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2801 Deer Creek Country Club Blvd
Deerfield Beach, FL  33442-7999
United States
P: (954) 421-5550
F: (954) 698-9857
https://deercreekflorida.com/
Deer Creek Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

72 par | 7,050 yards | 137 slope

74.8 rating | Bermuda grass

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Deer Creek Golf Course


The 18-hole "Deer Creek" course at the Deer Creek Golf Club facility in Deerfield Beach, Florida features 7,050 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 74.8 and it has a slope rating of 137 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Bill Watts/(R) Arthur Hills, ASGCA, the Deer Creek golf course opened in 2004. Marty Martinez, PGA manages the course as the Owner & General Manager.

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Reviewed September 18, 2021

For many, the mere mention of Greater Fort Lauderdale conjures up images of the beach, sandy shores, and spring break. And rightfully so; after all, there are 24 miles of beach with sparkling turquoise water, sun-kissed white sand, and tall palm trees waving gently in the ocean breeze.

Golf enthusiasts will be happy to know that the Greater Fort Lauderdale area is also packed with a plethora of golf courses that are accessible to the public. Deer Creek Golf Club in Deerfield Beach is one such course. Deer Creek is an upscale public golf facility with an 18-hole championship course designed by Arthur Hills. Deer Creek is known for its undulation and rolling landscape and the consistently fast and smooth TifEagle putting surfaces. The course opened in 1971 and has hosted many prestigious professional and amateur golf tournaments including the 2003 USGA Senior Open Championship, 2002 USGA Amateur Championship, and the LPGA Tour’s Mazda Classic from 1979-1984. Other accolades include “Best Golf Course in Broward” (South Florida Sun Sentinel), “Four Stars” (Golf Digest Magazine), “Top Two Golf Courses in South Florida” (Golf Magazine), and “Top 100 Courses for Women” by Golf for Women Magazine.

In addition to a challenging golf course, Deer Creek has one of the best practice facilities in the area with a full-length driving range, putting green, sand traps, and chipping areas. Deer Creek offers several challenging holes, but nothing can make or break a round quicker than the last two. Number 17 is a short par 4 that plays 335 yards from the White tees and features a large pot bunker in the middle of the landing area off the tee. If you can fly it, by all means do so but don’t push your tee shot right, or you’ll be faced with a small cluster of palm trees about 120 yards out. Your approach shot is to a small angled and elevated green guarded in front by a bunker. A back-left pin position can be tricky because the green is tough to hold and slopes to the back left. Anything long will be a tough up and down.


Number 18 is a great finishing hole and if you can hit a draw off the tee, now’s a good time to do it. From the White tees, the hole plays 388 yards. There’s a lake that guards the front of the green about 85 yards out, so choose your approach club wisely. There’s a couple of sand traps left of the green as well as water and more sand right and long. Par is a great way to finish your round.

Oceanic at Pompano Beach Pier is dedicated to capturing the energy of the Pompano Beach revitalization. Oceanic is owned by LM Restaurants who also own the Beach House next door. Oceanic offers indoor and outdoor seating and the ocean liner-inspired design provides an open interior with expansive and uninterrupted ocean views. Oceanic offers superior steak and seafood dishes. Their Brussels Sprouts appetizer with a horseradish and maple sauce is a must-try. After your main course, be sure to try one of Oceanic’s fabulous desserts including Key Lime Crème Brulee or Fat Elvis Pie, an interesting selection that combines all of the King’s favorites: peanut butter (ganache), banana (cream filling), and chocolate, all on a graham cracker crust.

Celebrity Chef Fabio Viviani now has his own restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. Riviera by Fabio Viviani is located in Hotel Maren on A1A and is part of Hilton’s Curio Hotel Collection. The food is considered coastal Italian cuisine; to me, it was simply delicious, probably the best meal I have ever had in almost 20 years of writing about golf travel. The signature meatball appetizer (Polpetti Di Fabio) was incredible, the Salt Spring Mussels were plump and delectable and my wife’s Mishima Reserve Wagyu Steak was the best I’ve ever tasted. I’m surprised she let me have a bite! If you’re there for Sunday brunch be sure to try their new Tootsie Roll drink. It’s the perfect breakfast drink.

While in the area, you’ll need a place to lay your head at night. I strongly suggest Cottages By The Ocean on SE 3rd St. in Pompano Beach. Not only are they centrally located to several public-accessible golf courses, but they’re also a block and a half from the beach and all kinds of restaurants and nightlife. These 1940s-era cottages and one-bedroom bungalows offer full kitchens with range, refrigerator, and microwave, a complete living room, and a king-size bed. They’ve also got you covered if you're headed to the beach with beach chairs, wakeboards, and beach toys. Owner Elaine Fitzgerald likes to greet each guest personally and when you see her ask her for some restaurant recommendations. She’s been in the area a long time and is well-connected. She has several similar properties in the area so if the Cottages By The Ocean are booked, check out her other locations.


Beverages Available Cart Included Challenging Club Rentals Food Available Good For Beginners Pro Shop Putting Green Scenic Walkable Well Maintained
Reviewed October 15, 2010

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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Mark C. 13 42 29 09/04/09
2 mark W. 15 82 67 07/08/10
3 Christopher M. 28 98 70 05/31/10
4 Bruce M. 35 106 71 05/20/11
5 Daniel G. 27 98 71 02/11/09
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
29 Kevin J. 41 122 80 08/16/20
39 Thomas L. N/A 85 85 08/08/18

Golf Course Information

About Deer Creek

Deer Creek Golf Club

Golf Only facility

20 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

Awards at Deer Creek

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Course Staff

Marty Martinez, PGA, Owner & General Manager
Brian Curran, Golf Professional
Ricky Wideman, Superintendent
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