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3.6
228 Reviews (228)
5 Stars
86
4 Stars
98
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
13
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.9
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.2
73.7%
Recommend this course
193 out of 228 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.0
7 Reviews (7)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
85.7%
Recommend this course
6 out of 7 reviews
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3.1
37 Reviews (37)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
11
Conditions
2.4
Value
3.4
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
59.5%
Recommend this course
22 out of 37 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Municipal
Par 72
Length 5902 yards
Slope 137
Rating 71.2
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Country Club of the Poconos
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Course Details

Year Built 1965
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/31
Architect Jim Fazio (1965)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Pennsylvania (2018 #20)

Reviews

3.6
228 Reviews (228)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 38
Forced Carries 27
Narrow Fairways 24
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 37
Advanced Golfers 19
A Weekend Splurge 15
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 30
In the 'Burbs 10
Near Local Attractions 8

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

It was good to me.
I am regular customer for this course.
I’ll be enjoying this course for the next year.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Interesting layout

This is not for a walking golfers course, long distance between holes (13 miles on the cart path). Very interesting layout in the community. Very well labeled direction to next tee. Greens in great conditions, fairways are good, excellent in leaf control off fairways. I’m looking forward in playing this course in the future.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Many Hills

Beautifull surroundings, golf path going through the neighbourhood, nice when being a tourist. Greens needed cutting.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Unique Course

The pace of play was a bit slow. Lots of golf balls lost so bring some extras. The greens were a bit shaggy and slow but that was explained to us as a a result of some fertilizer issues that had damaged the greens and they were letting them recover a bit before mowing again. The course is fun to play. Lots of elevation changes. Long drives in the cart between holes which allowed us to cool off on a hot humid day.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Mountain View

Beautiful large and challenging property. Fairways in poor condition and greens could not be cut because of likelihood of burnout.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Value

Even though they had an issue with greens the course was in nice shape. They gave us a heads up about the greens being repaired checking in and the price was fair considering.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens under construction

Greatly reduced price because of the greens. Can't putt on any green, really. Ignoring that since I knew in advance. Course is quite tight and also has many landing areas and doglegs. It's target golf so bring a laser. If you roll off the side of the fairway, you're probably within 10 yards of being OB. Lost balls are common. I'm a 16 and I lost 4 balls. Fairways were quite nice. It's very spread out and up to 3/4 mile between holes that are interspersed amongst the townhomes. And you're nowhere near the clubhouse after hole 6 so don't think you're getting food or a beer until you're done.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course Under Repair

50% of the greens are under repair and the remaining greens are left at fairway height. I estimate that the course should be back in shape by the end of this season. That being said we still enjoyed the round for the very reasonable price of the Hot Deal. The elevated tees and the challenging carries over the waste areas make this course a fun layout even if the travel from some greens to the next tee feels like a commute back to NJ!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

What a mess

It’s a real shame. They have 8 or 9 temporary greens and almost all the rest are trashed. Evidently they had a chemical issue that destroyed them. It’s a really pretty course, but it isn’t golf when you can’t take 50% of the shots. I think it’s done for the summer. Hopefully it will come back next year.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Shouldn't Be Open

Novel course layout . Have enjoyed it before. Not currently playable. Ten temp greens which are ten foot circles cut in front of damaged greens. Remaining greens rough as well. Cannot trust Golf Now bookings if course is in crisis and that status goes unnoted.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

All the putting greens have been destroyed

resodding of all greens is underway, temporary greens are lousy

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens are dead...

Play was slow, but expected with an outing on the course. The club stated that the greens were being aerated, which isn't true. Looks like someone used RoundUp in every green with nothing on the greens, but sand and marks from foot traffic and vehicles. Couldn't make it pass hole 6 due to the conditions which were the worse I have seen anywhere. I won't be playing this course for a long time and it is unlikely the greens will be good this year unless they rebuild them from scratch. Words cannot describe how poor the greens are right now.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Previously Played

Where are the greens?

The greens were terrible or non-existent. Why would golf now allow a booking with this location? Very disappointing .

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

DO NOT PLAY TIL FIXED!

Let me preface this review with a comment that CCP is usually one of the best courses in the Poconos. However, that being said, the course is simply unplayable due to the shape of the "greens". This is NOT a typical greens being aerated or anything, it is destroyed greens. It is impossible to putt, and this is terrible because it is normally very good. We paid a Hot Deal price and i have never felt as ripped off on the site. If i paid a quarter of what we did i would have been ripped off. Do not pay anything on here to play until they get the greens fixed, and my guess is, that won't be until next season, at the earliest.

There was no warning of this and again as you can see from the pucs, it is not aeration. I hope it gets back to where it was, but not a penny shall be spent until it is, and you should not do so either. The four of us agreed it was all of our worst golf experience ever.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens Cooked

This is a beautiful course and an incredible layout. Unfortunately the course messed up theirs chemicals they used on their greens and they were completely destroyed. It would’ve been nice to know this prior to booking the tee time and traveling there.

The damage is significant and will likely take years to repair. Once fixed I’d definitely play there again but be sure to confirm if they are better before playing.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Something bad happened.

The course is unplayable. Something happened to the greens they’re all dead. It’s too bad because the course can be a lot of fun but it is impossible to put with any reasonable assurance of consistency.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course, but the greens were dead...

2nd time I've played this course and loved it! The only downside was almost every green was dead... The staff said there was a pesticide issue. So everything looks so green and lush, besides the greens. So unfortunate. Regardless, it still is a great course with many scenic views and challenging holes.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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