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4.4
380 Reviews (380)
5 Stars
194
4 Stars
150
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
92.7%
Recommend this course
356 out of 380 reviews
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4.4
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.2
94.4%
Recommend this course
17 out of 18 reviews
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4.3
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.3
92.3%
Recommend this course
48 out of 52 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

4.4
380 Reviews (380)

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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Reviews 38
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Like an old Pete Dye set up

Moved to De recently so I venture out to find the area’s golf.
This place is a find. Definitely a prior private course. The building is aging and so is the course. The course is the better for it.
Goly this place is fun if you like to move the ball. The changes in elevation were a real treat since my last stop was in Savannah Ga, it’s flat and HOT. The greens are a blast and where you drop the ball on the green makes a difference between each hole.The members clearly have an advantage over the non members.
I look forward to playing this course several more times.
Kudos the staff for keeping this place up to Private club levels

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 18
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 Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser

Horn blew and was not offered a rain check.Paid for 18 holes played 9 doesn’t seem worth it to me.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 41
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Solid Course

Tough track due to the hills. Well kept and a fun course. A lot of greens are heavily guarded by bunkers and did I mention the hills? Definitely challenging but for the right reasons would 100% recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Nice track

Course was great! Good shape & excellent customer service!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Greens and Hills

Deerfield is a great course with great greens. But before you play I recommend you practice your side hill lie shots !

Starter was great as well as the club house staff .

Very enjoyable experience .

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Too much elevation changes

Course is nice and well kept but I am not going back because of to much elevations changes. Takes fun out of game. More about hills rather than golf. Not my type

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
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
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Ups and downs

Challenging hills and sloped fairways, beneficial to have played the course before or play with someone who has.
Grounds crew did an excellent job keeping leaves at bay under windy conditions.
Greens had late aeration but rolled fairly well some faster than others. Fairways, collars and approaches in great shape.
Overall 4.5 stars for the great condition, lost 1/2 for the greens

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Brrrrr

Windy cold day - got 9 in - course is challenging- come ready to play

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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