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4.3
615 Reviews (615)
5 Stars
230
4 Stars
297
3 Stars
58
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
10
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
94.1%
Recommend this course
570 out of 615 reviews
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4.4
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
94.1%
Recommend this course
16 out of 17 reviews
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4.3
84 Reviews (84)
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
35
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.7
94.0%
Recommend this course
79 out of 84 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 71
Length 6174 yards
Slope 125
Rating 68.8

Surrounded by the Pocono Mountains, the Pocono Hills Golf Course (formerly Fernwood Resort & Country Club) was carefully carved from wooded hillsides. Condos and other residences were later built near the golf course and although they are situated quite close, the round is still enjoyable. The layout is tight with narrow fairways that are lined with trees. The front nine is easier than the back where more dramatic elevation changes come into play. Many of the greens have elevations of over 50 feet, making approach shots a formidable test. There are also a number of tricky doglegs that are practically 90 degree turns. The layout rewards straight, accurate drives and the greens putt fast and true. There are a number of challenging holes, especially the 10th and 14th, but overall Pocono Hills Golf Course is approachable enough for all skill levels.

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Course Details

Year Built 1968
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/30
Architect Nicholas Psiahas

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt, proper golf attire

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Reviews

4.3
615 Reviews (615)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 14
Brunch 8
Watching the Game 7
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 26
Narrow Fairways 23
Undulating Greens 15
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 17
Locals 16
A Weekend Splurge 11
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 23
Worth the Drive 14
Near Local Attractions 12

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Reviews 84
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
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Previously Played

Greeting

Cool conditions. I was wearing thermal under garment with a stylish sweatshirt and was told that I needed a collared shirt to play golf. I was forced to purchase a $50.00 golf shirt in order to play. I tried to reason with the front desk receptionist but was denied. My wife and I drove over an hour to get to the course and I was out of options. I ended up purchasing a shirt that was too small due to my limited options. Very unreasonable staff person. I am on a limited budget. I doubt that I will be returning to this course in the future. It’s not like I was playing Augusta national. I have played this course for the past 40 years and never been disappointed until now.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Beautiful fall day for golf

The course is in great shape. Love to play here. I gave a three for pase of play due to a twosome in front of us who with open holes ahead of them dragged along standing and watching each shot. When we completed our round, I mention them to the starter. Obvious they missed the chapter in Golf Digest about Ready Play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 151
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Always impressed by condition of greens here. Overall course in good shape. Had misfortune of being behind incredibly slow foursome who held everyone up. 5 hour round. But weather was perfect.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 14
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Getting too Pricey

Have loved this course for a few years now.
It isn't too difficult but has several chalenging holes. Many narrow fairways but not crazy.

However, we are not happy with the recent price increases. We were willing to drive 60 miles because of the affordability, but now it is suddenly as costly as courses in NJ.
We will certainly not play as many rounds here if the prices stay this high.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Suddenly pricey

We do like this course. We don't shy away from mountain courses. Lot of blind shots and thin fairways keep you on your game.
But suddenly, over the past month, prices doubled!
If you're going to do that, you need to pay some rangers to chase down the idiot who don't repair fairway divots and green ballmarks.
Have to say, disappointd in the sudden price hike.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Really Fun Course

Great course in the Poconos. Many holes are on the shorter side making it playable for different handicappers. The course was in amazing shape considering we were playing in October. The back nine has some challenging fairways and tricky greens. A lot of fun putts with over 10 ft of break at times.
The layout provided a fun round with many rewarding holes if you hit good approach shots.
Really good value !!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pocono Hills PA

Quaint little mountain course. On the short side but challenging due to undulating hills and fairways and many holes are a bit tight and guarded. Staff was super courteous but no warm up area. Super affordable and greens and fairways are in great shape. I wish they would mow the mound on 10 but I guess it’s part of the charm and a brutal penalty if you do t get up. Enjoy ⛳️

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 30
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Blind shot

A good test if u never been there. A lot of blind shot. Go for it or play it safe like me.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course was in very good shape. Half the holes are fairly easy. The other half are challenging with narrow fairways.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day!

Course was in excellent shape, the weather was great, and there was nobody in front of me for most of my round. Coupled with a great hot deal rate, it couldn’t have been better!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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