Chestnut Ridge Golf Resort & Conference Center
Chestnut Ridge Golf Club first opened in 1964 and has since become one of the area's favorites. The club added a second 18-hole golf course, Tom's Run, in 1994. The Chestnut Ridge Course has a classic layout that is the shorter of the two courses. While it may be a bit less difficult, Chestnut Ridge has a playability that will appeal to players of all skill levels. The beautiful mountain views are what make this golf course stand out and there are also plenty of challenges in store including strategically placed bunkers and mature trees along the fairways. The course is also known for it great greens, which provide excellent putting surfaces. The signature hole is the par-4 14th. This risk-reward hole has a green that is not only situated above a lake but also bordered by a rock-faced wall.
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|Blue M: 70.5/127 W: 76.5/134||505||334||149||418||389||344||356||456||187||3138||389||347||158||358||539||220||513||170||410||3104||6242|
|White M: 68.9/126 W: 74.7/131||478||329||135||410||304||338||350||451||181||2976||365||339||144||352||531||187||487||161||387||2953||5929|
|Gold M: 67.4/122 W: 73.0/127||462||318||112||401||392||333||341||430||173||2962||335||329||133||348||507||160||472||131||360||2775||5737|
|Red M: 64.8/115 W: 70.0/119||401||307||97||325||280||323||283||351||166||2533||327||289||120||345||483||133||400||102||348||2547||5080|
Most frustrating round in my life
I played this course for my first time at the recommendation of a friend on 9/16/17. This was the most frustrating round of my entire life...and not due to my own game. There was a group of 24 players who booked tee times between 9:30am-10:50am. The pace of play from these groups was the slowest I have ever experienced. On the front 9, we asked the ranger on two separate occasions to ask them to pick up the pace a little. He confirmed that he would, and then would drive right past the groups. The threesome behind us even called the clubhouse on multiple occasions to ask them to speed up.
Their pace was not due to being below average golfers. It was strictly due to the fact that they were too preoccupied with literally wrestling each other on several greens and hailing the beer cart girl every hole possible.
My group and the group behind us ended up waiting 15 minutes minimum on each tee box. Waiting to hit our approach shots was even more infuriating, as we watched the group ahead of us wrestle each other to the ground.
After the round, we even entered the clubhouse to complain, which is a rare occurrence for any of us as we understand the pace of play is sometimes slower. However, management and the rangers did absolutely nothing to alleviate the situation. It took a total of nearly six hours to finish our round (as a twosome).
If I were to recommend this course to anyone, management must address several issues that were stated prior. The course itself is great and offers several challenges, yet the entire day was extremely disappointing. I understand groups of friends want to have fun and mess around on the course, but this experience was incredibly disappointing.
Good shape. Leaves not bad. Paid twice as much as our playing partners and the booked on golfnow as well. Not sure how that happened???
C.R. was above PAR.......
Course was in great shape. Some leaves but to be expected. Took an early (9:00)tee time and finished in about 3 hours.
Only one negative was on the back 9, one green near the pond/lake was covered with duck p...!
But for the leaves - it was great
The leaves on the early holes slowed down play - but after we got into the open things really picked up. I really enjoyed the course and look forward to playing again
Course has really gone down hill
Played this course about 10 years ago and it was in great shape. They have really let it go. Not even considering that they charged full rate despite the greens recently being aerated, the conditions were bad.
Greens were obviously bad in addition to the aeration. Fairways were awful and there were weeds in the bunkers.
Definitely needs improved maintenance to justify the costs.
Its been better
Very nice course, but I have seen the conditions much better in the past
It was a great day. My brother and i thought the course was in great shape. The weather could not have better. The layout was nice with great views. Some of the holes were challenging with water and sand while others were quite easy making for a good round. i will play this course again.
Better than most
The fairways could of been swept up from the clumps of grass from cutting them.Drainage isn't bad. Good greens. Leaves could be sucks up more often. Best view of the mountains in Pennsylvania.
I know it sounds like I'm bashing this course but in reality I really enjoy playing here. Friendly staff. Good food. I'm just hoping the Pro or higher ups will read this to know what needs caught up work wise.
I play 2 to 3 days a week at various courses. This is Def one of my most favorite. Electric carts are a plus and as dumb as it sounds it's nice the course has a food cart that comes around because 80 percent of the courses in PA dont.
Fairways were pretty rough
The course was in fair condition. I know you have to arriate the greens and fairways but when you do you shouldn't charge full price. I didn't think it was worth the $44 to play today, there was so much water in the fairways you couldn't take a divot or it turned into a all out chunk shot. And when you water keep track of where everyone is, we had to drive through sprinklers on 3&4!
My brother and I played Tom's Run which is a very nice course however, I don't know who's idea it was to let 8 people play together 3 groups ahead of us which we caught before the front nine was even finished, I've played here before and always have seen a ranger same with Chestnut Ridge but yesterday we didn't see one, it took us almost 5 hrs to play 18 holes which is absolutely ridiculous!! I'm not a scratch golfer by any means but I don't play slow or hold anyone up and let people play thru when I'm holding them up!!
Overall this is a great deal for a great course. Unfortunately due to the current weather conditions that we have been having in the area the course was rather dry. There were several spots where the grass was so dry/dead that you were hitting off of the dirt. Hopefully we get some rain soon to help with this.
Worst conditions have ever seen at this course
Have played this course numerous times, used to be a gem, not sure what is going on. Numerous traps had no sand and rocks the size of your head, clover and weeds in rough around greens. I know it has been a wet summer but conditions are not up to par, at $60, not worth playing too many other courses in W. PA to play that are in better shape for half the price
Course was in excellent condition. Perfect mix of challenging and forgiving holes. Best course in the area and Hot Deals on Golfnow (~$30) make it an absolute no brainer to book a round. Both courses are a must play, but Tom's is slightly more challenging from a strategic standpoint
6+ hour round caused by a scramble. Brutal. I would comment on the marshals, but I've never seen one here. At least we finished. Not sure about the 8 groups behind us that probably ran out of light. Course was just ok with amount of rain lately
Only negative for the course was that many of the bunkers were being eliminated/refurbished and marked as ground under repair. Beautiful day beautiful course, made a bad day scoring for me still very enjoyable!
This is an awesome course. Even with a high slope rating, the course is playable for all skill levels. I am just surprised that a Resort/stay and play does not have coolers for the carts. I bought a $15 six pack and was given a plastic bag filled with ice that melted before finished round. This course does not turn at clubhouse so had to go without ice.
From the white tees 5900+. Nice test of golf. Greens were in excellent condition.
Tom's Run is a must play
Loved the course. Conditions are top notch. Two beverage carts out was very nice. Pace of play could've been better, otherwise it was a great
The only thing that they need to improve are the conditions of many of the sand traps otherwise five star
They need to have breakfast at cafe
Try it, you won't be disappointed
Good course, tough shots if you're not in the fairway. Greens were in great condition.