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4.5
304 Reviews (304)
5 Stars
152
4 Stars
125
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
95.4%
Recommend this course
288 out of 304 reviews
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4.6
48 Reviews (48)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
97.9%
Recommend this course
47 out of 48 reviews
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4.5
68 Reviews (68)
5 Stars
40
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.1%
Recommend this course
66 out of 68 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
304 Reviews (304)

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 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun layout. Need to come back and try again.

Great layout. Very fun course.
Not many flat spots to land the ball (on fairway or green).
Local knowledge is crucial to playing well here, especially when playing in fall with all the leaves. Any shot off the fairway is tough to find.
Very undulating greens, and the superintendent must have had fun with wacky pin placements on day of my play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Public Course

Hard to believe this is a public course. If your looking for a course to play in northern Deleware look no futher. Greens had a great pace and were in excellent condition and not ball marked to death. The rest of the course matched the greens EXCELLANT. Course was very busy but stilled play a 4 hour round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

No break for fwd tee players

With no break for fwd tee players, it is extremely hard to par. if you are a fwd tee player just go for the fun of it and scenery

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
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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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course in great shape.

Excellent condition and at $49 a great deal. Always challenging. Staff is very friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 99
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
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Previously Played

Always tough

My playing partner said to me on the 16th fairway “ I have had 3-4 flat lies, not on a green all day!” Elevation and doglegs. Greens are fast. Bunkers have a thin layer of sand. 85-90% tee to green wonderful. Tough par 3s. I like what they have done to the greens. Opened up the front of the greens that allow the ball to run up and on. Always one of the best in new castle county.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course was in great shape, great quality for round hot deal $51... Got paired with beginners, not their fault but that was that.
Very hilly course. Not a lot of flat lies. Few Challenging layouts. Not a long course. Would recommend, not dying to go back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Nice course

First time playing Deerfield. Course is very nice. Great conditions all around. It rained most of the day but the ground was never saturated. Will definitely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging course

Not a long course, but you definitely have to think your way around.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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