Deer Creek wants to ensure all our members and the public know about all of the PGA events coming up this summer. Some events you can attend in person, while others you can enjoy on TV, hopefully putting you in the mood to book a tee time with us!
Here are the upcoming PGA Tour Events 2022:
- June 20 – 26:Travelers Championship, TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Connecticut
- June 29 – July 3: John Deere Classic, TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Illinois
- July 7 – July 10: Barbados Championship, Keene Trace Golf Club (Champions Course), Nicholasville, Kentucky
- July 11 – 17: The Open Championship, St. Andrews Links (Old Course), St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland
- July 14 – 17: Barracuda Championship, Tahoe Mountain Club (Old Greenwood), Truckee, California
- July 18 – 24: 3M Open, TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, Minnesota
- July 28 – 31: Rocket Mortgage Classic, Detroit Golf Club, Detroit, Michigan
- August 3 – 7: Wyndham Championship, Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, North Carolina
- August 8 – 14: FedEx St. Jude Championship, TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN
- August 16 – 21: BMW Championship, Wilmington Country Club, Wilmington, DE
- August 25 – 28: TOUR Championship, East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, GA
Our South Florida Gulf Club is excited about this season’s PGA events. If watching the tour gets you wanting to play a few rounds, check out our tee times here!
Come Watch With Us!
If you can’t make it to each event, we are happy to host you at our Deer Creek Grille for great food and good times! You can catch the events on our TVs and enjoy our fun and family-friendly environment.
We offer different menus for different events and times of the day:
If you are interested in making reservations or coming to play with us, then contact us today!
Peak wedding season is fast approaching, which means it’s time for dress shopping. Since it seems 2022 is the “year of the wedding,” now that venues are opening back up and allowing bigger parties, it’s best to be prepared with a few summer wedding guest dress options! There are many factors to consider when shopping, the weather, the location, is it outdoor or indoor, and even the style or theme of the wedding!
The style of each wedding will be different, so Deer Creek wants to help go over some styles of outfits and dresses for a summer wedding.
Dress Styles for a Summer Wedding Guests
After we’ve considered all the factors, it’s time to break down the different styles that are going to be a hit this summer!
Skin is in! Showing off a little more by wearing a dress with cut-outs at the waist, neckline, or back is going to be one of the top trends this season. It also helps that they bring a level of breathability during a summer wedding, but remember – don’t reveal too much skin. It’s still a wedding.
Now is not the time for pastels or muted florals. This season is meant for brighter options like hot pink, bright yellow, Kelly green, and more! If the shade you picked brings concerns of drawing too much attention, then opt for a short silhouette and/or minimal accessories.
Note: Make sure to do research ahead of time to avoid possibly wearing the same color as the bride or bridal party. Non-white dresses are also traditional in some cultures. Just be mindful!
This simple ‘90s silhouette is gaining popularity again in 2022. The only difference is maxi length is the way to go over the shorter hemlines from the past. The maxi length allows for this style to be even more versatile for many different wedding types. They can be dressed up, dressed down, casual, or really whatever you need them to be.
Strapless dresses for a summer wedding are always a great option. They provide a way for guests to stay cool while still holding on to a classy style. This is another dress style that can be dressed up or dressed down for any occasion.
If dresses aren’t your thing, don’t worry! Being comfortable while keeping to the wedding dress code can be simply achieved with jumpsuits. They are an option of equal parts sleek and sophisticated for your next summer wedding. When shopping, look for elegant fabrics or elevated details like silk or a fitted waist. The options are endless!
Our wedding venue is a great place to host one of the happiest days of your life and for your friends! With the Florida weather in mind, we hope our tips for styles for summer dresses for wedding guests. Contact us today for more tips and tricks or to learn more about all of our wedding guides.
Wedding Cake Ideas for Summer
Flowers for Your Summer Wedding
With gorgeous weather and blooms on the way, summer is definitely the most popular season to get married. When it comes to summer weddings, the cake is always a key piece to think about. It can be stressful picking out a wedding cake, but Deer Creek is here to help!
The first thing you’ll want to do is think of the style and theme of your wedding and then brainstorm what type of cake would match it. Choosing a seasonal wedding cake should always go along with your seasonal theme. Here are a few wedding cake ideas for summer to consider.
Sweet and Summery
If you are having a vintage or a garden-style wedding, then a cake that is light, sweet, and charming would be a great idea. Cakes with white or light-colored frosting decorated with fresh fruit and flowers will not only match your theme but be a beautiful addition to your wedding.
Cool-toned color palettes are beautiful for summer weddings and for summer wedding cakes! These have a way of giving off a relaxing feeling on a hot summer day, especially at a South Florida wedding. Mixing colors like silver, purple, and sky blue with shades of white can create an amazing and delicious design.
If your wedding is outside, then a simple cake with minimal icing and decoration is a way to add a rustic feel to your theme. Naked wedding cakes minimize the amount of buttercream used, which then minimizes the chance of the cake melting or tipping over from the heat. It’s also best to keep your cake in a shaded area.
Some summer wedding cake flavors to consider are flavors like lemon and orange. This gives the cake a beautifully zesty taste that your guests will love. If you don’t want to fully commit to this type of cake flavor, then add citrus touches like frosting designs, flavored decorations, or even add a design within the cake itself that will show when it is cut.
If you want something bolder, more fun, and louder, then we recommend going full-on rainbow. Bright, luscious colors will complement a sunny summer day perfectly! Having a cake that is gorgeously decorated and then reveals a showstopping rainbow on the inside will get all of your guests’ attention for sure.
If wedding cakes aren’t what you are looking for, then you can also look into smaller serving summer wedding desserts. You can still purchase a smaller cake for the cake cutting portion of the wedding, but instead of a large wedding cake, why not pass out matching cupcakes or desserts to your guests?
When it comes to summer wedding cakes, adding fresh fruit is always a bonus. It not only adds to the beauty of the cake, but your guests will love biting into a fresh strawberry while enjoying the South Florida weather.
Fruits in season during summer:
- Blueberries: March – November
- Cantaloupe: March – July
- Dragon Fruit: June – November
- Guava: Harvested year-round
- Limes: Harvested year-round
- Mangoes: May – September
- Melons: March – July
- Raspberries: June – September
- Strawberries: October – June
- Watermelons: April – July
Sometimes a simple design is the best way to go. Going with a simple and relaxed summer wedding cake brings a different kind of elegance to your wedding. We suggest doing a “barely there” ombre effect. Simply beautiful!
Deer Creek not only offers the perfect venue for your wedding, but we are also here to answer any questions you may have! Contact us today to let us know how we can help make your day as special as it should be.
Why You Need an Outdoor Wedding Ceremony
Flowers for Your Summer Wedding
Welcome to the “Sunshine State,” where during the summer the average temperature ranges from 73 degrees to 95 degrees. If you are coming to join us for a few rounds of golf, we want you to come prepared! Deer Creek recommends drinking lots of water, wearing sunscreen, and, most importantly, dressing appropriately for the heat.
It is important to know what material is best when golfing in the heat, so let us show you some of the best golf shirts for hot weather!
Most Comfortable Golf Shirt for Summer
The first thing to know about golfing in the heat is not to wear cotton shirts. 100% cotton is thick and can make the heat feel even more uncomfortable. It is best to avoid any natural fabrics for that reason. A synthetic fabric will allow the sweat to evaporate and stop the shirt from clinging to you.
Synthetic fabrics to look for:
- Nylon/Polyester shirts with spandex woven in
These will be the best golf shirts for hot weather. Natural fabrics absorb the moisture and make the shirt heavier and cling more, meaning you’ll feel hotter. There are many brands out there that make great golf clothes for hot weather, but there is a handful that stands out from the rest.
