Valley Country Club

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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6218
Slope 128
Rating 69.8
Type Private
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6218 yards 69.8 128
White 71 5432 yards 67.1 123
Red (W) 71 5106 yards 69.7 117
Scorecard for Valley Country Club
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: 69.8/128 W: 70.7/121 524 200 314 343 185 369 308 552 181 2976 390 385 176 350 522 405 214 456 344 3242 6218
White M: 67.1/123 W: 69.2/117 456 168 307 326 127 339 290 460 145 2618 340 364 140 280 460 350 160 400 320 2814 5432
Red M: 69.7/117 W: 66.1/111 408 168 240 320 114 339 250 456 137 2432 340 290 105 269 457 342 157 398 316 2674 5106
Handicap 1 15 9 5 13 7 11 3 17 2 12 18 10 4 8 14 6 16
Par 5 3 4 4 3 4 4 5 3 35 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 5 4 36 71
Handicap (W) 7 13 11 3 17 5 9 1 15 8 14 18 10 4 6 16 2 12

Course Details

Year Built 1909
Golf Season Open: 4/15 Closed: 11/01

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

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4.8
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Handicap 10-14
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VCC

The course was in excellent condition. Greens are well-maintained and fast. Would not hesitate playing again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

very nice course

a must play, the course plays short but dont be fooled with fast greens and heavy rough

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Unknown Gem Brought to You Thanks to GolfNow!!!

When we saw VCC show up in GolfNow...we jumped at the opportunity to play a new (to us), private club 20 minutes from Mountain Top. What we found when we got there was a friendly, scenic and immaculately maintained golf course that exceeded our expectations. While tee-to-green VCC is a pretty short course (only 6,200 from the back tees)...the real challenge doesn't start until you get to the greens. Perfectly manicured, fast & undulating and heavily gaurded by bunkers...the VCC green complexes make the round. Be sure to bring your short game!!! An overall fantastic find thanks to GolfNow, if you play golf in the Wilkes Barre/Hazleton area. Don't miss it!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Great conditions and friendly members

I jumped at the opportunity to play at a private course and didn't mind driving two hours to get there on a beautiful Sunday. By the time I parked my car, a staff member already pulled up with a cart and offered to put my bags on. When I checked in at the pro shop, I was greeted with a warm welcome, was allowed to tee off earlier than my original tee time, but was warned that the course was packed with a few groups ahead and it might be slow. Fortunately, the groups ahead were all playing forward tees and managed to complete a round just under four hours, which is already slow by their own standards. As far as course conditions go, the greens were super fast and smooth. Everything was well maintained. Even the members do a good job of replacing ball marks and divots on the greens and fairways, and dutifully rake the sand bunkers. The four-inch rough surrounding the greens were penal for my taste, but perhaps that's how they defend their greens on a short course (only 6,218 yards from the tips). In terms of course layout, it's a pretty tight course with several holes adjacent to each other. Since the course sits on a hill, there are a few blind shots when shooting uphill. Several fairway bunkers are strategically placed that force you to be accurate on your drives. This course places a premium on an accurate short game, as the most challenging part include all the bunkers and undulating terrain that guard the greens, and greens that have a sharp edge. If you aren't accurate with your putts and chips (especially since the greens are lightning fast), the ball will easily roll off the green. Most greens slope towards the fairway, so always try to place the ball below the pin. Notable holes: - Hole 3: A short 314 yard downhill par 4 that calls for laying up 100 yards from the green, since the green is protected by an L shaped water pond that cuts halfway into the fairway. - Hole 16: Long uphill par 3 where you only see the top half of the flag. - Hole 17: Goes all the way uphill for 456 yards (yet classified as par 5). The front third of the green severely slopes down, and when the pin is placed near the cliff, you are better off chipping up than lobbing the ball. And once you are on the green, make sure it doesn't fall off! - Hole 18: With the clubhouse and mountain in the background, you are required to hit a slight fade to land on the fairway. I was approached a few times by members asking if I was a new member. They were all friendly people who took an interest in you, since the club needs more members. The atmosphere around the clubhouse and pool were definitely jovial, exactly what I expected a private club to be.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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$199 Starting price
Valid dates: Oct 19, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018
The package includes overnight accommodations, unlimited rounds of golf for two players, daily American breakfast for two at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar and 10% savings offered at the Golf Shop.
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