Stone Hedge Country Club

2.9716857143 3.0 stars from 5 (55)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6644 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 71.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6644 yards 71.9 124
White 71 6201 yards 69.9 123
Gold 71 5651 yards 66.8 118
Red 71 5046 yards 69.7 122

The Endless Mountains surround Stone Hedge Golf Course in Factoryville, providing a scenic landscape of lush, rolling hills and grassy meadows covered with mature trees. The layout offers a variety of fairways that range from generous and wide-open to narrow and tree-lined. The true, fast greens offer a challenging but fair test. Each hole has a unique character, offering different challenges that include strategically placed bunkers and tricky doglegs. There is also ample water coming into play throughout the golf course. The course starts in a valley surrounded by hills but moves into the woodlands on the back nine. The first nine holes are more forgiving than the latter half of the course. The excellent service and well designed layout have earned Stone Hedge G.C. the reputation of being one of the best golf courses in the Northeast.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 2.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 55 Reviews
5 stars:
25
4 stars:
17
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

47 out of 55 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers locals   Challenges include elevation changes water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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"Lost its luster, needs major TLC"


NEPAGolfer05's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

This use to be the must play public course in the Scranton/Clarks Summit area. Now it's a former shell of itself. The tee boxes are to the point where they're borderline unplayable. They're crowned that severely. The bunkers are virtually unplayable at this point as well. 70+% of them are washed out and filled with rocks. The greens are hit or miss. Sometimes they're in great shape and running fast while other rounds they're hacked up. The cart paths are a complete nightmare. Hole 5 will send you to a local chiropractor. If that doesn't the drive up to #12 will.

They dumped a ton of money into the new clubhouse and let the course go. To be fair, the course had been trending down before the clubhouse was built. Only recently has it gotten to the point where I might not go back at all until improvements are made. Unfortunately that likely isn't going to happen until new ownership is found.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Going Downhill"


janthony5's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

I'm not sure what's going on at this place but the course is going downhill. The owner should address these the problems before it's too late.

It's a great course but the condition is getting worse and worse.

1) Many of the tee boxes are crowned so badly you can't tee up.

(2)Very little sand in the bunkers. It's like hitting off packed dirt.

3) cart paths are so bad you can't drive on many of them from tee to green.

4) fairways have divot marks and are very thin.

You won't get me to pay more then $30 to play here.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Fun track"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course has challenging holes. Better to play it with someone who knows it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Local Gem"


Linksy's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

Beautiful rolling hills and wide open spaces remind you of the home of golf at this local gem. The grandiose clubhouse sits atop a hill that overlooks the course and greets newcomers as they approach the picturesque countryside of Northeast PA. The course layout is designed well and offers unique challenges to the average golfer. Linksy front 9 and woodsy back 9. Staff was friendly and food was great for a decent price. Homemade crab cakes were dynamite. All around great price for a great round and great food.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Big boy golf course"


John6700088's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun track! Front side wide open and the back side is tighter than 2 coats of paint. Back side runs through lowlands with forced carries through the marshland. December golf in the northeast is a plus, but we will be returning to play the course in its prime. Great green complexes and the owner made us feel vey welcome. Is you are in the area, it's a must play


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Stonehedge"


pmgolfer4's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course in poor shape, leaves on greens so bad couldn't even putt, tees are all sloped and in terrible shape, pace of play 5 hours and we left after 16 holes will never play it again


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Course review"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Amazing course...staff member scolded me for using last minute golf. Very uncomfortable but the course itself was in great shape as always. Play if in the area!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice layout"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Will recommend to a friend for duck time of year it was cleaned up nice no leaves good putting enjoyed playing


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Awesome"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Billy the manager starts the fun the minute you walk in the door. The course is meticulously detailed. Although it is fall, there are no leaves the fairways. As for play, the second hole quickly makes you aware of the fact that you're in for a fight. Love the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Challenging In a beautiful setting, great value"


u000003191885's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very pleased with an early morning round. Course was in good shape for a public course and pace of play was perfect (4 hour round) ona holiday week end no less. Areas for improvement are the sand traps, which can use some tending and getting some more food options early morning. In the offseason, they may also consider leveling off the tee boxes, as the ball can be slightly above or below your feet on a lot of holes. Overall, the course itself is very challenging, with different elevations and tough greens. Its set in the rolling hills of NEPA and very scenic. Staff were great and new clubhouse / restaurant is awesome. Great value overall. Last bit of advice is to bring bug spray for the gnats.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Decent course, great shape"


chaggerty25's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my first time playing this course and I was pleased with the value. It was in great shape and the greens were fantastic. There was one quirky hole, number 12, a par 5 where you couldn't hit driver. Also, a minor suggestion would be to make the left side of 12 and 15 a lateral hazard to speed up play. Overall, its a very nice course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Could play everyday"


steadyeddie69's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This course is just a great layout, and would give any level player all they can handle, plays very fair from the white tee's , Green are large and always in good condition, fairways in great shape, and yes, tee boxes need some work, and crowned from years of top dressing, Bunkers need drainage but all considered still one of the best public courses in Northeast Pa.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"best of both worlds"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

this course has the best of both worlds for golfers that like two totally different front and back nines.. the front nine is fairly wide open , yet still challenging and the back nine is narrow and more demanding of an accurate shot. the greens are large and fast and required just the right touch. overall, a great course for the rates we paid. well worth the ride to get there.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The course was decent."


u851068804's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Cart paths are horrendous. Fairways and greens are in good shape. The pace of play was awful. We did more time waiting than playing. We also felt as though we were being rushed due to the group behind us. I doubt I'll be back to this course again.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"This course has great features."


Michael6200352's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice mix of Par 3s,4s, and 5s that require all types of shots off the Tee. Plenty of sand all over the course with a limited amount of water. Fairways and greens are nice but the tee boxes are not totally level, a little slopey. Overall good bang for your buck. I would rate Stonehedge an A.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fivesomes, 3 sets!!!"


u158594428's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Had a tee time for 9:56 am on a Sat., prime time, right? Waited forever to tee off and discovered that the problem was that there was 3 fivesomes in front of us. Finally saw a ranger as we got to the 4th tee and I asked "are you aware there are 3 fivesomes in front of us?" He replied "I'm perfectly aware and one of the players is the owner!"

We waited on ever tee box. Some waits were as much as 25 minutes. If I was the owner, I would have recognized the injustice and inconvenience and offered a free round. Not even a free drink was offered.

The course was not in great shape, tee boxes were horrible. I have played this course many times in the past, before the sunk all their funds into the new clubhouse. I used to considered it a treat to play there despite having to travel 3 hours to get there and spend the night.

It is officially off my list!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Needs improvement. Has so much potential."


EPramick's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course could be one of the best in the area, and I do empathize COULD. The layout is very challenging and there are some amazing views, but some improvement is desperately needed. I reviewed this course last year about this time and I have not seen any improvement on areas I pointed then. Most of the tee boxes are not level. Some have more undulation than the greens. And the sand traps, they seem more like dirt traps. For near $50 on the weekend, I expect the conditions to be so much better. I've seen better tee boxes and sand traps at a $9 executive course. And you're going to charge me $49 for this? Hey, grounds crew, time to wake up and do some work.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"very good shape"


jdzanis's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

cart paths could use some modernizing,sandtraps should be taken care a little better, i suggest you play it, it is worth the drive


I recommend this course


"fairways and greens are exceptional"


rossde445's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played the course several times and it is always in great shape. Post round burgers in the grillroom are the best.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good Course"


u625967919's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course, first time playing it. The only complaint I would have is the unevent tee boxes. Other than that it was a great round of golf on a beautiful course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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