Adidas Golf Shirts
If you are looking for the best breathable golf shirts, Adidas is a great place to start. Not only are they great fitting, but they are also designed to keep players feeling cool in warmer weather. There is a common theme throughout this company that their shirts are made out of recycled materials to reduce plastic waste. This offers a modern take on classic styles. With the technology used in the shirts, golfers will find themselves cooler and happier in Adidas golf shirts, especially if it’s an afternoon tee time.
Adidas Golf Polos:
- Go-To Polo
- Statement No-show Primegreen Polo
- Jacquard Lines Polo Shirt
- Statement Seamless Polo Shirt
- Adicross Stone Polo
- Ultimate365 Solid Polo
- Ultimate365 Allover Print Primegreen Polo
Adidas also offers a range of other golf apparel options and accessories.
Under Armour Golf Apparel
Under Armour is another commonly known brand that has a great selection of golf attire. Not only are they created to keep players cool in the heat, but their fit and performance are also highly noted.
- Style: Being a larger global brand, Under Armor is able to provide many different styles and colors. It is a great brand to shop for that fits your personality.
- Fit: They also have a variety of fits, allowing players to find a fit tailored for their build and comfort levels. From loose-fitting, to regular or tight, Under Armour keeps you comfortable.
- Performance: Most Under Armour shirts perform well. Not only do the shirts have a great stretch, which is key in a good golf shirt, but some of them even use ribbon-shaped nylon fabric and titanium dioxide. Ribbon-shaped nylon fiber is meant to aid in heat dispersion, while titanium dioxide is meant to pull the heat away from the body.
Callaway Golf Clothing
Callaway golf is one of the most recognizable golf brands out there. It is also one of the most technically superior and sustainable products for golfers. Because of the special technologies used, they create breathable golf shirts for the players.
Different technologies they use:
- Swing Tech
- UV Block
- Engineered Ventilation
On top of their technologies, they have a variety of fashion options for some of the best golf shirts for hot weather. Their shirts come in different fits like Callaway X, which is their signature European slim-fit, and a fashion-focused collection.
Golf With Us!
So now that you know which are the best golf shirts for hot weather, you can come and check out our course and play a few rounds! If you have any further questions, contact us today. We will do what we can to make your next South Florida golf experience the best one!
What Is Proper Golf Attire For Men?
Florida didn’t get its nickname the “Sunshine State” for no reason, and with late spring/ early summer weather approaching, it’s going to be an average high of the mid to high 80s. This shouldn’t stop you from enjoying your special day. Deer Creek is here to show you how to stay cool at an outdoor wedding.
As a South Florida wedding venue, we have experience in dealing with hot weddings in the Florida heat. Here are some summer wedding tips for keeping the party and guests cool:
- Have water available
- Keep the seating cooler
- Stay away from liquid makeup
- Give out sunglasses or have shades
- Create a sweat-survival kits
You can also invest in misters or have fans, but this is one to be careful because we don’t want to mess with any of the decorations, guests’ outfits, or any hair and makeup.
Have Water Available
The easiest way to keep your guests cool at an outdoor wedding is to have pitchers of fruit-infused water ready for them instead of handing them a glass of bubbly. Fruits like watermelon and mango help reduce body temperature. This is a great way to keep them hydrated and cool.
Keep the Seating Cooler
While metal or wooden chairs look good, they are also materials that can heat up and cause your guests’ bottoms to get a little overheated. Investing in some fabric cushions can help prevent this and help keep their bottoms and legs from getting too hot or burned if the meal chairs get hot enough.
Stay Away From Liquid Makeup
Another tip for how to stay cool at an outdoor wedding is to stay clear of liquid makeup. Powder-based makeup will be a great go-to, so you can avoid continuously needing to fix your foundation. We also recommend getting a lip stain instead of lipstick so any smears or running can also be avoided. The best tip we can give is to hire a professional makeup artist and get airbrush makeup since it is sweatproof, waterproof, and tearproof (perfect for weddings). Working with a natural makeup look will also help with minimal products!
Give Out Sunglasses or Have Shades
If possible, provide shades to cover your guests without disrupting your ceremony. It can also be fun to pass out sunglasses as party favors at the beginning so guests can wear them. You can even add your own wedding logo to them! You can also include in your invitations to bring sunglasses so your guests are aware that they might need them.
