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4.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.9
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6292 yards
Slope 122
Rating 70.2

Course Details

Year Built 1989
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/31
Architect Bill Maple

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirts required.

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.9
39 Reviews (39)
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Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Always feels like home, great experience

I have played this course many times, and always find it enjoyable. Fairways in good shape and greens are great. It is a good layout, and I enjoy the fast pace of play. Despite the Covid19 crap, they make an effort to allow the golfer to feel like things are somewhat normal. Like other courses, services are a little limited, but friendliness of the staff is not!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 54
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Minnesota Advisor
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

I was told it was great, and they were correct

Deer Run is a course that I have heard a lot about. Many positives and very few negatives. I had heard about the clubhouse, the food, and the range. I had the opportunity to play the course and I wanted to check on the validity of the claims (all very good.) We arrived and I was a tad surprised at the size of the clubhouse, it was much smaller than you typically see them. It was quaint, and a neat looking building. We parked, and immediately were greeted by a very nice employee of the course. We got everything ready and made our way to the carts. The carts were extremely nice, GPS unit inside of it, embroidered seats that were super comfortable, USB ports, rain cover. My favorite cart I have been in to date. The range is awesome, you are on mats but there is a system that tees the ball up for you. You can choose the height of the tee and it keeps feeding you ammo. Very cool and the only range I have been on that has that. Clubhouse was awesome, smaller pro shop but a good selection for the size, locker room was kept up and it had a country club feel. The bar area was very cool, you will have to see it to completely understand, there is also patio seating inside screens, which we appreciated. We hit the course and we all loved it, This is a pretty challenging course in my opinion, very few "straight forward" holes, tactics come into play here. There are also a few holes where you can pull the trigger and really let the driver go. Greens were solid, very respectable for "Early season" in MN. You can get in trouble quickly with the trees if you are not careful, they will cut your angle off quick and you are laying up no matter what. Some very memorable holes on this course, and some you can surely score on. This course is on my top shelf of MN courses, easily. Try it, enjoy, you will have a great time. Cant wait to come back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 107
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Minnesota Advisor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Suburban Development Course

The first impression I formed of Deer Run Golf Club as I drove into the parking lot was one of quality. This impression was reinforced when I sat in the contoured seat of the golf cart, one of the most comfortable I've experienced, and further reinforced when I visited the practice range. They have an automated system that tees up your range balls on a rubber tee, so you never have to bend down to grab a ball and tee it up. Hit your ball from the tee or from the mat and the system replaces the ball on the tee automatically. The tee height is fully adjustable for your deep face driver or slim profile hybrid. Once warmed up, the fun really began. Looking down the first fairway, my attention was drawn to the houses that lined the left side of the fairway. I don't generally like courses that are built into housing developments, but in this case the houses are set back far enough from the fairways that they didn't really distract me much and they don't constitute much of an OB hazard. Our foursome of 15+ handicap golfers didn't hit a single ball OB (although we did hit a few provisional balls). The fairways are generously wide, gently rolling, and well-kept. There are both right and left doglegs, elevated tee shots, approach shots to elevated greens, and a few blind shots. Plenty of variety to hold your interest through 18 holes. The greens are relatively large, smooth and moderately fast, with some surprisingly subtle breaks. There isn't a lot of water on the course, but two holes, numbers 9 and 13, require a forced carry over water to the green. With a decent drive neither approach shot should be very long, but the water does tend to get in a golfer's head. Deer Run is a fairly short course, only 6,338 yards from the back tees. But the variety of holes, the opportunity to use every club in the bag, and the overall quality of the course make it a truly enjoyable experience.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great Greens

Played this course on 9-23-2014 and it was in great shape! Usually the courses in this area are starting to aerate the greens but they didn't yet so the greens were great. Fairways and rough were plush. Clubhouse is great too. If you get a chance, go play this course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Kenny

Nice looking course. I played with my wife. My wife really like this one. Little bit short but cute layout.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Best Public Greens in Metro Area

I play over 100 rounds a year at more than 30 different courses around Minnesota and Deer Run is my favorite overall golf experience.

Why?
- Fast pace of play (99% of the time under 4 hours)
- Best greens of any public course I play
- Super friendly staff
- GREAT food
- Challenging but fair layout
- Great variety of holes

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great Course.

Course was beautiful and well maintained. The staff was great and both sides had it's own drink cart. The fairways were wonderful and the greens were smooth and fast. They had gps on the carts and those cool captains chairs that were very comfortable. I usually play a different course every weekend with the same group of guys and this is the first time we said "We HAVE to play this course again this year". With all the options in southern MN, we never do that. This isn't Agusta but for the golfer with limited resources, this was awesome. A+++++

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This is one of my favorite courses

Deer Run has quickly become one of my favorite courses. Convenient drive, fast play, friendly, courteous staff and a very well maintained course make Deer Run a pleasure to play. While not a difficult course with blind shots, it is still very challenging for my handicap level. I love playing here because when I play it's very fast and I usually get a rate that's great!! This course is in prime summer condition right now!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Poor weather
Used cart

great golf

Beautiful coarse well maintained friendly staff lots of fun

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

It is so beautiful a Golf Course

It is a nice GC. But there is not sufficient direction sign. So I had hard time finding next hole tee box.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Course in great shape

Friendly greeting when entering clubhouse. Course in great shape for April 25th. Played 18 holes in 3 1/2 hours on a sunny Friday afternoon!

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

not orgenized tee times way on top of each other

course didn't tell us that we are going to be caught in the middle of a 60 people group from k fan I think also greens are very shaggy such a slow round

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This course is too noisy and right next to roadway.

This course is too noisy and right next to roadway.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Great course and would highly recommend it for all skill levels!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

fun to play but a bit expensive

i like this course, it has some great holes and beautiful land. trees, hills, water and nice views.

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is in great shape

Great course, in terrific shape. Decent elevation changes, not extremely long, but a very nice public course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Walkers slow the pace of play

Everything about the course was great. The only proble was we were stuck behind a walking twosome and they kept the pace on the front nine, but on the back nine they were slow and did not let us through (we had a cart), even though there was at least a hole and a half open in front of them.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course but overpriced.

The staff in the pro-shop denied being a member of GolfNow.com
I had to show him my receipt to prove that they were and that I had a discounted rate. He just couldn't get over fact that they belonged. The pace of play was great and the course itself was in good shape.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Deer Run GC is one of the best public courses in the state. Great price, condition, and overall experience. I can't wait to play it again.

Deer Run GC is one of the best public courses in the state. Great price, condition, and overall experience. I can't wait to play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pretty area. Course attractively landscaped.

Enjoyed our first experience playing here. Helpful to be paired up with someone who knew the course layout. Would return to play at golfnow prices! Well maintained and fun to play.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
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