Middletown Country Club
Middletown Country Club has been one of Bucks County's major golfing destinations for more than a century. Originally designed as a nine-hole golf course in 1913 by Scottish architect Alexander Findlay, the second nine was added three years later. In the many years since opening, the golf course has undergone renovations by both George Fazio and Stephen Kay. This tough course is proof that a layout doesn't have to be 7,500-plus yards to be a challenge. Although the Middletown C.C. golf course plays to a seemingly modest yardage of 6,217 from the back tees, the rolling terrain provided by its location in the scenic Neshaminy Valley makes the course seem much longer. The small greens have plenty of undulations and you'll also be faced with a variety of uphill, downhill, and sidehill lies. There are also towering trees looming above the fairways and water comes into play throughout the golf course as well.
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Pretty good for the price
If you’re a golf snob, this might not be the course for you. But for the novice golfer, and for a good price, the course is good.
Hi, we hope that you still had a good time out there the other day. Thanks for the feedback, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
5 hour and 15 minute round and of March 4 hours and 40 minutes to play only 12 holes on April 13th enough said never again management doesn't care left my name and phone number pro never called me back
I played the course the end of March with a 5 hour and 15 minute round. I gave it another shot Saturday April 13th 12 o'clock tee time 4 hours and 40 minutes into the round we had only completed 12 holes At that point we had enough figuring the entire round would be about 6 hours so we gave up and took the carts in they had booked an outing Saturday morning primetime with 30 to 35 golfers and then immediately had T times after that Apparently they didn't give a dam about anybody after the outing went off the ranger drove around and basically did nothing to speed things along I voiced my displeasure at the front desk and left my name and number and haven't heard from any body it's an absolute disgrace the way they are running this course and I'll never go there again.
Hi, thank you for the four stars! We are glad to see that you had a good time at Middletown Country Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Golf As It’s Not Meant To Be
Severely slanted/sloped fairways and greens. Not unusual to land a ball in middle or left center of fairway only to have it come to rest on right side of right cart path.
Sloped Greens in general can be fun, however Middletown takes it too far (and the fun out of it).
Currently greens are sub par speed and condition.
Collars and areas surrounding greens are beat up and cared for well below average.
18th hole has been closed so there’s option to play 17 twice (fun drivable par 4) or play 1 again.
Many better golf options in the area.
Worth a $20 Hot Deal but nothing more in one golfers opinion
Hi, we are sorry that you didn't enjoy your round of golf with us the other day. We are currently renovating the 18th and we are doing some other maintenance work that will be completed soon. Your feedback is important to us. We hope you'll consider coming back in the future.
Good practice and group outings
Some challenging greens and drivable par 4s. Short, no par 5s on the back unless you're a short driver. Tight course layout, common for this area, so expect a couple fores.
Hi Travis, thank you for the three stars. We hope that you found our course enjoyable even though it was a bit challenging. We appreciate your feedback, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Hi, thank you for the four-star review! We are happy to see that you had a good time at Middletown Country Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
HAd fun nice pAce hooked up with 3 strAngers had fun day
This course can play so tough. Don’t let the distance fool you, it has plenty of length. Kicked my butt today. But I’ll be back.
Course has nice layout
The layout of the course is nice however the conditions were not so good. I have seen this in a few other courses this year also it may be due to the heavy rains the summer. The Tee Box is could really use some work
This is a great course to challenge your shot shaping
In town for business and found this jewel of a public course. Great experience both on and off course.
Loved the course, Aeration marred the putting experience. I wish it was called out during reservation.
Nice course, like the layout. Only one par 5 and greens are tough.
It’s there if you look
1st Time here in 10 years. I know the course is fun from the many times I’ve played it in the past. You can’t help but feel and see the uniqueness of this course. However, it’s obvious the owners can’t afford to maintain it or simply don’t care. I suspect the former. I’ll note they are doing the basics. They simply need more resources. Greens were aerated recently and I’d expect that to be identified when paying. Never mentioned it. They had some equipment running. My takeaway was there is no regard for the golfer/customer. There was a level of disconnect i found strange. Bottom line - course is fun, however expect to be penalized on good shots, tight spaces, lots of elevation changes.
Although the course could use some work in terms of maintenance around the greens and tee boxes, the layout is very nice and many scenic holes. Has a private course feel although slope of course not very difficult. The greens get tougher from the 1st hole to the back nine. Great par 3’s. If they invested $$$ into the course could very well be a hidden gem and a nce short private country club course. I would recommend playing prefer back nine to front
Fun, but not in great shape
I've been playing at Middletown since 2000. It's a sentimental favorite, fun course with some warts.