Create Sweat Survival Kits
Making a survival kit for a hot wedding could save the day for yourself and your bridal party.
The kits could include:
- Travel-size deodorant
- Body wipes
- Body spray or perfume
If a summer wedding is in your future, make sure you check out our summer wedding tips and how to stay cool at an outdoor wedding. Contact us today to set a meeting to plan your dream summer wedding at Deer Creek Golf Club!
Flowers for Your Summer Wedding
Handicaps in golf have a lot of variables and factors that come into play. For instance, if you are playing 9 holes or the full 18 hole course, your handicap would be different. Deer Creek can help you determine your handicap and convert your 9-hole handicap into an 18-hole handicap. It might seem complicated at first, but we are here to try and simplify it.
Let’s start with the basics. What is your handicap, and how do you get it?
What Is a Golf Handicap?
A golf handicap is a number that provides an indication of your playing ability based on the previous round’s scores. For men, the handicap is typically between zero and twenty-eight. For women, it is between zero and thirty-six. From your previous scores, you’ll be able to calculate course handicaps.
When you are a member of a club, the handicap for you at the course will be given based on your scores from previous games played at that same course. This number is used to enable players of varying abilities to fairly compete against one another. The better the player, the lower the handicap.
Convert 9 Hole Handicap to 18 Hole Handicap
When playing and trying to convert a 9-hole handicap to an 18-hole handicap, the index is called ‘N.’ The handicap only ranges from ‘0 to 18’ compared to the typical handicap of 18 holes that ranges from ‘0 to 36’. One of the reasons behind having 2 separate handicaps is the level of concentration needed between playing 9 holes vs. 18. An 18-hole round takes about 4.5 hours to complete, and holding a steady concentration for that time period is more difficult. But it wouldn’t be fair to just multiply the score by 2 when playing only half of the course.
There was a study done by “The Range by The Grint,” and it looked at 5 golfer’s scores and their handicaps. See the graph below to see the comparisons.
So while there is no real conversion on the 2 handicaps, it is important to understand them and play by the rules of golf to get accurate scoring if you are only playing 9 holes.
If you want to become a member of the Deer Creek Golf Club or want to check out our tee times, contact us today! We are excited for you to come and play on our course.
Anyone who has watched or played golf can see the sense of formality, this mainly has to do with the attire worn by the players, the clothing etiquette, and how strictly they are implemented. So if you and your friends want to come to enjoy the beautiful greens at Deer Creek Golf Club, there are a few things you should know about the golf attire for men.
We broke it down into 5 main points to know before your next round with us!
No T-Shirts Allowed
The proper golf attire for men is usually collared shirts. That is one of the most important rules about men’s golf gear. No t-shirts!, Polo shirts are as comfortable and cool as t-shirts, but this one has a collar!
Jeans Are Not Allowed
Khakis and golf slacks are the preferred option for men’s golfing clothing. Whatever color or material you may choose, there are a few rules:
- Must have belt loops and a belt
- Avoid cuffs (cuffs can accumulate sand)
- No denim material
Shorts are okay to wear when golfing, but they shouldn’t be too short or too tight. Shorts should be tailored like casual trousers and should be above the knee. These, like the golf pants, should have belt loops and a belt.
Wear Proper Shoes and Socks
This is a very vital one because your footwear is also protection. Rubber shoes or sandals should never be worn when on the golf course. Instead, there are specific shoes with soft spikes. The spikes are supposed to keep you from slipping, and the shoe itself is close toed for your protection as well. Golf shoes with spikes should only be worn on the course. It is best to arrive in other shoes then change into the golf shoes in the locker room.
When it comes to socks on the golf course, they should match the color of our golf slacks. If you are wearing shorts then the socks should be a lighter color and lower around the ankles.
Golf Clothing Colors
When it comes to the color of the golf attire, it is important to remember that brighter colors or loud patterns are a distraction to the group and other players on the course. If you are there with business associates or there trying to close a business deal, it is best to keep the colors and look more toned down and professional.
