Deerfield Golf & Tennis Club

4.4044000000 4.4 stars from 5 (192)
  • 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: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 192 Reviews
5 stars:
90
4 stars:
81
3 stars:
15
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

181 out of 191 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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"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
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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
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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
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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
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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


"Best Course"


Francis9778378's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I think this course is the best I've played through Golf Now. One thing that separates this course from most of the ones I've played is the condition of their sand traps. The rest of the course is in great shape as well. It took most of front nine to figure out approach shots to the undulating greens (53 front 41 back).

Played with three other guys who were great. Two guys knew the course which was easy to navigate. Great weather great day. Would recommend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful vistas"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
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Reviewed on

Great layout ; very few flat lies on the Course ; many elevation changes ; tough , but fair , fast greens with many contours ; beautiful public Course in a country club - like setting. You need to play it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very Good Condition but lots of blind shots"


cwimer62's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Exceptional staff -- very friendly!!! Great Value!!! Plays longer Han the yardage indicates. Very much a shot makers course. A LOT of blind shots. 20+ Handicappers will struggle on this course. Finding balls in the rough can be an issue. You've got to be a goat to walk this track -- lots of elevation changes (which is what makes his course unique). Sand traps are very good and they surround most of the greens -- again take an extra club when in doubt. Greens are tricky and you must stay below the hole or face 8-10 footers coming back. Pace of play at 12:40 pm on a Saturday was surprisingly very good -- although I didn't see a marshal patrolling the course. Superb test of golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Deerfield"


weeyamgolf's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not the first time playing this course, layout is very good, conditions were good except for the bunkers. They lack sand in most of them, almost hitting out a mixture of dirt and sand.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Brian3437570's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Cart path only"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, will play again. Only problem was it was cart path only, even though there was not a wet spot to be found. It was a lot of walking for three players in there 70's. Everyone was friendly, they had a cart girl going around which was helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Golf Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course is ALWAYS in great condition, could be very challenging for first time players so my recommendation is to play with someone who plays here before. More than 75% of shots are on "non-flat stand" so if U enjoy that then this course is for you. From white Ts it's about 6000 yds but could be playing longer than that because there are a lot of up-n-down. U will have fun playing here, staff is excellent , good to great food... Highly recommend this course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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