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4.4
257 Reviews (257)
5 Stars
123
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
93.9%
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242 out of 257 reviews
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4.4
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.5
95.0%
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19 out of 20 reviews
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4.4
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.9%
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30 out of 33 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.

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4.4
257 Reviews (257)

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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Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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 16
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
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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 16
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
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Winter Golf conditions

Been playing quite a bit this winter, all over the area, and Deerfield is in just as good or better shape than other “nicer” courses.
Always great staff, and enjoyed a fun round and good pace.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good test of golf

Good layout and conditions considering it’s February. A bit slow and bar was closed but all in all good experience and we’ll be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Deerfield winter

Winter conditions but course was still fun and challenging. Staffing was great.

Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Bring your A game

Part of the slow pace was due to cart path only, but I see this as a constant problem due to the difficulty of the course. Blind tee shots, difficult hilly terrain and challenging greens. There are few places to miss many of the greens where you have an easy up and down. Having said all of that, I drove well over an hour to the site and the course exceeded my expectations. I look forward to playing Deerfield again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great to be playing golf with my 19 yo son on 12/31 Happy New Year!

Excellent experience.....service was exemplary!

Regards,
Ron

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course is still a GEM!

I first played the course many years ago when MBNA owned the course. Playing it now after two years. Loved everything about the course, especially the layout. Greens were a bit lumpy which is understandable.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
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
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