If you are interested in golfing with us, come check out our courses or contact us today!
PGA Events In Florida
Spring is finally here and love is in the air! Between the warmer weather and the new blooms all around it’s one of the best times for nuptials. Deer Creek Golf Club is here to help pull off a great spring wedding, at the perfect venue. While springtime is busy with all the prom-goers and spring breakers, there are plenty of ways to pull off your special day in the midst of it.
There are a variety of things to focus on for a successful spring wedding, we have narrowed some of those for you.
One of the best parts of a spring wedding is that everything is in bloom at this time. There is such a wide range of stems in-season to dress up your wedding with. Peonies, tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths, nature supplies some of the most beautiful decorations. Cherry blossoms, dogwood, wheatgrass, herbs, and moss are great non-traditional touches to your floral arrangements. Deer Creek ballroom is adjacent to the beautiful outdoor gardens and country club. We are also an outdoor wedding venue with lush landscaping and an amazon cascading waterfall.
Spring Wedding Colors
Springtime is for pastels and softer but beautiful colors. When planning out your color palette, here are some wedding themes for spring:
- Blue, Purple, and Pink: softer, cooler shades are always a great way to go. Pops of these colors bring a subtle but radiant touch to your centerpieces, napkins, drapery, and even table cloths.
- Pink, Orange, White: Using various shades of pinks and oranges against white will add a bright splash of color in a classic way to your wedding day. They are happy hues for a reason, why not have them surrounding the happiest of days?
- Shades of Pink: Pink is incredibly versatile due to its many different shades. It will let you bring a soft pop of color or a brighter one!
- Warms Hues and Green: One of the most popular spring wedding colors are the subdued shades that also bring brightness. Using saturated fiery reds, oranges, and yellows mixed in with warm greens is a fantastic way to go.
- Red, Pink, and White: This is a classy way to incorporate color into your big day. Dark reds mellowed out with softer shades of pinks and white are great for Spring.
What to Wear to a Spring Wedding?
Finding the perfect dress or outfit is one of the biggest parts of your wedding day. Choosing between a sexy or classy wedding dress can be a lot, but there are also new spring wedding dress trends to consider:
- Bridal Dresses With Floral Motifs
- Deep V Necklines Dresses
- Puff Sleeve Wedding Gowns
- Mini Wedding Dresses
- Minimalist Bridal Gowns
- Sexy Silhouette Gowns
- Thigh-High Slits Bridal Gowns
For the grooms, it’s all about what fabric their suit is made from. We recommend cotton suits because they are a nice, lightweight option, especially for outdoor weddings in South Florida.
If you want a beautifully scenic wedding venue, contact us today, availability runs out quickly!
Why You Need An Outdoor Wedding Ceremony
How To Choose Your Wedding Cake
Florida is home to over a thousand golf courses. Known for its temperate spring, there’s no wonder why Florida is a homestead of golf’s early season. Some of the brightest stars in the game flood the links for a chance at glory…and a hefty prize check. At Deer Creek Golf Club, we bask in the love of the game. Our top-flight golf course accommodates all levels of play, whether you’re a beginner looking for a fun 18 or a scratch golfer looking to sculpt their game. We also take time to celebrate the biggest names in the sport. Let’s take a closer look at some of the top pga events in Florida.
Florida PGA Events in 2022
The Honda Classic
Feb 24-27, 2022
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Previous Champion: Matt Jones
FedEx Points: 500
Summary: One of the staples of the early season schedule, the Honda Classic is a fast-paced, star-studded gathering at the end of February, just a short jaunt north of Deer Creek Golf Club. Some of the past winners of the tournament include Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas, and Adam Scott. This tournament, which takes place the last weekend of February, starts four weeks of PGA events in Florida.
