Deerfield Golf & Tennis Club

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4.4
206
5 Stars
97
4 Stars
86
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
91.6%
Recommend this course
194 out of 205 reviews
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4.2
14
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
92.9%
Recommend this course
13 out of 14 reviews
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Average Rating
4.3
22
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
86.4%
Recommend this course
19 out of 22 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 70
Length 6323
Slope 136
Rating 71.6
Type Public
Deerfield Golf Club in Newark, Del., is a 145-acre public course, billed as a “natural treasure.” The 18-hole championship course gets the moniker thanks to its surroundings -- the ancient forest of White Clay Creek State Park. The 145-acre play, acquired by the state of Delaware in 2005, is a par-70, 6,323-yard golf course that features rolling terrain, smooth bent grass putting surfaces and scenic vistas. The mix of memorable, distinctive holes adds to the difficulty, as does the memorable, heavily wooded setting and dramatic elevation changes. Before or after your round at Deerfield Golf Club, enjoy the large putting green, full-service practice range, or lighted tennis and paddleball courts.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6323 yards 71.6 136
White 70 6005 yards 70.1 133
Yellow 70 5348 yards 66.9 128
Red (W) 70 5348 yards 72.4 129
Scorecard for Deerfield Golf & Tennis Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 71.1/136 523 179 327 432 399 401 346 225 418 3250 536 158 369 326 406 355 170 406 347 3073 6323
White M: 69.5/131 511 163 315 411 394 331 342 209 404 3080 520 143 326 315 394 340 158 391 338 2925 6005
Hybrid M: 68.4/130 511 163 315 369 369 311 342 164 357 2901 520 143 326 315 365 340 158 361 338 2866 5767
Yellow M: 66.9/120 W: 75.7/141 470 126 279 369 369 317 317 164 357 2768 437 111 255 300 365 296 146 361 309 2580 5348
Red W: 72.1/133 470 126 279 369 369 317 317 164 357 2768 437 111 255 300 365 296 146 361 309 2580 5348
Handicap 9 17 13 3 5 7 15 11 1 4 18 10 16 2 8 14 6 12
Par 5 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 35 5 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 35 70
Handicap (W) 11 17 13 5 1 7 9 15 3 4 18 16 12 2 10 14 6 8

Course Details

Year Built 1955
Fairways Rye
Greens Bent
Architect William F. Gordon (1955)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code No cargo pants, tank tops or denim.

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Reviews

4.4
206

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 22
Watching the Game 16
Patio Dining 14
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 36
Bunkers 23
Undulating Greens 23
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 24
Locals 16
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 14
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 21
In the 'Burbs 14
Convenient to the City 9
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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

3.5 stars

A great course, in any condition. Trees, some water, plenty of elevation changes, not a lot of flat spots in the fairways. They just arrayed some of the fairways and some of the greens were not in the uasual condition for here. The course always gets 3 stars, in any condition. Always enjoyable.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First visit

This course was chosen as a mid-way point for a friend. I was unfamiliar with the course, but he was. Course layout was challenging. Shots needed to be precise. I would like to play again, since I now have a better idea of the layout. Hopefully, without cart path only restrictions.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value

fun course to play. Just be prepared, there are no flat lies on the course.

lots of neat holes. challenging.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout 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
Previously Played

Favorite DE course

I’d join Deerfield if I lived closer. It is truly a hidden gem. Pace of play was a little too slow yesterday and the heat made it more unbearable. We teed off behind a group which had about 4 foursomes. Our 4th player didn’t show up til 15 minutes after their last group teed off and they were still on the 1st green when we got there. We were backed up like that all day and the round was over 5 hours. Didn’t see any rangers driving around to speed up play, so we just took our time. Still love the course and hopefully it was a one time thing where we got stuck behind a big group.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
New York Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Roller Coaster Ride

Very few flat lies on this course. Don't be fooled by the yardage. This course plays long, with many uphill holes, especially most greens were raised up too. And plenty of blind shots. I should be easier next time around

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Tough Course with Decent Value

I have not been to Deerfield in about a decade. I forgot how great of a golf course it is. Driving the ball well is important and I did that, unfortunately everything else was not as solid and I put myself in some tough spots to get up and down.

The greens were in very good shape, would have loved to see them a touch faster. That being said who ever set the pins when we played was in a bad mood. They were tough which made the round even more fun.

$65 little steep, but this course is in much better condition and pace of play is much better than courses with similar prices in New Castle County.

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

Great Course for the money!!!

Friendly workers and atmosphere. I would recommend this course for everyone of all skill levels.

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

Great course

Great course, great condition, great staff. 5 stars across the board!!!

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

Got Ripped Off

The Pro charged me a different rate than what this app said. No one in the clubhouse to serve drinks and no cart girl until noon.

Friendliness Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Old country club style

Love this place. Gotta have all the shots.

Shot even par, very satisfying taking account of the course difficulty. Greens slightly hairy. Cut a bunch of trees down to ale it slightly more playable.

I’ll be back.

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

Great pace, great people and interesting layout

We played late on a Monday afternoon and completed our round in under 3 hours. The course was in good shape for early in the season. The layout of the course is challenging and you have to play it more than once to try and stay out of trouble. There are many holes where you find your ball in the rough when you hit a shot to the middle of the fairway.

We will play there again!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good condition, excellent staff, too heavy for my taste

Facilities were very nice, the staff could not have been more friendly. The course was well-maintained but it was extraordinarily hilly. Pretty much every shot was downhill sidehill uphill or some combination. I just didn't find it that enjoyable because of that overwhelming feature.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A great tough course.

Fantastic layout, the course is in great shape for December. Always a fun time especially if you like course elevations.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Always a great course to play

I always enjoy playing here, , quite hilly and that could be challenging for some, long hitter would help, greens could be difficult to putt depending on pin's location... Highly recommended

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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