Sunset Golf Course

3.6227235294 3.6 stars from 5 (82)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6373 yards
  • Slope: 113
  • Rating: 69.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6373 yards 69.0 113
White 70 6004 yards 68.0 113
Red (W) 71 5255 yards 69.9 113

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 82 Reviews
5 stars:
21
4 stars:
41
3 stars:
14
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

74 out of 82 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is near the airport convenient to the city   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals   Challenges include elevation changes   Great for drinks  

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Reviews


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"Good views"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pro shop staff are extremely rude. Course has nice layout with interesting views.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Ltrego7's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Definitely worth my time"


Rseely1963's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played with a friend of mine. Although we booked through Golf Now they gave us a better rate when we checked in. Tee boxes were occasionally uneven, but greens were nice and quick. Staff was very friendly. Played in just over 4 hours on a Friday morning. Good food and decent beer selection in the grill. I will definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Total lack of course management."


KeithinPA's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

If you like blind shots, occasional yardage markers, and overgrown patches to lose balls in, Sunset is for you. We have played there for over 30 years, and will not be going back. The recent scalping of virtually all trees on the front nine has left a course which could have, and should have been saved. Unfortunately, the lack of attention to detail and proper markings has created a level of frustration which has caused our foursome to unanimously vote not to return. The yardage markers are mostly non-existent, the rough is ridiculously high, and the number of blind shots on the front nine is unacceptable. Hole number 4 is a nightmare. No way to Know where to hit the ball off the tee. Oh yes, there is a flag planted in the fairway( the fairway you cannot see from the tee), and an acre or so of two foot high weeds just to the right of it. If you go left you are down a hill into the 6th fairway. Of course you know nothing of this from the tee.

Realizing that topography dictates some course idiosyncrasies, it is still unforgivable for management to not at least attempt to make play more enjoyable by proper markings and distances.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/07/2018

The FAA made them cut the trees due to proximity to Airport. Turf maintenance is another story however


"Dad & Son"


u000007510484's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My first time at Sunset. It’s a very picturesque course with two uniquely different 9s. I will most definitely play there again (now that I have some idea of the layout ;)


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



u000007483383's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



u781738464's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Poor Communication"


BrendaWentzel's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We arrived at the golf course and the price I paid was actually less than the price on GolfNow.

Then the course neglected to tell us that they had leagues in the afternoon and when we made the turn after nine, there were 5 groups waiting on #10.

POOR management!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Always a good time - liked the old trees on the front though"


sstites16's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always enjoy playing here and kiss the trees on the front nine visually and to orient certain shots. Drainage was tough that day as it has been very wet with melting snow and rain which is normal this time of year tondeal with these things if one can golf at all. It is gravy to be able to golf now here.

The greens need to be rolled and better cared for in the main season and the course needs better sand quality and quantity. For good value in golf and a relaxing and casual round, this is where I go!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"customer service"


joefelts24's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

My group played Sunset last month and had a great time. However, yesterday on the way there I got a call from guy in our group who said the course was closed due to flooding, and they had given him 2 weekday passes to account for our pre-paid Golfnow reservation. I told him there should be three. The pro-shop wanted me to prove that to get the 3rd pass. So, I drove there and showed them on the computer screen, then the manager walks in and ask what is going on. He says NO, we don't give passes, and to take it up with Golfnow. Fine, but thanks for having me drive out here.

Next, I informed him that recently Springwood was closed and they had called us to tell us the day before. Golfnow also called us, which is nice and great customer service. Today whilst getting my refund, Golfnow said they can only call if the course informs them. Sunset manager also said they will not call people on the tee-sheet. Poor customer service I told him. oh well, just have people drive over an hour round trip only to find the course closed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"The course I grew up on"


u4612086's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I grew up playing Sunset so I have a certain soft spot for the course. The front 9 has recently gone through some big changes by having a majority of the trees taken out because of HIA. It gave it a new course feel while still feeling somewhat familiar. The front plays like more of a links style course now with almost no trees. The new views are incredible! Having lost my points of reference on many of the holes made it interesting. I definitely like the changes and playing it again will remove any doubts on where to hit. Conditions were pretty good for a municipal course. You could tell some of the changes were newer, but I think they'll be fine in a season or two. The greens were rolling true! If you haven't played Sunset or just haven't played it recently, I definitely recommend it. A fun experience!


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



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"5 1/2 hour tour"


jackie6741217's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was crazy. It was absolutely absurd. It took myself and my playing parnter 5 1/2 hours to play on a Thursday afternoon. It was so backed up. There was no ranger to keep pace of play. The 18th green was some sort of make shift circle in the fairway. After the round we went into the lounge to get a drink and the 3 employees on duty ignored us like we were invisible. Never ever go back!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"FAA forced renovation"


u206975914's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Renovation coming along nicely. Don't miss some of those trees! Greens real nice, and fast.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great views"


u207078166's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always enjoy playing at Sunset. Great views, beautiful course, challenging holes all make for a fun round of golf!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course for the money"


John4432214's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I would give the course a higher rating if it wasn't for the slow pace of play. We had a foursome with an extra cart two women and a dog causing play to back up several holes. They had no golf etiquette. They were shouting back and forth the whole time we were next to them. The staff allowed us to replay the front nine at the turn since they stopped for 15 minutes to eat lunch then proceeded to jump in front of us when we were ready to make the turn. Other than that it was a nice course


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Renovated"


slick357's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a year

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A lot of the existing tree have been taken out on the front 9. At first I didn't like that, but now think that it may help the course in the long run.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Front 9 under heavy construction"


Stephen1766033's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Front 9 was under construction. Makeshift hole signs/markers. I could not even locate some of the tee boxes! Every hole had maintenance personnel around. Not just staff, but contractors who did not respect players. I expected some inconvenience, but the front 9 was not playable and should not have been advertised as such. Back 9 resembled a golf course.

Definitely NOT worth full price. I wouldn't go back even with a hot deal.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Construction"


u781494067's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course in a beautiful setting- only drawback at this time is course renovation. Being so close to the Harrisburg Internationals Airport, the FAA made the course remove a great deal of mature trees from the course. Course is being seriously renovated as a result.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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