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4.5
267 Reviews (267)
5 Stars
130
4 Stars
111
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
95.0%
Recommend this course
252 out of 267 reviews
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4.4
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
96.3%
Recommend this course
26 out of 27 reviews
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4.5
40 Reviews (40)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.5%
Recommend this course
37 out of 40 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6323 yards
Slope 136
Rating 71.6

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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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.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Available Sports

Tennis

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
267 Reviews (267)

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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4.0
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Hot weather
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Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
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Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Conditions Good
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Birthday celebration

All of the course personnel were extremely courteous and professional. Course was in excellent condition. I highly recommend that you play this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Knuckle heads

They need a Ranger on the course to police some of the Knuckle heads out there. It shouldn't be put on the golfers that are there for a relaxing round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 102
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

real challenging course

Deerfield is in great shape right now. The greens are firm and fast. The fairways are in fine shape and the bunkers are perfect. The elevation changes really add to the difficulty of the course. With the greens as tough as they are, even the short par 4's are hard to score on. The staff is great here and the pub has great food and drink. This is one of the best facilities in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Annual Dads Day outing

First time playing our annual Dads Day outing at this course. Will definitely return. Excellent staff, course, and amenities. Highly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Spectacular

Course is in wonderful condition. Lush and green. Greens are sloped and tough to 2 putt if you are on the wrong place on the green. Didn’t have to wait on any hole. 4 of us played in well under 4 hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Deerfield CC

Crew and staff were Covid-careful and courteous. Course was in great shape- all in all, a wonderful Experience. Did not rate after round amenities because of current restrictions, but facility is beautiful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Never had to wait

Played quickly about 3.5 hours. Greens run true but are fast,fast, fast. I seemed to be on wrong side on every hole. Fairways in great shape. Wish they would fix the Golfnow phone app.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

No carts.

when I booked with GolfNow They said it was 18 holes with a cart when I got to the course. There was no cart. And no pull cards either.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great staff, course meh.

The staff here is awesome. They were great and totally accommodating and very hygienic re COVID-19. I didn't love the course. It is nice to have hills on a course but there were a lot of severe hills, blind shots, etc. Course condition was okay but not great. Bunkers were flat out bad.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Deerfield Golf

I would love to play this course after the Covid 19 Virus is over.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ear plugs please

Got there early. Course was empty.
Asked to go out as a solo. Denied. Paired with a non stop " I know this course better then anyone" talking person. Talked for 3.5 hours. He shot over 120 easy. Other then that bunkers were half n half. Half great, half horrible. Still winter. Can't wait for the season. Love the layout

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always a good Bang for your Buck

This course is well kept, very hilly and always seems to have that tee time open for the time you want when all else around are sold out.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Walked

Fantastic Course

This course is very challenging when considering the terrain of the course. I had a lot of fun playing this course. The course itself is in excellent shape and the staff working there are very professional and very friendly. This is one of my top 3 favorite courses to play in Delaware. I recommend playing this course if you have the chance, you will not be disappointed and will certainly get more then your money's worth.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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