Deerhurst Highlands Golf Course - Deerhurst Highlands

4.3796823529 4.4 stars from 5 (20)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7058 yards
  • Slope: 142
  • Rating: 73.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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
Gold 72 7058 yards 73.9 142
Blue 72 6539 yards 71.3 134
Copper 72 6277 yards 70.0 129
White 72 6012 yards 68.7 126
White (W) 72 6012 yards 75.0 138
Green 72 5543 yards 66.5 117
Green (W) 72 5543 yards 72.9 131
Red 72 4927 yards 64.0 108
Red (W) 72 4927 yards 68.4 122

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 20 Reviews
5 stars:
15
4 stars:
4
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

20 out of 20 reviews


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uTTSL7630TT's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Scenic spectacular"


Paul9402095's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Links style and very good challenge

Played while the fall colours were at their best.

Starter was super friendly and informative

No complaints


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice course - not worth the inflated price"


Marilynwebster's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This is my 5th time playing the Highlands course. We are cottagers from the area. We take our friends to this course because we like the layout, views and terrain challenges. However I was a bit disappointed the last time we played.

The greens are in terrible shape. I have played all over Muskoka this summer and these greens are the worst.

The power carts are ridiculous. Considering the amount per round paid your carts should be upgraded at least every five years. The carts here are diesel and used and abused. Maybe some electric carts could be used to be more environmentally friendly.

Lastly, and this is just my personal observation. On the first and last holes the "flag" is the Canadian flag. Nice, very patriotic. However, I can't believe that it is thrown on the ground and probably walked on numerous times a day. If you are going to have the Canadian flag on the course, at least have some sort of stand to put it on so it's not on the ground.

The people there are great, facilities are nice and they have a nice selection of women's golf wear. We will certainly go back but it would be nice to have new carts.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is spectacular in scenery and layout. You could literally take pictures at tee box.

The course is challenging but also has large fairways that are forgiving for a slightly errand hit.

The course was in immaculate shape and was a pleasure to tee off, chip or putt.

The restaurant was cozy and the food was excellent.

We did the twilight deal with the meal and it was well worth the value.

The staff at the pro shop, restaurant and strayer were friendly and professional. They made us feel at ease and made the experience even more enjoyable.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Best in Class!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

While Muskoka boasts some of the best championship courses in the country, Deerhurst Highlands is a 'wedge' above the rest. The course was in wonderful shape, the scenery spectacular, and because I had a 3pm tee time on a Thursday, the course was mine. I have golfed the great courses of Mt. Tremblant this summer, as well as Grandview, and The Rock. They were all spectacular, but The Highlands is special. Put it on your list. You won't be disappointed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course was in great shape"


Grace33's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We will be back in the near future. Thanks.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Love it!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Played twilight - 4:00 PM Great deal $100.00 and was pleasantly surprised by getting a free shirt!.

Staff very friendly. Course was in great shape and I love the layout! Greens were rolling very true and have some crazy breaks on them, my only complaint was there were several pin positions that were completely unfair. I forget the hole number but, the pin was on the front on a hill that if your approach was short it would roll back down into a little collection area and if you didn't hit it well above the hole it would roll right back down, if you were above the hole you had to hit the hole and sink it or it was off the front into the collection area, it was impossible..We tried several times from above the hole to get the ball to stay on the green and couldn't, it's not right when you stick your approach ten feet and you take bogey while hitting a good putt.

All in all great evening, love the course even though we all played like garbage. Will play again next year!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Muskoka's Grandpa still excites"


BLHipgrave's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

After all these years this excellent design still gets me excited to return to Huntsville. The day was very hot and the course was dry yet the greens were receptive. A huge thanks to Aaron in the proshop for moving up our tee time that extra 20 minutes as we avoided the torrential rain...just. Drinks are pricey, the view on the the first tee is still one of Ontario's best and the pace of play was very good. All in all my wife and I had a great time and we await for our chance to return in the fall. HIGHLY recommended.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Everything I hoped it would be."


Roland7144496's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lots of fantastic elevations with great vistas. Very playable. The links style holes were so different from the wooded magoriery of holes. Felt like we were getting the best of both worlds. If it's your first time playing be sure to use the yardage books. Can't wait to play it again.


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Up North from the City"


Jason7076032's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Amazing golf experience. Picturesque views.<br/> Challenging golf holes with elevation changes and blind tee shots


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A retreat for world leaders, you and me"


JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2013
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 9 holes Poor weather

Reviewed on

I've been lucky on many of my travels with the weather but not during my round on the Highlands course at Deerhurst Resort in fall, 2012. It came down so heavy I could only play about nine holes before being forced back into the comfy clubhouse for lunch. I did get a tour of the back nine later to see just why the Highlands was Muskoka's original star in the early 1990s. Just the cart ride revealed spectacular ridges in unspoiled country. Steamers in the clubhouse transforms into fine dining at night. Turns out, not even a rainout can ruin a day at Deerhurst, the host of the G8 Economic Summit for world leaders in 2010.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"The views were great."


caveman3222's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As with this time of year it was wet, but I still enjoyed my round. I wish something could be done about all the Canada geese as they were every where with that they leave there droppings every where also. Other than that it was great & I would recommend playing Deerhurst to anyone.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Awesome course a muskoka gem"


golfya74's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a fantastic muskoka gem , pick your tee blocks carefully to enjoy this fantastic course


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Still one of the best"


reidb's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/25/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the course that started the 'big" Muskoka courses and to my mind its still one of the best. The 3 Links stlye holes ( 4, 5 , 6) are unique to Deerhurst in the north. Play it - you'll love it. Might be a little bit tougher than some of the newer Musloka courses as when it was built they didn't give you a lot of bail out room like they give you on the newer courses.


Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Gotta play this track"


bakes777's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/16/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Easily one of the best puplic tracks ive ever played> The views were awesome>Highly recommend


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"The twilight rates were great value"


Narvin's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/14/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Our booking was paid 100% on the credit card. would have preferred to have foursome pay individually at the course, but I can live with this.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best Course in Muskoka"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/6/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Having played all the courses in Muskoka, Highlands is still my favorite.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"You will love this course"


filinski's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/29/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What an enjoyable day. You will not be disappointed if you select this course to play on. The course is challenging especially built for the long hitter.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/9/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course, was in excellent condition despite the rain. Gorgeous track, well worthy of its reviews. Would play again in a heartbeat.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Incredible course"


ppstrucking's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/28/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I will always try to find a deal on golfnow every time I go to Huntsville in order to play Deerhurst Highlands. It is absolutely gorgeous!! Its in amazing shape and is a great challenge. Take the time to enjoy the beauty of this course when you play it. Its not something you see everyday. Highly recommend this course to anyone. Enjoy!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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