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4.1
132 Reviews (132)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
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3 Stars
12
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
90.4%
Recommend this course
121 out of 132 reviews
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3.5
2 Reviews (2)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.0
Value
3.5
Layout
3.0
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
3.0
50.0%
Recommend this course
1 out of 2 reviews
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4.2
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
2
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1
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.0
92.6%
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25 out of 27 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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 7017 yards 74.1 133
Blue 71 6674 yards 72.3 128
White 71 6206 yards 70.0 124
Green 71 5806 yards 67.9 122
Red (W) 71 5175 yards 69.7 118
Scorecard for Monoacacy
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 8 12 2 10 4 6 18 16 14 1 17 11 5 13 15 7 9 3
Par 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 35 71
Handicap (W) 1 11 5 9 3 7 15 17 13 4 18 12 10 6 16 2 8 14

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

Reviews

4.1
132 Reviews (132)

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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Course not ready

Course not ready. Playing same 9 twice .not worth money

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Early round

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

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 250 Contributor
Philly Advisor
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good 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

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Excellent layout

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.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Shape

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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!

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

Great Value

Just started playing this course recently and love the value, great layout with really cool green complexes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Impressed

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.

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

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.

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

Great Course

Great Track as always.
Great shape overall.
Bunkers still need a lit if work.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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