Locust Valley Golf Club

4.1126235294 4.1 stars from 5 (105)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6504 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 72.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 105 Reviews
5 stars:
27
4 stars:
59
3 stars:
16
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

95 out of 104 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs   Great for locals seniors   Challenges include bunkers narrow fairways undulating greens  

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"Well trapped greens"


stinsley's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice place to play"


u5898172's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Dan’s Review"


u307745940's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape and greens were excellent.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000004721869's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


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.

"Terrific Old Style Golf Course"


DragonAssasin's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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 !!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best public course in the valley"


Trent62708's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

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

Reviewed on

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


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



UCSB's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



u9587279's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
First time playing 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


"Closing?? Or not closing??"


spickford's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

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

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Good course for mid handicaps"


MDGlidden's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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).


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u204663449's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
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: Good


I recommend this course


"Have Fun"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


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



exM1dog's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
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



Mike1205265's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
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: Fair


I recommend this course


"Not worth the drive"


HackALot81's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

if you live near the course (boonies) maybe it’s worth it on a weekday when it’s dirt cheap, but on a weekend i would not drive up here again (friend drove so thank goodness). I live in blue bell and boy it’s a drive, the pace of play is horrid, have hackers everywhere, i hear fore every other min....go somewhere else....really isn’t worth your time.


Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Locust Valley Golf Club on 05/17/2018:

Hello, thank you for reviewing our course, Locust Valley Golf Club. We strive to provide the best possible customer experience to our golfers, and we apologize if we missed the mark. Your loyalty to our course is valued and we hope you will see improvements the next time you are with us. Thank you for choosing to play our course, in the Lehigh County area, and we hope to earn your business again soon.

"Not for weekend play"


u6718860's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played few times before but this weekend they really loaded course up and was over five hours!! Pin placement was extremely difficult. Would only recommend playing during the week if you don’t want to wait.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Locust Valley Golf Club on 05/17/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us, Locust Valley Golf Club, in the Lehigh County area. We're very sorry to hear you may not have had the best recent customer experience with us due to the pace of play, and we greatly appreciate your feedback. We also appreciate your dedication to playing our course over the years and hope we can continue to provide you with a valuable golf experience. Thank you for golfing with us, and we hope to see you again soon.

"Could be great, but steer clear if it's recently rained."


birdiexris's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Second time playing this course. First one was during the winter early last year and didn't expect much. Now over Easter it looks like they lost a ton of trees due to the soft ground here. The place is a swamp and doesn't seem to drain very well. All the greens are very soft. May be better in the teeth of the season but I'd be wary of any sort of moisture.

It could be a really nice course if there was a little time and money spent to put in some good drainage and do the work that needs to be done to clean and dress the fairways. Most were wet, but 18 was unplayable. I hit a drive to the middle of the fairway and wasn't able to dig the ball out of the mud hole it made.

On a dry day it would be fine but we got some rain yesterday afternoon and it's nowhere near drained yet. I like the layout and the greens have challenging slopes. Bunkers are taken care of as well so that's a plus. It's not worth $48 holiday in it's current condition when compared to other courses I've played in the area and definitely shouldn't be on full rates right now, holiday or no.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great round for the weather"


nicholmd's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this course! Will be very sorry to see it turned into another housing development. Play this course while you still have the chance. Layout is great for players at all levels. As for this round, well.... we played at the end of January so of course it was cold. Recent rains and freezing temps left the course as hard as a brick. Literally had to hammer the tees into the ground and rolling approach shots as they would bounce off the green like a cart path if they came in from a lofted approach. Iced over sand traps and ponds made for interesting play. Again, what would you expect at the end of January. Had a great time!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/08/2017
Previously played 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


"Nice Course for Fall Golf"


jacklister's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a nice course for a round of Fall golf. The staff is friendly and accommodating, and the course is in good shape for this time of year. It is laid out nicely, and it moves. I've played it twice this month, and I'd go back again if the weather permits. Unfortunately, the most recent round ended early (after 12) due to unexpected rain/wind, but it was a fun afternoon regardless. I'd recommend this course to my friends.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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