Sugarloaf Golf Club

4.2830000000 4.3 stars from 5 (53)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7006 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 72.2
  • Layout

  • 18 Golf Course Road, Sugarloaf, Pennsylvania 18249, Luzerne County
  • (888) 3425-784, (570) 384-4097
  • (570) 384-5709
  • www.sugarloafgolfclub.com
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Year built: 1967
Architect(s): Geoffrey Cornish (1967), Bill Robinson (1967)
Type: Public
Golf Season: Open: 4/08 Closed: 11/26

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 7006 yards 72.2 126
White 72 6300 yards 69.5 120
Gold 72 6050 yards 68.2 116
Red (W) 72 5577 yards 71.2 121

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 53 Reviews
5 stars:
24
4 stars:
21
3 stars:
7
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

49 out of 53 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Great for locals wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes undulating greens  

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"The back 9 is ok"


Sadoux50's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Nice staff, good layout"


Steve3709753's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Philly Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

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...


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice Course, just needs some water"


Phillygolfguy13's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Breautiful course and friendly staff"


Kam7041667's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played here every year in October and we keep coming back when we are in the area. Pace of play is great. Fairways are in good shape. Tee time is ok and not great due to the lack of rain this summer. Course is great for all level of players with 4 different tee boxes. We finish the round less than 5 hrs. Staffs are extremely friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Mountain Course - Worth The Ride"


mjonathan's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I finally got around to playing Sugarbush for the first time. This course is a Geoffrey Cornish design and is a beautiful layout that follows the 'lay of the land' which is a hallmark of Cornish as a designer.

The course itself was in excellent shape. They were aerating the fairways during my round but had no impact on my play. The greens are very true and pretty fast with nice size and undulations. A word of caution - get a put rolling up over a mound toward the pin and the ball is going to carry well past the hole if it doesn't drop!

For the big hitters: this course is 7,000 plus yards from the back tees. There are four par fours on the from side that AVERAGE 448 from the long tees plus one par three on the back at 266 with a forced carry over a lake uphill to the green!. But honestly, you'll get all you want out of the white tees!

You will find no fancy clubhouse here and the staff is accommodating and friendly. It's tough to beat the price: it was $27 this date including cart!

I'm glad I ended my summer tour of the 'great course architects' at Sugarbush. I'm sure the views will only be more spectacular as the leaves turn this fall.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A Killer Deal!!!!"


Michael6200352's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

A steal of a deal on GolfNow. This is an overall awesome course. I wish it was closer than 1 hour from my house. Played it twice this year and impressed both times. One of the hardest par 3s in the area, number 15. 210 over a creek to a slightly elevated two tier postage stamp green with trees on the right.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Been playing since I was a kid"


Morgan5407430's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course NEVER fails to deliver an outstanding value and great day golfing. I took my three nephews and we had just an amazing day.<br/> Course is fairly wide open so you don't have to have a single digit handicap to enjoy. But it will challenge you.<br/> Course is ALWAYS is great shape. Greens roll well, fairways are in great shape and service is always first rate. I have moved out of the area but when I come back I always make this one of my stops.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"I will be back"


u000007924233's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff was friendly and kind. The course was manicured beautifully. I highly recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fast and friendly"


jbowman71's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The pace of play was fast (under 3 hours on a Sunday afternoon). The greens rolled beautifully and fast. The staff was friendly, as were most of the tee shots. it had a nice mix of friendly holes and tough ones. The pin placements were tough but made it fun. Overall we had a great day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Get Rrady for 6 Hour Round"


jtennant1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played here 4 times this season. Every time it is over 5 hours. Yesterday was 6.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"website hacked"


johnstubb's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

When we checked in for our tee time we were told the course website was hacked into and there were numerous booked tee times (we were one of four with the same tee time). The staff did what they could to correct it by decreasing the bill and giving us free range ball. Overall the course was in good shape with fast greens. Being overbooked the pace of play was VERY SLOW (5 1/2 hours). I would recommend calling the course to check on your tee time when booking through GOLFNOW or any other website.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very slow play"


Joe7643016's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They double booked T times which made for a very slow round. We stopped playing after 4 1/2 hours and only being at hole 12.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Great LONG well kept course"


Allan4335404's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

If your looking for a long challenging course in central PA this is the place. The course is kept beautifully. Couldn't ask for more.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Quiet and off the beaten path"


u000007486041's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great setting for a golf course. Quiet country setting with a challenging course. Variety of tees that can challenge the beginners to the advance players. Greens are huge and well maintained.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"great course"


ladamski's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time , course was in excellent shape for this early in the year, will probably play here a few more times this year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A great value!"


u000006437690's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was looking for quick fun golf and I found it at Sugarloaf.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Worth the ride"


pgolfs852's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I live an hour away but it's worth the ride. The staff is friendly, the food is always good, and the course is always in great shape. The views are nice especially in the fall.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"An Affordable Gem.."


EPramick's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I played Sugarloaf with a buddy of mine and we were thoroughly impressed with the course conditions. It was my first time playing there in a long time. The course was in fantastic shape. Fairways and rough were quite lush and well maintained. The greens were in remarkable shape and were pretty quick. The course proved quite challenging. I definitely enjoyed the round and would like to play there again real soon. I just wish it was closer to my house.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course, beautiful setting"


grobs24's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Sugarloaf is a hidden gem, slightly off the beaten path. The course is in wonderful shape. There are a couple off lengthy par 3s and also the bunkers play fair. But beware of the greens; they were scary fast , some with different tiers. You need to get within 8-10 feet for a chance to make your putts


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course, Must Play!"


u000007787311's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a gorgeous course. One of my all time favorites and I've played a lot of courses all over the US. Everyone should make this a stop!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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