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3.8
162 Reviews (162)
5 Stars
40
4 Stars
86
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.5
Amenities
2.6
81.4%
Recommend this course
141 out of 162 reviews
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3.6
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.9
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.2
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
4.1
81.8%
Recommend this course
18 out of 22 reviews
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3.5
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.3
Amenities
2.6
StaffFriendliness
3.9
77.1%
Recommend this course
27 out of 35 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6504 yards
Slope 133
Rating 72.2

Located just south of Allentown, Pa., Locust Valley Golf Course is less than hour from Philadelphia and the Poconos and only 15 minutes from the New Jersey border. The course is player friendly enough for high handicappers to approach with confidence but there are a few challenges in store as well. The 6,504-yard layout is a manageable length but there are still a few holes that will test your distance. The terrain is mostly flat though there are a few subtle contours that can be tricky. The fairways have a lot of variation with some that are wide and forgiving and others that are tighter and demand greater accuracy. You'll also have to watch out for the occasional water hazard. Locust Valley is not the most challenging golf course in the area, but it's one of the best values you'll find in town.

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Course Details

Year Built 1954
Golf Season Open: 3/15 Closed: 12/15

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.8
162 Reviews (162)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 13
Narrow Fairways 8
Undulating Greens 8
This course/club is great for:
Locals 15
Seniors 6
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 12

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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Another great day at Locust Valley!

Greens are in great condition and the staff was friendly. Always a great time golfing here!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointed

No one on course to keep things moving. Wasnt packed on a tuesday. Left after 9.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/07/2020

Hello. Thank you for reviewing the course. We apologize for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We work hard to accommodate everyone who visits our course and to best control pace allowing everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time. We will continue to look for ways to improve, and will use your comments as guidance in doing so. Thank you for playing Locust Valley Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I'm Alright

About 1/3 of the course is really cool , and worth the trip. The rest of course I found pretty easy and wude open. This course will improve your scores if you hit the ball straight.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Overall Experience

Have a starter or don’t let douchebags play that think their on the PGA Tour at 4:30pm on a work week. We go out to have fun not be harassed. Pace of play was slow because of people in front of us.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Dog track

Wow. Dog track!! The people who think this is a good golf course must not get out much. The greens were bumpy and rolled at about a 7! Plus it was a long round. I will never go back.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 06/04/2020

Hi, Nicko. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Locust Valley Golf Club. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fairways bad greens good

Fairways not in the best best condition; pace of play was even worse, resulting in many balls landing and almost hitting me from everywhere. Safety out the window.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 06/04/2020

Hello, thank you for reviewing the course. We would like to apologize for the delay of play and course conditions during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We work hard to accommodate everyone who visits our course and to best control pace allowing everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time. We will continue to look for ways to improve, and we are glad to see you rated the course conditions to be great during your game. Thank you for playing Locust Valley Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Bring a Helmet and a Megaphone

If you luv playing 5 1/2 +++ hr round then this is the course for U. Golfers who should be on the range practicing are all here, a 2 some in front of us and another in front of that group were literally hitting 80 yds every shot. I really wouldn't care, but those 80yds shots were going left and right. We were in the Tee box multiple times, about to hit up and All of a sudden golf cart shows up in the middle of the fairway from the adjacent hole !! Then to top it off, we almost got hit by a golf ball 5 times!!!! As u r riding or walking to ur ball we hear Fore... I lost count of how many times we heard people yelling Fore... No rangers on the course.. it's everyone for themselves.... it's worst then your local muni course.... I wouldn't play here if it's the only course open in PA. SAVE your money and find a better course, which shouldn't be hard.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
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Commented on 06/02/2020

So, today I got a response from Locust Valley for my review.... Sadly it's a auto computer generated response..... Why even BOTHER responding?????

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Commented on 06/02/2020

Hi, let us first apologize for the poor customer service you experienced during your visit. Please know that we work hard to create a seamless experience with so you can focus on enjoying yourself and let us do the rest. We would like to thank you for your honest and constructive criticism of the course. Your comments are presented in a way we can incorporate them into actual change. We are going to escalate your review to our team in charge and do everything we can to improve before your next game. Thank you for visiting and playing at Locust Valley Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 49
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

same old Locust V

good layout, not so good condition, property being 'milked' for one more year until developes get in.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/06/2020

Hi, thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the conditions of the course are very important to us. Please know that we are working to get everything up to par as the current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game, and we will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Locust Valley Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Covid Q19 opening round

Nice layout. Helpful staff. Good value for the price. I will be happy to play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Fun and a little challenging

Definitely a fun course that I will frequent some more, somewhat tight fairways but nearly All holes are fairly straight on but a beautiful course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Hidden gem

This is a hidden gem In Cooper's burgh and it's a shame that they are closing this course to build houses the course that I love playing everybody would love playing as challenging holes for all groups are a handicaps

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/10/2020

Hi, thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is extremely important to us. Please know that we are working to get everything up to par as the current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game, and will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Locust Valley Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

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Commented on 06/10/2020

Hello, thank you for reviewing us. We see that you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round? Please feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Locust Valley Golf Club, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Still worth playing

It’s always been a challenging layout with well protected greens, bunkers. The undulating greens are in nice condition with decent speed. Course conditions are okay but a little rough around the edges, weeds, clover.

Overall still a fun and challenging course to play and glad it’s back for another year!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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