Wedding Cake Ideas for Summer

Wedding Cake Ideas for Summer

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 Watercolors

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. 

 

Simply Naked

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. 

 

Citrus Flavors

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.

 

Bold Rainbow

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. 

 

Small Servings

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? 

 

Fresh Fruit

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

 

Simple Design

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! 

 

Contact Us

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. 

 

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Why You Need an Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

Flowers for Your Summer Wedding

Best Golf Shirts For Hot Weather

Best Golf Shirts For Hot Weather

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
  • 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
  • Opti-Dri
  • 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!

 

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How To Stay Cool At An Outdoor Wedding

How To Stay Cool At An Outdoor Wedding

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:

  • Face-blotters
  • Sunscreen
  • Travel-size deodorant
  • Body wipes
  • Body spray or perfume

 

Contact Us

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! 

 

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9-Hole vs. 18-Hole Handicap

9-Hole vs. 18-Hole Handicap

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.

9-Hole vs. 18-Hole Handicap

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. 

Contact Us

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.

Spring Weddings

Spring Weddings

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. 

 

The Flowers 

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

Contact Us

If you want a beautifully scenic wedding venue, contact us today, availability runs out quickly!

 

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Why You Need An Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

How To Choose Your Wedding Cake

PGA Events in Florida

PGA Events in Florida

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

Orlando, FL

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.

 

Valspar Championship

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.

 

QBE Shootout 

December TBA, 2022

Naples, FL

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.