Pocono Hills Golf Course in Bushkill, Pennsylvania, USA | GolfPass
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4.2
489 Reviews (489)
5 Stars
177
4 Stars
238
3 Stars
47
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
9
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.6
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
94.0%
Recommend this course
451 out of 489 reviews
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4.3
88 Reviews (88)
5 Stars
39
4 Stars
41
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.7
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
95.5%
Recommend this course
84 out of 88 reviews
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4.3
125 Reviews (125)
5 Stars
51
4 Stars
60
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.7
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
96.0%
Recommend this course
120 out of 125 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

4.2
489 Reviews (489)

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 394
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4.0
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Perfect weather
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
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Conditions Excellent
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4.0
First Time Playing

The vacation

I highly recommended, very good condition, the greens are fast but playable. You need to take advanced of the front nine because the back nine it’s very link style. It’s very challenge golf course. For sure if I got vacations in the poconos I gone play this course again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 8
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I Recommend This Course
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Nasty Greens

Course in great condition. Some of the greens are brutal if you have too much speed or you left your ball ion the wrong spot. But if you hit it right the greens are fine.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very interesting course!

I like golf courses which are perfectly fitting into their environment. This one does. For a first time player it has too many blind shots. Anyway. I would play it again. And again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

not cookie cutter course

so much fun to play. course will bite you in spots.
challenging holes and memorable holes.
played early in less than 4 hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 58
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great course

Could not pass up the hot deal n GolfNow. Friendly staff, and course is in great conditions. A must play again and again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Playing in the Poconos

A good course for the money. Can get crowded and play can slow down . Sand traps can be like shy of sand and hitting out of them is often hard for the hi handy cap golfer . Stay in the fare ways for a good time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Pocono Hills

Course was in very good condition considering the heat and lack of rain the last few weeks.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun Day

Arrived right at our Start Time and no problem getting out. Staff friendly. Played on Saturday and course was not overcrowded. Only slight complaint was no water available once out on the course... had to rely on mobile Food/Drink Cart.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 58
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Still best value in the Poconos

Great layout and challenging. Cheapest golf in the Poconos including the replay rate.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 23
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 23
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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