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151 Reviews (151)
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
86.4%
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4.5
19 Reviews (19)
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Value
4.6
Layout
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4.8
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Layout
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6800 yards
Slope 126
Rating 72.0

With a unique location on an island in the Delaware River, Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort boasts 27 scenic holes of championship golf. The island dates back to long ago when Pennsylvania was still covered by glacial ice fields. The Wisconsin Glacier, one of the last glaciers, formed the island when it melted. Today, the gently rolling landscape is abundant with trees and wildlife, providing a secluded atmosphere that is perfect for golf. The three nines are played in three different 18-hole combinations. The Blue/Red Course crisscrosses the landscape, offering beautiful views of the surrounding Poconos Mountains along the way. The layout is mostly flat but there are some strategically placed bunkers to keep it interesting. In addition to the three courses, there is also a nine-hole, par-3 course.

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Course Details

Year Built 1911
Fairways Bent/Rye Grass
Greens Bent/Poa Annua Grass
Golf Season April - November
Architect A. W. Tillinghast (1911) William Diddel (1963)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes, members only
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.2
151 Reviews (151)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 27
Bunkers 21
Undulating Greens 20
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 30
Playing Multiple Courses 23
Advanced Golfers 20
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 31
At a Resort 27
Near Local Attractions 10

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So so

There are 3 nine holes, red blue and white, we played blue to red.. the directions to each tees are not very clear. Course is in good condition.. nothing special, greens are slow and uneven.cart paths are only around tees and greens and none in between and mostly beat up. You have ppl cutting in front after each nine. Mostly flat with some nice views of the Delaware River.

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Previously Played

great value and well kept course

We've been coming to Shawnee to play for the last few years whenever the Group Golfer vouchers come out for there. It's a 90 min ride from Philly and well worth the trip to play. The golf is run professionally and well and there is a nice pro shop and practice putting green. There is not a range to hit balls so be ready.
We played the White/Blue combo in that order. The course was in fine shape and the greens putted smooth. The greens were a little soft probably due to rain earlier in the week and I wish people would fix ball marks better. I did my part in repairing many of them.
The rough is pretty thick at Shawnee so keep that tee shot straight or be punished. The greens are on the smaller side and have plenty of slope. The blue #7 hole is one of America's greatest par 3s in my opinion. Its a 170 yd shot over a 40 yd expanse of the Delaware River to a raised green that has a false front. You'll need to navigate the breeze and pick the right club. Anything short of the green is a goner.
You'll also notice that there are far more Par 5's here than normal. When playing the White 9, you'll have to wait till hole 6 till you find a Par 4.
A great snack shop is out on the course where many holes intersect. I highly recommend one the beers that they brew at Shawnee which you can get at the stand. The Amber Ale was a winner.
We are coming back later in the year for another set of Vouchers for some fall golf.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Blue/Red in Great Shape

Course in excellent condition...greens were running true.
Slow foursome 2 groups ahead.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Played blue to red. Excellent conditions. Very friendly staff. Most holes on an island in Delaware River. Greens were consistent and pin placement fair. Wide fairways lined by mature trees. Craft brewery on premises for post round beers. Definitely play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf Serenity

A beautiful course nestled on an island in the Delaware river. The only sounds you hear are the birds and the occasional hot air balloon. A fun course managed by outstanding staff that go out of their way to make sure you have a great time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Classic course

Classic Tillinghast. Small, sloping greens. Doglegs both ways. Best greens I’ve putted this year so far.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Course conditions

With the recent weather (flooding, falling trees) the course was in excellent condition. Only gripe were the cart paths (big potholes), they’ll need work in the spring. That said was a great value and I look forward to playing here again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 114
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Could be better

Other courses in Pocono are much better and more valuable. Need renovate and improve on this nice property and location

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 125
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Pennsylvania Advisor
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

top notch old style golf

we've played Shawnee 3 times in the last 15 months. Yesterday, we played the blue 9 and then the red 9. The greens were in good shape and the fairways on the blue 9 had been recently aerated. The views and scenery in the fall is magnificent and hard to beat. For value, this place is as good as it gets as there are many great deals to play here. The par 3s are the highlight with 2 par 3s playing over the river and a few other long ones. If you've never played here, its a must and a lovely experience.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Old course but still playable

It was hot and muggy with barely a breeze, but I got a full flavor of AW Tillinghast design for my first play of this course (c. 1910). As a typical resort course, the fairway were welcoming (at least for me, my playing partners not so much) offering plenty of room off the tee and for second shots on the copious par 5s (8 total on 27 holes).

I played Red/White for my round although all three nines are comparable and the entire course, except for three holes near the clubhouse, are on an island in the Delaware River. There are lots of old, large trees and, for the most part, they are out of the way. Approach shots are tricky, however, and the greens had a lot of subtle breaks. Bring your best short game Owing to the design specs in the early 20th century, don't expect deep bunkers and the course is quite flat except on some tee boxes and greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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