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4.2
401 Reviews (401)
5 Stars
138
4 Stars
197
3 Stars
42
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.5
92.3%
Recommend this course
367 out of 401 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.0
61 Reviews (61)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
90.2%
Recommend this course
55 out of 61 reviews
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4.1
93 Reviews (93)
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
41
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.5%
Recommend this course
86 out of 93 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
401 Reviews (401)

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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Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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3.0
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Previously Played

Too many leaves on the greens, but then again it is fall…

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 53
Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
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Friendliness Good
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Plays Once a month
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4.0
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Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Beautiful course!

Really beautiful course, but it's generally tight with a lot of forced carries. It winds (a lot) through the housing community and woods,, but the holes are isolated. Lots of severe elevation changes (typical of Poconos), but the holes are well-designed. The only problem is drainage; you will find a lot of saturated fairways and some spongy greens. Really well maintained.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value, great greens

Overall a short but very enjoyable course Shot placement is key with more than a few blind shots throughout the 18 holes. Most noteworthy are the greens which were in absolutely beautiful condition despite the fact that few if any people seem to bother to fix ball marks. No beverage cart today which was a first.

Love the course despite the power lines and vacant condos that surround many of the holes. Played their 2-3x this season and will be back again 2/3x next season.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Good little course

This course is always well maintained and in great condition tee to green. Although it’s short, it’s a great course for the average golfer to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

We play this course more than any. Over the last few years many improvements have been made. Great job. However the rate of improvement has stalled. While the front nine are well maintained, they have not kept pace with the back nine. There are a few areas that were bunkers that have just been left alone, and the sand in the bunkers is not replenished as it is on the front.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Better than i thought it would be

We have played here several times this year and since it it late in the season, I half expected the course to be somewhat chewed up... on the contrary, it is in really good shape..
As usual, the staff is very friendly and helpful.
The pace of play was very good and we enjoyed it very much.
This is a relatively tough mountain course with a lot of narrow fairway -- blind hole challenges that can rattle your nerves but we love it.
I highly recommend it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

This course has many blind spots

The first three holes are deceiving. Course is very hilly with hardly any flat lies
Not for the novice or high handicap player.

Sand traps are NOT maintained.

Green conditions are good.

Not walkable.

Price from Golf Now is good value.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap Don't know
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent greens

The greens are in terrific shape. As well as the fairways and entire course. The course can play tight but because of how well maintained the rough and the fringe is, you can easily find you golf ball. Super value for the cost!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Don't let the front 9 fool you

Checked the scorecard before I played wondering why it was slope rated higher than average. Front 9 was straightforward and average difficulty. Things get more serious on the back.

Multiple elevated/slanted greens, uphill approach and tee shots, blind shots, very narrow fairways and blocked doglegs. Par 3s are longer than average as well. Definitely felt challenged but enjoyed the round. The course was in nice shape. Greens were in great shape and rolled true.

Bring your precision and iron game if you're a long hitter. Well worth a round for the rates.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 39
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging

For a course not long it can play tough. Some blind tee shots and shots to greens. Sloping fairways very narrow.. Greens were “PERFECT “

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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