Deerfield Golf & Tennis Club

4.3918470588 4.4 stars from 5 (201)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6323 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 71.6
  • Layout

  • 507 Thompson Station Rd, Newark, Delaware 19711, New Castle County
  • (302) 368-6640
  • (302) 368-6642
  • www.deerfieldgolfclub.com

Year built: 1955
Architect(s): William F. Gordon (1955)
Type: Public
Greens: Bent
Fairways: Rye

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No cargo pants, tank tops or denim.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 201 Reviews
5 stars:
95
4 stars:
84
3 stars:
15
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

189 out of 200 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers locals wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks watching the game patio dining  

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"Favorite DE course"


djh64's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



marcus2018's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Roller Coaster Ride"


ozzone47's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
New York Advisor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tough Course with Decent Value"


joecoffeyiii's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course for the money!!!"


Brian9352334's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Robert8771084's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Got Ripped Off"


u000006537266's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Staff Friendliness: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Old country club style"


u000006361074's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great pace, great people and interesting layout"


u774579521's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good condition, excellent staff, too heavy for my taste"


tykelee's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I don't recommend this course


"A great tough course."


Raebeth01's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



bobjo2326's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course



u2780414's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



Jeff9864104's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Always a great course to play"


cmptpad's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Speed"


BruceKauffman's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Outstanding course with a great layout and plenty of hills. Tabletop greens. I usually have 28-32 putts per round. I had 36 putts which pushed me into the 90s. Tough course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Bleffet's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Deerfield GC is great"


cmptpad's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

played here several times, great course to play, condition is ALWAYS great even after heavy rain, highly recommended


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tough Test"


BruceKauffman's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a top notch course which is very hilly. Greens are very fast. You can play this course for a reasonable price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Best public golf course in new castle county"


JeffinDE's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First of all, Heather in the pro shop couldn't be nicer. She makes you feel like a superstar at the concierge desk of a Peninsula or Meridien Hotel. Greens and traps and tee boxes and fairways are in super shape for a public course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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