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4.0
138 Reviews (138)
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
6
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.6
Amenities
2.7
81.2%
Recommend this course
121 out of 138 reviews
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3.8
23 Reviews (23)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
6
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2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.3
Amenities
2.4
StaffFriendliness
3.7
73.9%
Recommend this course
17 out of 23 reviews
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3.8
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
6
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2
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1
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.4
Amenities
2.4
StaffFriendliness
3.7
76.0%
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19 out of 25 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

Reviews

4.0
138 Reviews (138)

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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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
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Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked

Would have been nice if someone showed up.

I booked this round almost 2 weeks prior. I had played the course the sunday, a week prior and as always had a great time, although the play was exceptionally slow. I had a time set up for Monday the 7th @ 7:16AM. I arrived at the course 10 minutes prior to my tee time and the clubhouse was dark. I ended up staying tll 7:40AM before, after no one showing up, picking my clubs up and leaving. Luck had it that a nearby course was able to get me out as a walk on, so the day was not a complete bust. I hear the course may be closing, but while still in operation I feel it should be operated under normal structure.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/18/2019

Hello, thank you for reviewing Locust Valley Golf Club. We're very sorry to hear you may have had a poor customer experience with us recently, and we appreciate your feedback so we may work on improvements for your future experience with us. We apologize for any miscommunication or misunderstanding in regards to your reservation and hope we can better clarify in the future if necessary. Thank you for choosing our course and we hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Locust valley 9/20

Good course. Will be sorry to see it go at end of season.

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

Locust Valley

Conditions not too bad. Clearly not spending any $$ on maintenance given that it is supposed to be the last year for this course. Appears to have perc holes dug at many locations so I believe this really will be the last year for them. Too bad it was always a nice course and kept in good shape. It will be missed.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/04/2019

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give Locust Valley Golf Club another try in the near future.

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

Good course ,difficult green ,but no water supply in course!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/23/2019

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give Locust Valley another try in the near future.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Seen better days

Great layout and usually in good to decent shape. Not sure if the weather has been a factor with course upkeep but weeds and unkept landscaping, even around the pro shop building, tells me the property is on the decline. Almost every bunker was washed out and need to be reworked. Greens were dreadfully slow and many require significant work to get up to standards. It’s sad to see courses like this go on the decline.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/23/2019

Hi, md3265. 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 important to us. We are working to get everything up to par. We have projects ongoing to recovery the fairways and greens. 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. We are glad to see you rated the rest of your visit to be great during your game. 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.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

They don’t care!

This course will be closing on October 14, 2019. This land will become a space to build homes. So, the maintenance has been completely non existent. The traps has standing water from a week ago. The greens have not been cut. The gras on the greens are about 1/2 inch long. The rough is worse & has clover leaves growing.

Please don’t waste your money unless you want to have a round to remember as a keepsake memory!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 07/16/2019

Hi u000003417163. Thank you for taking the time to review the course. We take single star feedback very serious at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Locust Valley Golf Club.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course. Enjoyed playing. Would not mind play8ng again

Except for pace of play everything else was good. It took almost 5 hrs
There was no started and enough gap between golfers on 1st hole. There’s were 4 teams on the 1st hole waiting to tee off. Course conditions were good. Would not mind playing again

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/07/2019

Hi weeyamgolf! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Not too shabby

A lot of the course is swampy with a lot of divots on a good amount of the course. The greens are hard to read and look like they got spray painted. Overall this is a good course to play if you don’t have anywhere else to play.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 05/28/2019

Hello DevilJon, thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience with us at Locust Valley Golf Club. We are sorry to see that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we will use it to make the necessary improvements to the course. Our golfers overall experience is extremely valuable to us and we hope that you will give us another chance to show you how we've improved. Thank you for your choosing our course, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointed

Been a few years since playing here. Lots of rumors over the years of it closing. Thought I'd give it s go. The 2nd cut grass is terrible. Way too high, weeds, and bald patches. The main fairways are just ok. Greens were fine. Also, there was no drinking water or vending machines anywhere on the course. I have no plans to return as the area has much better maintained courses. Overall, quite disappointed.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 05/28/2019

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review Locust Valley Golf Club. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting us and we hope to see you again in the future for a better experience.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Good round

Course in great shape especially the fairways/green. Would go there again

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Classic Old Style Course

This Course is a gem. Once a Private Club, now Public, it has all the nuances of an Old Style Club with respect to the Course. Tough, tree lined Fairways at times, to subtle Green slopes and difficulties, to scenic views ... this Course does not disappoint.
New Mgmt has greens and bunkers back in shape ...compared to 15 yrs ago ... and it only makes this track better ! Once overgrown, the Greens now are classic Northeast Golf style .....grainy and with movement you can't see ...unless you're looking for it.
If you are looking for a new Course to try, this is definitely it !! Rumors of closing have been in place for 10 yrs .... and with any luck, the right Mgmt will help this Gem remain for years to come !!

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Locust Valley

Course was in decent shape except for the bunkers which need real sand. Course got nicer after the first few holes. Probably a good place to walk - cart not necessary for those who enjoy getting some exercise.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/04/2019

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give Locust Valley Golf Club another try in the near future.

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