When one thinks of luxurious living what comes to mind is a endless array of amenities, gorgeous views, and palatial homes. Jacksonville’s own Deerwood Country Club neighborhood will exceed those expectations effortlessly. Having been Jacksonville Southside’s first gated golf community and club, it provides its members with benefits unmatched.
This premiere country club got its humble start in the 1890s, when it was purchased by Richard Greene Skinner. Mr. Skinner’s purchase included 50,000 acres of lush land in North Florida. About 70 years later, in 1960 Skinner’s grandson partnered with his siblings to repurpose 900 acres of that land and create a lavish residential community and private club. This project was to include prestige amenities for its members and provide a place where privacy was king.
In light of their home listings, the grand lots range in price from $230,000- $830,000. These beautiful homes owe their prestige price tags to the awe-inspiring amenities and community strength upheld by the members of Deerwood. In need of a little elbow room? The square footage of the Deerwood homes can start from 1900 square feet and reach about 5000 square feet.
Deerwood’s membership programs are inclusive and provide its members with posh luxuries. A few of their opulent facilities include: full service dining, banquet rooms, fitness centers, kid’s club, and more. There are different levels of memberships that all include different packages of their amenities. Full includes use of all facilities on site. Sports features an unlimited use of all the fitness facilities on site. Social includes spa services and unlimited dining and swimming. Honorary extends full membership use to open members of the Clergy and Active Military. Non-resident offers unlimited dining, fitness, swimming, and tennis to those who live 50 or more miles from Jacksonville city limits. An additional membership is offered to those who would just like to spend one day on site: “Member for a day.” This particular one is variable and you may partake in the activities that are taking place that day such as, fitness classes, golf tournaments, pool lounging, and more. Deerword takes pride in serving each of their members personally, providing them a membership that fits you best.
Being the leading private golf attraction amongst the ever-famous Southside of Jacksonville, Deerwood Country Club offers benefits both inside and out of the reach of its gates.
Designed by golf architect George Cobb in 1960 and renovated by fellow golf architect Brian Silva in 2004, it was a matter of time before professionals would play and competitions would be held on its par-72 course. The course has been graced to hold the Greater Jacksonville Open, later called The Players Championship, on two separate occasions: from 1967-69 and 1972-75. But don’t let that scare you, with five sets of tees, everyone can be accomodated from novices to experts. Resident professionals of Deerwood, Tim Cooper and Will Rehberg, are here to instruct and help you perfect your swing.
Another amazing amenity offered is the use of any of the 12 Har-Tru courts maintained by Deerwood Country Club. Offering viewing decks and lounges, comfortability and enjoyment is sustained at all costs. Deerwood also provides a full service Pro Shop where lessons and clinics can be scheduled, and your gear needs can be fulfilled. Members can enjoy a match on the courts without the pressures on competition, if that’s your thing.
Family always comes first, and at Deerwood entertaining your family seems to be their number one priority. With amenities stretching from kids clubs and summer camps to holiday festivals, celebrations, and movies on the lawn, you’ll never run out of things to do.
BEYOND THE GATES
Being located on the Southside, Jacksonville’s known attractions are just minutes away. Jax beaches and Downtown can be reached within 20 minutes. Downtown Jacksonville yields plenty of destinations to grab a bite, watch a movie, or enjoy a walk in the park at Riverside. St. Johns Town Center is just a short 13 minute drive; shopping, dining, and enjoying a night out are closer than you might think. With the University of North Florida just 10 minutes away, sporting events, nature walks, or campus tours are done with ease.
No matter where you are located in the Deerwood Country Club, you are guaranteed an activity to partake in and enjoy with family and friends.