Deer Island Country Club

  • Semi-Private Course
  • Tavares, FL
  • (36) reviews
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Course Facts

  • Year Built: 1994
  • Course Designer: Joe Lee
  • Club Type: Semi-Private Course

Club Facilities

  • Banquet Facilities: Yes
  • Bar: Yes
  • Clubhouse: Yes
  • Dress Code: Collared Shirts Required
  • Driving Range: Yes
  • Food: Yes
  • GPS: No
  • Homes: Homes along a most holes
  • On-Site Restaurant: Yes
  • Pro Shop: Yes
  • Shower: Yes
  • Water: Water comes into play on lots of holes
Tees Yardage Rating Slope
Back 7029 74.50 136
Middle 6670 72.80 135
Front 6284 70.80 132
Ladies 5139 70.40 118

About Deer Island Country Club

Experience The Island! Rated 4 stars by Golf Digest, Deer Island Country Club sits on a 400-acre island paradise inhabited by Florida wildlife and surrounded by Lake Dora and Lake Beauclaire across from picturesque Mount Dora. It is truly a golf lover's dream. Play a round or two on 18 stunningly scenic and challenging championship holes designed by Joe Lee, who calls this course his most unique design. This island golf experience is sure to be the talk of your trip! Several signature holes with spectacular views, a welcoming new clubhouse with amenities, great food and drink in the Blue Heron Grill, expanded driving range and friendly, knowledgeable service at the pro shop will make you want to come back again and again. In addition, there is a double-ended grass driving range and a 10,000 square foot practice putting green for pre-game warm-up. You are truly one with nature as you walk among majestic Magnolias and towering Oaks with Blue Herons, Egrets and Bald Eagles swooping by. Deer Island Country Club is a golf course with true character.

