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4.2
240 Reviews (240)
5 Stars
70
4 Stars
127
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.7
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.6
94.3%
Recommend this course
217 out of 240 reviews
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4.1
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.7
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
90.2%
Recommend this course
37 out of 41 reviews
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4.3
69 Reviews (69)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.8
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
94.2%
Recommend this course
65 out of 69 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 71
Length 6174 yards
Slope 125
Rating 68.8

Surrounded by the Pocono Mountains, the Pocono Hills Golf Course (formerly Fernwood Resort & Country Club) 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 Pocono Hills Golf Course is approachable enough for all skill levels.

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Course Details

Year Built 1968
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/30
Architect Nicholas Psiahas

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt, proper golf attire

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Reviews

4.2
240 Reviews (240)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 13
Brunch 8
19th Hole Specials 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 24
Narrow Fairways 22
Undulating Greens 15
This course/club is great for:
Locals 16
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 16
A Weekend Splurge 11
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 22
Worth the Drive 13
Near Local Attractions 11

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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
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Conditions Excellent
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Hot weather
Used cart

Good Time all Around

We've played here several times this year and are never disappointed.
the staff is friendly and helpful, the course is in great shape and the holes are challenging.
there are several blind holes that make your drives interesting and several very thin fairways that keep you nervous and careful.
if i had to complain about anything it is that the cart paths are in bad shape.
i happily recommend this course. we will certainly return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 153
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Top 25 Contributor
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First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

goofy golf

I selected somewhat challenging because of limited options. There are probably six holes on this course that I would blow up. It is an abominable resort course. I expected some blind shots and hills but when a golf cart gets hit parked on the cart path next to a tee designing a hole with a landing area (6) so close to a tee is bad planning. I get golfers will hit errant shots but this spot is too close together. It was a challenge to figure out where to hit tee shots or whether to hit less than driver on a couple holes. Definitely a course you need to play to learn how to play it, but I won't be coming back. Greens were too soft and we hadn't had that much rain in the area to cause that.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 153
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Top 25 Contributor
Philly Advisor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

goofy

I can only describe the layout as goofy where standing on the tee on some holes you don't know exactly where to hit and if it is driver hole or not. Four holes on the back nine need to be blown up. Greens were too soft and inconsistent. On one hole a downhill putts stops short and on another it runs 12 feet by. It's a course you need to see and play at least once to figure out how to play it. That doesn't make it a good golf course, just learning to play it. Terrible course for resort guests unless they are repeat guests.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

First Time

Course was in great shape! Greens are fast! Totally enjoyed our round!! Will play it again!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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First Time Playing

Horrible.

Not a real golf course. If you are looking for real golf don’t go here don’t drive out of your way. It’s part pitch and putt part par 3. Most of the holes are completely blind making this ridiculous course at times hard. As there are full trees basically hanging over the fairway. Sometimes you have only 10 feet wide of opening.
But then there are plenty of wide open 300 yard par 4. From the tips ! There is a 385 yard par 5.
People staying on the property actually drive thru the middle of the course to get to condos. Yes on the cart paths. I was actually stopped before I hit on the box and they asked me for directions!! No lie . Was the weirdest golf experience I’ve ever had. If you want a joke of a round for $25 go here

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoyable round

Course in great shape. Greens soft yet fast for putting. Tee boxes, fairways and rough well maintained. Played in 4 hrs without rushing. Definitely will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 41
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Needed a Marshall

I ended up behind a threesome that was incredibly slow and refused to let me play through. I ended up reading 300 pages on Kindle waiting for them on every shot.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great shape in view of dry weather

I paid $37 for green fee plus $2.95 fee charged by Golf . If I had called the course for tee time, the rate would be $29 for seniors (no fee). So, in the future I will be calling the course for the tee time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Can’t beat the price

This is the best course in the area for the money. Cart and 18 holes. Today I had a 8:15am Tee time. I think I payed $25. I skipped the first hole (I was alone and there were 2 groups of 4 in front of me) and finished the next 17 in 2 hours. Didn’t see another soul. Not going to say it’s the most scenic but it’s a pretty course. LOTS of woods around so you will lose balls if you are a beginner like me. Bring more than a dozen.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Pocono hills

Course is in good shape! Staff is friendly. The only thing i can suggest is that we had a foursome and in these times sometimes we could adapt better. I could ride with my friend in the same golf cart but our other 2 friends wanted To ride in separate carts. In other golf courses they do offer that but here they were charged another 15 dollars for the cart. Not a big deal but we were literally the last ones playing so the carts were available. Other than that course is good

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course. Hilly

Staff was very friendly. Course was fun. Had some
Challenges , one or Two long par 5’s.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
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
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Nice course!

I went with my husband and son and really wasn't expecting much. However, the greens and the fairways were well maintained. Times were set about 15 minutes apart, but it wasn't bad. The courses were challenging, but not over the top. We had a great time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once 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
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