Pocono Hills Golf Course

4.0300882353 4.0 stars from 5 (134)
  • 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 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.

Course Updates

  • Course name change: Formerly named Fernwood Golf Course, ownership changed the name to Pocono Hills Golf Course for the start of the 2018 season Formerly named Fernwood Golf Course, ownership changed the name to Pocono Hills Golf Course for the start of the 2018 season
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Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 134 Reviews
5 stars:
29
4 stars:
74
3 stars:
17
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

116 out of 133 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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"This course didn't recommend to you"


kimhankun's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairway is narrow.

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

But green is good.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Nice challenging course"


Chaz341's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"getting better"


uLNTF4979LN's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Improved"


u000005918069's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"excellent experience"


u000007865263's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good value and course in good shape"


jafrasca's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Only 9 holes open"


u410394863's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
First time playing 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


"Course in great shape"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course changed it’s name was Fernwood. Great course for relaxing play and improving your game. Many challenging holes but not frustrating for the average golfer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Resort upgrade"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The facility is undergoing a major remodel. The course is not affected.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"less than expect"


Chip4962829's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

i was underwhelmed by this course. The conditions were poor. Grass was growing in the bunkers that had no grooming. No rakes available. The grass needed cutting. There was a foursome in front of us that looked like they had never played golf before. They showed no sense of hurrying along and would not wave us through. After a 2.5 hour front 9 we skipped hole 10 to get around them. There was no ranger monitoring play. I would never play here again.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



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



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