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4.3
135 Reviews (135)
5 Stars
55
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
2
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
92.6%
Recommend this course
123 out of 135 reviews
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4.2
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
88.2%
Recommend this course
15 out of 17 reviews
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4.4
58 Reviews (58)
5 Stars
32
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
0
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.7
94.8%
Recommend this course
55 out of 58 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
135 Reviews (135)
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Played On
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 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pretty and challenging

The rough is tall for a resort course but we were able to find our errant shots and play on. The greens were somewhat slow but smooth. Beautiful setting and a good golf experience.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Don’t waste your money!

Got this as a hotdeal for $55($70 regular rate, RIDICULOUS for this place) decided to check it out. I am a very harsh critic when it comes to golf courses, but this place made it easy.

I’ll start with the good, the greens. In good shape, but terribly slow and tiny. If you are not a fan of small greens, DO NOT PLAY HERE.

The tee boxes were in rough shape, mostly on the back, some on front. The rough is full of clover, and the fairways were shaggy. Traps had coarser sand in it and very little of it, felt like concrete.

Pace of play was brutal. We were waiting 10-15 mins to hit our tee shots.

Course layout was, minus a few holes, terrible.

I can say more, but why waste review space. Do yourself a favor, go play somewhere else, unless you have a comp round. Even then, I still would not recommend going to Skydump. Gift the round to someone you don’t like.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course with great views

Super friendly staff. unload your bag at drop off and clean clubs at 18. great layout with some long challenging holes. Pace of play was fair, wouldn't blame it on the facility, we got stuck behind a group that didn't seem to care anyone was behind them. Greens were firm and fast fairways were perfect, great place to golf

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
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 Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 33
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful scenery, great staff. At 6400 yards from white tees, course is on the long side for average golfer. Greens small and were not holding approach shots. Had several soft pitches hit middle of green and bounce off back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great golf course

I love this course, and play it every chance I get. The pro Justin is awesome

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course and in excellent condition.

Always enjoy golfing this scenic, beautifully maintained course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great views at Sky Top

The course has a lot of open areas with great views. Conditions on fairways and greens was very good.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

GREAT PLAY

I played this morning... Perfect weather... Course was plush...18 holes in 3:20 minutes with a 9:10 AM Tee-Time. That is unheard of on a Saturday morning. Staff was friendly and welcoming. I would reccomend playing...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful grounds

The entire grounds were really beautiful, with a nice course layout. Easy course for beginners with some challenges that make for an enjoyable round no matter your skill level.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
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 9
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
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