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3.8
101 Reviews (101)
5 Stars
44
4 Stars
37
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.2
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.6
89.0%
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86 out of 101 reviews
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3.9
76 Reviews (76)
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.6
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
80.3%
Recommend this course
61 out of 76 reviews
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4.0
80 Reviews (80)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.6
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
81.2%
Recommend this course
65 out of 80 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7058 yards
Slope 142
Rating 73.9

Two stunning courses are the centerpiece at this full-facility luxury resort, which was one of Muskoka's earliest resorts, open in 1896. The Deerhurst Highlands championship course is from architects Robert Cupp and Thomas McBroom. Carved from the rugged hills and dense forest, it presents the golfer with challenges of all types.

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Course Details

Year Built 1990
Golf Season May 8th - Oct 18th
Architect Thomas McBroom (1990) Bob Cupp (1990)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes - "Deerhurst Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Canada (2016 #4)

Reviews

3.8
101 Reviews (101)
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Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 36
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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4.0
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Condition

For the cost the course could be in better shape, greens need work a lot of players are not repairing ball marks on greens.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Fall Golf

Highlands golf course has improved with the season. Nestled between trees changing color for the fall has made the course exquisite!!

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

As expected

Not great value for the money. Course conditions were 8/10. Some greens damaged and fairways were water logged. Greens were extremely challenging! Will go back again for sure. Too bad its so expensive for the value.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Such a beautiful course

haven't played this course for 25 years. It is just as beautiful and challenging as I remember. Still my favorite course ever

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Deerhurst Highlands

One of my fav’s played it many times.
Course was pretty wet in places and no power carts on the fairways.
Enjoyed my round immensely and will hopefully play again.
Recommend a round at the Highlands.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout

Course was saturated so it was cart paths only. Luckily we were the first out so we played in under three and half hours .

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Interesting

Cut through the forest and rocks this course does not have water views rivers or many pond water hazards. It’s light on sandd traps and has a good balance of tight and forgiving holes

Long cart ride to and from the course to the parking. Never saw the clubhouse. (Covid closed).

Not too many flat lies on this course. Some fairly severer and interesting elevation changes. Beautiful views. Interesting layout.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Absolutely Terrible

Do not waste your money. This place is such a dump it’s unbelievable. Despite minimal rain over the past week every shot plugged in the fairway and we were hard pressed to find a dry lie. The greens are horrendous. Grass is half dead on most of them and they are sandy and bumpy. I would play Huntsville downs any day over this place. Disgusted.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Weather Challenge

This course is a great challenge with incredible veiws.
The course gives you several tee boxes to suit your skill level.
Unfortunately, we played the day after extremely heavy rains the day/night before. The course condition was excellent considering fairways were saturated which made the play extra challenging. Deerhurst requires everybody to ride individual power carts as part of COVID19 protocols; price was included.

HIGHLY recommend for stay & play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Course

Beautiful setting and friendly people, well layed out.
Pace of play was extremely slow, people were not pushed to pick up their pace , some were not fit to play this course.
Tee boxes were a bit spotty, could have been much better.
Greens were a mix of grass , spotty and inconsistent.

Due to slow pace could only play 13 holes in 3hr 45 min. Had to leave without finishing.
Was not happy paying a prime rate and having to leave before finishing due to slow pace of play, marshal could have done a bit more.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Lovely and pictureque

I cottage in the area and LOVE playing this course, so picturesque. There is some freeze burn from the winter but nothing that would affect one's game.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Scenic and Challenging

While Covid hindered the patio, the course itself was operating well. The starter was excellent. The website proved to have some bugs in it with regards to rates but pro shop staff remedied it. Unfortunately the pro shop had limited inventory and the patio and steakhouse were not open. As for golf it would be hard to top the challenge, the weather and the pace. Always a reliable stop when visiting Muskoka.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Valid dates: Feb 28, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020
UNLIMITED rounds of golf over three days, and two nights lodging in one of our 4-bedroom Stay & Play luxury townhomes, including access to fine dining for dinner at Champs and Rockers.
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