Our Story

About Deer Creek

Deer Creek has built a solid reputation as an exceptional award-winning championship golf course. Our 45-hole North and South course is known as the “Jewel” of Durham Region, with challenging yet enjoyable play on impeccable greens.

Players come to Deer Creek to access our Short Course, featuring undulating greens, plenty of water features and first-rate conditioning. Our state-of-the-art Practice & Performance centre is home to an outstanding team of PGA of Canada professionals who offer coaching and training to help golfers of all levels improve their game.

With a great view of the South Course, Jerry’s Taphouse (named after our founder) is a modern gastropub fitted with large TVs and a premium bar area, located on the south side of the Deer Creek clubhouse.

Our stunning events venue offers an elevated experience for weddings, corporate events, fundraisers and family celebrations. Our dedicated and passionate staff ensure our guests have memories to last a lifetime.


Coughlan Homes founder Jerry Coughlan launched his real estate development company in 1958 with a small loan from his mother. He built his first home in East York, quickly expanding throughout the GTA. A passionate golfer, Jerry built the renowned Glen Cedars Golf Club in Pickering in 1968, and later established Deer Creek in Ajax. Known as a building pioneer and philanthropist, Jerry was a humble man with a strong work ethic, and he fostered a company culture that made every employee feel like they were part of the family. That culture continues to this day.