Deer Creek State Park Golf Course

Mount Sterling, Ohio | 18 holes | Par: 72 | 6663 yards

Deer Creek State Park Golf Course is an 18-hole championship course that is one of Jack Kidwell's many designs. On this course, Kidwell, an Ohio native, utilized the scenic natural landscape of mature trees and native Ohio Bluegrass. The course has a gently rolling terrain but it is still easy to walk.

Deer Creek State Park Golf Course is an 18-hole championship course that is one of Jack Kidwell's many designs. On this course, Kidwell, an Ohio native, utilized the scenic natural landscape of mature trees and native Ohio Bluegrass. The course has a gently rolling terrain but it is still easy to walk. The diverse layout has four par 3s heavily guarded by water and trees, 10 lengthy par 4s, and four par 5s. It is a formidable test of your shot-making and course management skills. The long fairways are lined with trees and the challenging greens putt smooth and true. Throughout the golf course there are more than 50 strategically placed bunkers and ten ponds coming into play. In addition to the course, Deer Creek State Park also offers a driving range, practice bunker, and chipping area.

Par, yardages and course ratings

Tee Par Yardage Rating Slope
Red 72 5627 71.7 113
White 72 6663 71.2 113

Articles:

At a glance

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Jack Kidwell
  • Type: Public
  • Built in: 1982
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Visitor Policy: Welcomed
  • Tee times welcomed: Search tee times

Practice facilities

  • Driving range: Yes
  • Putting green: Yes

Tuition

  • Teaching pro: Yes
  • Golf school / golf academy: Yes

Services

  • Pro: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fee
  • Pull carts:

Prices


22300 State Park Road 20
Mt. Sterling, Ohio 43143
P: (740) 869-3088
F: (740) 869-4972
W: www.visitdeercreek.com


Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 3 stars out of 5
    by Dale
    on July 01st, 2017 18:26
    The greens show the same damage from last season so it's evidently never been repaired. There are no rakes in what they call sand bunkers. The sand is packed and hard and usually has standing water in the bunkers. They seem to have a lot of traffic that does not repair their divots or spike marks on the greens but that is just bad etiquette on the golfer's part.
    The greens are the challenge at this course. If they would take care of their greens the way I remember them taking care of them 10 years ago it would be so much better. Now they just place the cup away from damaged parts of the green.
    People running this course are not the friendliest of people but not terrible either.
    Carts are in great shape.
    This is one of the better courses in this area but their course maintenance could be a whole lot better.
    Everyone should play this course at least once. Better have your "A" putting game.
    With a little effort on course maintenance this would be at least a 4 star and maybe even 4 1/2
  • 3 stars out of 5
    by rb
    on July 21st, 2013 11:46
    As I understand it, the golf course is managed by a private company. Does the state still maintain the golf course? It seems to me that it was always in better condition when I often played it several years ago.
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