Best of 2016: Top 25 golf courses in Pennsylvania



Golf courses throughout Pennsylvania, from the Philadelphia area to Pittsburgh, earned strong ratings from Golf Advisor golfers in 2016. The land of Arnold Palmer, Latrobe, even scored a course, as well as in the Poconos and plenty in the areas around the City of Brotherly Love. The state's top-rated course for the year cracked the national Top 20, and others placed in our national subcategory lists.

To compile our state lists, we used a similar method to that of our our national Top 50 ranking. A course's score is based on their overall (50%) rating and subcategory average (50%). Reviews are weighted based on how prolific that reviewer is on Golf Advisor, and a course receives a bump in their rating if their score is better than that reviewer's average score.

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Top courses by subcategory in Pennsylvania in 2016

Course layout: Annbriar Golf Course
Course conditions: Royal Manchester Golf Club
Value: Mountain View Golf Club
Off-course amenities: Country Club at Woodloch Springs
Pace of play: Mountain View Golf Club
Staff friendliness: Mountain View Golf Club

Top 25 courses in Pennsylvania in 2016

25. Rolling Acres Golf Course

Beaver Falls

24. Berkleigh Country Club

Kutztown

23. Hawk Valley Golf Club

Denver

22. Turtle Creek Golf Course

Limerick

21. Inniscrone Golf Club

Avondale

20. Lederach Golf Club

Harleysville

19. Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort

Shawnee on Delaware

18. Toftrees Resort & Golf Club

State College

17. The Club At Morgan Hill

Easton

16. Lenape Heights Golf Course

Ford City

15. Quicksilver Golf Club

Midway

14. Mystic Rock at Nemacolin Woodlands

Farmington

13. Golden Oaks Golf Club

Fleetwood
No. 23 course conditions in 2016

12. Glengarry Golf Links

Latrobe

11. Linden Hall Golf Course

Dawson

10. Reading Country Club

Reading

9. Bella Vista Golf Course

Gilbertsville

8. Jack Frost National golf Course

Blakeslee

7. Old Course at Omni Bedford Springs

Bedford

6. Country Club at Woodloch Springs

Hawkley

5. Olde Stonewall Golf Club

Ellwood City

4. Wyncote Golf Club

Oxford

3. Mountain View Golf Club

Fairfield
No. 12 friendliest, No. 4 value in the U.S. in 2016

2. Iron Valley Golf Club

Lebanon

1. Royal Manchester Golf Links

Mount Wolf
No. 15 in the U.S. in 2016

Feb 28, 2017



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Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.