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Value
4.8
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
82.2%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7006 yards
Slope 126
Rating 72.2
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Sugarloaf Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1967
Golf Season Open: 4/08 Closed: 11/26
Architect Geoffrey Cornish (1967) Bill Robinson (1967)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee (with GPS)
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lounge

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Pennsylvania (2015 #7)

Reviews

4.3
70 Reviews (70)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 8
Elevation Changes 8
Undulating Greens 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 6
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 6

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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
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Idk what happened

Booked on tee off, for a 4 some. Paid $28 to reserve the 10am tee time. Showed up got charged $12 on top of it and an additional $49 on top of that. So there’s money I won’t get back… when I go golfing I expect 18 holes to be 3 hrs maybe a little faster if I’m not being held up on my own. We had our group and one guy playing bad and it took 4hrs pretty reasonable I think. We waited about 5-10 minutes per hole from it being crowded, at some point the starter asked us to pick up our pace of play because they were getting complaints. The grounds are hard as a rock, despite all the sprinklers they have installed. The course used to be much nice. Looks like they invested in their pro shop instead this year.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Family Owned Course

This is a great family owned course. Always open weather permitting and always in good shape. The staff is excellent and the recently remodeled clubhouse is great.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Views Worth A Look

Sugarloaf Mountain was the star attraction for this round. Wonderfully scenic views on a fun course with good bones; the overall condition of the course was somewhat poor. The greens were all in very good shape, but there are fairways with little to no grass in many places. No rakes to be found by the traps. If this course managed to reach full bloom it would be a no-brained recommendation, but as is it’s tough to recommend as it’s a fair drive from just about anywhere. If you place a high value on scenery, it’s perfectly reasonable value for money.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

What’s happening people??

So I paid a reservation fee yesterday, and this morning I got charged full price for 2 players plus an additional charge idk anything about. We had a group of 4 my other 2 friends paid separately, I should have only been charged for the other half of my rate plus the friend I paid for.

Fairways were rock hard and the course was packed. Pace of play was normal we finished in 4 hrs, we had a 3 some behind us a single in front and a 4 some in front of him, we were all waiting but for some reason our group got called out for taking too long when we were waiting just as much as everyone else.

I don’t think I’m going to be going back there again. 3rd time playing, I like the course but I’m not dealing with that nonsense again.

Course shouldn’t have over booked, and if your gonna golf plan to be out for 3 hrs or don’t go…

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

One of my favorites

Challenging course. Rated 120 slope from whites, but elevation changes and hazards make it play much higher IMO.

Lots of blind tee shots, long par 3s, uphill/downhill fairways, and well protected greens with surrounding bunkers make accuracy a requirement to score well..everything was in great shape and the greens were rolling well, especially given the recent weather.
One of my new favorites in the NEPA area!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
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
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice layout but the greens need attention

The course has a very nice layout. The front 9 is a little more open. The back plays more like target golf, not just grabbing driver a blasting away, at least for my group. The fairways were in good shape, and were firm giving the ball a lot of rollout. The rough was decent length. There is a lot of blind tee shots, so if it's your first time playing the course, take a ride up the hole a bit and find a target. There isn't much trouble off the tees but it will help with make a confident swing off the tee.

Now for the greens.... The greens are rock hard to say the least. I am a high ball hitter and sand wedges were bouncing like landing on concrete, getting no spin and rolling out off the back of the greens. Not even a ball mark on any shot into the greens. I am all for a firm golf course but good shots should be rewarded with an occasional bad break. If the pin was in the back of the green or middle, it wasn't too bad because you could land the ball short and let it bounce up,even with wedges. If the pin was in the front, forget about even getting it close or on the green because the approaches would bounce the ball crazy directions and were equally as rock hard. You could heard the firmness when the ball landed. The pin locations were in very tough locations for the firmness of the greens. Again, I am all for tough pin locations, but the course conditions need to dictate that. I thought the green would be a lot faster with the firmness but were very slow. A lot of old cups on the greens need attention and are not healing and there is a lot of bare spot on the fringes.

If it wasn't for the greens, I would give this course a higher rating, but the greens are the main part of the course. I can deal with a so-so course if it has good greens....just not the other way around.

We played on a Monday night and got a $20 deal. We played in three and a half hours and had no one in front of us. It was one of the nice parts about the day. They do have a driving range there that is enough to get some swings in. The range tee is very beat up and the driving range goes up hill. Like I said, good enough to get a couple swings in.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 95
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Philly Advisor
First Time Playing

Nice layout, frindely staff, greens need attention.

This course is in the country away from everything. It’s quiet and the people, players and staff all have that small town kindness I appreciate. The layout is really good. Front nine is more open and exposed to wind. The back nine tightens up and has some woods,, hills, water and unique holes. It kept me interested throughout.

The price is hard to beat. 18 holes on a Friday afternoon for $20. The tee boxes, fairways and traps were all decent. The traps were well kept but not fine sand. Very small pebbles but it played consistently. The greens are the one knock on the course. Many needed healing. Seems all the rain left them splotchy, but they were mowed generally low. Because of the wet season balls didn’t roll in the fairways and the greens held shots very well.

We stayed for drinks and food and I wasn’t sure how it would be, as it’s open, friendly and warm, but dated. Well fool me. The soup was something I’d never heard of and loved, and the two flavors of wings we had were very good.

The afternoon was Enjoyable. Simply put. Now if you want higher quality greens and such, don’t go, but it wasn’t that bad and I enjoyed everything else. The operators, that I assumed are the owners, are genuinely nice.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Greens are failing, otherwise in good shape

The greens are in bad shape. Many Black and bare spots, old cups not growing back. They look like they were stressed and were unable to recover. While the greens were good and had pace, the dead and dying spots are very worrisome.

I overheard the greens keeper saying he had no idea what was causing the problem.

I’d give them a couple of weeks and hope they can get them fixed

Friendly staff, happy to oblige, but course needs help.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

The back 9 is ok

Course is really open and is vulnerable to the wind. The front 9 was not a good experience when I played in mid-April 2017. Greens are hard as rock forcing you to hit the front of the green to let it roll out to the pin at the end of th green, after your ball bounces a foot off the ground after landing. The back 9 is a much better layout and course but still not great.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 95
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Philly Advisor
First Time Playing

Nice staff, good layout

The staff were very friendly and helpful. It's quite remote and surrounded by farmland. The clubhouse was pretty good for being far out, and although I didn't eat, their food area, bar, and outside space would lure me back often if I lived close.

The layout was varied and it kept my attention. Elevation changes, a little water, trees, short and long holes. I was pleased with it.

The locals I came across were all very friendly, down to earth folks, making me want to come back. Which I will do each time I can.

Course conditions were good overall. I played about 5 weeks ago and can't recall specifics. That means it didn't tick me off or make me crazy excited. I simply remember a good round of golf with some nice folks. Simple...

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Nice Course, just needs some water

Play played this course in the Freeland Open. The course layout is very nice, the Back nine is more wooded, while the front nine is more open. When we played the course was very firm and fast making it more difficult. Some more watering will make the green receptive to good shots and allow them to hold.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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