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4.1
96 Reviews (96)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
47
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
89.5%
Recommend this course
88 out of 96 reviews
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4.3
7 Reviews (7)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
85.7%
Recommend this course
6 out of 7 reviews
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4.4
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.9%
Recommend this course
10 out of 11 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6341 yards
Slope 116
Rating 70.2
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Lykens Valley Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1960
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Golfers must dress in industry approved golf attire. Tee shirts are permissible as long as they are not offensive. No tank tops, strapless tops, or bathing suit tops are permitted.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.1
96 Reviews (96)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 6

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Course maintence underway.

Would not recommend playing this course at this time. Back 9 was closed. Have to play front 9 twice. Greens just aeroated and top dressed.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Under Water

Ida just blew through two days before.. I got that, but they could have said the back nine was cart path only.. It wouldn’t have been so bad if the cart path wasn’t 50 yds from the fairway.. they had a lot of debris and water on the course.. I loved the layout ! Just didn’t love all the walking.. I would play again.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 56
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Traveling Texan

Up in central PA for work. In the area this is one of the best courses as far as layout, pace of play, and price! The greens were smooth and true! Only thing that could have made them better is if they were a little faster. Not a blade of grass missing on all 18 greens. The fairways were fun but we’re not as full with grass in some places! Overall I would honestly rate this course over Bucknell golf course at this point in time. Had so much fun I actually played twice today in under 5.5 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Lykens Valley

Early in the spring. Grass still needs to grow and needs fertilizer and weed control.... Looks like they have lets some sand traps go ...

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

This is a wonderful course with many doglegs. Need to play with control. Great food and drinks at the clubhouse.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 56
Handicap 10-14
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 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Horrible condition, worst condition I have ever played

It was sad to see the old Harrisburg North course in this shape! The fairways were rock hard under low quantities of grass. Lots of bare spots! The greens were just arratted with lots of sand on them. They were soaking wet at noon so the ball wouldn't roll without picking up wet sand which slowed down the ball and made pace impossible to guage. On top of that the plugs from arrattion were dumped right next to the greens which interfere with chipping when you miss the green. The fairways were so hard good tee shot were lost due to the ball running for ever. I would rather never play golf again than to play Lykens valley in that condition!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 64
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Rough Shape

Most fairways were in bad shape and ground very hard leading to very bad bounces. Greens were in good shape

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 54
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Pennsylvania Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Last played it around 20 years ago

I played here when it was Harrisburg North around 20 years ago. It was in much better condition then. Lack of rain considered, the greens were in decent shape and the fairways were fair with some issues. The sand in the bunkers needs redone/new sand and they might as well turn some into grass bunkers and save on maintenance costs.
The rough was mostly dormant or possibly dead grasses too all super dried out. There was no one managing the pace of play on a day the club tournament was going on. I experienced a great deal of waiting on the back nine so course management in terms of pace of play was poor frankly. It is too far out of the way with better courses in the area to come from Hershey so I will not likely go back unless a spring or fall tournament took me there and even then I would probably not return.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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