Skytop Lodge - Poconos Golf Course in Skytop, Pennsylvania, USA | GolfPass
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4.4
170 Reviews (170)
5 Stars
75
4 Stars
72
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
93.1%
Recommend this course
155 out of 170 reviews
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4.5
13 Reviews (13)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
4
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0
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0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
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13 out of 13 reviews
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4.5
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.9
93.5%
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29 out of 31 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

4.4
170 Reviews (170)
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Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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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 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Good Layout in excellent condition

First time playing here. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The course provides a good test from the white tees for a senior with a 14 handicap. Greens were very fast and true. Overall the course was in great shape. Pace of play was slow. Fortunately the slower groups let us play through.
I will definitely play here again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
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 Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times 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 16
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Skytop finally

Have wanted to play Skytop for a long time. Never got around to it. Played yesterday. Course was in nice condition. Course is basic. Green complexes average. Was surprised by the amount of distance from green to next tee often. That's quite odd for a 1928 course. Glad I made the journey to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Some holes are very long and challenging but overall a great course. Also has places to rent on the course. Suggested to my family to visit and play golf at Skytop.

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
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful scenery

You really need a Ranger to check on play . Back up was horrendous

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Pace Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

New staff?

This has always been a nice course; the problem in the past has been the staff (particularly in the pro shop) just being snobby and/or nasty. Not so this time around, so hopefully they’ve had a change of staff and a change of heart. Pro Shop guy was super nice, as was the starter. They had my bag on a cart without me even checking in. On the negative side, 2 holes had the flag pulled and one hole had a screwdriver laying on it (the tool, not the drink).

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

COURSE IN GREAT SHAPE

SKYTOP IS IN PERFECT CONDITION RIGHT NOW. I RECOMMEND PLAYING IT... GREENS ARE ROLLING FAST, FAIRWAYS FIRM, AND SCORING IS SOLID.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

BB review

I understand there was snow two weeks ago so the greens are a little rough in spots where they have been seeded. Overall for a Pocono course which is at higher elevation it was in pretty good condition.
Pace of play was excellent. Done in less than 4 hours playing at a nice clip.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

COURSE WORTH TRAVELING TO

NICE COURSE THAT HAS A LOT OF DIFFERENT SHOTS THAT ARE NEEDED TO PLAY...I RECOMMEND THIS COURSE. IT WAS WINDY TODAY, SO A BIT MORE DIFFICULT. GREENS WERE AVERAGE AT BEST. IT IS WORTH THE RIDE... PLAY IT!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Amazing Fall conditions

This course was in amazing condition for November. The greens were like it was April with little play on them.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 93
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Philly Advisor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Good hole variety

First time playing this course. Day was low 50's and 12-15 mph winds. that added to the challenge to figure out what to hit on my first time playing it.

I liked the varied holes. Some are easy, some are challenging in that you have to watch for tilted fairways on some, dogleg causing run out on others.

Sand traps were in bad shape, but it is November of a rainy year. Tee Boxes in good shape. Fairways and greens also in good shape. Greens were slower than I expected but I think that's intentional due to the time of year. The greens weren't nearly as undulating at the course write stated.

The scenery is good. Varies from resort buildings, to private homes, some nice elevation views and changes on the course. The cost was super cheap. It's the 4th 'resort' course in the Poconos I've played and it ties for first place of the four. I liked their simple tee box signs. Basic and easily visible from a distance.

I do think the tee box and yardages could be improved. Forward tees measure just over 5,700 then the whites are almost 6,400. Wide gap for those two. I'd recommend they add a 4th tee box to some holes to shorten the white's.

It seemed well maintained and good signage around the resort. The parking was minimal though, so I wonder where folks go on busy warm months.

I'll go again even though it's a 90 minutes drive. I thought it above average of all courses I've played.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great value

Great round , on a challenging course well kept course. BYOFB

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wonderful course

This course is wonderful. A good challenge to any level player. I'd recommend it to anyone!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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