Many golf courses employ risk-reward systems in their layout. It makes for some of the most remembered and most talked-about course designs. The more competitive golfers who are looking for the engaging and the challenging in their golf vacations tend to look for such courses, knowing full well they will get what they want. In South Florida, where it seems as if there is a golf course half a kilometer apart of each other, there is that one course that is said to have more risk-reward than any other in the area: The Deercreek Country Club.
The two-decade old golf vacation destination winds through well-preserved natural wetlands, old pines, and rolling uplands – the natural terrain providing the best and hardest challenges. To make it more challenging, the 18 holes of the par-71 Deercreek Country Club are strategically positioned to seem easy, but they are anything but. They test golfers’ shotmaking skills, as well as better judgment on how to take on each hole. The Robert Miller design stretches to a little over 6,700 yards and features a 285-acre natural preserve and a wide range of Florida wildlife.
The best reward, perhaps, that the Deercreek Country Club offers its guests, apart from a low scorecard and the most stunning scenery on the side, is the 19th hole. The clubhouse gives an Old South feel to the place, with its old school Southern Plantation design and the best gastronomic reward any golfer would want in between or after every round. There probably is nothing close to being a “risk” as far as deciding to take a golf trip hereabouts; it’s all reward!