A view of the 7th hole at Deer Island Country Club.
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4.6
1727 Reviews (1727)
5 Stars
1022
4 Stars
564
3 Stars
91
2 Stars
36
1 Stars
14
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
95.7%
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4.7
199 Reviews (199)
5 Stars
151
4 Stars
39
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
96.5%
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192 out of 199 reviews
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4.6
406 Reviews (406)
5 Stars
290
4 Stars
94
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
96.1%
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390 out of 406 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6885 yards
Slope 144
Rating 74.0

Formerly known as Deer Island Golf and Lake Club.

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Course Details

Year Built 1994
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Joe Lee (1994)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Locker Rooms

Available Activities

Swimming

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Florida (2022 #24)

Reviews

4.6
1727 Reviews (1727)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 28
Brunch 17
Watching the Game 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 94
Bunkers 66
Forced Carries 60
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 74
Advanced Golfers 61
Locals 35
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 73
In the 'Burbs 21

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Played On
Reviews 5
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 9
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wow

This course is so challenging. I think it’s one of the most beautiful courses in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good greens, good tee boxes, good pace of play, and great price.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/31/2023

Wow! We are so happy you enjoyed your round! We look forward to seeing you again soon at Deer Island Country Club.

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

Great Couse-Good Shape-Management is AWESOME!

Booked a Hote Deal round at this course-but my mistake-selected the wrong date. We showed up at the course, found out about my error, and figured I'd just lost the GN payment. Susan-one of the senior managers, came to our aid immediately-she went well above and beyond to fix my error-made is all feel valued. They figured a way to get me and my buddy out quickly-even on a packed Saturday. The course was in very good condition (much nicer than surrounding courses), and we played in under 4 hours. Altogether, a great day, with a very favorable impression of how much management cares about their customers. I'll be back, and highly reccomends this couse to anyone withing 1 hour's drive right now.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 01/31/2023

Thank you for your review. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Deer Island Country Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Deer Island

Deer Island provides a challenge for all levels of golfers. I think there’s water on all 18 holes and plenty of sand and small greens. The course is in good shape the views are beautiful I would highly recommend playing deer Island.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/31/2023

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your feedback is valuable, and we appreciate your business. Deer Island Country Club thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/31/2023

Hi, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Deer Island Country Club. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another great experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent

Beautiful course. Staff was very helpful and friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/31/2023

Wow! We are so happy you enjoyed your round! We look forward to seeing you again soon at Deer Island Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

A Peach !!!!

Course was in great condition, somewhat challenging, needed to know where to place your shots, along of water, played in 4 hours. Highly recommend, a little out of the way, but we'll worth it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/31/2023

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Deer Island Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Love this place

Great course. Tough if you have not played. Lots of hidden trouble. Even if you know it you can get in trouble. Reasonable prices and it is a pleasant day trip.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/31/2023

Wow! We are so happy you enjoyed your round! We look forward to seeing you again soon at Deer Island Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 41
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course.

I played here just last week and already have another tee time for this week. What a great course. Beautiful holes and views. It's set on an island and they have plenty of water. Played it 3 1/2 hours and loved it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 01/31/2023

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Deer Island Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/31/2023

Hello and thank you for your rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Deer Island Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Course

Bring extra balls, there is water everywhere. Course is in very good shape and very challenging. I live in The Villages and rate this course higher than most of their courses with a cost of $25 per round cheaper. More than that if you’re a vet. Definitely going back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/31/2023

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Deer Island Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Was a 5 hour round, called in and let them know we were stacked up with 4 foursomes on a hole, said would try and get someone out??? Unacceptable.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/31/2023

We apologize for the pace of play issue you experienced. We always try to keep a great pace when having our golfers on the course. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback as we will use your review to better the experience going forward. We hope you give us another try in the near future!

Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoyable round

Our first round back in Florida after the pandemic. The course was in good condition and the greens were quick. Pace of play was good and round in 4 hours.
Friendly staff but no food available as the kitchen was closed.
Have re booked a 2nd round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Dear island

Excellent golf course and fun to play. However when we checkdimmed I was told I could not purchase a bucket of balls because I only had 30 minutes before my tea time. I explained I thought we could hit a small bucket between 2 of us and still make our tea time. She made it clear if we were a minute late we would not get out as they were full all that.
She actually seemed very rude to her fellow employee as well. As much as we really enjoyed the golf course it would be tough to recommend to others with an experience like that period Had planned to come back this week but decided to go elsewhere.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 01/31/2023

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Deer Island Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great to be back

We last played Deer Island 6 years ago but have not returned to Florida from the UK because of the pandemic. A great welcome and we were lucky enough to be paired up with a couple from Wisconsin. We played ready golf and got round in 4 hours. Plenty of grass on the fairways and the greens were very good. A good test of golf. Only downside was the kitchen closed early.. Hope to get back before we return home.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/31/2023

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your feedback is valuable, and we appreciate your business. Deer Island Country Club thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Raised greens

Some good scenery around lake, but disappointed it seemed that about every hole had raised greens, thus every time you just barely missed green you were faced with a very difficult and almost unfair shot. Not the most enjoyable in that respect, but on a positive, very nice environment and views throughout.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Played 6 rounds this past week and Deer Island was by far the best! Fun, challenging (especially with the wind - take two extra clubs), great shape compared to others this time of year and you really know your in Florida!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/31/2023

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Deer Island Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

Excellent course with a unique layout. Very challenging. Water on 16/18 holes. Worth the drive. Will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 01/31/2023

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Deer Island Country Club.

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