day with us at The Country Club at Deer Run, but would appreciate any additional feedback on how we can improve your next experience with us. Please feel free to reach out to our pro shop staff if you have any concerns or feedback you would like to share!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor Conditions

All tee boxes and most greens were in awful condition. Ponds smelled of rotten, decaying weeds.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented On 04/22/2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us, however, we truly apologize if the recent course conditions did not meet our usual expectations. We can assure you our staff is aware and that your comments have been shared appropriately. We appreciate your patience & understanding at this time and hope we have the chance to welcome you back for a better round soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 04/16/2019

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review, however, we're very sorry to see your recent round with us may not have met expectations. We encourage you to reach out to our pro shop staff directly if you have any concerns you would like to discuss, and we hope we have the chance to welcome you back for a better experience soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Goodbye Deer Run.....Closed June 1

The Orlando Sentinel paper announced that Deer Run is closing June 1. It's no wonder the course conditions have been left to the elements instead of proper maintenance. Hopefully the residents living around the course can change the developer's intention of putting in over 2000 housing units. Nice knowing you Deer Run..........sad to see you go.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented On 04/09/2019

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review, however, we're very sorry to see your recent experience with us may not have met expectations. We would appreciate any additional feedback on your round, and encourage you to reach out to our pro shop staff so we may address any concerns with you directly. We hope we can welcome you back for a much better experience soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

DeerRun needs Help Mr DelAir

DeerRun is in a great convenient location, with a challenging layout. The back9 has some awesome holes, and as one of the least expensive courses in the area, it's hard to complain .........but course conditions are atrocious. Greens are fast because they have very little good grasses & are dormant bare, mostly dirt in sand bunkers, and tee-boxes are grass-free zones. Again, the layout is good, and you can still play golf, just not pleasant to the eye. The staff is very pleasant, but course maintenance is so lacking, I give the example of an overflowing garbage basket #14 T that papers, cups & food boxes were blowing as litter into the lake. Please, Mr DelAir, give 'em some money to make nice again.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 04/02/2019

We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us, however, we're very sorry to hear your recent experience with us did not meet expectations. Your comments regarding our course conditions have been shared with our staff as we are committed to providing our customers with a valuable golf experience, and we hope we have the chance to do so for you soon. We are working towards improvements, but please feel free to reach out to our staff directly if you would like to discuss any concerns further.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wow, Gone Downhill Big Time

Had not played Deer Run for 2 months; in the intervening period it surely seems to have gone downhill big time. Tees were terrible - weeds everywhere; fairways marginal but the worst were the greens. Totally patchy with weeds all over and mowed so short that any downhill putt was guaranteed to go 5+ feet by the hole. Not really fun to play; won't be going back soon. Will wait until I see some positive reviews.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 04/02/2019

Tommy, we appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us, however, we're very sorry to hear your recent experience with us did not meet expectations. Your comments regarding our course conditions have been shared with our staff as we are committed to providing our customers with a valuable golf experience, and we hope we have the chance to do so for you soon. We are working towards improvements, but please feel free to reach out to our staff if you would like to discuss any concerns further.

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Good layout, poor conditions

I had not played this course in years and just did. Good layout but poor conditions.
- all the greens have patches of weeds and many have areas with no grass. Makes putting an adventure. When I played, the greens were extremely fast and had to putt through areas of weeds.
- side of the fairways and rough around the greens were typically filled with weeds.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented On 04/03/2019

Sean, we appreciate your review, however, we're very sorry to hear that your recent round did not meet expectations. Your feedback is very important to us as we work on getting everything up to par and making necessary improvements. Your comments have been escalated to our team so we can hopefully make improvements before your next round, but we also encourage reaching out to our golf shop to address any further concerns directly. We will continue to work towards a better golf experience by using your comments for guidance and hope we have the chance to welcome you back soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Course needs watering.....and they are aware

I like to play this course when I can get a good Hot Deal. It's a nice layout and not typically jammed mid weekday when I like to go. Today the shop told me the course was extremely dry due to a pump being down. The fairways were not the best and the greens are in serious need of repair and water. Many weeds on the greens and missing turf along with the extremely dry greens made putting all but laughable. Greens were so fast and were not true by any means. Carts are showing their age and a cracked water jug on 14 look like they are not spending on maintenance and upkeep. I hope they get back on track. It's a nice place to play 18. I even enjoyed watching a bald eagle scoping out the retention ponds today.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
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Commented On 04/03/2019

We appreciate your review and dedication to playing our course. Your feedback about the course is important to us, and we truly apologize that your recent round did not meet expectations. We are working on getting everything up to par as our staff is always working towards improvements. Your feedback has been escalated to our team so we can hopefully make improvements before your next round, but we also encourage reaching out to our golf shop to address any further concerns directly. We will continue to work towards a better golf experience by using your comments for guidance and hope we have the chance to welcome you back soon.

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Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Surprise speed

This was a hot deal on Golf Now and I would gladly play here anytime. The greens were very dry and extremely fast. Mix this with a very challenging course and you have for an awesome time! We enjoyed the challenge and the frustrations 100%.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 03/26/2019

Thanks for the 5-stars and great feedback! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the challenge of the course and had a great day with us at The Country Club at Deer Run. We hope we can welcome you back again soon! #DeerRunCC

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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

We played the coarse in Dec and it was acceptable but today you could see that had deteriated. The tee boxes were very rough, mostly sand the fairways were unkempt, the sand hazards were packed hard and the greens were terrible.
We have heard that the coarse is closing or up for sale.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 03/26/2019

Susan, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us, however, we're very sorry to hear your recent experience with us did not meet expectations. Your comments are truly valued by our staff as we continuously work towards course improvements, and we hope we have the chance to bring you back for a better round soon. Please feel free to reach out to our pro shop staff directly with any further concerns you may have.

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