A view from the 10th green at Deer Valley Golf Course
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4.0
174 Reviews (174)
5 Stars
46
4 Stars
88
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
90.0%
Recommend this course
156 out of 174 reviews
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4.2
9 Reviews (9)
5 Stars
3
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5
3 Stars
1
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0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
Recommend this course
9 out of 9 reviews
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3.8
29 Reviews (29)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
3
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2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.1
86.2%
Recommend this course
25 out of 29 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6027 yards
Slope 114
Rating 69.4

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 Details

Year Built 2005
Fairways Bluegrass
Greens Bluegrass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.0
174 Reviews (174)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 18
Water Hazards 10
Undulating Greens 9
This course/club is great for:
Locals 24
Seniors 20
Beginners 12
This Course's Location is:
Near Local Attractions 20
Convenient to the City 15
In the 'Burbs 13

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Good round

Used to get cart included with Golfnow; what happened that all rounds are walking now!?

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

The course and staff are awesome. Tough times during the virus shutdown but the ownership
Did what they have to do to open. My only complaint is for the app. I paid for cart rental but the golf course had it as walking. The confirmation on my phone didn’t say walking or riding. I paid the extra $10 without argument. The staff had enough to deal with without me throwing a fit. It would be nice if the confirmation shows walking or riding

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun Round

Neat course, good mix of Par 3’s, 4’s, & 5’s. Greens are challenging, but not impossible. Owner was super friendly and helpful. Will definitely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 45
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Pennsylvania Advisor
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Previously Played

Very friendly and helpful staff

Bill and his dog are both excellent! The staff is friendly and they all try to be helpful.
No sand on the course helps scoring and pace of play. I went out solo today and was not held up at all which is always great to do a sub 3 hour round but do not expect that as the good weather days become more numerous.
The greens there are crazy slow making it hard to adjust to playing elsewhere if you play here with any frequency. The course drains well overall. They do a good job with fairways, tee boxes and greens especially considering how value conscious their core customer is. The greens rolled a little better after Bill either cut or rolled them on the back nine ahead of me.
Barring imbalanced weather, their turf should be in very good shape as they have really worked hard to take advantage of the opportunities of a more mild winter.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played

Ru

Course was in great shape for this time of year. I elected to to play the front nine twice without any problems.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rygolf

Course was in great condition. No leaves on fairways and the greens were in good condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Course

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Deer Valley

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!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not Impressed!!

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!!

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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