Iron Lakes Country Club

3.9344941176 3.9 stars from 5 (49)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6402 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 69.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire required at all times, collared shirt, no metal spikes or tee shirts
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 71 6402 yards 69.7 127
Middle 71 5867 yards 69.7 121
Forward (W) 71 5378 yards 67.8 116

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 49 Reviews
5 stars:
9
4 stars:
31
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

43 out of 49 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs   Great for locals   Challenges include water hazards  

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Reviews


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"Excellent"


Tom1624's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff very friendly and helpful. Starter was very knowledgeable and friendly. Gentleman at register super nice. Course was packed and still played in only 4 and a half hours. Greens were fabulous especially for this time of year. AA plus..


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good Saturday made better"


JerryZ's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I hadn't touched a club since October 2017. Chosing where to play your first round can set the moral tone for the rest of the year. IRON LAKE had a Hot Deal and I snapped it up. Got partially there and realized I left my golf shoes back home. Needless to say my planned chipping and putting session flew out the window. I called the club-No Answer - OMG must be packed and I'm going to miss my tee time. Left an message and hustled to the course. The Pro shop was super accommodating - got out with minimum delay. There is plenty of challenge here for the first round of the year. Enjoyed it in-spite of a 5-some that I ran into. Definitely part of the rotation.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"An interesting course"


Scott150VPD's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I've played Iron Lakes a couple times before, with the most recent being 12/1/17. Considering the time of year, the course was in decent shape. We had to play from the "winter tees" but we understood the reasoning and it didn't detract from the round. The greens were in nice shape and the bunkers were better than expected. The fairways were decent and the rough playable. The carts (electric) worked but are aging. We were able to have a drink in the restaurant afterward and were happy with the staff and selection.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good time"


Kong1234's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in great shape with some challenges that added to the enjoyment. The course wasn't crowded which made for a relatively quick round (about 3 hours). Hitting into the rough made it an adventure finding the ball so I guess the moral there is don't hit into the rough. Nice place and the staff were friendly. Worth the time to give it a play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u00000220138's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Interesting course"


u713293091's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice layout challenging holes. The bunkers need sand. Staff was friendly. Greens were in great shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Area return surprise"


eblanar's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing this course while returning from Arizona for a high school reunion my brother recommended this course. Rough had its challenges but if you hit fairways there wasn't much to hitting greens, the greens were rolled to a moderate speed without much slope, and easy to read. Elevated tee boxes and the mature tree, the water holes were a very nice fit for this course lay out. We had a very nice day playing this course you'll find it to be rewarding as well.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Fun tines"


JerryZ's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played for the second time this year. Greens we're firmer than I remember with more false fronts I enjoyed discovering additional neuances this course offers. Staff was super friendly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000008154007's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Terrible Experience - Not family friendly"


momdoc's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

On a Sunday evening as a family we decided to take our two year old with us for 9 holes. There was no one at the course...it was absolutely empty on the front nine except for one walker. Before we even entered the Pro Shop a gentlemen working comes out of the door and states "sorry to say you cant play with riders" and I responded what do you mean I will pay for them to ride. He said "these are the owners rules and you cant play". After much back and forth I decided to leave extremely disappointed. I am appalled by this attitude as a 32 year old young professional who understands that golf courses are closing all over the country and we are trying to grow this game. I was trying to expose my family to this great game and am a scratch golfer that understands certain rules and would never bring my family out during a busy time of day and would play nine holes in an hour and a half. The fact that this golf course wouldn't allow us as a family to enjoy the game of golf is disgusting. I cannot comprehend what this issue would have been with us riding 9 holes while nobody was on the course.

I will never play here again and hope to spread the word of how this establishment is operating. We will see how long they stay in business if they don't allow us to expose the next generation to their course or the game. Allentown municipal allows you to play and pay a small fee for insurance purposes for riders, which I will gladly pay and believe we should pay. Cheers to those who are focused on the next generation, the play 9 initiative, and everything the USGA and PGA are doing to grow the game and get families involved. Boo to the gentlemen running this place. Let's all make sure we put our best foot forward to bring the game back and not see another course close!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Iron Lakes"


Slbruno3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Too much waiting between holes. Should enforce faster play. Tee boxes are not in good shape.


Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



u713293091's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u169751020's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Golf at Iron Lakes"


Joe9047839's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I always played this course at least once a year over twenty years ago. On my last visit to PA I decided to play the course since it changed ownership years ago. I was pleased to see the course in very good condition, much better then when we played it in the past. The Club Pro was very friendly and even offered me a free bottle of water from the cooler.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u343539616's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course with recent upgrades make a vast improvement. Old original nine holes are short. The "newer" nine holes are much more difficult.

Like most public courses, the sand traps are

lacking


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Bad experience!!"


u5727946's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

muddy bunker, lots of bugs, disgusting restroom, unkindness.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"The management here sucks"


u5727946's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The people that run this place have no idea how to run a golf course. lots of bugs, muddy bunkers, no starter,rude staff.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



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