Arnold Palmer Invitational
March 3-6, 2022
Previous Champion: Bryson DeChambeau
FedEx Points: 550
Summary: Arnold Palmer is one of the most influential golfers in golf history. The fact that his PGA event in Florida became one of the most prominent tournaments in the sport is no surprise. Renamed the Arnold Palmer Invitational in 2007, this could’ve been named the ‘Tiger Woods Invitational’ not too long ago; he won the tournament eight times.
THE PLAYERS Championship
March 10-13, 2022
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Previous Champion: Justin Thomas
FedEx Points: 600
Sometimes referred to as “The Fifth Major Tournament”, this is the most celebrated event of the PGA season. THE PLAYERS, stylized in all caps, offer the highest purse of any tournament in the current PGA schedule. Nearly every golf star will aim for the world-famous 17th hole Par-3 island green.
March 17-20, 2022
Palm Harbor, FL
Previous Champion: Sam Burns
FedEx Points: 500
Summary: After a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the 2021 Valspar Championship featured one of the best performances in tournament history, with Sam Burns only one stroke away from the tournament record score. The Valspar is notorious for close finishes: in the past 12 adaptations of the tournament, only two have been decided by more than one stroke.
December TBA, 2022
Previous Champions: Kevin Na & Jason Kokrak
Summary: Of the PGA events in Florida, the QBE Shootout is one of the more unique tournaments of the calendar year. Taking place during the PGA offseason, golfers teams for three rounds of various forms of stroke play. The first round is a scramble, where both players play the hole according to their best shot. Greensomes is the game for the second round when players alternate shots after they tee off together. And the final round is ‘best ball’, where each golfer plays their hole, and the lower score goes on the scorecard. This event bears no weight in the FedEx Cup standings but carries a hefty purse for the victors.
A baby shower is one of the more special traditions for you, and for everyone you love to express their love for both the new parents and the incoming newborn. It’s a time for friends and family to share time with the expectant parents and to “shower” them with gifts, love, and good wishes before birth.
At Deer Creek Golf Club, we love to be a part of the special moments in your life. We host numerous special events to ring in the core moments of life. In one of South Florida’s best-kept secrets, Deerfield Beach, location is one of the elements that make it an ideal choice for those looking to hold private events. One of those special moments may be a baby shower. Let’s take a look at why one would throw a baby shower, and how to make yours dazzle.
Why Throw a Baby Shower
A baby shower can ease some due date stress by surrounding the neo-parents with the people they love. A baby shower brings together the couple’s closest friends and family to celebrate something special. Babies require a lot of time and attention when they finally arrive. And while you’re juggling how to welcome the newborn into the world, it’s important to take a moment and appreciate the beauty of a new life. Plus, a couple of extra household items from your loved ones can ease some financial stress as well.
If you’re going to have a baby shower, our recommendation is to find a separate location to throw your party. That will help it feel like an important event, while getting the parents-to-be out of their element and letting them relax. While any park or residence will do, you don’t want to feel cramped, and you don’t want to feel like you’re intruding on others. That is why renting out a private space to throw a baby shower makes the most sense.
We have private rooms with beautiful arched windows and crystal chandeliers at Deer Creek Golf Club. With views of a championship golf course in the distance, our ballrooms are a perfect location for glamor and fun. Our baby shower venue is the ideal destination to gather for your special day.
Fun Baby Shower Ideas
Pick a Baby Shower Theme
It’s always fun to throw a themed party. Whether it’s a favorite book, movie, or sports team, find something that brought the happy couple together, and build your decorations and activities around it.
One of the biggest rackets in the newborn game is diapers. In this activity, people bring in packs of diapers to enter a raffle for a prize. Somebody will leave with a reward, and the parents will go home with four months worth of diapers postpartum.
A Keepsake Guestbook
If you want to make sure you keep track of all who can make it to your party but want something unique for all to sign, get a little artsy and create a keepsake guest book. That is a fun baby shower idea that takes a little bit of extra work, but the payoff is worth it. Have your guests sign a canvas, a wooden letter of your initials, or a onesie. It is the perfect reminder of the phenomenal time you had with your loved ones and how much they care for you and the incoming baby.