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4.5
342 Reviews (342)
5 Stars
174
4 Stars
136
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
92.5%
Recommend this course
321 out of 342 reviews
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4.4
36 Reviews (36)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
86.1%
Recommend this course
31 out of 36 reviews
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4.5
71 Reviews (71)
5 Stars
41
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
91.5%
Recommend this course
65 out of 71 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6323 yards
Slope 136
Rating 71.6

Deerfield Golf Club in Newark, Del., is a 145-acre public course, billed as a “natural treasure.” The 18-hole championship course gets the moniker thanks to its surroundings -- the ancient forest of White Clay Creek State Park. The 145-acre play, acquired by the state of Delaware in 2005, is a par-70, 6,323-yard golf course that features rolling terrain, smooth bent grass putting surfaces and scenic vistas. The mix of memorable, distinctive holes adds to the difficulty, as does the memorable, heavily wooded setting and dramatic elevation changes. Before or after your round at Deerfield Golf Club, enjoy the large putting green, full-service practice range, or lighted tennis and paddleball courts.

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Course Details

Year Built 1955
Fairways Rye
Greens Bent
Architect William F. Gordon (1955)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code No cargo pants, tank tops or denim.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Available Sports

Tennis

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
342 Reviews (342)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 22
Watching the Game 16
Patio Dining 14
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 36
Bunkers 23
Undulating Greens 23
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 24
Locals 16
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 14
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 21
In the 'Burbs 14
Convenient to the City 9

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Beautiful and challenging course

This course has a great staff who are very helpful and competent. They keep the rate of play reasonable and work with guests at the course. It is a beautiful course that is also challenging. amenities are amazing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Handicap 15-19
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Always one of the best in the area

Everything is lush at Deerfield right now. When you get a hot deal, even on a hot day in July, you take advantage!!
I’ve been playing well lately, but knew going in that my score would be going today. With very few flat lies ANYWHERE. On the course, Deerfield is a hard course for the average golfer to break 100. I shot 7-10 shots over my average today, but was completely happy to play here.
95% all around, even the bunkers! Gotta have 1 complaint, no water and the cart girl stopped an hour after we teed off at 1 . Definitely recommend and will definitely return. If you go,, bring your A+++ game and good luck!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Plays Once a week
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5.0
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Good course

Great conditions. Friendly staff. Pace of play slightly off. Excellent value

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Plays Once a week
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Handicap 10-14
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Perfect weather
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
4.0
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First Time Playing

Hard as Heck

If you are a bogey golfer or above steer clear hard course, great conditions great staff, great food. Layout is great but it is hard.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 22
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Best Public Course in Delaware

Difficult but fair Greens a tad fast. (Not sure if greens keeper was upset?) Hole placements were interesting Layout- elevation! Holes #’s 8,9,10. Toughest 3 holes I’ve played this year. Worth the 50 min drive

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Thanks but no thanks

What a shame. This course was a great layout and in good shape. But the staff completely ruined our golf experience. Our check in and warm up went fine. The atmosphere was great at the beginning. The front nine were pleasant. However, starting on hole nine—it went downhill quickly. The ranger approached us and told us we were told on that one of the guys in our group brought outside beers onto the course and that we needed to have our bags searched or we could not continue with the round. Completely ridiculous. We went back to the car between 9 & 10 and returned the two beers he brought on. They said they would “lose their liquor license” if people brought outside alcohol onto the course. Cute excuse, obviously the cart girl was just mad we didn’t buy anything or tip her and she ratted him out. Yikes. I understood the petty beer thing being brought on and thought that would be the end of things since we abided by their request to return any alcohol to the car. But nope. On the 13th hole, a ranger again approached our group and told us we needed to hurry our play up and that we were in danger of being forced to skip holes because we were “holding up the whole course”. No less than 3 minutes later, the same ranger returned to tell us we were REALLY slow and again in danger of being forced to skip holes. Never even gave us a chance to speed up (even though we weren’t playing slow to begin with). He then followed us up the fairway and green for the remainder of the hole in one of the more uncomfortable exchanges I’ve ever experienced on a golf course in my life. We teed off at 8:40, we finished at 12:45. We had one guy in our group of 4 playing his second ever golf round. Four hours and 5 mins for that isn’t slow at all IMO. In any event, I will not be back. I run a small business and it’s a true shame when you have experiences like this. Above all else, you are wanting people to feel welcomed at your establishment. For the last 9 holes I felt so uncomfortable I remarked to the guys I would be ok leaving early after just paying nearly $80. Good luck in the future with your course.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 33
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 Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Decent shape

Early in the season and greens were not in great shape but very playable and a beautiful day

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course in excellent shape

I would highly recommend this course, very well taken care of.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

4/17/21

Excellent experience. Pro shop staff very friendly, especially Heather. Course in very good condition, very hilly. Local knowledge a must, lots of cool dogleg holes and elevation changes. Tee shot on 10th hole really fun, greens ran pretty quick, lots of subtle breaks. Friendly beverage cart girl, good sausage sandwich. Cart kids could work a little harder, didn’t touch my bag on way in or out, could have earned a better tip, sorry. Would definitely come back again.

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