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3.7
341 Reviews (341)
5 Stars
64
4 Stars
151
3 Stars
82
2 Stars
26
1 Stars
18
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.9
Layout
3.5
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.4
77.1%
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266 out of 341 reviews
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3.6
64 Reviews (64)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.9
Layout
3.3
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.1
75.0%
Recommend this course
48 out of 64 reviews
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3.8
121 Reviews (121)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
59
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.2
81.0%
Recommend this course
98 out of 121 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6122 yards
Slope 121
Rating 69.9

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.

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Course Details

Year Built 1965
Fairways Rye grass
Greens Rye grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Reviews

3.7
341 Reviews (341)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 14
Dinner 9
Patio Dining 8
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 17
Bunkers 15
Water Hazards 12
This course/club is great for:
Locals 25
Walkers 19
Beginners 13
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 28
Convenient to the City 12
Worth the Drive 12

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Reviews 29
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 57
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 6
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
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Short and a bit gimmicky

Decent for the low price. Just very short and lots of doglegs and drives that you can’t hit more than 200-230 off the tee

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course to play....makes you think about course management.. not just a hit it long and chase course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
1.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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