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4.3
170 Reviews (170)
5 Stars
87
4 Stars
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3 Stars
11
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.3
Value
3.9
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
91.2%
Recommend this course
154 out of 170 reviews
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4.5
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
3.9
Layout
4.9
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
93.9%
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31 out of 33 reviews
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4.4
80 Reviews (80)
5 Stars
50
4 Stars
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3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.4
Value
3.9
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.0%
Recommend this course
72 out of 80 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6751 yards
Slope 136
Rating 72.8

Designed by Rees Jones, Broad Run Golfer's Club boasts one of the best layouts in the area. The course sprawls across over 370 acres of rolling hills countryside. The dramatic elevations are definitely not something you would expect from a golf course that is conveniently situated so close to downtown Philadelphia. The elevated tees feel as though they're in the clouds and mature trees frame most of the holes. There are hazards lurking throughout the golf course including swampy marshlands and tall, dense grasses that are all just waiting to swallow errant shots. It is a challenging layout no doubt but it is made more player friendly with generous fairways and Jones was also light on the bunkering. One of the most difficult and scenic holes is the par-5 15th. This hole plays uphill, featuring a blind tee shot to a plateau green surrounded by trees.

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Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways Bent (Princeville)
Greens Bent (G2)
Golf Season Open year round (weather permitting)
Architect Rees Jones (2000) Keith Evans (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed No
Dress code Collared golf shirt or mock turtleneck. Golf style shorts or pant

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.3
170 Reviews (170)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 7
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 7
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 6

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Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
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 Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Awesome Experience

Course layout is great as every hole has elevation changes, dog legs, etc.

Course condition was in excellent condition as everyone in the foursome kept commenting on how great a shape the course was in for mid-December.
(Just need to continue to post signs on repairing divots)

Course staff from pro shop to starter to halfway house to cart guys were all extremely friendly and nice.

Course is a must play.!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

5 Hour Round

This is a great course. Well kept, fantastic views, and fun to play. However, it is hard to finish your round in under 5 hours. Of the times I have played, I have found myself waiting at each hole while one group is in the fairway, and another is on the green. This definitely makes the round much less enjoyable as you spend a large amount of time waiting at every tee box. I'm not writing this to just be mean. Broad Run - please add some spacing of the tee times/on course rangers for next season. This has happened multiple times to me now, and I really do want to come play the course again. However, I find it quite frustrating to be sitting 10+ minutes at every tee box.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 11/30/2020

Hello, Tommy. Thank you for reviewing the course. We would like to apologize for the delay of play during your round. Please know that this is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. With an uncharacteristically full day, we work hard to accommodate everyone who visits our course and allow our guest the chance to complete their rounds. With that in mind, we are working to best control pace and allow everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time. We will continue to look for ways to improve and use your comments as guidance in doing so. Thank you for playing Broad Run Golfer's Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Unfriendly to singles

If you are by yourself you are required to ride with a stranger in a cart separated by an inadequate piece of plastic or pay $20 extra. This is an unnecessary risk during a pandemic. It is also a bush league price gouge at a time when courses are making record profits.
The layout is so spread out that carts are required and it is impossible to walk. Rounds take longer than at other courses because of this. Overall a very nice well maintained course in a beautiful setting.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/01/2020

Hello, thanks for the review. We see you rated the course 1 star. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. Please know that our golfers safety is our utmost priority. Please feel free to reach out to our management team at (610) 738-4410. Thank you for playing Broad Run Golfer's Club.

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Overall Experience

Broad Run is one of the best public golf courses in the Delaware Valley area. The staff was friendly, course conditions were spectacular for November conditions, and the rate of play was favorable. I look forward to playing my next round at this beautiful course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great track!

Just an absolutely beautiful course with all the spectacular views of the gorgeous Chester County countryside. At $75 including cart I think it would be appropriately priced for summer play but this was November. That being said it still is fun to play. Worth the drive.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Great Course

The course is in great condition for early November. Nice layout, can be challenging but if played properly it can be rewarding. Played during a rainstorm, no one else was dumb enough to play through it so it took a little over 3 hrs. They don't do rainchecks or 9 hole rate. Would go back, maybe at a lower rate for this time of the year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Must play

The staff is very outgoing willing to help with all your requests. The layout is very challenging, not for the faint of heart. This course is a Must Play at this time of the year with the trees changing colors and the Magnificent views.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great layout! Best place in Chester County

I enjoy this course a great deal - I think it has the best layout in Chester County.
Since we played in the fall, I was expecting a number of “leaf balls”, but the staff has done a great job of removing the leaves, sticks, etc from the course.
The greens were faster than I expected they would be for this time of year.
All around kudos to all the staff for keeping the course in really nice shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

What a gem!

Conditions were excellent! Leaves were blown off of fairway and roughs Greens ran true, and the sights were perfect fall ball. Could not have asked for a more scenic round. I enjoyed my round very much. Will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Day

Awesome course .. best in the area... layout and elevation changes and views make you feel like your away on a golf vacation.... highly recommend!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Much improved.

The course conditions, especially the greens were much improved since my last round here a few years ago.
The layout is great, greens were fast. I'll be back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Great course but.....

Great track layout and overall taken well care of. Rating reflects pace of play. 3.5 hours for front nine. Walked off at turn. Informed pro shop who was accommodating but the issue is that rangers don’t enforce pace of play and starter (high school student) doesn’t know how to space out groupings. Really comes down to Rangers, passed several who just waved. Yet when I spoke to pro shop about group backing up the course, he already knew who I was talking about. One of the best public courses in state, but need to improve on their operations or it will ruin its stature.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/19/2020

Hello JF. Thank you for reviewing the course. We would like to apologize for the delay of play during your round. Please know that this is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We work hard to accommodate everyone who visits our course and to best control pace allowing everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time. We will continue to look for ways to improve, and we are glad to see you rated the course conditions to be great during your game. Thank you for playing Broad Run Golfer's Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fall Golf 2020

Pack some patience as the course layout translates to a 4.5 hr round... that said this is a premier public golf course in the greater Philadelphia area

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Broad run

Course always plays tough from the blues! Rolling terrain and lots of uphill shots into wind today. Greens were good but full of old ball marks left unrepaired.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Enjoyable day of golf

Played here with a Group Golfer voucher for $45. Well worth that price. Not sure I would say the same thing for the rack rate of $99, but I enjoy playing here a couple of times a year. It’s worth the 1.5 hour drive for me.

Course was in very nice shape for the most part. A little wet in spots but nothing affecting play. Greens rolled nicely while very soft to accept approach shots. Tee boxes and fairways were well manicured.

Pro shop staff very friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course

Excellent golf course, the lay out is great, well maintained,.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course, but pricey

I booked two foursomes in early Oct 2020. The course was in great shape. This course is difficult, but fair. You pay for a bad shot, but you do not get overly penalized by a decent shot that may be just a bit off-line. Also no hidden swails or false-fronts, etc. The course is beautiful and fun to play. My only reservation is the cost. It was $99 per person. There are other nice courses in the general area that are under $50. So it's not a course I will play a lot....just as a special treat.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course, terrible pace of play

This course is in beautiful condition and enjoyable to play. My only issue is they keep you on the cart paths for half of the holes and the wide fairways make the walk back and forth very time consuming.

Played twice within the past week and both rounds averages 5hrs.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout

Broad run has one of best layouts in area with some terrific holes. Course was in fair shape and obvious heavy play. Have feedback to starter and pro shop that pace of play was terrible for a day with low play volume. Took 5.5 hrs and no one was managing the 4 some two holes ahead who were more interested in socializing and drinking beer.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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