Deer Island Country Club, Tavares

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#5 of 10 in Golf in Lake County
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  • We have played here before and like the last time, the course is in prestine conditon.or should I say it's in Great shape even with the extreme drought we're having here in Florida. Fairways were in g...  more »
  • The drive in was lovely with lots of open countryside and lake as well as some impressive homes. The course was in great shape and super layout. We saw a eagle on the first hole a a gator on the secon...  more »
  • Beautiful Golf Course with water on every hole! The course is well maintained with perfect greens. The club house has excellent food. Try the crab cake po' boy!  more »
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  • I moved here because of this golf course. It has come a long way from the last ownership. Since Jan. of 2016 this course has come a long way. Started playing again in Nov.2015 and the course and the property have come a long way. New owner has sunk a lot of money into housing and beach ,marina and so on. Still want to see golf course in a little better shape for a sizable price increase for the winter. The staff is very friendly and will help with any of your needs. Restaurant has very good food and is great to sit after a round and relax.
  • Course layout is very good. Tough track if your not in the fairways. Greens are improving. Staff was very helpful.
  • The course is nice but the greens has been recently punched and very sandy. There was no previous warning through golf now or at the course. Also a gator ate my ball...
  • Played for the first time 12/3/16. Amazing course in an amazing scenic area. Would highly recommend the course. In perfect condition, playable for skilled golfers and a good day for an occasional golfer as well. Ladies tees could be more generous but that's the only comment. Will certainly play again.
  • Every year I play Deer Island. They have gone through a couple of name changes. It was called "The International Golf Club" for a while. It's the same place. This course is easily the hardest course I've ever played. Every year when I come to Florida, I make sure I play it at least once. It's probably a pushover if you can hit it straight. Plenty of wide landing areas. But if you're crooked, bring a lot of balls. If you push it, it's a penalty. If you pull it, it's a penalty. If you hook it, it's a penalty. If you slice it, it's a penalty. The layout is awesome. I've seen a gator or two every time I've played here. Lots of wildlife and ZERO cookie-cutter holes. I can't wait to go back. Don't bring an extra sleeve of balls, bring a box. Also, leave the gators alone while they sun themselves.

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