Berkleigh Golf Club

4.0996470588 4.1 stars from 5 (98)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6835 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 72.1
  • Layout

  • 14623 Kutztown Rd, Kutztown, Pennsylvania 19530, Berks County
  • (610) 683-8268
  • (610) 683-5961
  • www.berkleighgolfclub.com
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Year built: 1926
Architect(s): Robert White (1926)
Type: Public
Style: Traditional
Golf Season: Open: 3/01 Closed: 12/31

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire required. No denim or t-shirts.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6835 yards 72.1 137
White 72 6359 yards 70.1 133
Gold 72 5946 yards 66.0 123
Red (W) 74 5346 yards 71.3 126

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 98 Reviews
5 stars:
33
4 stars:
54
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

92 out of 97 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for locals advanced golfers seniors   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers plays long   Great for drinks  

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Robert950481's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Hidden gem"


Jim7886654's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was very wet, but the layout was ggod and the greens above average.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great layout but one not so friendly staff member"


u319787012's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The good: The course layout is great; fairways and greens are well maintained, green fees are reasonable making this one of the best public courses around.

The not so good: Sand bunkers are not maintained for the most part and are more like waste bunkers on most holes. Most who play here deal with it along with the bumpy cart paths because the rest of the course is so unique.

The ugly (just for our round I think and hope, and almost funny): The guy in the club house for that day was a tall not too gentlemenly person who let us know that he didn’t make any money from customers who paid online when I asked for a second scorecard for our twosome, and he tried to take the second scorecard from us. I asked why does he post rounds online then if it is such a pain for him, and he had no answer.

I have played here many times and the staff is usually friendly, but I will hesitate to come back, and hopefully he will save all the money he needs to save on scorecards and from online paying customers.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course



u1762841's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good round.

The fairways were a bit ratty, but otherwise the course was fine.

Berkleigh is my favorite course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



aspen777's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"nice course"


uPBEJ6260PB's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

not the same when it was private. bunkers hard no sand. greens great n fast. nice play for the money


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Beckerj453's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice round of golf"


u1762841's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Berkleigh is my favorite golf course. The greens are good, the fairways clean. The staff is always helpful and friendly

The only negative comment I have is, the cart paths could use some repairs.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Course"


u000007720384's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were met by a gentleman that picked up our clubs at the car. He was very couteous and informative. The course is in excellent condition. The cart paths could use a little maintenance. Had a wonderful round of golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Layout"


Grifj's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love the layout of this course. Greens were average.

I would play again for $10, but wouldn't pay much more than that as it stands right now. Most of the bunkers are non-playable. No ranger on course and starter sent off 3 singles right behind us and had to let all 3 of them play through. Pace of play was very slow, no ranger to speed things up and make the smaller groups play together.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"old school golf"


sixeagles's avatar
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Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

If you like old school golf course designs then the road trip to Berkleigh is well worth it. The course overall doesn't kill you with distance but it is designed such that it can play long as it did on this day in soft conditions. It will be changing management companies so while the fairways and greens are maintained the course is a little shaggy on the edges and the bunkers need redone. If you like road trips this is a must play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




uHXPT3392HX's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Neglect really starting to show"


golfgod1771's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

My comments are not reflecting any course issue due to recent storms.

If rumors are true that this course is slated to close in the near future, it shows. Bunkers are shot, barely any sand. No water on the course (Not a big deal, just thought I would mention it), rough trimmed to varied levels, garbage cans not emptied, debris around the course. It is sad to see this course fall into such disrepair. Starter was friendly, tee boxes were ok, greens rolled well and were in good condition. Only play it if you get a discounted tee time, otherwise definitely not worth it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Expected more...."


u9239260's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Been told by a number of people I have to try this course, so I decided to give it a go. Pulling into the parking lot, the first thing I notice is most of the bunkers look more like lakes. We have had a lot of rain in this area this summer, so everything is pretty saturated, but I expect some effort to deal with flooded bunkers. Pump them out or something at the very least. Guys in the club house were nice and although I did not walk around the entire building, there was not much in the way of gear in what I will call a check in space. Golf carts were fine/clean. Course itself was in good shape for the most part. Tee boxes, fairways, and greens were well maintained. The bunkers are a disaster, and this course has a lot of them. There is really no sand in them at all. Playing a bunker shot is hitting off a mixture of packed sand and clay. Really touch on the hands. Also, and this is something I really take issue with is no water on the course. This is the first course I have ever run across that had no water. Really poor. Also, we had walkers going out before 3:00, which this time of year on a weekend is a no no IMO, especially because I am a rhythm player and 5 - 7 minute waits on the T Box is not worth it. From a visual perspective and challenge perspective, nothing to write home about. There were no wow holes for me. Hopefully they can spend some money and do some upgrades. I would personally not play this course again. Just not worth it for the 30 minute drive and price when I can play very similar courses 15 minutes away and for a lesser price.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Nice design, lacks key features"


u3843250's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall, Berkleigh was not as impressive as I was led to believe it was. Some holes certainly provided ample challenge, but greens were pretty slow and extremely soft. Most bunkers were flooded as well, but perhaps all of this was due to rain in the previous few days. Fairways and 1st-cut rough played nicely, but few holes were provided bumpy cart paths, meaning large portions of rough heading toward the green were butchered by moving carts. Our pace of play was excellent, and we managed to finish our round in about 4 hours and 15 minutes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice bang for the buck"


adamoverdrive's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2017
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

Some really neat holes on this course with some nice elevation changes too. Fairways and greens are in consistently nice shape. During periods of heavy ran this course can get overly saturated and soggy in low areas. My real gripe is the bunkers, some of them need some serious attention. Some were completely absent of any actual sand and were just raked dirt. Other than that, you can find some great deals online. Even their regular prices are fair and you get free lunch with it too.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"No Sand Man !"


Todd3302166's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Have played this great course many times, and overall the course is in great shape. Tee boxes=Average, Fairways=Great, Greens=Great. Sand traps= Terrible ! There is no sand at all in every bunker, which is really unfortunate. This may keep me from coming back, which is a shame , because this is an awesome course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



newt88's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Traditional Course in Great Condition"


Brian6013783's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played here many times, always a good round. Right now the course is in great condition, and the price is good. A great layout if you enjoy the classic type courses.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice round of golf"


u1762841's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

even though I was rained out after 12. holes.

Berkleigh is always a nice round. It's one of the nicest courses in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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