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4.1
48 Reviews (48)
5 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.6
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
86.0%
Recommend this course
42 out of 48 reviews
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4.5
10 Reviews (10)
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
10 out of 10 reviews
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3.9
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
77.8%
Recommend this course
14 out of 18 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional/Parkland
Par 72
Length 6482 yards
Slope 124
Rating 71.7

Located in the Great Northern Catskills, Thunderhart Golf Course at Sunny Hill is settled within the Catskill basin. The course offers both scenic views and a challenging design. The front nine is a traditional layout with some holes that long hitters will enjoy. There are three that measure over 500 yards. On the slightly tougher, parkland-style back nine each hole was carefully carved from the mature forests that sprinkle the rolling hills. Eleven ponds come into play throughout and the bunkering is minimal, but memorable. Though there are only 15 of them, they are strategically placed to provide a challenging test. In addition to the golf course, there is also a large 250-yard driving range available. Thunderhart is part of Sunny Hill Resort, which offers another 18-hole championship golf course that has a more resort-style feel.

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Course Details

Year Built 1969
Architect Francis Duane (1969)

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Mastercard
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lounge

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in New York (2019 #16)

Reviews

4.1
48 Reviews (48)
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Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Family time

My wife and. I played with our son and daughter-in-law. Enjoyed the course and the day. Looking forward to the next time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun and friendly environment

We, group of 8, had a spare time to enjoy golfing while staying at cabin in Catskill, and it ended up having the best day while golfing. Course was spotless, well cared. Greens were perfect. Not too easy, but just hard enough to be fun and challenging. Staff were all very friendly as well as all the players there. Planning to visit very soon.

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

Worth the trip!

Everytime I play thunderhart, I leave in good spirits. Staff and crew always friendly, greens hold incomng shots and roll true. Fairways and tees need some overseeding, but other than that, course plays challenging yet fair. Great mix of holes and shots. You will use every club in your bag. Will return a few times this year.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Wonderful course.

Beautiful course with beautiful views. Greens were in great shape along with the fairways and tee boxes. Wasn’t over busy, didn’t need to rush, slight wait due to elderly gentlemen enjoying their game.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Absolutely great

From the staff(above and beyond), to the upkeep, to the course layout, this course is fantastic!! Loved everything about it

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

What a course! Beautiful Pro Shop!! Bought my Huntington Beach putter!!!

The staff was super friendly in helping me purchase my putter from them. The course is kept beautifully. One of the finest rounds i’ve had in a while

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great course, great price

Thunderheart is a beautiful course, the deal I got on Golfnow was fantastic. Great round of golf with my son.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 45
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great views

in the mountains and a great view of the Catskills,First 9 is hilly with some water and the back 9 is more level with doglegs and a little more water.There is a lot of woods.
if you stayed in the fairway and rough you could find your ball.All the leaves was out of the playing area.Great place to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Our return to Thunderhart

My wife and I had played Thunderhart before but never their sister course Sunny Hill. This time we stayed over and played them both. The people you deal with are the best and always willing to do anything to help. It is a great value and both courses have excellent layouts with very interesting holes. Thunderhart is the true championship course while Sunny Hill is shorter with more par threes and very friendly to beginners while still challenging the better golfers. We had so much fun we are planning a trip next year with several couples. Can't wait

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Do not book on GolfNow

Made a reservation through GolfNow. Paid $20 for the reservation, with the remainder to be paid at the course. Drove three hours from Long Island to the course, only to be told that there was an outing and they were not honoring reservations. Guy specifically said that they don't communicate with GolfNow and the app never seems to know whether they actually have the tee times they advertise.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very rustic vourse

Very dry. No fairway. All grass like rough. Greens are slow
Pace was slow.
Nice views.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Disappointing

The tee boxes and fairways were very hard and felt like playing on cement. The grass was largely brown and dead. Not a well taken care of course. Was excited to play on vacation since the reviews were so good.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fathers Day Finesse

My husband and I had an exceptional time golfing on Sunday of Father’s Day weekend. Staff is friendly . Course if beautiful!! The greens are spongy and well taken care of. Excellent relaxing atmosphere. Highly recommend!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played

Best value golf in the Catskills

I lucked out and moved near Thunderhart Golf Course, part of the Sunnyhill Resort. The course has a great layout: front has a few narrow fairways but not too many hazards; the back nine is flatter but has more water to avoid. Members there are all friendly, and the staff is superb. Thunderhart is VERY popular with Stay and Play guests many from overseas.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Charming layout

First time play, and it was cold and breezy, but we had a wonderful time playing your scenic and charming course. Thanks!

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