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4.3
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
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69 out of 82 reviews
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4.6
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Conditions
4.8
Value
5.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
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4.3
8 Reviews (8)
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
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Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.5
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6255 yards
Slope 128
Rating 70.2
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Deerpath Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1927
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season March - December
Architect Alex Pirie (1927) Bob Lohmann Dick Nugent (1984)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Deerpath Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.3
82 Reviews (82)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 7
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 11

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tough holes 2 thru 5

While I've always liked this course, it's easy to ruin your chances to score with a few errant shots early in the round. You pay a heavy price for wayward shots especially early in the round. Then you start playing defensive. The day I played course played hard and fast and that made the course even tighter.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Policy issue

Rain all day but I had a hot deal so no refund? If I loose fee I understand but never going the hot deal route again

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Chicago Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Deerpath - Improving Chicago North Shore Public Option

The Good: Traditional Chicago north shore municipal course, updated recently by Bob Lohmann, is a decent parkland track that is making improvements every year. Some good mixture of Par 4's and a couple very good Par 5's that wind through large trees & subtle sand hazards. The fairways were in above average shape considering the time of year, while the small-ish greens held pretty well but were shaggy as expected. Very nice staff and fair clubhouse and pro shop. Practice facilities now include more robust driving range, short game area and putting green. Twilight rates are fair.

The Bad: Nearly $75 price tag during peak season doesn't align with course design and conditions. On-course amenities are improving with updated cart paths but still lack restrooms areas. Not enough yardage markers. Lack of diversity in Par 3's as all are long-iron shots.

The Verdict: Deerpath is a $50 course in most places in the Midwest but is overvalued given its location near Lake Forest. A good weekend hacker course that is making strides since last time I played. Some of the friendliest staff of any public course on the north shore.

Best Hole: The closing hole is a longer Par 4 with an approach to a green with lake in front and large trees overhanging.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Challenging and fun course

Over all the Course is in Great Conditions, the greens in very good shape and well maintained, totally recommend this course!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great

Great course and friendly staff. Play Glencoe and Wilmette but this is far and above both of them. Wilmette is having trouble with its fairways.

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

Great course and conditions

Very well maintained course and staff is very friendly. Greens and tee boxes are in tip top shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Solid Muni, great pace of play

So this isn't going to be a US Open qualifying course, but it is very playable and has some interesting holes. It is well maintained especially considering the amount of rain this area received over the past couple of weeks.
Playing on July 4th is always risky related to length of a round, but this course had many regular golfers who kept the pace of play moving quickly. We played in less than 4 hours teeing off at 9:30am.

If you are looking for a decent round of golf in the northern suburbs this is a place you should consider. While we didn't stay after the round they have a really appealing outdoor area with cushioned couches overlooking the course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

An awesome course

An awesome course. Great course to practice ypur swings. The staff was also very friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Decent design; conditioning could be better

Deerpath is a decent design but the conditioning was not up to par. Several fairways are burnt out with little to no grass. Greens are very small and quite slow. Driving range was poor -- not a lot of grass and the balls are old/worn out. On the positive side, the clubhouse is very nice with a great bar and patio. Its short (6200 yards, par 70) but plays more difficult than you'd think. Some huge beautiful old oak trees. Staff was friendly and welcoming.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

A Pleasant Twilight Round

Deerpath in Lake Forest is a well kept, pleasant course that is very playable for any golfer. We experienced great conditions and pace of play. The staff was very friendly. If it was closer to home, I'd play there regularly.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pleasant Day

Book this course through Golf Now got $13 off the usual price. Normal price of $54 for a weekday is too high in my opinion. Started as a threesome but the two guys with me told me to go ahead as they did not want to hold me up. Course was in very good shape and the weather was perfect.

Nothing too tricky on this course, actually it is kinda vanilla. Only thing to worry about is the long par 3s.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice coures/great.

The only thing the green to bed not to smooth I steel got birdy n Parr.
Maybe I'm coming back for next round.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Delusional

I decided to give up after nine holes
due to the course conditions. I play with a friend at a different course every week on Tuesday or Wednesday in with the regular group on Sunday mornings. This course by leaps and bounds is in horrible shape and the reason I titled the review delusional is the staff thinks that a $30 per player rate including a card is good value on a Tuesday. This was true a few years ago. However, in the north and northwest suburbs of Chicago There are courses that are less money and in far better condition. By all means avoid this golf course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Unable to play

Sadly they had a tournament which was a shot-gun, so I was only allowed to play after 2 PM. I found another course in the area, which was comparable, yet cost 33% less!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

This course if fun to play

The weather was perfect, the course a little wet, but
drove careful as not to ruin the fairway.
Craig, and the staff at the club house are very pleasant
I hope that after golf season they will repair and fix the golf paths. Looking forward to playing Deerpath Golf Course every chance I have.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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