Deer Path Golf Course is a Public 18 hole golf course located in Lake Forest, Illinois.
The course was designed by Alex Pirie. The course first opened for play in 1927. Ken Killian and Dick Nugent redesigned this course in 1971 and again in 1981.
Par for the course is 70. From the back tees the course plays to 6,250 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 5,454 yards with a par of 72 for women. The longest hole on the course is # 12, a par-5 that plays to 539 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 5, a par-3 that plays to 182 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for # 6, a 449 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole is # 15, a 190 yard par-3.
This short and challenging course features small greens and tree-lined fairways. The terrain is flat and easy to walk. Water hazards (a lake) come into play on six holes.
Member (cart not included), played on Wednesday, December 1969 at 12:00 AM
I have had a membership for over 25 years, and have a special feeling for Deerpath. It was a fine course until the past 3 years , when it switched from municipal management to Kemper. Declines in upkeep every year. Tee intervals cut to 8 minutes. Our foursome regrets moving, but it does not compare with other area courses. It is shabby and run-down.
$41 (cart included), played on Friday, August 2013 at noon
Nice track, need to keep working on pace of play.
Member (cart not included), played on Wednesday, June 2013 at 8am
I enjoy playing this course. Staff are working hard to try to speed up play but still have a little way to go.
Member (cart included), played on Tuesday, May 2013 at 6am
Course was still flooded on some holes, fairways and greens were Ok, but not great...don't care for new restaurant management or fare. Staff is great, well informed, helpful and informed. Really go out of their way to be accommodating...especially Josh.
Do Not Recall (cart included), played on Saturday, April 2013 at 10am
Playing in April just outside of Chicago, you have very few great expectations. Deerpath GC had the smoothest, fastest greens I've ever seen at this time of year. They obviously had them covered for the better part of the winter, and they were a pleasure to putt! I enjoyed the layout - not too challenging, but fair. I'm a 13 handicap now, and at 6200+ yards, the course is just right for me. Bottom line: I enjoyed it - LOVED the greens - and will look for a chance to add it to our rotation of North Shore courses!
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