Locust Valley Golf Club

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4.1
113
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
63
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.0
87.8%
Recommend this course
102 out of 112 reviews
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Average Rating
4.2
21
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
85.7%
Recommend this course
18 out of 21 reviews
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Average Rating
4.1
28
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
82.1%
Recommend this course
23 out of 28 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6504
Slope 133
Rating 72.2
Type Public
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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6504 yards 72.2 133
Blue 72 6247 yards 71.1 130
White 72 5675 yards 68.2 123
Yellow 72 5318 yards 68.1 121
Red (W) 72 5030 yards 69.8 127
Scorecard for Locust Valley Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.2/133 497 350 417 440 409 200 535 388 125 3361 341 352 413 171 510 420 542 197 409 3355 6716
Blue M: 71.1/130 491 331 393 425 352 180 496 322 102 3092 333 345 371 144 497 413 507 190 355 3155 6247
White M: 68.2/123 448 290 346 370 319 160 474 296 88 2791 321 322 356 122 436 350 482 179 316 2884 5675
Yellow M: 68.1/121 415 281 337 360 310 146 438 283 83 2653 311 282 317 106 426 315 431 172 305 2665 5318
Red W: 69.8/127 402 261 327 340 300 135 421 273 78 2537 292 267 300 90 402 305 411 152 276 2495 5032
Handicap 7 13 3 1 11 15 9 5 17 18 12 8 16 4 2 14 10 6
Par 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 36 4 4 4 3 5 4 5 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 1 13 7 5 9 15 3 11 17 14 18 6 16 2 8 4 10 12

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

Reviews

4.1
113

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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4.0
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Wet weather
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Great day

Course was a lot of fun. Had a group of 12, but followed an extremely slow group of 4. Long day in damp misty conditions. Tricky greens and pin placement today. Overall nice day.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love LVGC !

Terrific course. Well kept...great value, nice people in the shop. Will be back!

I was particularly impressed with the conditions considering the weather recently. Rough was down without a buildup of clippings. Kudos to the crew!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Great value!

Except for the sudden thunder shower , that held up play for about 30 minutes, this course is very playable for all levels of golfers. The score card illustrated each hole design very well as my wife and i were first time golfers here. Would like to return in the future when the conditions are a little dryer.

Conditions Excellent
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
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Response from Locust Valley Golf Club on 07/16/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are always looking to improve and would love to hear your feedback.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Course

This is one of my favorite courses. A real shame it is closing. Hope the housing development going in its place serves the community as well as this golf course has served the community and South Eastern PA.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Beautiful Course

I would consider this course a hidden gem. Course layout was very nice, fairways and greens were well taken care of.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Well trapped greens

The course is in great shape. The greens roll very well. both sides of almost every green are trapped. One of my favorite courses anywhere.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice place to play

I really liked the course. We were pretty packed on both sides. May have been because it was Fathers Day and all of the fathers were on the course. We still enjoyed our day on the lynx. The staff and the players were nice and welcoming. A really nice place to play if your up for the challenge.

Doc P.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Player friendly

Everything except the sand traps was in great shape. The pace of play was fantastic and the pro shop man was courteous.

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

Dan’s Review

The course was in good shape and greens were excellent.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Response from Locust Valley Golf Club on 06/15/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to review your experience with us, we truly appreciate your feedback and will certainly pass it along to our team. We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back to the 5-star experience that you deserve.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Terrific Old Style Golf Course

This is a real Gem. A once private CC, now Public, with all the charm of a Country Club in a Public Course. The REAL Sin is .....it's CLOSING !! Yep ....for real this Time. Insiders tell me September is when it closes ...to become Houses !!! The new Management Group who "saved" this Course from it's last closing, have done wonderful things in helping Locust Valley recover it's fabulous, challenging Country Club style. By now, it's in amazing shape and if you haven't played it yet, you're missing out !! HURRY !!! There's only a few months left !!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best public course in the valley

Excellent condition lots of sand in the traps a must play course if you never played it or haven’t played it in a while Well maintained

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Closing?? Or not closing??

The public can’t be sure if this is the last year for Locust or not, but like when the Stones announce the final tour, we want to play the course one final time!

I ‘d say skip the urge and play somewhere else. Locust has certainly seen better days. They are obviously not putting any more $$ into the course. The bunkers were never great there, but now they are just dirt. Snack shack is never open and the pro shop is empty.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good course for mid handicaps

I have always enjoyed playing here, the greens and fairways are usually in good shape. The tee boxes are fair and the bunkers could use more sand but that doesn't knock their score down much, its an enjoyable round most of the time. My lone complaint is to invest in marshalls, on more than one occasion we have played 5 hour + rounds due to slow play and in some cases excessive alcohol consumption on the course (only adding to the slow play).

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

Have Fun

This is a course for all types of players. Challenging and fair, the course is in very good shape and even though the weather was overcast and misty, the greens were fast. Excellent price through GolfNow mskes it even better!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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5525 Locust Valley Rd, Coopersburg, Pennsylvania 18036, Lehigh County
(610) 282-4711
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