Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
4.1
182 Reviews (182)
5 Stars
50
4 Stars
106
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
89.0%
Recommend this course
166 out of 182 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.0
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
3.9
88.0%
Recommend this course
22 out of 25 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.1
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.1
90.6%
Recommend this course
29 out of 32 reviews
Read Reviews

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

Book a Tee Time at
Bethlehem Golf Club
Powered by GolfNow.com

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

4.1
182 Reviews (182)

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

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Course

Nice course in good condition. Working on cart paths right now, so a little construction but doesn't interfere with golf. Nice to see sand in sand traps!! Greens a little too fast in my opinion, but overall condition of course was great compared to many others played this time of year!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ongoing construction.

The only reason I gave the overall condition of the course a four-star instead of five was it I’m going construction. We were not advised of this prior to the round. The course is putting money back into the course and it should be beautiful starting in the spring of 2021. We enjoyed our round and can’t wait for our next round there.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Short the greens

Course is rock hard, but beautiful fairways. Greens are crowned does not reward good shots. Still, a gorgeous course and layout. Greens were running 13 or 14 on the meter when we played. Lots of construction ongoing of the course. Putting in 8 foot wide cart paths around most of the greens. It’s going to be beautiful when completed. Does not take away from playability of course.Will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course

Very nice course. Really good conditions. Need another week for greens to recover from aeration. Fun to play. Definitely give it a chance.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice day on the course

Course is in very good shape. Greens are smooth and fast.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Fun little course for short hitters

Mostly holes and no par 5s, but interesting enough for an enjoyable round. Driving range and putting green. Pretty good shape, although weeds with white flowers in the rough can make it tough to find your white ball. Nasty, unpleasant woman working the clubhouse this day; other employees I’ve dealt with have been pleasant.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
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 6
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
Nearby Courses
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Public
4.0764117647
182
Catasauqua, Pennsylvania
Public
4.05555
4
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Public
3.8666666667
6
Hellertown, Pennsylvania
Private
5.0
2
Easton, Pennsylvania
Private
0.0
0
Hellertown, Pennsylvania
Private
5.0
2
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Private
0.0
0
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Private
5.0
3
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Private
5.0
3
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Private
5.0
3
Bath, Pennsylvania
Public
3.6764705882
6
Bath, Pennsylvania
Public
3.9780285714
14

Stay & Play Offers

From $119
Valid dates: Sep 01, 2020 - Feb 28, 2021
The Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort is proud to partner with MGM Resorts to provide you with an incredible Las Vegas trip.
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE