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5 Stars
30
4 Stars
79
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
4
Staff Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.6
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.0
91.7%
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122 out of 140 reviews
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Staff Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.4
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.1
85.0%
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17 out of 20 reviews
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12
4 Stars
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1
Staff Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.5
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.0
88.6%
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About

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

Course Updates

Formerly named Fernwood Golf Course, ownership changed the name to Pocono Hills Golf Course for the start of the 2018 season

Reviews

4.0
140

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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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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout 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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout 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
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
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!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout 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.
Staff Friendliness Fair
Pace of Play Fair
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout 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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout 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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good

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$110 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
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