This place is awesome. #deerrunjeepgolf combines a very cool concept family owned business and Jeeps. Doesn’t get any better than that. I’m proud to be a member.
3 months ago
I first heard about Deer Run jeep golf club a few months ago, and thought it was basically a PGA style golf course, but instead of golf carts you could drive your off road car/truck hole to hole. Boy, was I wrong.
For $50 for a day (there are also memberships, that definetly seemed worth it if you return a couple times a year), you get access to awesome off road paths right near Ocean City, MD. Each obstacle was fun, and there was access to approximately 7 miles of trail (9 finished holes and another 9 that are currently closed, but you can still ride the course). Some of the obstacles were much more difficult than I expected, but as I said earlier, they were all really fun.
This brings me to the unfortunate part of my trip. We tried to cross a muddy remnant of a waterhazard, that involved a pretty difficult climb to get out on the other side (Not to mention it was atleast a foot deeper than we judged). My friend tried gallantly, but got stuck. Within a minute, one of the staff rode up (in a jeep) and helped to get us out. Unfortunately, my buddy blew his (already frail) clutch in his 2008 Lifted Jeep Wrangler trying to get free from the mud. The staff member (I'm really sorry I didn't get his name) towed us back to the pro-shop. We sat in the air conditioned pro shop and waited for a tow truck for close to 2 hours (staff was very kind and helpful, answered lots of questions about course and offroading in general). With a healthy clutch, this probably would have not been a problem, but this was just the killing blow for my friends clutch.
At most obstacles, especially the challenging ones, there is an option to go around, so most off-road vehicles should be able to complete this course if vigilant and careful to avoid obstacles they cannot traverse. Take note that this is no longer a PGA styled course, it's essentially an unkempt minigolf course (That could be totally ignored if you want), with fun offroad segments connecting them.
The only true criticism I have for the club is to improve the signage on the course, so that people (especially inexperienced people) will know more about what they are getting into before they actually begin an obstacle. Also, lending radios to the cars might not be a bad idea as well, as my cell phone reception was bad at times. Had the man who helped us not been riding around, we would have had a long walk back to the proshop to get someone to help tow us out.
In summary, I had a blast (even though we couldn't finish the course). The course was awesome and challenging, and the service was extremely friendly and helpful. I will definetly go back in the future, and would even look into a membership.
A Google User
4 months ago
Awesome place to off road, while playing a short game of golf.