Deer Lake Golf Course

Course Name
Deer Lake Golf Course

Location
Springfield

Address
5544 MO-266, Springfield, MO 65802

Course Type
Public

Holes
18

Par
72

Quality/Cost Ratio (1 to 10)

3

Course Condition
6.5

Difficulty
7.5

Fairway Grass
Bermuda

Green Type
Bent

Rough
Mix, fescue and weeds

Stimpmeter
9

Clubhouse
Minimal snacks and equipment

Walkability
3

Slope
125 to 129

Yardage
6,464 to 6,982

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Comments

Bottom line: Do not play Deer Lake Golf Course in Springfield, MO. If you want to play a better course for less money, play Island Green Golf Club instead; it is just a few miles away. Deer Lake is another Great Life course. I can’t figure these guys out. They own many courses on the west side of state. Some of their courses are great (such as Staley in KC) but others have their share of issues. Deer Lake is the latter. This course is an OK course but they will be going through some major renovations, including building a new club house and re-configuring the course. So, the course will be out of commission for a while. But, I would not recommend this course even if all construction had been completed . . . if their current management is still employed. The GM, in particular, is penny wise and pound foolish. This course was the first this year to charge me to review/play her course, albeit only $7.50 for gas. All other courses, and their pros/GMs, are very accommodating and seem to understand that MoGolfTour.com is providing useful information to prospective golfers/members. The purpose of the site is to promote Missouri golf courses. Besides playing and reviewing the course, we spend on average of 4 to 5 hours per course assembling the information, coordinating with the course, photographing and adjusting the images to best showcase each course, uploading the data into the website, etc. And, MoGolfTour.com does all of this for free.

Besides that editorializing, the course is fairly wide open and only has two tees, which are long; too long. There are no cart paths on many holes and 12 – 16 are on the other side of I44, connected by a very narrow and short tunnel. I was surprised that the cart actually fit. I actually ducked when entering the tunnel. The look and feel of 1 – 11 and 17/18 are very different. I assume the new, reconfigured course will be more unified.

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