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Value
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Layout
4.3
Friendliness
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Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6642 yards
Slope 134
Rating 72.1

Course Details

Year Built 1966
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect George Fazio (1966)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.2
193 Reviews (193)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 20
Dinner 13
Patio Dining 11
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 26
Undulating Greens 17
Water Hazards 16
This course/club is great for:
Walkers 25
Locals 24
A Weekend Splurge 16
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 35
Worth the Drive 15
Convenient to the City 10

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

A must play

Course was well maintained and the greens were heathy. Love this place... even though I didn’t play well had a great time

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
First Time Playing

Good course for all types of golfers

the pace of play was awesome,,,the staff was great,,,the fairways, tee boxes were in good shape,,the cart path on some holes could use a little work, but overall this was a good course..

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Day

First time at Downingtown CC. Long way to go for me (slightly over an hour drive) BUT I will definitely be back. Really enjoyed the round and liked the course which was in really good condition. We had perfect weather which obviously helped.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course Just Not Worth The Greens Fes

First time playing and was pleasantly surprised by my round of golf. The course has a great layout and the greens were perfect. They could mow the tee boxes and take better care of the fairways and cart paths, which is why i don't think it was worth the $85 greens fees for a Sunday morning. There are other courses in the area that i would play before playing at Downingtown again.

I would recommend but ease your expectations and try to find a cheaper greens fee for later in the day.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Course condition sub par

Have played Downingtown several times in the past. I was not impressed for the $60 price tag. I'd play this course for max $45. I played the Black tees, and the tee boxes were like hitting out of the rough and not well maintained.

Fairways also felt like the first cut of rough. Thankfully the greens were in decent shape. The course had double booked several tee times resulting in a 30 minute delay in tee time from 3:30 to 4.

I'd recommend walking this course instead of paying the extra $ for the cart.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Staff, Price, etc

Of all the golf course’s I play. This is my least favorite. I like playing everywhere. A majority of the staff are well below par. From the rude guys checking you in from the parking lot to some rude workers in the Proshop. The starters are 50/50. no hello, how are you., nothing. You are treated as though you do not belong there and then you get a Marshall that tells you to hurry up when your on the second tee box. Being in a foursome and taking maybe 10 minutes to play a hole is pretty average for a course that charges $77.50. I played board run the same week and paid $75.00, the difference between the courses is night and day. I wouldn’t pay more then $40.00 to play this course.
I have played this course with my family many times and the only reason I play here is because my family members have already picked there or are MEMBERS.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

GREAT COURSE

Rainy day, but we still got 9 holes in. Course was in good shape aside from being wet. Greens were in really good condition.o

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

ASGA Phildelphia Championship Tournament

Thirty men and women from our Philadelphia American Singles Golf Association Chapter enjoyed golf and dining at the Downingtown Country Club. This group of golfers enjoy playing golf almost every weekend throughout the golfing season at various local golf courses. Our chapter is an official USGA golf club w/o real estate.

The Downingtown Country Club was picked as the course for our championship tournament. This course was chosen for its challenging features and great condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played

Good local course to play with a junior

Kids play free with a paying adult. So we often bring our son to play here.

It's easy enough for young beginners to play, yet challenging for adults.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

I'm not picky.

Despite the work that the greens keepers were doing, I loved playing the course. We were done in 3 hours at a leisurely pace from the blues. 17 is a dandy!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Aerated mess

Greens and tee boxes were a mess from aeration. Play the course a few times a year and I think every time they have aerated. Just don’t know how they charge what they do for that crap. Not worth playing unless you get a deal.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Good course - needs more care

It was a good round overall - the greens are good, and the holes well structured. However the overall maintenance of the course needs to be improved (There were areas with rocks strewn all over, bad tee off areas)- specifically compared to the price charged by the course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointed

Have played this several times before, but not in at least 2 years. I was taking my grandson out for a round of golf and told him what a nice course we were going to play.
We were both very disappointed in the condition of the course. I understand it had been a hit, dry summer. But other public courses in the area (Honey Brook, Wyncote) receive heavy play and still have fairways with excellent grass cover. Downingtown has a nice layout and challenging holes. I paid $100 to play there. I would recommend management put some money back into the course and return it to the nice course it used to be.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointed

I have played this course before and enjoyed the experience. However, this time around, not so much. In general the course was not in very good condition. When you hit the ball in the fairway you expect to hit off grass. Not always the case. The pace of play was fair but we did wait for the group ahead of us fairly often. I think the course is over-priced for the quality of the product. I would definitely go to Honey Brook, as I will my next time around.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 35
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs to mow the course

Booked this course as a something different place to play. Quickly found out that mowing fringes and greens are optional and they choose not to. Fringes were as long as the rough and patchy to boot. The greens were easily the slowest I’ve played all year, I’ve played fairways that were mown tighter then these greens. The holes are close together and someone hitting into your hole thinks yelling fore is optional and not necessary in most cases. I can’t believe they have memberships and higher daily fee rates and aren’t held to a higher standard. I would never be a member of a course that keeps the course in these conditions. One bright spot is the tavern after the round. Don’t play golf and just go for lunch.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Expected More for $70

Love the layout because of the variety of holes. Greens were receptive and rolled very nicely. Sand traps were also very good. Pace of play was very good and a ranger keeps things moving along. My group was told to pick it up but not in a stern way — which is how it should be. The tee boxes and some of the fairways need some TLC and for $70 (before 7:30 on the weekend) — my group expected more. There are too many other options within 45 minutes to warrant coming to Downingtown any time soon. I should note the service in the 19th Hole is exceptional (kudos to Sara)!!!

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Downingtown Review

If you want to play an over-priced round of golf where the rangers constantly badger you about pace of play the entire time, look no further. We had a ranger tell us to pick the pace up even after we were 10 minutes ahead of pace with no one in front or behind us. Conditions here used to be solid but since Jawarski purchased it’s really gone down hill. Best advice would be to look for another course to play golf. Honey brook and Broad Run are nearby and much better courses.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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