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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Parkland
Par 72
Length 6950 yards
Slope 139
Rating 74.1

Course Details

Year Built 1999
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Architect Rick Robbins (1999) Brian Lussier (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Best of Lists

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in North Carolina (2015 #11)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Value Courses in the U.S. (2015 #15)

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4.1
99 Reviews (99)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
Brunch 6
Patio Dining 6
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 23
Bunkers 22
Elevation Changes 17
This course/club is great for:
Locals 24
Advanced Golfers 22
A Weekend Splurge 12
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 31
Convenient to the City 7

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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Favorite place to play in WNC!!!

Whether you book one of the great GolfNow offers or you contact the course directly, you will not find a better deal for your dollars. I have played here many times and have never seen it in bad condition. Even in winter, when most courses in this area have little to no grass in the fairways, Deer Brook's allow you to still get the ball up in the air. The greens are usually very quick and have lots of undulations, but they roll true. I like putting fast greens much more than slow to medium speed greens. So, if you are of the same mindset, you'll love them, too. Be prepared for some 3-putts if you get in the wrong position, especially on the back 9. I recommend you "play forward" on your first visit, and if possible, play with someone who knows the course. The course has some unique layouts and a "regular" could provide valuable assistance. The closing hole is especially challenging; in fact, I have nicknamed it "the par-4 from H*ll!!" It takes two very good shots to get you on an extremely sloping (back-to-front) green. Par here and the ride home will be a good one. Play this place once, and you'll be excited about returning ASAP!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best in the Charlotte area

This is the best Public course and the greens were very fast. The landscaping was awesome and the layout was great and challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

great golf

this was a very nice golf course it was well manicured enjoyed playing it

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Nice course

The staff was friendly, the course was in excellent condition, although some of the rough was so deep that it was quite difficult to find your ball (even more reason to keep your ball in the fairway).

Not the nicest course we have played, but a very good course and a good value. We would recommend this course to anyone that wants to go out and have a good time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Testy greens...

Deerbrook is always in good shape. Wide open fairways for the bombers off the tees. Only two problems that hamper this course. No par 5 is reachable in two from the amateur tees and the greens are always slick and very undulating. Sometimes pace of play can be irritating, but that is hit and miss. Great course all year round other than those two issues. But give it a try, and decide for yourself.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great course

I like 45 miles away and make the drive because of the course. Not many courses am I willing to do this for. Fairways were great and each hole has its on challenge. Greens contained a lot of ball marks and appears very few players repairs their divots. Otherwise the greens were in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Really like this course!!

I have played Deer Brook several times. It always seems to be in really good shape. It is challenging , but fair and offers the moderate handicap player a chance to make a birdie or two. When I played the back tees in the past it was all the golf course I wanted. But, these days I play from the white tees and it still gives me a stern test. Always great to play Deer Brook.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Sunday outing

Booked this for a group.Had to reserve with cc.Good course conditions and layout and we had a good time.A number in my group wanted to go back out there again before the season ends even though it's just over an hours drive for most of us.It was very busy both on and off the course on the day as there was a county championship and a Sunday brunch(which looked awesome but didn't try ).One of my group was a member who said he would buy me a beer if I didn't like it more than Verdict Ridge,jury is out on that one not sure you can really compare two really different courses.
I would definitely include this on our groups calendar next year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Nice course

We had a good time playing this course. Fairways were I. Good conditions and the greens were smooth and rolled true.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Private club quality at a muni price

The overall feel of the course was much more like a high-end course than a small country course. The range felt like we were hitting off of fairway lies (no sand-filled divots to hit around!) and was in immaculate shape. Greens all ran quick enough, but not so fast that downhill putts fly away from you. We were never in bunkers, so that wasn't really an issue.

The greenside rough plays thick and is grabby, as it should be, and the fairways were all well-maintained. There were only maybe three or four rough patches on the course - one on I think #11's green on a severe slope comes to mind. However, compared to any course in the Charlotte area, you could easily pay twice the price in the metropolitan area and not be on as good of a course as Deer Brook. It plays on the harder side from the tips, with only one or two par 4's under 400, but the greens are well bunkered, requiring more strategy when hitting into greens. The par 3 course next door is a fun way to burn time and avoid traffic as well - albeit with slower greens. Their yardages were frequently 10-20 yards off, so if you know your yardages I'd bring a scope to be safe. Mostly from 80-120 yards.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Great conditions

A friend & I played on Saturday morning and the course was in fantastic shape. The fairways were great; very green with good thick grass. The greens were likewise in superb shape, Very quick, but smooth & consistent from hole to hole. You can tell the course gets lots of play from number of ball marks on the greens but at these rates and conditions it's to be expected. The best value & conditions anywhere near Charlotte.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

exceptional lay out, well manicure greens

As always enjoyed playing deerbrook,thumbs up to them for keeping this course always looking top notch, it's worth the drive from charlotte, I'll recommend playing this course, it's a must!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
North Carolina Advisor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Don't pass it by

**Facilities were very nice.
**Driving range was excellent.
**Fairways were in great shape
**Tee boxes were in great shape
**Bunkers were nice and consistent.
**Greens were nice for the most part. They were shot and held shots nicely. A number of them were in great shape but there are a ton of unrepaired ball marks on the green causing some bumpy puts. REPAIR YOUR FREAKING BALL MARKS!!!! A couple greens had burned sections but overall they greens were nice.
FYI - the putting green near the driving range is much faster than actual greens. Putting green by club house is much more true to actual course speed.
** Carts are very nice
** Layout is fun. You use a lot of different clubs. Some holes on the back get a little tight. The course is mapped out well and marked well.
** Staff are very friendly and helpful.

Overall this is a very nice course and at an excellent price. I would recommend the course to everyone. It's not terribly challenging but makes for a fun and enjoyable day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Belmont golfer

Course in superb shape. Rain has been scarce lately and this place still looks awesome.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This course is a hidden gem!!!!!

This course has everything a golfer desires: outstanding conditions tee through green; moderately hilly terrain; wide variety of hole designs; undulating greens; excellently maintained bunkers; beautiful scenery; and friendly staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Top notch

Greens were great. Fairways were the best I played in NC (played 5 courses). Tee boxes were good. Great character to the course. I would love to play it again some time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

This course has a wonderful layout

Wow! What a great golf course! The fairways and greens were in great shape, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. A must play for the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Good Day on A Hard Course

Deerbrook is an excellent golf course. A lot of holes are tough, but it does have some birdie holes out there too. Always in great shape, with very tricky greens. A must play, if you have never played this course before.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played

Never better

This is my regular course but first time I have made it out in over a month. The course has never been in better shape. It looks great. The clubs member guest tournament is this weekend and they have the course in great shape. All the grass is cut. The greens are fast and true. Bunkers weren't in great shape but we had a bad storm last night. And all for $26 afternoon rate. I've paid more than twice that for a course in not nearly as good shape. The course is pretty tough and a little long from the white tees. But go play a round there, you won't be sorry.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Favorite Course in Area

Great course in good condition and a very good deal for the money.

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