Deer Valley Golf Course
Deer Valley Golf Course in Hummelstown boasts one of the most affordable rounds you'll find in the Hershey/Harrisburg area. Since opening in 2005, more than 850 trees have been added and it has matured into a course favored by both visitors and locals. The layout features large, elevated greens and massive multi-tiered tees. From the golf course's peaks, the views stretch all the way to Hershey and the Blue Mountains. The winding layout twists and turns, doglegging left and right. It's a challenging layout round despite the absence of sand bunkers. There is however, thick rough and a number of grass bunkers to watch out for. Water only makes a brief appearance. Deer Valley Golf Course isn't overly challenging but for a fun and fair test, it's an affordable option that also offers some beautiful scenery.
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Course was in great shape for this time of year. I elected to to play the front nine twice without any problems.
Course was in great condition. No leaves on fairways and the greens were in good condition.
This was first time playing course. Although layout was odd at times the course itself was in great shape. The staff was extremely friendly. I have been looking to place the course for sometime and will definitely add it to my favorites list. Wish I would have played it sooner
Deer Valley is a good course, while not long, it is challenging. The course caters to senior golfers but all golfers can enjoy a good and reasonable challenge.
Always a fun course to play. Consistent conditions. Good shape. Greens a bit slow but great, full turf. Those trees that were planted years ago are coming into play on errant shots!
We booked the 1st time because my playing partner and I (we play as a 2 some) like to finish early and get to other things. The course is OK and not the 1st time I played there. The owner of the course had a 4 some tee off in front of us. We were told we had to follow them, they would set the pace of play and we were not allowed to play through??? This was as they said so the grounds crew could cut greens without being pushed or rushed?? We had to follow them for the entire round, a real drag. Talk about promoting slow play.. Our fast round for a 2some turned into a 4 hr. Round. Don’t think I will be going back!!
Slow pace of play
Second out(2 of us). 4 guys in front of us. No sweat until they informed us that they were the “PCs” group and we would not be allowed to play through at any time during the round. Something about keeping golfers from pushing the mowing. Dude. If you don’t want golfers interrupting mowing, then adjust your tee times.
This was a 4.5 hour round behind a group of very slow golfers. plus- I never saw anyone mowing a fairway or green. Starter was also a grumpy and weird . He had us move our cart 20ft prior to starting. No apparent reason.
Will not go back to his course.
Good Overall Value/Slow Greens
A group of 12 of us played here recently. The course was in overall good condition, the staff was courteous and professional. The rough is thick and a bit high, if you don't hit your ball in the fairway, it can be challenging to find. Pace of play was acceptable. The greens were the only issue we encountered, they were in good condition, but were incredibly slow, likely 6-7 on the stimp meter. All of us had trouble even getting short putts to the hole the entire round. Hopefully the staff can find a way to get some speed out of the greens, we would like to return but will only do so if the green speeds improve.
Deer Valley is always in good shape and it's a challenge for most golfers. You can't beat the price even for weekend play.
Nice course to play on a holiday. Staff were very friendly. We will be back.
Great course for beginners or if you’re just trying to get out and play. Nice conditions and very forgiving.
Good shape considering how much rain lately
The course drains better than most in the area for sure. We have had a lot of rain in the area lately so I feel for the grounds crew for sure. The grass traps have gotten ridiculously thick and snarly so avoid those. I do not get why almost no one that golfs there ever fixes their ball marks on the greens! Do you really want to putt with 2-3 pits in every line to the hole? I know I do not so I fix mine plus another 2-3 on each green to help improve it again. Land mines are everywhere when you putt and the staff is very conscientious about aeration timing and so forth though I wish they would core aerate those greens. They also need a Marshall out regulating those kinds of issues more.
It is a scoring friendly course with no sand and little water. It is not a very long course and the wind does not overly impact play on most days. The staff is friendly and they do a great job catering to value driven golfers. Love the par 5s there as they are very gettable. Watch out for the green on number 7 - it bites me most the time. Good place weekdays to work out some of the junk in your game as it is fairly wide open and not too penalizing. It is just a fun place to play.
The staff is awesome and the course is in excellent condition. Will go back for sure.