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4.3
118 Reviews (118)
5 Stars
45
4 Stars
55
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
92.8%
Recommend this course
108 out of 118 reviews
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4.4
30 Reviews (30)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
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2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.7%
Recommend this course
29 out of 30 reviews
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4.4
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.7
98.1%
Recommend this course
51 out of 52 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6656 yards
Slope 133
Rating 72.0

Skytop Golf Course sprawls across rolling hills set against a backdrop provided by the beautiful Poconos. The course originally opened in 1927. It has a classic design with traditional features including wide fairways, but the trees that line them have matured into quite the challenge. The 6,656-yard length may seem short by modern standards but don't get too comfortable. This mountain golf course features a variety of elevation changes and nowhere is this more apparent than the small greens where the breaks can vary from subtle to dramatic, but they are almost all unexpected. The greens also play lightning fast. Strategically placed bunkers are lurking throughout but thankfully water only comes into play on two holes. Skytop Golf Course offers plenty of scenic respite as well, with panoramic views of West Mountain.

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Course Details

Year Built 1929
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/15
Architect Robert White

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirts are required. Jeans and tank tops are not allowed.

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.3
118 Reviews (118)
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Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great fall day!

4 deer on 17 and 7 turkeys on 18, 3 of which sat on a fence. What a great day for golf and a beautiful course. Stay out of the rough.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Different mountain course

Played many courses in the Poconos, this one was definitely not a usual course for this area. No real elevation changes. Played in late November and the fairways and greens were in good condition.

Open fairways and small greens. Speaking of, the greens were really difficult. Rarely had a straight putt. Lots of sand traps around the green, they were hard but were raked.

Staff was really nice. There was no amenities available. No food, snacks or beverages. I understand COVID procedure but I couldn’t believe they had nothing available.

One major gripe was there was a group of 5 allowed to tee off directly in front of my twosome. There was no ranger to speed up play. We waited every single tee until 16 when we finally were able to play through.

Aside from that, solid course and I’d play again in warmer weather.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Hidden Gem

Great course, setting, design, and experience. Walk into another Century when you play this course and that is not a bad thing. It was late fall and the tee boxes were very choppy, but a good experience nonetheless

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Perfect weather.

The weather has been perfect, which is strange for early November, but we enjoyed playing there for the first time. Yes, the greens are very small and very fast, but everything else was terrific. Will go back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Course is great for players who like having to "pick" your shot placement

Extremely Foggy, not the courses fault, but added to the fun. After clearing up it was fun and we like having to play the holes where each shot needs to be placed. Greens are small, not a bad thing, its a challenge and who wants to play "Easy" golf. Overall, we enjoyed this course and will be back again to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course

Skytop is a wonderful course to play. From tee box to the greens, the course was in terrific shape. Highly recommend this course!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful fall day of golf

Had a great day of golf with beautiful views of the surrounding woods. The greens were just airated but were rolling good. All in all a great time:-)

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Excellent weekend round

Played round in just over 4 hours. Course in great shape with greens extremely fast. Tee boxes a little rough.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Really great course

This was my second week in a row that I played the course, also the second time that I played the course. The course condition is great, fast greens and small. Can't wait to go back next week

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

Amazing place to have a great time

It was my first time playing this course, greens were in great shape, pace of play was fantastic staff was very friendly and the scenery was spectacular. Can't wait to go back next week. Great Job

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging

Outstanding course for the kind of golfer that loves to make smart shots. You’ll need to be able to hit long irons and find the fairway. Conditions are awesome, bunkers are well maintained and there’s about 3 different cuts of rough on every hole. If you don’t come to this course looking to play your best, it will eat you up.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 42
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great challenging course

Great condition and extremely challenging layout. Always a fun place to play. Good pace of play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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