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4.1
Value
3.9
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
96.2%
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4.6
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About

Holes 18
Type Municipal
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7058 yards
Slope 128
Rating 74.2
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Makefield Highlands Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 2004
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Rick Jacobson (2004)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire including a shirt with collar. No T-Shirts, jeans/denim, sweat pants, gym shorts/cut-off shirts.

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Reviews

4.5
43 Reviews (43)
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Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Greens were not in good shape

The greens were a little beat up - maybe due to the recent rains.. the course a s pleasure to play!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Excellent experience

Very nice links course. Fairways in great shape as well as greens. Course could stress to golfers to replace to the debits on the greens. Overall greens were slightly tough to read especially if you are playing there for the first time. I would definitely recommend this course for play. I will definitely play another round here.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

What a Surprise!

When I saw the pictures of the course, it reminded me of a course in So. Cal. a course in Lake Elsinore; "The LInks at Summerly". Courses somewhat made like the links courses in Scotland. Well it live up to all the hype; T Boxes, Fairways, layout and the greens were true to speed. Really enjoyed the course, will return soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 52
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Makefield with the Ladies

Was paired up with 3 lovely women that helped me navigate my first time around this beautiful tract. Tees fairways and greens were in very good shape. Bunkers had sand in them and were raked. The course had water coolers throughout. Pace of play was good for a Saturday afternoon. I will definitely be back and I would love to play with the girls again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 98
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

High marks for Makefield Highlands

Nice, tough track. Mainly links-style holes with a few parkland.
Course conditioning was good but short of excellent.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Top Notch

Course is always in great shape. Pace of play was fine as we had no real hold ups.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful

First time playing here, the course was in perfect condition. Challenging holes, front nine really felt like I was playing in The Open. No trees but plenty of pot bunkers. The back is harder with plenty of trees and water. One of the nicest courses in Bucks County!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great challenge

The course was in great shape
The greens were perfect. Nicest greens I've seen this year.
Fairways were fast and green.
Great course for the experienced golfer.
Will be a little difficult for a beginner.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pleasantly surprised

I had heard that this course was overpriced and not that good. I decided to judge it for myself and was pleasantly surprised. Course layout is pretty nice, some drivable par 4s and some really long par 4s. It was really hot and it seems they ran out of water in almost all water coolers throughout the course in the late afternoon. Cart girl was making rounds which helped. We were stuck behind two slow groups that led to a 5 hour round. Greens were fast and tricky. Fairways were in really good shape, some bunkers were not raked but that’s on the players. I’d definitely come back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Course conditioning is a triple bogey

I have literally played MH hundreds of times and consider it my “home” course so it pains me to write this. But the truth of the matter is, the conditioning is not up to par with other area courses like Heron Glen or the Bucks Club.

Case in point: The greens were aerated over a month ago - and yet most of them still look like they were punched last week. Also, the traps are a mess here. Rarely do I play here when they’ve been raked. And the ball mark situation, while not the fault of management, is one of the worst in the area.

I played Heron Glen last week and was BLOWN AWAY by the disparity in the two courses. Heron Glen is vastly superior conditioning-wise. And yet they are both “links-style” courses, both opened up around the same time (2004) and both were initially managed by Kemper. The difference I feel is that Heron Glen is *still* managed by Kemper (who obviously does a great job) and the Lower Makefield Board of Supervisors decided many years ago to have Makefield Highlands run by a different outfit. That was a short-sighted mistake, IMO.

Speaking of the LMT Board of Supervisors, its obvious they’re asleep at the wheel regarding the golf course. As long as MH is generating substantial revenue (which there can be no disputing given the number of rounds played there on an annual basis - 40,000+), they don’t seem to care that the course conditioning is sub-standard. They are supposed to be stewards of this wonderful recreational resource and yet they continue to renew the contract of the management company that is running this course into the ground. Maybe they’re not golfers, but they need to wake up and see the situation for what it is.

I still love the layout and love the employees. But you’d have to be crazy to spend $80 to play here on a weekend ($30 to walk during the week is not bad). It’s not an $80 course.

This course could be (and at times in the past, has been) a wonderful public golf course. But in its current condition, it falls well short of its potential. Hopefully things will turn around soon.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/22/2021

This review is spot on! I have played the course approx. 100 times over the years since it is 10 mins from home.

I played it on June 13 and the greens and tee boxes were worse than a triple bogey. How can the greens still appear to show aeration markings well over 6 weeks later? Some portions of greens are damaged in places that are unplayable. The tee boxes are chewed up.

I also hope some changes are made in the future. As for now I will drive an additional 20 to 30 mins into NJ and play county courses that are in great condition and some of these courses cost about half of the MH greens fees.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Greens

The greens were in bad shape. No one replaces their divots, the greens were bumpy when putting.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Enjoyable round

The staff were very friendly. We were greeted at the driving range and introduced to the Toptracer Practice app, which is a really nice amenity. The course was challenging but fair. The tee boxes & greens were in very good shape. We’ll run, and located, restaurant at the turn for a drink & snack. Looking forward to playing there again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Anyone Can Enjoy

A great links style course; generous fairways; solid course condition given a muni-owned facility. Based on tee box preference, you can make the course as easy/hard as you prefer. Lesser experienced golfers enjoy the white tees (and forward), while the long bombers will appreciate the blue and black tees for a legitimate challenge. The short par 4s can back up due to going for the green off tee. Where Makefield leans easier on the short par 4s, they present more challenging and longer par 4s on the first two holes of front and back nines. The greens and fairways are usually in solid shape. The staff is very friendly and the bar/restaurant has recently undergone a nice change of menu. The food is superb for a public golf course. Non-residents complain about the price ($85 in season w/cart on weekend for non-resident) which I understand. If that bothers you, then at least play this course ONE time as it is fun, challenging at times, and an overall great venue. Conveniently located right off I-95 in Yardley. NOTE: the wind is always stronger at course than local forecast reading.

Best way to enjoy Makefield: play on a day not too windy whether alone or with a group. If hungry at the turn, the hotdogs are legit. After enjoying the course, including the signature par 4 - 15th hole, and the difficult 18th final hole, head in for a cup of chili or some wings as they are fantastic. For those avoiding carbs, order the "ribbets" which are a fan favorite and think about the holes you wish you could have played better.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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