Deer Park Golf and Country Club

4.2500058824 4.3 stars from 5 (23)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6727 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Delta, Mastercard, Maestro, Switch

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6727 yards N/A N/A
White 72 6359 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 72 6178 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 72 5655 yards N/A N/A

Deer Park Golf and Country Club, considered among Central Scotland's top golf courses, offers a 6,727-yard course that has hosted British Open Qualifiers as well as the Scottish PGA Championship. Facilities include range, putting green, pro shop, showers, locker rooms. Deer Park has earned its rep in the Scottish golf world.

Deer Park Golf and Country Club spans natural parkland. It's a relatively new golf course despite its honors. Peter Allis, Dave Thomas and Peter Clark designed it in 1978. It quickly ascended the Scottish ranks, especially when compared to the century-plus-old courses that fill Scotland.

Deer Park Golf and Country Club offers a whole day's activities, with a health-and-fitness center, 10-pin bowling, bars and restaurants - even weddings, if you want to fit one in between rounds.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 23 Reviews
5 stars:
11
4 stars:
7
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

20 out of 23 reviews


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"Gem of a course"


u314159274599's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

First time at this course. Always wanted to play it and although my skills with the clubs are not the best and still a work in progress I really enjoyed my round. Nice variety of holes from a fairly flat opening nine to the more challenging back 9. Some really cracking views all round the course with some nice views looking over towards Edinburgh on holes 14 and 15. My favourite hole was the 13th. Blind tee off with a dogleg to the right over the crest of a hill. Staff were welcoming and helpful. Felt welcomed even though I was just visiting. Would recommend to anyone who loves the game to check this course out. You won’t regret it.


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


"Arrogant member"


Tam1967's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played this course yesterday great course and very friendly staff.. Can't speak of all member's but one member confronted us as we were playing up the eleventh and accused us of starting at the 10th tee which was not the case very arrogant and downright cheeky no wonder golf clubs struggle to attract new members when u have clowns like him!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"This is a must play course"


eddbo's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played a two ball with a 7.30 am start. Course in great condition with very consistent greens. A good all round test of your golf with wide well kept fairways with well placed bunkers and a stream to navigate. Some long par three holes that make you think. Excellent value all round. We particularly enjoyed the ability to order a roll and drink on the eighth to collect on the way past to the tenth. The lady on the reception was very helpful and welcoming, even at that time in the morning. Do not miss this course it is a great experience.


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 08/28/2018

Thank you for your review and kind remarks about your recent experience at Deer Park. We agree the course has been great all year and would be delighted to welcome you back!


"Flat front, hilly back"


Julie1985623's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Front 9 is fairly flat and with the hot, dry weather the fairways were cracked and the burns dry but the greens were in great condition. Enjoyed the back 9 more than the front as some of the holes played blind and were more challenging, plus the fairways and greens were pretty lush. Views from the top holes were great and the climb up was good exercise! Bunkers have good placement and managed to catch our drives and approach shots on a regular basis - only negative is that the bunkers don’t have good sand in them, just dusty, dirty sand with lots of stones. Pro shop was well stocked and staff friendly and welcoming. The course borders on houses and parkland. Worth a visit at a good price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



ynotkcammuz's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Ideal for intermediate golfers"


no1jambo's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Considering the very dry spell of late the course was in a fantastic condition.

The greens were immaculate, and very fast.

Overall a very pleasant experience, and great value for money.


Pace of Play: Good

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 06/29/2018

Thank you for your kind remarks after your recent visit to Deer Park. The course has been in great condition all year and hopefully look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Thanks again, Iain


"Dissapointing"


sinclairk77's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played in Oct so have taken time of year into account for review. Paid discount rate (£14). Day was utterly spoiled by green staff dressing the greens with sand resulting in winter greens being played. Totally accept that we had bad luck in that regard but nothing on their website to indicate this was going to happen. My impression is that this course is an after thought in favour of the country club / leisure facilities rather than the 'championship course experience advertised. Sometimes it's the small things us golfers notice like bunkers not having a rake or excessive divets not being replaced by members. My crops for that day was being charged £14 to play winter greens on a course that appears to trade on its name rather than general course condition. (I've also played the course during the summer and it wasn't much better). Staff were very friendly. Course layout for front 9 is straight forward and passable. Back 9 has more interest. Won't be playing this course again and sorry to say that i cant recommend this to others.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 11/02/2017

Good Afternoon, I am of course disappointed to hear your experience at Deer Park wasn't an enjoyable one, I can confirm we update our website daily with the status of our course especially over the winter months. I believe bad timing has been an issue with our winter programme on starting a week previously. We have had great feedback on all course all year as you can see with below comments and of course would like you and your playing partners to have the same experience, please contact me on istoddart@muir-group.co.uk.


