A view of the 7th hole at Deer Island Country Club.
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4.6
1243 Reviews (1243)
5 Stars
674
4 Stars
452
3 Stars
73
2 Stars
33
1 Stars
11
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
96.1%
Recommend this course
1167 out of 1243 reviews
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4.6
136 Reviews (136)
5 Stars
99
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.7
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.8
94.1%
Recommend this course
128 out of 136 reviews
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4.6
376 Reviews (376)
5 Stars
259
4 Stars
102
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
96.3%
Recommend this course
362 out of 376 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7029 yards
Slope 133
Rating 73.8

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

Reviews

4.6
1243 Reviews (1243)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 28
Brunch 17
Watching the Game 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 92
Bunkers 64
Forced Carries 58
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 72
Advanced Golfers 59
Locals 34
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 71
In the 'Burbs 21

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Played On
Reviews 37
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Water water, everywhere

Really enjoyed my first visit to Deer Island and well worth the drive from Davenport. Water comes in to play on all holes with some really challenging shots required to stay dry. Course in very good shape with greens running fast and true. Will certainly be back for another game

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/27/2021

Hi, Rafascott. 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.

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Value at a course with a great layout!

It’s a little bit of a drive but well worth it when you save $50 over similar quality courses in Orlando

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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 Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 11/24/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u000003171557! 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 12
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Scenic wildlife, disappointing conditions

Very nice area, but the tee boxes fairways and green surrounds were disappointing in terms of playing conditions. The greens were nice. Played by myself and played 18 holes in 2 hours and 15 minutes. Played through only 3 groups.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/22/2021

Hi, BoyceLowery! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Deer Island Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
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 Good
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Commented on 11/22/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u000003171557! 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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/24/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, fl28834! 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 12
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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 Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/22/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, gingeroglesby! 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 Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Even after days of rain this course still holds up. Tee boxes looked great and greens were rolling. I’ve played this course many times and always get reminded about this hidden gem. It’s a little bit of travel if coming from the city, but you won’t find a nicer course for the same price on a weekend.

Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 11/18/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314159801814! 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
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Time well spent

A most enjoyable day involving the wildlife, the well maintained course, and a most accomodating staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/18/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, easyout! 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 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/15/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u303150846! 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 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Shape

I can tell they have spent a lot of time and money to get this course in this shape. I do not review a course unless it deserves a great review. If you are planning a round at deer island for the first time, it is a challenging course. Lots of water but very enjoyable. We’ll worth it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/15/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, beckertim57! 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 31
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/15/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Robert2342195! 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 17
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/18/2021

Hi, Ruethy. 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.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 11/12/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, christhibert! 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
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/12/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u1704713! 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 23
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 11/12/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Paula1640! 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 22
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Great challenge

Course right NIW is in the best shape of the year. Greens are true and fast. Fairways in great shape. 16 holes that water could come into play. Three par 3's you have to hit over water. Two par 5's approach shot over water. One par 4 approach shot over water. Challenging! Will test your skills. Give it a try.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/08/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314160866001! 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 5
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Serene from Tee to Green!

Our first time at this course, and the experience was excellent! Jerry, the starter, gave us a great overview of the course before we started, along with the very appropriate Gator warning. I don’t think we have ever played a course that was so serene and quiet. The only sounds were those of the wide variety of birds on the course, with an occasional seaplane taking off or landing. The course conditions were excellent from tee to green. The fairways were smooth and the bunkers were filled with powderlike sand which made those shots quite fun. Alligators were plentiful in the water hazards, but quite docile and fun to see for us Colorado folks. One feature I have never seen at a course was compressed air devices outside the clubhouse to blow sand and grass off golf shoes and clubs following the round - excellent idea!! Of the 5 courses we played this trip to Florida, I would rank this the finest.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/08/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, GolfgirlCO! 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 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Not as good as the rating or reviews say

I chose to play the course because of the reviews in golfnow. I have to say I was disappointed at the course condition after playing it. Let me start with the good parts. The course is near some beautiful lakes. The layout is quite challenging due to the excessive amount of water. It awards accurate shots. The starter was very friendly. The greens are not bad, not as fast as I was expecting. The bad parts are the rest of the course condition, the fairways are OK, many of the tee boxes need some care. We were going to eat there after the game, but we were told the kitchen will be closed at 3PM (less than an hour when we asked). This is a decent course but not worth more than $40.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 11/02/2021

Hi, husong! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Deer Island Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great views.

This is a tough course for average players. Water on almost every hole. Fairways and greens were in great condition. Some tee boxes could of been better. Overall I loved it even with all the water. Only problem was the drive to get there, GPS took us to someone's house. Called the course and they got us there.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/02/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Gatornation1996! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Deer Island Country Club!

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