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4.0
167 Reviews (167)
5 Stars
46
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
8
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
87.5%
Recommend this course
152 out of 167 reviews
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4.1
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
88.2%
Recommend this course
15 out of 17 reviews
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4.0
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
2
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3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
85.7%
Recommend this course
24 out of 28 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 7017 yards
Slope 133
Rating 74.1

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

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Course Details

Year Built 1955
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Locker Rooms

Reviews

4.0
167 Reviews (167)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Watching the Game 12
Patio Dining 11
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 14
Undulating Greens 10
Plays Long 7
This course/club is great for:
Locals 19
Walkers 12
Seniors 11
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 14
In the 'Burbs 10
Worth the Drive 9

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Greens are lightning fast and smooth

They have done some great work here over the past year or so. Greens were amazingly fast and smooth - putts roll true.
They have done good work fixing the grass aprons around the greens creating some collection areas.
Some bunkers added, some removed. The sand was good sand but it was very shallow. Difficult to play a traditional blast from a greenside bunker.
Pace of play was great.
Great value for the cost. Will look to add this to the rotation more often.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good course for all skill levels

Was a little disappointed back two tee boxes were removed “for pace of play” reasons but the course is a good one for beginners and experts alike. Removed a lot of trees which is nice. I might go back but it’s a bit of a trip for me because I shot my best round of the year there

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Terrific course and a great time!

we've played several courses in our area since this coronavirus mess started and i gotta say Bethlehem Municipal is BY FAR the nicest course we've seen. i knew they put a great deal of money into the facility and it really shows. the result is a much more open feel with very nicely groomed fairways, rough, greens and even the bunkers. only thing lacking that i wish they'd remedy is to put back the signs marking each hole; number, distances, layout.

we will most certainly return to Bethlehem Muni in the near future.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Playable

Great course that feels very friendly... challenging holes that won’t beat you up... very enjoyable!
Kevin

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
2.0
First Time Playing

Disappointed

I was looking forward to trying this course because it's listed as 7000 years and it's hard to find long public courses. When i got there, they had the back TWO tee boxes closed for no reason other than "most golfers can't handle a course over 6200 yards." I got a lecture about it, too. This place caters to 25 hcp players, which is fine, because the course itself has all the personality of a slice of white bread and was only in B- shape. That's apparently a massive improvement, but no second cut of rough, the greens weren't rolled and they took out hundreds of trees recently so there aren't any good sight lines. I won't be back.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Improvements

Course looking and playing much better after improvements made! Greens were running great and fairways in great shape. Revamped bunkers!! Great shape! More improvements to come!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Excellent day for golf

This was my first time playing this course. The course is well kept and enjoyable. The staff is very friendly. Finally a course with fast enough greens so the ball rolls out. It felt like putting in a golf store where every putt comes close or drops in the hole. The fairways are wide and not too much trouble to get into on the edges. This was a 90 minute drive and well worth it. I look forward to returning here. I would like to try the food and visit the pro shop once this Pandemic comes to an end.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Course was in great shape greens were fast. Easy check in with the starter will come back and play this course again

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 28
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful fall day

We played the back nine twice due to rebuilding of the sand traps on the front nine. Other than that the course and staff were great. The club house was a nice stop after the golf and the food was delicious. Great day of golf with the wife.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Sunday’s In B Town

Excellent choice for walking 18 if in the area. Nice wide forgiving fairways. Tricky par 3s. Fast hard packed greens.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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