Deer Valley Golf Course

4.1070117647 4.1 stars from 5 (123)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6027 yards
  • Slope: 114
  • Rating: 69.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 72 6027 yards 69.4 114
Gold 72 5583 yards 68.7 112
Red 72 5153 yards 67.2 111

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 123 Reviews
5 stars:
30
4 stars:
65
3 stars:
19
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

110 out of 122 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is near local attractions convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals seniors beginners   Challenges include elevation changes water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks  

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"Very tough grrens, just aireated"


drocknroll's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had 8 three puts and I am normally a good putter. Greens to short and fast for this time of year.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Mounts23's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Deer Valley Late Season Golf"


golfingseniors61's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good condition, especially for late Nov. Fairways had recently been aerated. Greens rolled true. I avoid playing this course because of pace of play but this round was completed in 3 1/2 hours. Ranger were on the course but little need on this round. .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"This is one of my favorites ."


drocknroll's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
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Reviewed on

It was a great day for November. The course was in pretty good

Shape although the we're doing some are fairway sireoting and the greens were a little shaggy.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Deer Valley"


gjjgustin's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. Fun to play! Keep in great shape, Good Job!!!


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


"No sand traps"


Tim2063095's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
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Reviewed on

The course has a fairly open layout and was excellent condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"very well maintained"


drocknroll's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love this course! Very well maintained from tee to green. I didn't land in any sand traps so I don't remember their condition. With the Golf Now discounts it is becoming one of my favorite courses.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Like course a lot."


MGrosz2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
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Reviewed on

Really like course. Only one complaint. Played here 3 times. Haven't seen a deer yet.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very nice conditions"


u4299072's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
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Reviewed on

Even though we played in misty wet conditions, we thoroughly enjoyed our round. The tees, fairways and green were in great shape. The lady in the club house was accommodating and very friendly. Can’t wait to go back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good course"


jeff560's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rained the day before. Greens were slow but in good shape


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great shape"


bjsharp's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Greens and tees were like carpets. Great shape. Good value for money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Coarse conditions"


slick357's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
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Reviewed on

The coarse was in great shape,tee boxes great, well kept. The only negative is the pace of play, had to wait on every tee box, in some cases a foursome would even come up behind us


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Worth the Money"


duke2943's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course seems to handle rain pretty well. An all around good deal on a good course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Mismanaged..."


u440231651's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a 730 am reserved tee time. Arrived at 710 and was told I couldn't be started due to a league, but was sent to a group already on 4 tee. Then, with 4 open holes behind us, grounds crew insisted on making us wait while he changed pin placements on every hole after the group ahead of us finished and we waited in the fairway....

Instead of feeling like a valued customer, we felt like we spent money and were in the way of the staff. How does a course reserve a tee time then not honor that tee time?

Look elsewhere...


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Wow...no sand traps around greens"


Warren8199969's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course to score a number under your handicap. Being our first time playing, 150 yard stakes in the fairway would have been helpful. Lots of holes with left/right doglegs. During our play, maintenance spread lime on the greens that really impacted putting....kind of inconsiderate to do this during play. Lounge could use some lighting and upgrades....not very conducive to eating there. Will I return...yes but not soon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Nice course, first time here"


u7910102's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played there after a heavy night of rain and the course was a lot better than I thought it'd be the next day, handled rain really well. We got paired up with 2 randoms but they turned out to be cool, had a good time although it was a little busy and had some waiting to do, shoot a 87 which made the round a bit more enjoyable, i would dedefinitely golf here again!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"slow greens"


u231504449's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

pace of play was good with high volume but greens were very slow with heavy use . People were very nice and helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"2nd Time At Deer Valley"


mookie7's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a very nice course. I can not believe I have not been here more. A40 minute drive but well worth it. The course, fairways and greens were just right. Get out and try it. Check GN for discounts.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great 4th of July Round"


u596113510's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Booked through Last Minute Golfer. I love this course. It's close to home, and it's really well maintained. It's always in great shape and price makes it a great value.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"This course is in great condition"


jefhenry's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great staff, super condition. Fairways by far are in the best condition I've played in central PA and the greens are real good as well. Great club house and patio.

Cons: No driving range.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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