Deerhurst Highlands Golf Course - Deerhurst Lakeside

3.1372411765 3.1 stars from 5 (10)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 63
  • Length: 4356 yards
  • Slope: 111
  • Rating: 61.4
  • Layout

  • 1235 Deerhurst Dr, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada, P1H 2E8
  • 1 (800) 461-4393, (705) 789-6411
  • (705) 789-1666
  • www.deerhurstresort.com
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Year built: 1966
Architect(s): Thomas McBroom (1988), C. E. Robbie Robinson (1966)
Type: Resort
Golf Season: May 4th - Oct 21st

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $20
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Deerhurst Golf Academy"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 63 4356 yards 61.4 111
Blue (W) 63 4356 yards 65.7 112
White 63 3846 yards 59.8 105
White (W) 63 3846 yards 62.3 107
Red 63 3445 yards 58.8 95
Red (W) 63 3445 yards 59.7 103
Green 63 2330 yards N/A N/A

The Deerhurst Lakeside is a par 63 design by C. E. Robbie Robinson and Thomas McBroom, offering a gentler layout and enjoyable play for golfers at all levels. Both courses feature unforgettable panoramic lake views.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 1.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 10 Reviews
5 stars:
1
4 stars:
4
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

5 out of 9 reviews


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"What a difference a year makes"


u000004032617's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

It pains me to write this review as I really do enjoy playing this course. But....Our group played Friday 7-28.

I play this course every year at this time as we rent a cottage nearby each year. In the past the course has been in excellent condition and I we have enjoyed it immensely .

However this year was different. Given the cooler, wetter than usual spring/summer I expected the course to be in tip top condition...Wrong. First off the greens. They were slow and bumpy and by the amount of ball marks they looked like they has experienced an apocalyptic hail storm. I understand it's the players who need to fix their ball marks (How you can pay $150.00+ and not know or care about fixing your ball mark's is just beyond me). The price should weed out most of the hacks. Shame on you fellow golfers.

The fairways were ok..but bare in spots, and just not up to the level that you expect at a course of this price point. The bunkers and rough were fine. In contrast we had played another course about an hour away and it was in amazing shape...perfect and two of us played for the same as the twilight rate for one at DHH.

The staff was friendly and went out of their way to make you feel welcome.

Come on folks, you need to get your act together, it's a beautiful course which I really do enjoy playing, but I can't see forking out the dough to play it again there are too many other options at that price range. I get that the ball marks are somewhat beyond your control, but having the starter mention it and perhaps reminding people to fix or...may be silly but hire a bunch of teens to look after a group of greens and have them be responsible for fixing the marks if the players are too ignorant not too. Just offer them some free rounds.

Sorry for the poor review Deerhurst, but this time it's warranted.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Disappointed"


Robed7013's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

I played this course Aug 27 8:00am. Finding the club house for registration was not easily done there could be more signs. There fairways were terrible grass clippings everywhere not only does it look bad it's not good to play on. The greens hole placement not thought out very well . You would have a better chance repairing greens if you placed holes in better spots. Overal I was disappointed in the course wasn't good bang for your buck.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Deerhurst Lakeside: A beautiful little gem"


dmimclean's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Lakeside course at Deerhurst rivals it's big brother, The Highlands, for aesthetic beauty and has a number of challenging par 3 holes (from the blues) that will keep the most experienced golfer humble. It's a treat that deserves to be experienced.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very slow round no marshal"


slicerdrew's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A fairly easy short executive type course. We should have been done in under 3 hours not the 4 1/2 we took. We had a hot deal and even with that the value wasn't very good. I won't be playing there again.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Has Nobody Played Here Since 2012?"


golfinggal77's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2016
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I decided to give this course a try despite some negative reviews seeing as they were really old! I enjoyed my round. It was a challenging walk with many elevation changes. The front 9 is more interesting than the back. There are some pretty views of the lake. The course was in quite good shape with the exception of some clover in the fairways. If you are pressed for time or don't want to spend a ton on green fees, Deerhurst Lakeside if a great option.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Views and beautiful surroundings"


generalmotors's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A short course with great water and resort views.Nice area for golf


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Over priced course covered in excrement"


u000006111732's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were very disappointed with this course. The pace was very slow and the greens not taken care of. Several greens covered in goose excrement. We have that issue in London but staff are always quick to remove it from the greens. If I had paid full price for this course I would been furious.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Very plush course"


zookeeper's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/5/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf in this area is very expensive and for mediocre courses. This was very inexpensive, for a truly lovely and challenging course. I highly recommend it. I prefer regulation courses but this was an excellant executive


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent value... thanks GolfNow.com!"


gregmacp's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/26/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hadn't golfed here before. Had some lovely views around the lake, especially on the front 9. Looking forward to seeing it come up again as an option on GolfNow!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good warm-up course"


SLWennick67's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/7/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Lakeside Course at Deerhurst is a decent short course in fairly good shape. Some of the greens were in less than perfect shape but generally the course was in good shape. Playing by myself, I found that the family-friendly nature of the course did not lend itself to a quick round, but for what they are appealing to, it's a good play. A little pricey for what you get but a decent course nonetheless.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate



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