    Added Value

    Complimentary range balls included. — Valid 1/1/2017 - 10/31/2018


    Darrel () 1/12/2018
    Have played this course in past years and it has always been in great shape. This year was no exception. We were greeted with a smile and everyone was helpful. Course was in great shape as always and we had a very enjoyable round with a couple of big gators along the way. We will be back.
    Ron (UK) 10/31/2017
    We love this course. We go to Florida regularly and we always have to play here. It's one of the best we have played in the Orlando area at a reasonable price. Great layout with water coming into play on lots of holes which we like. Never too busy and the course is always in good shape. Staff are very friendly.
    James(Delray Beach, FL) 6/1/2017
    Great location and great track. Unfortunately, golf course was in poor condition. Would not recommend this course for play.
    Tony(Chicago ) 3/31/2017
    Excellence course, a few challenging greens protected by the water.
    Richard(Orlando/Kissimmee) 3/25/2017
    Deer Island CC is the hidden gem of central Florida. Great course conditions. Great places to eat afterwards. Try Jeramiah's. If you like 4-legged suit cases, there are a few big ones here! In the Mount Dora area. Worth the drive.
    Roger S(Ontario Canada) 3/11/2017
    Beautiful layout, friendly and welcoming staff and well groomed course. Wildlife in abundance.
    Joe(Albany, NY) 3/10/2017
    Awesome layout, challenging, beautiful surroundings, excellent shape, great staff, top favorite.
    Terry() 3/3/2017
    Love this course. It will remain in our trips for a long time. Most wildlife seen on any courses played over the years.
    Raymond(CT) 11/25/2016
    Hour ride from Kissimme but worth the trip. Staff was very friendly and gave us free range balls. Water on every hole but generous landing areas make the course enjoyable for all.
    Hans-Peter(Allschwil, Switzerland) 5/1/2016
    Fair course in good condition. Good and helpful staff.
    Terry() 3/3/2016
    As tough as always. Played on a day it was cool so missed most of the gators.
    Tony(Ontario, Canada) 1/8/2016
    This is the best of all! Golf condition is good with lots of wild life to see. Birds everywhere and were very lucky to see couple of alligators. Very good services. Definitely will play again.
    Richard() 12/17/2015
    Hadn't played it in a few years. Still a challenging and fun course. It was not in as good condition as I remembered it from the past.
    Steve(Kent England) 5/24/2015
    Brilliant course with plenty of wildlife.Staff very friendly. We turned up early and they made 7 of us a great breakfast. Regards to John and Stan who made our visit very enjoyable. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
    Brian(Waubaushene Ont) 3/14/2015
    4th time playing this course. A long drive but we all thought it was worth it. It is a beautiful location on a large lake with lots of birds and gators. The course was in great shape as usual. We played 36 holes.
    Kenneth(Greenfield, IL) 3/12/2015
    Always worth the drive. Course was in great shape and all the wildlife is amazing. Great track.
    Terry(Mounds View, MN) 3/6/2015
    Had a good round and got to see the biggest gator on the island at hole 5.
    Thomas(Newark - DE) 4/19/2014
    Fabulous course .Would play again for sure.
    Jim Glendye(Danville - NH) 4/19/2014
    Our group of 13 PGA WAnnabes have played Deer Island in the past. Found its layout challenging and somewhat intimidating then and it was no different this time around. It is a true test of placement golf - sometimes only a matter of a few feet makes the
    Michael(Allentown - PA) 1/23/2014
    Challenging course with a lot of water. Good condition for January.
    David(Mississauga - ON CANADA) 1/8/2014
    Well maintained course. It was quite challenging as the 2nd round of our trip with the amount of water coming into play - but I would certainly play this course again.
    Rejean Boudreau() 1/8/2014
    Very challenging layout that could use GPS for first time players. Fades and hooks will get you in trouble on many holes!
    Kathleen(Williston Park - NY) 10/18/2013
    This was the second time we played this course. Pretty scenery and plenty of wildlife.
    Name Not Given() 5/6/2013
    This was the second time we played this course. Pretty scenery and plenty of wildlife.
    Greg P(St. John'S - NL CANADA .) 3/16/2013
    Very nice course for the money. It was cold [47 - 52 F] and windy when we played - very difficult conditions. Was fun anyway.
    Terry(Mounds View - MN) 3/8/2013
    A real good test for us hacks. Weather did not cooperate so we didn't see as much wildlife as other years. Looking forward to next time.
    Mark(Rhinebeck - NY) 3/3/2013
    Worth the drive north. The course was in great shapewith an excellent staff.
    Name Not Given(Rhinebeck - NY) 2/26/2013
    Worth the drive north. The course was in great shapewith an excellent staff.
    Gilles(Ottawa - ON CANADA) 2/22/2013
    As part of our golfing trip we always go back to Deer Island. Very relaxing. Out of the way a bit but worth the drive.
    Name Not Given() 9/12/2012
    As part of our golfing trip we always go back to Deer Island. Very relaxing. Out of the way a bit but worth the drive.
    Edward(Providence - RI) 5/11/2012
    Beautiful layout pretty shots played 36 holes longride worth the trip.
    Kenneth(Greenfield - IL) 3/16/2012
    very challenging course and in great condition. it isa must play just to see the alligators and wildlife. Its a bit ofa drive to get there but well worth it. We will return next year.
    Robert(Inver Grove - MN) 3/10/2012
    This course is a very tough challenge. Would recommend for mid to low handicappers. Lots of wildlife and scenery. The course is in very good shape.
    Larry() 3/5/2012
    Great course. Well worth the travel
    Mike(Peoria - IL) 3/5/2012
    A great course that we thought was our little secret - but they were full the day we golfed. Was in the best shape Ihave seen it in the last ten years!
    Gary(Jacksonville - FL) 11/11/2011
    The best course we played over the entire weekend. Great inexpensive food and an excellent course.

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    • A Joe Lee-design rated 4 Stars by Golf Digest
    • Located on a 400-acre island with abundant wildlife and towering oaks
    • Enjoy the blue herons, egrets and bald eagles

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