First off, never play before mid-afternoon. The pace of play on a weekend morning is horrible and the $55 price tag is a poor value. The course gets really backed up starting at 6, the first par 3 and gets really bad once you make the turn. 10 is another par 3, so expect a back up. Then 11 is a really short par 4 that virtually requires you to wait for the group to clear the green. Not to mention 11 tee is in prime landing area for tee balls off 12 tee. This is the bottleneck of the course and really screws up the pace of play, not really much management can do to fix the problem because there is no space to expand to open up the course/change the layout. I think Middletown is the only course I've ever walked off of due to pace of play (done it at least 3 times, I've learned my lesson).Twilight price of $39 is a more reasonable for this course given the condition and the course is usually pretty empty in the afternoon so no pace of play issues.
The course layout is really solid. 1 and 2 are tough opening holes. 3 is a nice little breather but plenty of ways to get in trouble. 4 is a solid par 5 - dogleg left that funnels towards the green. Can reach in 2 but there's not much room for an errant shot. 5 is a tough short Par 4. If you play driver there is trouble right and a Tree that blocks your approach if too far left with a very sloped back to front green being the last defense. 6 is a picture-esque par 3. Could be really nice with better maintenance. 7 is a really tough tee shot which requires a carry over hazard and trouble left (made more difficult by an uneven tee box). 8 is a below average par 3. 9 is an ok short par 4. They've done some maintenance around the green which makes the prospect of going for the green more fun. 10 is a nice par 3, requires mid to long iron to a small green with a steep slope back to front - par is a great score. 11 is a short par 4 reachable by 3 wood. Another severe sloping back to front green is the challenge on this hole (they've been cutting the hole in an unfair position (front right on a ridiculous slope) this year, basically impossible to make birdie on what I feel was intended to be a birdie hole before the start of a pretty tough closing stretch. 12 is a really tough tee shot. They did some tree maintenance to make a little easier (and more fair), but still demanding - either need to lay up with a 5 iron or fade a longer club. Anything over 200 and straight is dead OB. Good solid hole. 13 is a tough hole, dog leg right, probably the most severe sloping front to back green you'll ever come across - par is a solid score. 14 is an ok mid iron par 3. 15 is a really difficult long dog leg par 4. This tee shot to me has gotten harder over the years as the trees grow in. Used to be able to have a chance to get a 3 wood over the trees but now seems almost impossible. Have to play a draw around the tree which if you execute is rewarded with a nice run out. Still have a tough iron on a sloped fairway to a small green that is protected visually by a false front. Hit a straight tee shot and you've got 200+ approach. 16 is a solid hole, hit a good drive 250 to the left side of the fairway and you have 150 in to a two tiered green protected by OB right behind. Hit a poor tee shot and you're laying up because of the pond protecting the green (which is probably the worst conditioned green on the course). 17 is a short par 4 reachable with a solid 3 wood. Green slopes severely from front to back, so the ideal tee shot if you don't land the green is to be long of the green pitching back into the slope. Otherwise requires a nearly impossible short pitch off the slope to get close to the hole for a birdie look. 18 is a solid closing hole (in terrible shape - cart path is a disaster, it's an unfortunate cosmetic ending to your round that I hope is addressed for what otherwise could be a solid closing hole). Shortish uphill par 4. Left is safe but leaves a tough shot from poor conditioned area to a green which is well protected by a bunker in front. There is a sliver of fairway on top of the hill which is only accessible by a fade or dead straight shot as OB is tight to the right. If you can execute you have a better angle into the green with a wedge in your hand. Green is severely sloped front to back, not a lot of makeable putts on that green, just hoping for a two putt.
Fairways aren't in great shape/virtually non existent on some holes. When you do find the fairways don't expect a plush lie.
Greens have a ton of slope. You'll be faced with a lot of short putts with decent movement to avoid 3 putts. They're in decent shape. If you're above the hole it's impossible to make putts.
Tee boxes aren't in good shape. A lot have some slope to them and a few aren't necessarily set up square to the hole, so it's visually annoying.
Condition of the course aside, I really enjoy the layout. It's not long in terms of yards and doesn't require a lot of drivers, but it demands accuracy and shaping the ball, strategic shot placement off the tee and smart approach shots that must be below the hole. I've had some really low rounds and some really high rounds. If you're not hitting the ball straight, you're in for a frustrating day.
If this course was in better shape, and a little more spread out to help with pace of play it would be a gem. Ultimately, I think management does the best they can do with what they have. I would recommend the course to anyone with couple caveats re course condition and don't go on a weekend morning.
6 Hour Round
We couldn't even finish the round. We got through 10 holes in 3 and a half hours and finally had enough. There was at least a two group backup on every hole. My group and I decided to call it a day-it's unfortunate since the course wasn't in awful shape. I made a comment to another golfer and the course and he said it's always like this on weekends. Sounds like they need some better course management to figure out tee times. Definitely will not be playing here again.