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


23. Hawk Valley Golf Club


22. Turtle Creek Golf Course


21. Inniscrone Golf Club


20. Lederach Golf Club


19. Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort

Shawnee on Delaware

18. Toftrees Resort & Golf Club

State College

17. The Club At Morgan Hill


16. Lenape Heights Golf Course

Ford City

15. Quicksilver Golf Club


14. Mystic Rock at Nemacolin Woodlands


13. Golden Oaks Golf Club

No. 23 course conditions in 2016

12. Glengarry Golf Links


11. Linden Hall Golf Course


10. Reading Country Club


9. Bella Vista Golf Course


8. Jack Frost National golf Course


7. Old Course at Omni Bedford Springs


6. Country Club at Woodloch Springs


5. Olde Stonewall Golf Club

Ellwood City

4. Wyncote Golf Club


3. Mountain View Golf Club

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

2. Iron Valley Golf Club


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.