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19180 W Cleveland Ave
New Berlin, WI  53146-2008
United States
P: (262) 650-0760
F: (262) 650-9239
Deer Haven Course

9 hole executive length course

Public golf course

30 par | 1,790 yards | 113 slope

33.0 rating

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Deer Haven Golf Course

The 9-hole "Deer Haven" course at the Deer Haven Golf Club and Banquets facility in New Berlin, Wisconsin features 1,790 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 30. The course rating is 33.0 and it has a slope rating of 113. Designed by Jeff Kernen, the Deer Haven golf course opened in 1996. Jeff Kernen manages the course as the Owner/Manager.


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Reviewed March 12, 2015

Dear Golf Link Members, We apologize that your previous visit was unsatisfactory, and would like to invite you back for a visit free of charge. We know that previously our facility had fallen into disarray and are supremely confident that our recent upgrades and hard work will prove to win your approval. Print out this message and bring it along with a proof of ID, and you will receive a free round with cart. We only ask that you revise your review to reflect your updated opinion. We are sure that you will enjoy our newly designed and well taken care of course and would love to win back your business. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask us, we can be reached at 262-650-0760.
Thank you for your time –Deer Haven Management.

Reviewed August 04, 2013

Simply the worst golf course in Wisconsin

Reviewed September 21, 2012

It's plain and simple - avoid this course unless you like playing on crappy, unplayable, not maintained golf courses.

Reviewed September 16, 2011

Never heard of this course before and went there on a groupon 3 weeks ago. Our four some had the worst time ever. This place should not even be called a course. I've golfed at plenty of courses in WI, public and private alike and never once thought a course was "horrible" or after the first few holes thought about complaining to the staff. As other reviewers have said, the course its basically plowed field, straight shot to the hole. The grass wasn't even grass - it was like moss or something that was unreal to hit out of. Greens were BRUTAL for mid August play. I've seen much better greens on county courses in March. This place is a joke, who ever runs doesn't stick any money into up keep and it shows. You could not pay me to play in this field. Not enjoyable and not worth whatever they charge, stay away you are better off going to the driving range.

Reviewed September 12, 2011

In my history of golfing in midwest Wisconsin, this has to be the WORST ATROCITY of a golf course I have ever encountered, in the world. Its really not a golf course, its more of a bunch of unthought out pathways mowed out of a corn field. If you love "golfing" in ocassionally mowed weeds in the middle of a corn field, i guess maybe this is for you. I only went there was a coupon. I wouldn't go if they paid me to play it. Thorugh the play, we couldn't stop laughing at how bad the course was. There was actually one hole, where if your drive was slightly off, it would bounce off the roof of a tool shed and still land fairly close to the green. The holes aren't even next to each other in any order, you need a map to navigate between one hole to the next. I can't impart how bad this place is. The owner was actually there the day we went, he was extremely rude and made fun of us for using a coupon, just as a last fyi.

Reviewed August 29, 2011

I had a Groupon for this place. After the fact I glanced at the previous reviews but figured I already had the Groupon, so I would give it a try. I'm sorry to report that it is every bit as a bad as previous reviewers have said. It is the worst golf course I have every played, worse than any little city 9 hole course, worse than flat, open small town rural courses. There are 3 or 4 holes by the clubhouse that look vaguely like golf course holes, but once you head into the other holes you encounter holes with poor quality fairways and no roughs whatsoever, just 4-6 foot weed beds on either side. You miss the fairway, you lose your ball. Everything from the tee boxes to the fairways to the greens are poorly maintained. Many of the fairways were not even grass; more like mowed clover and weeds. Many holes you could not see what you were shooting at. The greens were terrible. They were in such bad shape that on more than one occasion putts actually bounced across little ridges and pockets on the greens, and did not roll straight. My 13 year old son was with me, and has little golf experience, but even he was noticing how bad these greens were.

The hole layouts were bad too. The 16th hole, a par 3, was like a dogleg right. You couldn't even see the flag from the tee box on a par 3. How does one play a hole like that as a par 3 (with no rough)? In this way the course is difficult, but not for good golf reasons. Most holes are not really golf holes at all. All in all quite an awful course. I'd be embarrassed to have people play the course if I was the owner.

Reviewed April 11, 2011

I was very much looking forward to a day of it turned out, I wish I had not gone at all. This place was just awful! The staff was very unfriendly [when there is nobody at your golf course, you should probably be nice to the people who actually showed up to play]. This is a pitch & putt - so I am not comparing it to regular par 4 courses - but for a pitch & putt, it's not even fun. Get ready to play a 300 yard hole by hitting your pitching wedge 3 times in 3 different directions. It's like playing mini golf with a 9 iron. Don't even go here to practice your short game. It will make it worse, and make you feel worse about how you are playing. If this place was free, I wouldn't go back. Don't say I didn't warn you!

Reviewed September 07, 2010

This has to be the worst course in the state of Wisconsin and probably in the midwest. It could be a neat little course, with some fun holes and good for kids/beginners but they do the absolute bare minimum to "maintain" the course, which is mow it. Don't hit your ball in the weeds. They're so tall and thick you can't get in to get them. I would actually be ok with the course, just to take my kids, if the price wasn't way out of kilter with the course. You could go to actual golf courses and pay less. Looks ok from the road but don't be fooled.


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Michael G. 20 37 17 09/10/11
2 Jordan L. N/A 65 65 06/01/08
3 shannon L. 24 100 76 05/13/10
4 mike B. N/A 89 89 04/24/12
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Golf Course Information

About Deer Haven Golf Club and Banquets

Deer Haven Golf Club and Banquets

Golf Only facility

36 tees driving range

9 executive holes

Awards at Deer Haven Golf Club and Banquets

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Tournaments of Deer Haven Golf Club and Banquets

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Course Staff

Jeff Kernen, Owner/Manager