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157 Reviews (157)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.6
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.6
92.6%
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139 out of 157 reviews
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4.2
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.7
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
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4.1
26 Reviews (26)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.7
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.5
96.2%
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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

4.1
157 Reviews (157)

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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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Beautiful course, fun play

On vacation staying at the Exploria property. We were very pleased with the course. Very well maintained course. Staff were very friendly. Saw us pull in and met us at our vehicle with carts before we could even get out. Pro shop has very little. No coolers, no beer. Course does have ice cold water coolers and cups at tees. Course isn't as narrow as other reviewers implied. We're from flat Ohio so we enjoyed the diverse elevation of this course. There were only a few mushy areas along the fairways and ruffs - impressive for the excessively wet spring. Pace of play was perfect. Course was not busy, but steady. We enjoyed it so much, we booked another tee time before we leave. Definitely great golf at an extremely affordable price, hot deal or not. Plenty of available tee times.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Sunday afternoon golf

The course had some wet spots (understandably) and some bunkers need maintenance and care. Overall, course was in good shape. I would definitely play again!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Nice course with narrow fairway

You need to hit it straight. Most of the fairways are narrow. No margin for error

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

Great day to play. Still wet on 7,8.9,and 11. But the rest of the holes are in good shape.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great challenging. course

Have played this course twice. The fairways and greens were in excellent conditions.
They keep the place very nice.
Need to Have a snack and beverage cart.
A must play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Excellent

The weather has been so tough since last season. Not the fault of the owners or the workers. The staff has always been excellent to me no matter when I have played there. The course was in as good of condition as it could be. No fault of the owners and staff. I drive up there from a Jersey and it has always been worth the trip. Thank you owners and staff for another great day. Much appreciated and I can’t wait to come back!! You guys rock! Again I say it is always worth the trip up there.
Tim

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

Always play well here very fun course great for the dollar

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens in great shape as well as traps.
A challenging course.

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

Fun course

Sporty with demanding tee shots. Choosing less than driver may be the smart choice on several holes with the trade off of a longer approach to a tilted green. Great risk/ reward course

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Secret gem

Beautiful fairways and greens. Considering it rained all day yesterday only ran into a couple soggy spots

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Verified Purchaser
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
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