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72 Reviews (72)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
1
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
93.5%
Recommend this course
67 out of 72 reviews
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4.1
55 Reviews (55)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.5%
Recommend this course
52 out of 55 reviews
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4.1
55 Reviews (55)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.5%
Recommend this course
52 out of 55 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6002 yards
Slope 128
Rating 68.9
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Melrose Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1927
Golf Season Year round
Architect Perry Maxwell (1927) Alister MacKenzie (1927)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Reviews

4.1
72 Reviews (72)
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Reviews 29
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Unsure of opinion

Short course, tough shots, not so good conditions. Many holes don't have a safe bail out area. People having to yell "fore" from 2 fairways over. Large slopes allow balls to roll 100 yards and finish out of bounds. Lots of blind shots. I'm sure conditions are much better in season. Mixed feelings about this course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 69
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
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 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
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 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

How?

Good: V. accommodating & friendly personnel; excellent hotdogs & bar & 19th hole room.

& Bad: The only way this course stays open is that there's no competition in the proximate geography -- front 9 layout is silly, and w/ the conditions as bad as they are, alwsys requiring a trick shot of some sort; greens are fast (good), but continually roll-off stupid (bad); v. poor tee boxes consisting of dirt/mud only; cartpath in non-repair, etc., etc.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
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
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Fun and challenging

This course was so much fun. Many hills and valleys to deal with. Greens very fast. Overall course condition was excellent. Tee boxes need some work. Beautiful scenery.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Yes

First time playing. Don’t be fooled by the fact that there is no direct way to get there and your route will take you through some sketchy areas of Philly. Was prepared for a dog track when we pulled up, but quite to the contrary.

I got to talking with who (I assumed) was the ranger and he explained that the new owners were investing in the course and making a commitment to improving. That was evident. Tee boxes, fairways, greens, all in good shape. Bunkers not bad (well maintained) but need a little help.

Layout is interesting- a few wide open holes, a few shot making holes, and a few challenges mixed in to make it a worthwhile play.

Pace of play was questionable, but we were behind a foursome of seniors so it could have just been rotten luck. The guy in the pro shop was stereotypical Philly- chip on the shoulder and an attitude, but it is what it is in the middle of the city.

Wouldn’t go out of my way to play there again just because it is inconvenient to get to, but given the right circumstances, would definitely go back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Melrose

First time playing this course and I would definitely go back. The fairways were excellent and the greens were in great shape. A lot of bunkers around the greens.. We had a foursome and we finished in under 4 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 28
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Melrose

2nd time playing this wonderful course in the last month. The new ownership has really made a big difference. The greens and bunkers are in great shape. Fairways are decent and serviceable. The tee boxes need work. It is a Donald Ross design so you really need to be accurate with your shot-making. All in all, it is a gem that will only continue to improve. I will be back to play it again.

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

New owners

Haven't had a chance to play Melrose this year but it is my home course. Much improved greens and fairways. I understand Tee boxes are next.

What a pleasant surprise food and beverages on the course. Staff was outstanding.

Next time we visit the lounge.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hlrjr

A very good test with a wide variety of
Shot values. The conditioning was acceptable
but could be improved upon.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 40
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Melrose

Very nice layout, shot makers course, put ball in correct position and you can score here, don’t short side yourself. It’s dam. Near impossible to get up and down if you do, green speeds seemed a little inconsistent, but an overall nice experience, food is good, barmaid and cart girls are gorgeous, and very personable! Go and give this course a try!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Horrible course

This course is North Philly’s version of FDR. Mud for tee boxes, pools for bunkers, cliffs for greens.. every tee box was forward 50+ yards, so the already short course turned into a chip and putt. Starter told us to pick up pace while waiting for the group in front on every hole. If you pay more than $20 for this course, you’ve been scammed.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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