Deacon's Lodge Golf Course

Deacon's Lodge Golf Course, Breezy Point: Address, Phone Number, Deacon's Lodge Golf Course Reviews: 4.5/5

Deacon's Lodge Golf Course
4.5
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Designed by Arnold Palmer and ranked as one of the top ten new public courses by Golf Magazine.
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Mark H
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Disappointed
Aug 2021 • Couples
Course is great, management is terrible. Zero customer service. Plan for a 6 hour round of golf. We waited 10 minutes on every shot and didn't see a ranger all day. Then when finished grill and restaurant was done serving food. The management is doing a disgrace to Arnold. Honestly, the Pines was a 1000 times more enjoyable from a customer service standpoint. We all know the scenes and views at DL are amazing, but not worth the poor service and extremely slow speed of play.
Written August 13, 2021
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Blake H
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Beautiful Track in Lake Country
Jul 2021
No argument that the course and service are Five Stars - beautiful views and a course in superb condition.

The undulating greens are beyond difficult. The pin position on Sunday was entirely too penal, IMO and took away from the experience. I like a challenging course, but this was ridiculous. Greens were fast as you’d expect a championship course to have, but with such severe undulation, the pins should not be in as such severe positions.

There was one pin yesterday, below the hole, I had a 20 foot birdie putt. Straight uphill, left it about a foot short and it came all the way back to me. That’s US Open level speed and placement.

Whatever you’re doing to the greens keeper, please be nicer to him. Yesterday was too much.
Written July 5, 2021
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mw4au
Mobile, AL37 contributions
A Great Bucket List Course
Jun 2021 • Couples
A great choice for our bucket list in Minnesota! Challenging? Yes! But Marshall Dave was quite helpful with suggestions for conquering this well designed Arnold Palmer course. We were first to tee off... felt like we were all alone. DH had a fun round, though he did dodge a few sprinklers (recent lack of rain). I enjoyed photographing the beautiful views of Pelican Lake.
Written June 20, 2021
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KusskeB
Peoria, AZ12 contributions
Challenging, scenic golf course
Sep 2020
Very challenging, hilly course with difficult greens. Great creative layout in the beautiful lake country.
Written September 28, 2020
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Thank you for the perfect 5 star rating and review. Our Deacon's Golf Course is a challenging and beautiful course. Yes, those greens are challenging and huge. So happy that you had a chance to golf one of the premier courses in the state. We truly appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you on the course again someday.
Written October 3, 2020
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cellingson56
Clear Lake, MN63 contributions
No golf for us this year, but great food.
Jul 2020
We weren't able to golf Deacon's this year, but have loved the course in the past. We did however manage to eat a great meal at the restaurant and the Walleye sandwich was the best ever! Our server, Greta, was incredible!
Written July 10, 2020
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Thanks for the awesome review for our Palmer's Grille. Happy that the service was great and the meal too. We hope you get a chance to golf Deacon's next year. We truly appreciate your business!
Written October 3, 2020
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Dundrum
12 contributions
Great golf
Jun 2020 • Family
Attractive and challenging course. Good value in afternoon and Juniors were half price. Very enjoyable 18. 17th is a beautiful hole
Written June 18, 2020
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Yes, Deacon's is a challenging and beautiful course. Thanks for the 5 star rating and review. We sincerely appreciate your business and hope to see you again next year.
Written October 3, 2020
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JimmyHill1
Chicago17 contributions
Great golf and Food.
Jul 2019
We travel to Deacon's once a year. The golf is the best and the walleye sandwich is fantastic. Great place for lunch before or after a great round on one of the best courses you'll ever place. Looking forward to this years summer trip already !!
Written February 11, 2020
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Thank You Jimmy for the nice review for our Deacon's Lodge Golf Course and for our Palmer's Grille Restaurant. So happy that you enjoyed our walleye sandwich. I am partial, but I agree that it is one of the best courses in Minnesota. We have many golfing guests that have said that also. Happy that you get that chance once a year to visit our course and Palmer's Grill. We sincerely appreciate your business!
Written February 12, 2020
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Craig H
3 contributions
Awesome Golf Course
Aug 2019
A beautiful and challenging golf course that will test your skills, but rewards you with a great golf outing, that any golf enthusiast will truly enjoy. This Arnold Palmer design does not disappoint!
Written August 27, 2019
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Thanks Craig for the nice review of our Deacon's Lodge Golf Course! If you are disappointed with this course, there are other issues and you need to find a course not so challenging. We so agree with you that the Arnold Palmer design is awesome and glad you enjoyed golfing it. We truly appreciate your business and hope to see you back soon. Thank You!
Written August 28, 2019
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Alexander N
La Quinta, CA46 contributions
If a 5 1/2 hour round is your kind of golf, this place is perfect for you!
Jul 2019 • Couples
So disappointed in Deacon's Lodge management. Playing there could've been a great experience, but we experienced the opposite. We played last Friday afternoon. Marshaling of slow/drunk players was atrocious. We arrived at 1pm for a 2pm tee time. No carts were available. Staff is very friendly and trying to please guests, but management clearly is all about "one and done" customers. I left a business card for manager to call me to discuss my frustrations. Never called. We waited on every shot and after 15 holes and 4 1/2 hours of putting along, we quit. Would've been another hour to play the last 4 holes. Go to other courses in Brainerd Lakes area. You'll be happier and not waste your money.
Written July 25, 2019
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Jason F
Fillmore, Canada7 contributions
This world class Arnold Palmer course is a must.
May 2019 • Friends
With the all-inclusive golf package you have access to this course at a reduced rate. I highly recommend it.
Written May 10, 2019
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