Long ago, Scottish polo players longed for a game where they could explore scenic terrain, ride an obedient mechanical horse, and wear more courageously plaid knickers. Marvel in their subsequent invention with today's Groupon: for $35, you get 18 holes of golf and cart rental for two golfers at the Deerfield Country Club in Deerfield Beach (a $70 value).
Deerfield Country Club boasts verdant grounds and inimitable service, and prides itself on its challenging course and noticeable lack of ball-eating clowns. Take to the green slopes in your breezy open buggy, where 18 holes of golf goodery await your backswing, forward trot, and expert bogey-evading skills. Novice iron wielders and skilled swingers alike will delight in the unique and lavish fairways designed by legendary link architect William Mitchell and maintained by Deerfield’s meticulous staff of golf professionals and anal-retentive lawn gnomes. Deerfield’s green slopes come complete with an expansive practice range and renovated sand bunkers, as well as a pro shop with the latest and greatest gear for optimal walk spoilage.
Deerfield Country Club
The verdant brainchild of course architect William Mitchell, Deerfield Country Club's 18-hole course plots a 4,120-yard track through lush groves of palm trees and impeccably maintained turf. An executive layout composed of nine par 3s and nine par 4s, the course offers diverse play in a time-efficient package. New greens and recently refurbished bunkers compete for golf balls' affection, their success determined by dowries offered by paternal flagsticks and sand-trap rakes. Golfers streamline straight-hitting swings and soft, greenside shots at the practice facilities, which include a driving range with practice bunkers and an immense putting green. Leather chairs await weary legs in the clubhouse, where golfers can slake their thirst or clean off sand wedges with a sudsy drink from the bar.
Course at a Glance:
- Designed by William Mitchell
- 18-hole, par-63 course
- Length of 4,120 yards from the farthest tees
- Three tee options