Deer Island Country Club

4.3554764706 4.4 stars from 5 (831)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7029 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 73.8
  • Layout

  • 18000 Eagles Way, Tavares, Florida 32778
  • (352) 343-7550
  • (352) 343-7970
  • deerislandcc.com
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Year built: 1994
Architect(s): Joe Lee (1994)
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7029 yards 73.8 133
Blue 72 6670 yards 71.8 132
White 72 6284 yards 70.4 129
Green (W) 72 5745 yards 74.2 145
Green 72 5745 yards 67.4 118
Gold (W) 72 5010 yards 71.4 134
Gold 72 5010 yards 65.4 114
Red (W) 72 4882 yards 69.7 134
Pink 72 3925 yards 69.7 114
Pink (W) 72 3925 yards 71.4 134

Formerly known as Deer Island Golf and Lake Club.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 831 Reviews
5 stars:
390
4 stars:
340
3 stars:
62
2 stars:
28
1 stars:
11

recommend this course

770 out of 826 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers locals   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks brunch watching the game  

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u506528642's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2020
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Spectacular"


u506528642's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2020
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Reviewed on

Course condition and layout is excellent. Views and wildlife add to an awesome day of golf. For anyone visiting Florida it is a Must Play at least once.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/21/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u506528642! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Deer Island Country Club!


"Hidden Gem"


Malorie630's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2020
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Reviewed on

If you want a challenging course with great Florida views then you need to visit this course. New ownership has revamped the course over the last 2 years has this course in prime shape. Lots of water and tight fairways keeps you challenged with driver. Greens are medium speed. We played at our pace. It was nice to see rangers on the course to check in with players. Nice club house with great food and friendly staff. Take the challenge.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/21/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Malorie630! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Deer Island Country Club!


"like it"


gwoodruff's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2020
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Reviewed on

The greens have finally reached perfect. A few Tees are a little thin on grass/fairways mostly very good. Number 4 is still a mess around the green. A good golf test in a nice setting w wide fairways. Some rough a little deep for me.

Friendly personnel


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/21/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Deer Island Country Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.



guitar58's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2020
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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/21/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, guitar58! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Deer Island Country Club!


"water water everywhere"


TimBaysore's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2020
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Reviewed on

Location was really out there but were pleased we decided to try it. Water and great birds on every hole. .

Course in great shape . Greens were very challenging.

Will probably be back even from Jacksonville


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/16/2020

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


"Saturday Morning with the guys"


u6958605's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2020
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Great Sat morning with friends on a nice Oct morning. This course will challenge and demands certain shots, fair but challenging. Nice shape and greens rolled nicely a on the slower side but nice.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/12/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Deer Island Country Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.


"Lots of water making this course very challenging!!!"


u314160887776's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2020
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Course is in great shape!!! Pace was excellent-done in 3 hours flat!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/12/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314160887776! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Deer Island Country Club!


"Fun track!"


rasman1126's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2020
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Deer Island is fun and challenging and I can only imagine what happens when it gets windy. Considering all the rain we’ve had, it’s in very good shape. Only negative is the cups were pretty ragged and looked like they hadn’t been cut in a few days.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/02/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Deer Island Country Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.


"Great Golf!"


dknerr's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2020
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Deer Island golf was great today! The pace of play was excellent, the course is in good shape and the staff is very welcoming. I’ll be back soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/28/2020

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


"Excellent"


Gerard5281738's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2020
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Played 9:24, and thoroughly enjoyed myself, the pace of play was great and the course was in perfect condition, will definitely return.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/25/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Gerard5281738! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Deer Island Country Club!



umatripathi's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2020
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/28/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Deer Island Country Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.



u00000260016's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2020
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/23/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Deer Island Country Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.



umatripathi's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2020
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/28/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Deer Island Country Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.



umatripathi's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2020
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/28/2020

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



u314160794948's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2020
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/21/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Deer Island Country Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.


"Soaked and workers in the way."


mtwest45's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2020
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The course is extremely wet and thanks to some that can’t follow a simple instruction on where to drive carts, many areas are in rough shape. The greens keepers also need to learn a bit of courtesy on the course. On a few holes I had to wait several minutes for them to move their equipment. When they saw me approaching them in fairways or greens, they saw me, yet kept working instead of moving off the fairway until they have moved past. On one occasion the worker parked the vehicle and trailer ON the fairway. Got out and walked around the fairway for at least 5 minutes, got back on his vehicle. Then sat there another few minutes before slowly moving down the fairway and out of the way. Unacceptable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 09/21/2020

Hello, mtwest45. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.



Emil3906390's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2020
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/16/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Emil3906390! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Deer Island Country Club!


"Nice course"


u314159266123's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2020
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As usual, this course is in very good shape and today the pin placement was very challenging.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/16/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314159266123! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Deer Island Country Club!




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2020
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/14/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314160771822! 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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