Bethlehem Golf Club - Monocacy Course
Bethlehem Golf Club has both a championship course and a nine-hole executive course. The championship Monocracy Course is a demanding layout that will require the use of every club in your bag. Designed by William and Dan Gordon, the course is a local favorite that has a four-star rating from Golf Digest and has been ranked as one of the 100 must-play golf courses in the Philadelphia area. The par-71 layout stretches to just over 7,000 yards from the back tees. The par 3s and par 4s are long, and there are a few reachable par 5s if you can keep it straight. The golf course has a traditional design with narrow, tree-lined fairways. The gently rolling terrain has subtle changes in elevation that can cause some tricky uneven lies. Bethlehem Golf Club's undulating greens require accurate shot placement and they are often protected by strategically placed bunkers
|Red (W)||71||5175 yards||69.7||118|
|Black M: 73.4/122||403||536||449||192||446||565||350||175||417||3533||430||367||443||422||186||543||208||430||455||3484||7017|
|Blue M: 72.2/122||380||517||427||176||423||544||328||160||397||3352||418||349||426||403||173||520||188||413||432||3322||6674|
|White M: 69.8/119||365||484||410||153||407||505||302||150||368||3144||398||311||402||363||160||487||163||375||403||3062||6206|
|Green M: 67.5/120||349||474||364||141||351||495||291||143||358||2966||376||301||358||326||150||478||156||343||352||2840||5806|
|Red W: 69.2/117||314||425||344||116||304||452||271||136||315||2677||363||226||322||293||121||435||146||296||296||2498||5175|
Course not ready
Course not ready. Playing same 9 twice .not worth money
Grass is just starting to grow infor early. the course is completing some much needed course work and updates. bGC could be a great track if the improvements are completed and the greens match the other upgrades
Interesting and fun course with plenty of blind shots and altitude changes.
This was the first time played, so many of the shots had feelings of uncertainty. The location on a hill side has rises and drops leaving one wondering about target lines, yardage, and strategy. However, at elevation the course has many views of the surrounding areas. It's a challenging fun course I would recommend especially if you find a good deal; well worth it.
Good municipal course overall
No surprises and a decent round of golf. Course was in good shape, greens were good. Rough wasn’t too high, just enough to remind you you missed th fairway.
4 stars of Bethlehem
Good course. Traditional, parkland layout. Nothing too tricky.
Old facilities could use an update.
(A playing partner and local said the municipality would be spending $1.7 million on improvements next year.)
For me, not impressive enough to warrant my 1 hour+ drive.
Good to get out
I've played Bethlehem before and liked what I had experienced which is why I came back. The course is fairly maintained and greens are rolling pretty nicely. The starter was very cordial which is a good way to be when it is as hot it was. I wound up catching a foursome just before the turn. Very few of the 4 hit the fairway from the tee or the greens or near them on par 3s. If it wasn't as hot as it was, this might not have been as annoying. And they didn't want me to play through. Guess I could've skipped them but I don't play here often and wanted to see the entire course.
They recently had quite a bit of rain but most of the course was in great shape. The greens were pretty fast and rolled true. Definitely will return
Course is normally in fantastic condition. Greens are in great shape but some water damage in the fairways due to the large amounts of rain we have received in August - they are taking steps to fix the damage. Staff is helpful and friendly, and a full service restaurant on the premises includes a good selection of food and adult beverages. Do reserve a starting time in advance - the course has lots of outings and leagues most afternoons.
Tee time was 2:15. Apparently leagues start between 3:00 and 4:00. At check in I was told there would be a long delay to play the back nine. My question to the course and or golf now is why offer this tee time if there are circumstances that create an inability to complete the 18 holes offered in a timely manor
Course was in great shape considering all the rain we had earlier in the week. Big storm the night before, so no carts were available and all golfers had to walk the course. Even so, I will definitely play this course again.
Looking really great!
Best condition I’ve seen at this course. I’ve played here for years and it is really looking great! The greens were all fast and true. If you haven’t played Bethlehem this year or you’re looking for a nice course, check it out. The restaurant is really good too. Plenty of people were there that weren’t playing golf! Overall, this course gets two thumbs up today. Enjoy!
Just started playing this course recently and love the value, great layout with really cool green complexes.
I always like playing here. Was the first time I've been to Bethlehem this year. The conditions exceeded my expectations. I'm impressed with how green and soft they're managing to keep the course with the lack of rain. Fairways were well defined and the greens were quick and true. I'll be back next week.
Great price BUT....
I’m all for people learning how to golf but the foursome in front of us was not only the worst with time management but just didn’t get the concept of golf etiquette. 18 minutes to play on a hole in 95 degree weather is a bit much to take. I know the course doesn’t know ability of golfers and everyone has the right to play but the rangers could have moved them along. So disappointing to waste a lot of time waiting on rude people.
Great Track as always.
Great shape overall.
Bunkers still need a lit if work.