The Club at Shannondell
The Club at Shannondell, formerly known as George Washington Golf Course, has been ranked by Golf Digest as one of the "25 Best Golf Courses in Pennsylvania" and it's also on their list of "Best Places to Play." From the back tees, the course is just over 6,100 yards. Put away your driver because there won't be many chances to grip it and rip it on this course. It's a seemingly mild layout with wide, gently rolling fairways that appear forgiving, but the strategically placed hazards along the pitched greens demand well placed shots. The cut of the rough is also higher and there are several doglegs, placing even further emphasis on accuracy. Proper club selection is also very important on this golf course. The Club at Shannondell is a fun but fair test for players of all skill levels.
|Red (W)||71||5068 yards||69.5||115|
|Blue M: 69.5/120||387||385||177||371||466||386||277||144||382||2975||395||453||157||380||160||408||193||454||415||3015||5990|
|White M: 68.7/117 W: 73.4/119||377||375||167||361||456||376||267||133||372||2884||385||443||147||370||150||398||183||444||405||2925||5809|
|Gold M: 65.9/112 W: 69.6/117||340||315||142||326||357||332||215||105||341||2473||302||410||112||320||133||380||154||395||348||2554||5027|
|Red W: 69.2/110||335||302||136||318||350||325||205||94||335||2400||294||396||108||313||128||372||147||389||340||2487||4887|
Available ActivitiesSwimming, Billiards
Three hour notice.
The club house called me three hours before the tee time and said that they are closed due to too much water on the course. I don't think it is true. It was easy to reserve the tee time with another course. The yeaterday weather was not that bad to play golf today. And it was not even cart path only in the Bucks golf course today.
No Cart? Course great, but had to walk.
You (Golf Now) statedthis round included a cart, but when I went to the golf shop I was told no more carts in th Winter. They said they would call you to get my $$ back, but it was mid day and to kate to play anywhere else. I decided to WALK and managed to get around, though I had to carry my bag which for a 64 year old in wind chills of 24 degrees was pretty tough. I will ALWAYS call now so I don't have this happen again...course was in super shape for time of year althoigh all the pins were way hard in the back corner of the greens like 2 feet from the fringe, so very tough. I did play Summer rules and reslly only had one lie that was goofy as the ground was icy. Still, greens putted well and I will go back WHEN THEY HAVE CARTS TO RIDE.
Great Course - But Dangerous
This was my first time playing at Shannondell, and out of the gate I was very impressed. The first hole is fairly easy to get to, but the greens proved to be a formidable force on all holes. As time went on and more people were coming onto the course though, we found that it was VERY congested. The holes are practically on top of the other, which causes a lot of confusion for targets as well as safety concerns. I have been golfing for 15+ years and in my entire time, have never yelled FORE more.
I personally will be unlikely to play this course again, simply because I was constantly worrying about hitting other golfers or being hit. The course IS in great condition though, and does provide a difficult round, especially on the greens.
After the frost delay.
Even with an hour and a half frost delay and cart path only we played the round in about 4 hours. The course was in pretty good shape.
Course was just ok
First time playing the course. Markings could have been much better for finding the next tee, and there were little or no evident markings for the 150 and 200 yard distances.
Great fast moving round!
Early morning round meant damp conditions but course was in decent shape for the most part. Finished
My round in 2 hrs 50 min. Love that!
Great Course for the $$
Great course with challenging greens and not too many hazards to gobble an errant shot. Cart paths could use some attention but otherwise a good value for the green fees.
Doglegs everywhere and constantly hearing fore.
Every other hole was a dogleg and many of the fairways are on top of each other. Was hearing people shout fore all day. Course was in good condition and everything was good otherwise.
Very well taken care of
The course was in great shape but staff was a little pushy. The pace of play was very slow but the course is novice friendly and well maintained.
This course has a nice lay out for all levels
We were pleasantly surprise across the board. We were greeted right away which is not the norm we find at courses we have not played before. The starter got us on and kept groups moving, despite it being busy. The course was in fantastic shape. It was challenging for a seasoned player and the front tees were laid out in a way that advanced beginners and seniors could enjoy. We will definitely return..
Good time, definitely would come back
Overall this was a pretty good course to play on with a lot of good long drives and interesting opportunities for conservative strategies. My one complaint about this course would be that the layout had some of the front nine going back and forth so it was fairly difficult to discern our balls from the other golfers who had entered our fairway. This seem to be a pretty common problem over that course. Even with that I would definitely come back to play again, as it was overall very fun!
Slow and painful
40 minute frost delay, slowest pace ever, course is a windy mess of doglegs bunched a small space. Basically every hole getting hit by another holes balls. Would be decent for $20 but not the $55 i paid.
A lot of the bunkers were void of sand. They made us stay on court pass only claiming that it was really wet out there which it was not. We should have been able to drive on the fairways. I saw very few bad spots and if you have a ranger you can make sure people are staying off the couple bad spots but I had no standing water anywhere I was on the course nor did I see more than three spots with puddles.
Bunkers are a joke
This was first time playing this course. It's a nice layout and the greens were in decent shape. I've played over 50 courses in PA and have never seen bunkers in worse shape. Almost every bunker had more weeds in it than sand. If they aren't going to take care of the bunkers, then they should be marked as "Ground Under Repair" or eliminate them all together. I won't be going back any time soon.