Pocono Hills Golf Course

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4.0
143
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
80
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.5
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.5
89.4%
Recommend this course
125 out of 143 reviews
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4.0
3
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
5.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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Average Rating
4.0
23
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
87.0%
Recommend this course
20 out of 23 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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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
Scorecard for Fernwood Hotel & Resort
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 69.7/119 360 130 335 160 330 600 360 500 215 2990 375 505 205 395 364 350 200 440 350 3184 6174
White M: 68.2/115 345 120 310 135 310 570 335 475 195 2795 350 500 195 367 350 325 185 415 325 3012 5807
Red W: 65.9/107 300 90 200 120 170 389 315 365 140 2089 285 323 128 292 338 303 130 385 245 2429 4518
Handicap 14 18 16 10 4 2 6 12 8 3 5 9 13 1 11 7 17 15
Par 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 5 3 35 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 4 36 71

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

Driving Range Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

4.0
143

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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3.0
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Conditions Average
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Conditions Excellent
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5.0
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Perfect weather
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Very Nice

3rd time playing this course, the fairways were just cut, and the greens were very nice and very challenging. The pace of play was excellent due to the very light volume of other players. A couple of fairways showed some damage from the rainy weather, but most were in fine shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Bargin price for great golf expreience

Got a great deal for a weekend price. Staff was engaged and actually did some pace of play management. They directed a foursome playing very deliberately to allow several twosomes to play through. Quite unexpected, but welcomed. Course was wet and cart path only which they enforced as well! Having played this course previously makes it more of a challenge to improve shots on each hole. I first saw this course as unkind, but later found it to be fair.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging course with great scenery

First time playing this course - the reviewers weren’t joking, short but a real challenge: narrow fairways, elevation with a few blind shots and tight doglegs. This course forces you to think. I left the driver in the bag on all but 3 holes. The course is also very well laid out with nice scenery - in short it was a pleasure to play. Can highly recommend it. Will be back.

The cart paths are a little in need of repairs - otherwise would have been 5 stars all round.

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

course in good shape and tbey are improving.

course was in great shape. new management making some very good changes.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

nice greens

The greens were very nice. A lot of elevation changes

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Had a tremendous amount of rain in the area this week but the course held up ok. Always enjoy playing here. Pace of play is always great!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This course didn't recommend to you

Fairway is narrow.

Many hole didn't see the green in the tee box .

But green is good.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice challenging course

This course is very well maintained and offers a challenge to any golfer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

getting better

they still have much work to do bunkers are full of weeds and rocks but greens are good and fairways have nice grass.

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

Improved

I've played this cour se for a few years now and they have made significant improvements, especially in the drainage around the 8th home.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

excellent experience

Got the Tee time last minute.We drove up from Jersey and got there way early. when we went to check in the lady behind the counter was so nice and so pleasant making the long ride worth the trip before we even played. Her husband was just as great to us and just because of that i would have gone back the next day if i could have . The course was in great shape. They has a lot of nasty weather up there this winter and leading up to golf season so they did an excellent job getting it ready. We had a great day and the couple that run it made it even better and for that i thank them from the bottom of my heart and i cant wait to see them again!!

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

Everyone is so friendly Mark and the staff are great . I live at CCP, but play here a lot Looking forward to the new restaurant.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good value and course in good shape

It’s a very tricky layout. Not long but you need to be accurate. Some blind holes that require local knowledge. Fairways and greens were in good shape

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Only 9 holes open

Received a call from course 2 hours before tee time telling me back nine was closed will have to play front twice. When we got there could play front nine twice but number 8 was unplayable. Two other holes were also wet. Not enjoyable. Also back nine is more challenging.

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