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4.7
178 Reviews (178)
5 Stars
116
4 Stars
49
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.3
95.9%
Recommend this course
167 out of 178 reviews
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4.7
40 Reviews (40)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.7
Layout
4.9
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
92.5%
Recommend this course
37 out of 40 reviews
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4.7
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
42
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.8
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.2%
Recommend this course
49 out of 52 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7095 yards
Slope 140
Rating 74.8

Nestled in the rolling hills of northeastern Pennsylvania, Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club offers 27 holes of championship golf that were carefully carved from woodlands and valleys. There are no parallel fairways throughout the entire course, giving each hole a secluded setting. The golf course offers plenty of variety, which has made it a popular venue for outings and tournaments. The holes are divided into nines that are played in three different 18-hole combinations. The Blue/Ridge Course is both scenic and challenging. The courses are almost equal in length but the Blue nine is considered slightly more difficult, although the Ridge nine possesses two of the few water holes at the club. Mature trees frame most of the holes and there are also strategically placed bunkers along the greensides.

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Course Details

Year Built 1996
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 12/01
Architect Brian Ault (1996) Brian Ault (1992)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Blue Ridge Trail Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Indoor Practice Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Locker Rooms

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Golfers' Choice (2019 #36)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Pennsylvania (2019 #2) (2015 #1)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Courses for Layout in the U.S. (2019 #24)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Value Courses in the U.S. (2019 #17) (2015 #23)

Reviews

4.7
178 Reviews (178)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Forced Carries 20
Elevation Changes 18
Bunkers 17
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 20
Advanced Golfers 14
A Weekend Splurge 10
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 21

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Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Blur Ridge

For how dry it has been lately the course was in very good shape. The greens were great, the bunkers nicely raked, and the rest of the course was very nice considering the dry weather, One of the best courses in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great layout

We drove over an hour to play this course. Great value. The course conditions were superb for as many rounds get played on it. The greens were a bit slow but not to the point of being a problem. Fairways, tee boxes, rough and traps were well maintained. The sand in the traps was a bit course but playable without issue. While the holes don’t have a “shot maker” feel, you can be punished for not hitting the needed spots. Definitely makes you think and sometimes scramble to recover. If you haven’t played it, you need to play all three nines.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great atmosphere

This course, for the weather we’ve been having, was in great condition. From tee to green they really know how to take care of a course for sure. It’s been a few years since I was there and the entire staff was so accommodating and friendly. I took my older son here for the first time and he had an absolute ball playing this challenging course. He can’t wait to go back and now wants to take his friends there to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Blue Ridge

Found the course ro be enjoyable. Greens were in good condition and the course was well maintained.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

always beautiful conditions.

This course is 1 1/2 hours from my home, but worth the drive. It is my favorite place to play in PA!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Amazing golf course!

All I can say is WOW! If you are anywhere driving distance to this beautiful golf course, it is worth the drive! I drove 80 miles to play there and what a fantastic time I had. I took the road trip as a single golfer and got paired up with Robert, Joe and Dr. George and had a blast. Bob, the owner greeted us after the round at the clubhouse. Tony, Tyler and Rona and the staff were so friendly and welcoming. I told them I'm bringing ALL my golfing buddies back to enjoy this wonderful property. The golf GPS on the golf cart was very accurate.
The scenic golf holes were beautiful and tree lined, and you have room still for not so accurate shots on most holes. You can see the care and attention that's given to the greens and there were hardly any ball marks. I wish this course was closer to me because it's one of the top courses in Pennsylvania. Thanks again Blue Ridge Trail GC for a fun day! I'll be back soon and often.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

BRT is one of my favorite courses in the area. They have very wary tee times and allow people to get out and off before the meat of the day. The layout is great, looks tough, plays a little easier. Variety of tees for different levels.

The one problem they have is over-booking the course. With 3 nines, there is no reason to stack people on top of each other. Yet, every time I play, they throw extra groups in front of us as we make the turn. We played the front - teeing off at 630am, in 1:45, then were significantly slowed on the back, where we were 2:25+.

The cart girl is hit or miss and the food ordering should be easier to access. If you order ahead of time, why isn’t it ready? The gold is great and I enjoy the course so we will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent course

Hands down one the most challenging courses in the area! You must place your tee shots well, and don't miss hit your approach shots, or you will regret it. From the ponds along the fairways to the dangerous bunkers lining the fairways, your score can easily be punished. The electric carts with built in GPS make the whooping a bit more bearable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tough fun course

Blue ridge is a fun challenging course. All three nine hole courses are challenging at any skill level but a lot of fun to play. The course was in excellent shape as it always is.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 67
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

7:30 tee time 5 hour round

Played last week and teed off at noon. Took 5 hours. Understandable since it was a weekend afternoon. Got a tee time for 7:30 on a Saturday morning. Took 5 hours again. Waited at every tee box with the 4 some in front of us. Never once saw a ranger. Really disappointed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
5.0
Previously Played

Great course - Rate pf play is atrocious

I love this course but I don’t think I will ever come here on a weekend again. They send way to many groups out and it becomes impossible to finish 18 under 5 hours. It’s to the point where it really doesn’t make sense to pay the increased weekend charge because it takes so unbelievably long to play. I was talking to some guys I was paired with today and they said they never finish 18 holes because they can’t take waiting so long. Unfortunately I’ll have to only come here after work on weekdays for 9, which still isn’t very quick. Not sure if it was always like this pre COVID quarantine.

Course is in great shape, but only come here if you have a lot of time to burn!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great 27 hole course

Great course in EXCELLENT shape!
Greens are real quick. Very enjoyable. Will definitely go again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course and conditions

Blue Ridge doesn't disappoint as its always in great shape and is a good value for the money. The greens were perfect.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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