"When courses go bad"


Ronald3564321's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2017
Previously played Walked Cold weather

Reviewed on

No scorecard or update on course offered by pro shop. Some greens were covered in sand and you could barely putt, some were spiked and terrible, most were winters. No mens tee markers just play off the womens or boys? The condition of the course was very poor and it seems the standard of management has of the course has gone downhill dramatically. In the end it was a case of walking off. Total waste of money. Won't be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 11/02/2017

Hi Ronald, we are sorry to hear your experience with us at Deer Park was not an enjoyable one. Unfortunately our winter programme had begun the week previously which included our annual coring work on our greens and moved the tees up to reduce course length in heavier conditions. Of course this isn't the experience we want our visitors to have and unfortunately bad timing has played a part here. Please email myself direct on istoddart@muir-group.co.uk and I will be more than happy to invite you back.


"Value"


None's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautifully presented course and a great test especially when windy, pretty Long but flat and easy walking. Great value for money!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Dear Pak"


jamesstapleton's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
Previously played Walked Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Most other clubs in the area offer about £12-14. This is slightly dearer but no better a course than many other neighbours.

Hard slog the back 9 and hilly compared to flat easier front 9.

Greens were in excellent condition as was course generally..


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course!"


u831847997's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I tend to play here, there and everywhere and this was the best course I have played in a long time. Well maintained, coped well with the rain and perfect greens. Challenging but not too tough either.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/08/2017

Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Deer Park.


"Greens not great"


u251580941's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Decent course but greens soft and didn't roll true. A little bit frustrating but to be fair there were a few showers on the day. Don't think that would have too much influence on the greens though as they drained fairly well. Bumpiness on greens caused mainly by footprints.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course, will certainly be back. Great condition and value for the money. Paid $27.50 per player - well worth it !"


anderson000001's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
Walked Windy weather

Reviewed on

Great condition and value for the money. Paid $27.50 per player - well worth it ! Just need another weekend so I can get out and play it again.


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


"Great day at Deer Park"


weekes69's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Thoroughly enjoyed this championship golf course. Great location just 2 minutes off the M8 and was so easy to get to. The course was in fantastic condition considering the recent rain and the greens were the best I have putted on this year. That's saying something as I try and play a new course almost every week! The views on the back 9 towards Edinburgh were also beautiful. I also absolutely loved being able to phone in a food order from the 8th hole and collected it from the bar after 9 holes! Everyone was very friendly and we enjoyed a drink and a bite to eat in the bar after. Fantastic value and my wife and I will be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


u717658347's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course to play, relatively flat. Nice layout in lovely condition. The 15th is a hard hole into the wind but a good test. Enjoy the course very much & would defo play again


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


"NICE COURSE"


McPickles1903's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

a good mix of challenging holes. par 5 straight up the hill the only hole I dint like, otherwise very enjoyable


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fantastic greens"


Zombiethan's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Very impressed by the course. I played a day after very heavy rain and there were no puddles on the course. Lots of bunkers were flooded but I avoided most of them!

Excellent greens and quite true and fast.

Hard off the black tees but more fun off the yellows or whites.

It has a resort feel but very friendly and welcoming.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u8210542's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
Previously played 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



u1696090's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
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


"Deer park Golf and Country Club"


t1048765164's avatar
Gender:  Male
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I cannot praise this course highly enough. I was given a round of golf here as a voucher for christmas from some friends. i brought a friend with me and paid the extra green fee. the course was in beautiful condition and quite quiet. the whole day was fantastic, from the guys in the pro shop to the course itself. Would come and play here again anytime!.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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