Summer Wedding Food Ideas

Summer Wedding Food Ideas

Summer Wedding Food Ideas

While some may think of it as an afterthought, it’s the food at a wedding that has the power to truly bring guests from all walks of life together. If you are looking at summer wedding food ideas, there are a number of factors that must be considered. 

  • Are there any known dietary restrictions? 
  • Do you prefer buffet style or plated dishes?
  • What foods are in season?

Deer Creek’s Fort Lauderdale Country Club maps out delicious summer party food ideas to wow your guests and enhance the beauty of your reception!


First Course Ideas to Get the Party Started!

To get your party started, here are some summer wedding food ideas for appetizers. These are the first impressions your guests will get of your party, so here are some fabulous appetizers to accentuate the season.


  • Caprese Salad: Bright tomatoes pair beautifully with fresh mozzarella and basil, topped with a light drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. This dish can be served plated or passed out on skewers for an on-the-go snack, plus it’s a wonderful vegetarian option. 
  • Sushi Bar: Nothing screams summer like sushi! The versatility of this grab-and-go snack means it can satisfy a number of palettes. Make sure to include California or tempura rolls for those who don’t prefer raw fish.
  • Prosciutto Wrapped Cantaloupe: This unique yet popular bite is the perfect blend of sweet, fruity, and salty. Its allure lies in its simplicity, showcasing the beautiful dance of flavors between the minimal ingredients. 
  • Lobster Rolls: A classic summer dish that is both filling and mouth-watering. Feel free to collaborate with your caterer if you’d prefer a substitution for the lobster.
  • Charcuterie Graze: By showcasing an assortment of combinations, including cheese, fruit, meats, and crackers, guests will have the ability to craft their perfect bite and go back for seconds throughout the night.


Summer Main Courses

As the party gets underway and guests grow hungrier after dancing the night away, these fresh and filling foods will keep the party going.


  • Fresh Pizza: Don’t let the popularity of this classic dish fool you. An artisanal wood-fired pizza is a perfect vessel for a wide array of ingredients and tastes.
  • Braised Short Ribs: Pair this easy yet decadent dish with your favorite summer vegetables.
  • Elote (Mexican street corn): This vegetarian option is packed with bright and powerful flavors and can be served on the cob or plated.
  • Summer Salads: The options are endless when deciding what to include. Pair in-season vegetables with bright, citrusy dressings to pair great with champagne and wine.


Wedding Desserts to End the Night

Wrap up your magical evening on a high note with these mouth-watering summer dessert ideas. 


  • Make Your Own Acai Bowls: Nothing says summer like fresh fruit. What better way to showcase these ingredients than in a filling and refreshing smoothie bowl? 
  • Boozy Popsicles: Pair bright fruit juices with your favorite spirit in this delicious frozen treat. Have non-alcoholic versions on hand for children and those who don’t imbibe.
  • Macarons: These gluten-free confections provide the perfect vessel for sweet summer flavors like peach or watermelon. 
  • Crepes: A classic dessert that can be paired with delectable ingredients like Nutella, cinnamon, and fruit.
  • Key Lime Pie: Nothing screams a Florida summer celebration like this iconic dessert. Serve as small bites or in classic slices.


Contact Deer Creek to Learn More!

At Deer Creek, we take pride in both our extravagant venue and top-notch facilities, including excellent kitchens, eliminating the need for a caterer! If you have been inspired by these summer wedding food ideas, don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about these accommodations, and read more on wedding ideas on our blog.

What Are the Most Breathable Golf Shoes?

What Are the Most Breathable Golf Shoes?

What Are the Most Breathable Golf Shoes?

Golf is best experienced on a bright and sunny day outdoors. However, if you are interested in the sport, you will need to get used to the idea that you will most likely be undergoing periods of intense heat and humidity, especially if you will be playing in a state like Florida. In fact, one of the top considerations of someone interested in golf is how to stay cool in the heat. In the following blog, Deer Creek Golf Club will detail some of the most breathable golf shoes available for golfers. Continue reading below for more. 

Breathability Makes the Most Comfortable Golf Shoes

One of the areas of the human body that undergoes the most stress during hot days is the feet. There is nothing quite as uncomfortable as walking around a golf course with a pair of suffocating footwear. Breathable golf shoes allow players to enjoy lightweight and comfortable shoes so they can stay as cool as possible.

Breathable shoes are usually made of more lightweight materials like mesh. This allows your foot to stay as dry as possible, even during the hottest and humid summer days. So, with this understanding of the advantages of breathable golf shoes, we will delve deeper into what the most breathable golf shoes are. 




What Are the Most Breathable and Most Comfortable Golf Shoes? 

There are many different kinds of breathable and comfortable golf shoes. Deer Creek takes a closer look below. 




Ecco Biom C4 Shoe

This shoe is especially attractive to golfers because it boasts cutting-edge technology. This is reflected in their grip, style, and breathability. Aside from being extremely comfortable, the Ecco Biom C4 shoe is extremely stylish because of its sneaker-inspired design, which gives it a more athletic look. The modern technology that it uses helps keep golfers cool. 




New Balance Fresh Foam Pace Sl Golf Shoe

If there is one brand that is recognized for having a great blend of athletic and comfortable shoes, it is New Balance. This is also a unique breathable golf shoe because it includes a waterproof mesh that is used in the upper section of the shoe. These are also extremely light since they only weigh about 11 ounces. Many people flock to New Balance because of their large selection of wide and extra wide widths, and their golf shoes are no exception. These are among the best golf shoes for those looking for swing support and comfortable wear that lasts the entire round. 




More About Deer Creek Golf Club 

Aside from detailing the top comfort golf shoes, Deer Creek Golf Club is proud to be one of the best golf clubs in Florida, and we are here to help you and your family enjoy a spectacular round of golf on our beautiful South Florida golf course.


We are also one of the few golf courses in Broward County that is also a wedding venue. A golf course wedding venue is extremely memorable because of the beautiful landscapes that the bride and groom could enjoy. 

Contact us today to learn more about one of the top Florida golf course wedding venues.

Upcoming Summer PGA Tour Events to Look Forward To

Upcoming Summer PGA Tour Events to Look Forward To

Upcoming Summer PGA Tour Events to Look Forward To

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!



Summer Wedding Guest Dresses of 2022

Summer Wedding Guest Dresses of 2022

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!


Cut-Out Dresses

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. 


Bold Colors

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! 


Slip Dresses

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

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! 


Contact Us

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


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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

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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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