Fernwood Resort & Country Club

4.0259941176 4.0 stars from 5 (120)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6174 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 68.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Practice hole: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt, proper golf attire
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6174 yards 68.8 125
White 71 5807 yards 67.6 123
Red 71 4518 yards 63.3 115

Surrounded by the Pocono Mountains, the Fernwood Resort was carefully carved from wooded hillsides. Condos and other residences were later built near the golf course and although they are situated quite close, the round is still enjoyable. The layout is tight with narrow fairways that are lined with trees. The front nine is easier than the back where more dramatic elevation changes come into play. Many of the greens have elevations of over 50 feet, making approach shots a formidable test. There are also a number of tricky doglegs that are practically 90 degree turns. The layout rewards straight, accurate drives and the greens putt fast and true. There are a number of challenging holes, especially the 10th and 14th, but overall Fernwood Resort's golf course is approachable enough for all skill levels.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 120 Reviews
5 stars:
23
4 stars:
69
3 stars:
17
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

105 out of 119 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort worth the drive near local attractions   Great for locals wildlife/ scenic views a weekend splurge   Challenges include elevation changes narrow fairways undulating greens   Great for drinks brunch 19th hole specials  

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Reviews


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uLHNV4911LH's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000005512538's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Jonas6085215's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Nice course, need more info on hole latout"


u823853496's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape, greens had just been aerated so I can't fault for that. Not too many people playing that day, so I got out by myself and finished in 2.5 hours. Lots of hidden holes especially on the back side. Lost a couple balls from not knowing where hole was going. Maybe a layout guide for sale would help here, no map of course on scorecard.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Oct 2017"


MarkJasko's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course had 9 holes closed and that was not communicated when we booked the tee time.

There were no rangers and we were put behind a twosome that took >30 minutes to play hole #10.....we ended up driving around them (plenty of space between them and the group in from of them.

In addition the greens had been severely spiked (aerated) with little to no fillin of the holes, so puts were ridiculously not true.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



Rod9392608's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nicely Surprised"


seewalls's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

It's been around 8 years since I last played Fernwood and must say that the group I brought (8 of us) were all pleasantly surprised by the conditions and challenge level of the course.

Sure, the weather was great, which always makes it a great day to be out on any course, BUT, while the course is shorter in length than most, the tighter fairways and challenging greens, made the round quite interesting for all of us.....Really, a lot of fun.

You can't beat the price, the service was adequate and location easy to get too.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tough greens"


meroam77's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in nice condition. Staff here is always friendly and helpful. I enjoy playing this course. There are a few severely sloped greens so you have to put your ball in the right spot on approach shots.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Course to Play at a Very Reasonable Price!"


u543696626's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Went up to the area for the weekend to play a few rounds of golf. Course was in great shape and what you would expect for the area...elevation changes, blind shots, undulating greens. A few holes can feel very tight while others seem more open and getable. Overall, a very fun course to play and a nice challenge.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u608959338's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



preger's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Old course. Very mature trees offering tight fairways. Several greens have quite challenging slopes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Hubert9148181's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



meroam77's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Love this course"


pmeyers940's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I am trying to think of something negative and I am having a hard time. I could have complained about the poor condition of the sand traps, but they have started work on improving them.

The course is in great shape. The rough is not too long but you could pay the price for missing the fairway. The greens are also in great shape. Some greens are very difficult, big breaks and sloped. Several elevated greens make it interesting.

A round is always played 4 hours. And, the staff is great, friendly, and very accomodating. They even drive the cart out to your car and load your clubs, so have a tip handy.

I really love this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Hubert9148181's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Fernwood August"


Howard8115866's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in very good shape. Greens were in great condition, but a little slow.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable course"


u000007178012's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We really enjoyed playing this course for the first time, it has some very unique and challenging holes. The greens on the back nine were extremely difficult with the pin positions this day. Overall would definitely suggest trying it out if you are in the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000005456590's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Pleasantly surprised"


mikenickdad24's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

The course was in very good condition, fairway and greens were well maintained. Only a few sand traps could use a little attention. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Pace of play was good and course layout was challenging. Golf cart paths needed some work in areas, but overall this was a great discount on a good course in the Pocono Mountains. I will look forward to playing again at Fernwood.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Not my favorite, but fairly decent."


AEGolf's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

Some holes were placed in awkward areas. For example, there is a big slanted hill in the middle of the fairway that you have to hit over that blocks the pin from view. Houses sometimes were too close to fairway. Three holes had very uphill greens. The course was easy to moderate. Most of the holes were straight. The course conditions were good and there were rarely any broken tees on the tee boxes. Overall, it was a nice course to enjoy. Definitely not a favorite, but instead for a fun afternoon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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