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101 Stoudt Rd
Hummelstown, PA  17036-9504
United States
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Deer Valley Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

72 par | 6,027 yards

Blue grass

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Deer Valley Golf Course

The 18-hole "Deer Valley" course at the Deer Valley Golf Course facility in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania features 6,027 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. Designed by Bill Wall, the Deer Valley golf course opened in 2005. Bill Wall manages the course as the Manager/Superintendent.


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Reviewed March 27, 2017

Young course with lots of potential when the trees start to grow. Wide fairways, tough grass bunkers are much more challenging than sand. Inexpensive so far, nice staff, but needs a snack bar badly. Very popular with the seniors, usually packed, but can walk on as a single.

Reviewed May 20, 2013

This is my first review. My first time playing Deer Valley as well. I am a resident of Philadelphia, with much family & friends in the Lebanon area where I visit often; so this was an exciting new course for us to try out yesterday. We had a group of 8, and only one of us had played it before (thank god, we needed the knowledge!)

Deer Valley has A LOT of potential. It's obvious that this is a new course from the second you pull in - the parking lot is not finished, the carts are ancient (obviously purchased second-hand), and all the trees everywhere are little babies. But once they begin to pick up steam and the trees grow, and the money rolls in, I would imagine this course will become more and more attractive.

My biggest complaint, (which is contradictory to everyone else who posted, so maybe I caught them on a bad day), was the condition of the fairways and rough. They look good, don't get me wrong. Everything looks nice and neat, but the grass was extremely long (despite being freshly cut), and we found it difficult to find balls that were otherwise fine shots...balls that were just off the fairway and into the rough, and every person in my foursome would end up driving around in circles looking for balls that should have been easily spotted from a hundred yards away.

The greens were difficult to read, as some were slower, some were faster, and some rolled true. It was a bit misty and cloudy, and I would imagine they would be more understandable in nice weather. These minor complaints became major as the round went on, and every hole was the same. A very well-made course that is not very well-maintained is incredibly disappointing to me.

As far as the layout - this is where all the potential lies. For now, while the trees are still young, the course will remain very forgiving, as sliced/hooked shots that would be horrendous on many courses could still leave the shooter with a nice look at the green as it is WIDE open. So, for now it is technically an easy course. The actual layout itself, however, is quite difficult & unique - lots of challenging turns and dog legs, lots of tee boxes where the green is not even remotely visible, neat little sand traps made of grass and not sand, etc. On the dog leg holes (no shortage of them), the course tries to guide the players by sticking pins on top of hills to show you where to aim. These are not carefully planned, however, and sometimes they can be inaccurate if you hit a long ball. Furthermore, their attempts at the red, white, blue markers for 100, 150, 200 yard shots are mediocre at best...some holes are non-existent, others are just difficult to find. I do not believe that any holes had the blue 200 yard marker.

Long story short, they built themselves a potentially amazing course with a kind staff, a comfortable location with decent scenery, great beer selection, a cool clubhouse, holes that are challenging in a very unique way, and a great layout. They do, however, need to step their game up when it comes to maintenance & marking, and eventually when the money piles build up, new carts, brighter plant-life, more food, bigger staff, etc. It is understandable how/why they come up short in these areas as a newer course...but as a paying customer I would expect them to make constant improvements year in & year out, or it will stay right where it is at today - a decent course that has yet to live up to its abilities.

Thanks for reading! Hit 'em straight!

Reviewed August 31, 2012

Reviewed October 23, 2009

Young course with lots of potential when the trees they've planted start to mature. Right now its wide open and a hackers dream. Wide fairways and low rough and easy to play from other fairways. As forgiving as I've ever palyed. The exception might be the grass bunkers are much more challenging than sand. If you're looking for a little confidence boost and a low score this could do the trick.

Reviewed August 31, 2009

Reviewed June 28, 2009

On my first trip to DV, I left extremely satisfied. For an inexperienced player, this offers a lot. No sand, grass bunkers (you better be able to chip).

Adjacent fairways are separated by small trees, thus errant tee shots can be found, you shouldn't lose any balls here. Course has many scoring opportunities. Greens are a little rough mostly because of a lot of balls marks that weren't repaired and are pretty big. However, greens are just about true speed wise and are sloped in a challenging fashion.

Fairways are perfect, with directional flags on the blind holes. Fencing keeps errant shots from rolling into the woods.

The holes alternative between high and low handicaps almost every other hole. So, you never feel overwhelmed. Last two holes are challenging.

Used a buy one green fee get one free on a Sunday afternoon after 1 and each of us in the foursome played for $20. Check out there website for coupons too. For those who booze while whacking, you have to buy everything there. They did allow us to take water on the course.

Anyway, it is easy to see why it is very busy. No driving range, but a rather large putting green. I'm hoping to go back next week as I very much enjoy this place. About 10 minutes off of exit 72A on I-81.

Reviewed April 23, 2009

Deer Valley is by far the best value in the Hershey/Harrisburg area. The views are beautiful, and the greens and fairways are kept in pristine condition. The clubhouse has a very nice outdoor seating area with a newly added covered roof. Staff is down to earth and friendly and not uppety like at many golf courses. This is definitely my favorite course in the area and because it's reasonably priced, I can come fairly regularly.

Reviewed April 29, 2008

I had the first tee time at Deer Valley, so had much of this busy course to myself. I made two other attempts in the past to walk-on this course, and both times this place was packed to the brim with golfers. I had one of my best rounds ever here, probably due to the fact that there are no trees or traps to distract. The high grass bunkers did not cause any problems to my game though they may snare others who struggle with chipping. This is not an overly challenging course and I can see why it is popular...without a lot of obstacles in the way, the pace of play should be good. The course was in great condition! I certainly would recommend Deer Valley if you intend on scoring well...just make your tee-time way ahead.

Reviewed August 31, 2007

My uncle and I played today and he aced hole 10 (161yds w/ a 5I) - his first ever. This was actually the second time playing this course for me (beginning of season and just today) and I have to say that the upkeep is superb. The course will certainly be much more challenging once the trees on the front 9 mature but as-is this course is nothing to sneeze at. The traps have no sand BUT with thick rough in them they become even more challenging if you have the misfortune of getting into one. Overall, there is no comparison (that I have played this year) for the quality of the course and money paid to play/ride. Highly recommend this course no matter what skill level you are.

Reviewed August 23, 2007

A "user friendly" course. No sand and a little water. The layout almost guarantees that you will score well for you ability. Maybe a little too easy for the serious golfer.

Reviewed August 15, 2007

Reviewed June 30, 2007

Reviewed May 09, 2007

Best Value in the area

This is by far the most affordable course in the area. In a few years, the scenery will be even more beautiful. A fun place. No need to be a scratch golfer to enjoy this course

Reviewed October 09, 2006


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Joel O. 23 86 63 04/29/12
2 Henry U. 19 83 64 07/11/10
3 Michael P. 14 81 67 08/30/12
4 Ryan S. 16 83 67 03/24/09
5 Daniel B. 15 82 67 03/29/08
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
47 Gerry O. N/A 101 101 04/24/17

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About Deer Valley

Deer Valley Golf Course

Golf Only facility

18 regulation holes

Awards at Deer Valley

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Course Staff

Bill Wall, Manager/Superintendent

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