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4.4
115 Reviews (115)
5 Stars
51
4 Stars
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3 Stars
14
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
89.9%
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99 out of 115 reviews
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4.1
75 Reviews (75)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.7
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
85.3%
Recommend this course
64 out of 75 reviews
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4.0
90 Reviews (90)
5 Stars
32
4 Stars
37
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.6
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
82.2%
Recommend this course
74 out of 90 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7058 yards
Slope 142
Rating 73.9

Two stunning courses are the centerpiece at this full-facility luxury resort, which was one of Muskoka's earliest resorts, open in 1896. The Deerhurst Highlands championship course is from architects Robert Cupp and Thomas McBroom. Carved from the rugged hills and dense forest, it presents the golfer with challenges of all types.

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Course Details

Year Built 1990
Golf Season May 8th - Oct 18th
Architect Thomas McBroom (1990) Bob Cupp (1990)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes - "Deerhurst Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Canada (2016 #4)

Reviews

4.4
115 Reviews (115)
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Best in Class!

While Muskoka boasts some of the best championship courses in the country, Deerhurst Highlands is a 'wedge' above the rest. The course was in wonderful shape, the scenery spectacular, and because I had a 3pm tee time on a Thursday, the course was mine. I have golfed the great courses of Mt. Tremblant this summer, as well as Grandview, and The Rock. They were all spectacular, but The Highlands is special. Put it on your list. You won't be disappointed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 74
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Fall Special

Every year we head to Huntsville to enjoy a round of golf on the Highlands course. The colours are spectacular in mid October. We did get some rain on a few holes on an already soft course. Unfortunately we had to stay on cart paths, but the pace of play was still good at 4-1/2 hours. Besides a few extremely wet areas, the course was in very good shape. To be able to still play golf in mid October was very sweet. Greens and sand traps were very good. Staff is very excellent here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Appreciate Kate the effort during Covid, good shape, greens were good and weather and Fall leaves were great !!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf Deerhurst

Staff excellent
Course interesting and challenging
Some tee blocks need work and course was quite wet.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not what it was

Deerhurst Highlands was the original big course in Muskoka. It is a great layout.

Sadly the new owners, Skyline have let it slip. Poor conditioning. Terrible greens, old gas golf carts spewing mg fumes.

I hope they get it together in the future. The layout is too good.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

TOUGH

Way too tough for my ability. Not the courses fault. Rented a cart because having knee replacement this month but did WAYmore walking than if I had rented a pull cart. Course conditions meant I had to stay on path and wish someone had made that clear since made for a long painful miserable day. I should have cut my losses after nine but it is a beautiful layout and decided to push on and let with a sour opinion. Lololol.
My fault but probably won't be back. Tried Deer Creek that Friday and had a much more enjoyable round. Give it a try.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Prestigious track in Cottage County

Beautiful course and amazing conditions. Couldn't ask for more. The greens are unrelenting but roll perfectly. Highly recommended especially in the Fall with the gorgeous colours. Look forward tot he next round at Deerhurst.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

have not played this course in a while. Still one of the best. Parkland then some links holes had a great time

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 41
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Condition

For the cost the course could be in better shape, greens need work a lot of players are not repairing ball marks on greens.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fall Golf

Highlands golf course has improved with the season. Nestled between trees changing color for the fall has made the course exquisite!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

As expected

Not great value for the money. Course conditions were 8/10. Some greens damaged and fairways were water logged. Greens were extremely challenging! Will go back again for sure. Too bad its so expensive for the value.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Such a beautiful course

haven't played this course for 25 years. It is just as beautiful and challenging as I remember. Still my favorite course ever

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