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3.4
190 Reviews (190)
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10
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.8
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.5
74.1%
Recommend this course
148 out of 190 reviews
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2.7
7 Reviews (7)
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Conditions
3.1
Value
3.0
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
3.7
57.1%
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4 out of 7 reviews
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3.4
36 Reviews (36)
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Conditions
3.3
Value
3.6
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
72.2%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 69
Length 6217 yards
Slope 119
Rating 68.4

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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 69 6217 yards 68.4 119
Middle 69 5746 yards 66.7 116
Forward (W) 73 5175 yards 64.3 107
Scorecard for Middletown
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 68.4/119 W: 70.1/125 413 418 360 532 355 198 412 200 310 3198 224 276 440 422 206 430 455 252 314 3019 6217
White M: 66.7/116 W: 69.4/118 385 384 310 516 335 162 356 159 302 2909 184 256 412 412 188 430 405 242 308 2837 5746
Red M: 65.1/111 W: 66.8/115 370 364 275 486 315 73 342 159 247 2631 176 220 416 342 162 430 369 226 258 2599 5230
Handicap 10 8 6 2 12 18 4 16 14 7 15 9 5 13 3 1 17 11
Par 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 35 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 34 69

Course Details

Year Built 1913
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

3.4
190 Reviews (190)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
Watching the Game 8
Dinner 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 20
Undulating Greens 18
Narrow Fairways 9
This course/club is great for:
Locals 18
Beginners 8
Advanced Golfers 6
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 20
Convenient to the City 11
Worth the Drive 6

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3.0
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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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-04-23T13:05:25.000+00:00

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.

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Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Slow play

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

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Poorly managed

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.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented On 2019-04-15T13:33:50.000+00:00

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.

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

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

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented On 2019-04-12T13:36:20.000+00:00

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.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-03-22T12:47:58.000+00:00

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.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-04-02T12:31:15.000+00:00

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.

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

Nice layout

HAd fun nice pAce hooked up with 3 strAngers had fun day

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from Middletown Country Club on 10/26/2018:
Hi Ray, thanks for the four stars! We are glad that you enjoyed our course layout and had a great round of golf. Come back again soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from Middletown Country Club on 10/26/2018:
Hi Ray, thanks for the three stars. We hope that you had a good round of golf despite the difficulty of our course. Thanks for stopping by!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Middletown Country Club on 10/26/2018:
Hi Bill, thanks for the four-star review! We are glad that you had a great golfing experience with us the other day. Thanks for choosing to play Middletown Country Club, and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Conditions

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Middletown Country Club on 10/18/2018:
Hello, thank you for the five stars! We are glad to hear that you had a good time at Middletown Country Club. We appreciate your feedback, and we can't wait to see you again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

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

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Middletown Country Club on 09/25/2018:
Hello, thank you for the three-star review. We are glad that you enjoyed our layout. Thanks for the feedback, and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Middletown Country Club on 09/05/2018:
Hello Skyla, thank you for the four stars! We are thrilled that you had a great golfing experience while you were in town. Thanks for the feedback! #middletowncc
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout

Loved the course, Aeration marred the putting experience. I wish it was called out during reservation.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Middletown Country Club on 09/05/2018:
Hello, thank you for the four stars! We are glad that you loved Middletown Country Club. Thanks for your feedback regarding the aeration.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course, like the layout. Only one par 5 and greens are tough.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Middletown Country Club on 09/05/2018:
Hello Steven, thank you for the four stars! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our course layout and had a good time overall. Thanks for the feedback, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Response from Middletown Country Club on 09/05/2018:
Hello Dale, we are sorry to hear that your experience at Middletown fell short this time. Your feedback is important to us, and we are glad that you enjoyed the course. Thanks for stopping by!
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice layout

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

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Middletown Country Club on 08/28/2018:
Hello Daniel, thank you for the four stars! We appreciate your feedback regarding the conditions and we are glad that you enjoyed the course layout. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Response from Middletown Country Club on 08/16/2018:
Hello, thank you for the three-star review. We appreciate your detailed feedback, hole by hole on our course. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Response from Middletown Country Club on 08/07/2018:
Hello, we are sorry to hear that you were not able to finish your round of golf. We are not sure what you are talking about with the pace of play, as we found the opposite to be true. We hope you'll give Middletown Country Club another try soon.
Played On
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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