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3.2
47 Reviews (47)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
2.8
Value
2.8
Layout
3.5
Friendliness
2.4
Pace
4.5
Amenities
2.0
57.2%
Recommend this course
43 out of 47 reviews
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3.0
2 Reviews (2)
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Conditions
2.5
Value
2.5
Layout
3.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
1.5
StaffFriendliness
2.0
50.0%
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3.0
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Conditions
2.5
Value
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Layout
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Pace
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Amenities
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6572 yards
Slope 129
Rating 71.9

Course Details

Year Built 1916
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Reviews

3.2
47 Reviews (47)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Patio Dining 11
Drinks 10
19th Hole Specials 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 13
Plays Long 12
Elevation Changes 11
This course/club is great for:
Locals 14
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 11
Advanced Golfers 10
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 15
In the 'Burbs 12

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Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

What is up with the condition

Grass growing in the bunkers, tees are out in the fairway or on a set of tees that do not match the score card. Rock hard greens dropped the ball 3 yards in front and it rolls off the back of every green. Distance to center of greens was off. Real mom and pop but mom and pop don't care. I will not be back.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Make Sure You Golf in the Afternoon

Tee times started at 7:20. Clubhouse guy didn’t show up until 8:00. Others there said it has happened before. Seemed like it was ‘normal’ for the course. It stinks to drive an hour for your ‘early’ tee time only to get off an hour later. Course has a good layout and fairways and greens were good. Probably won’t go back.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Down Hill Fast

Lack of course upkeep is starting to show more every week.
Rough not cut (Is there a Major being played here sometime soon we don't know about?)
Dead grass left on top of said rough from the last time it was cut a month ago.
Bugs/mosquitoes are out of control. Course too cheap to spray so bring your own bug repellent.
Sad to see it get this way because this course was once a hidden gem.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Layout, fun course

I'm a private club member from Florida, I found the course very average condition at best. Very good lay-out lots of elevation changes, but nothing to severe. I judge a course by condition of sand traps and care around the greens. The bunkers we bad ,most lacked sand and not edged or trimmed very good, the greens were ok. Most courses in the area of the Poconos I find that same, even the more notable ones. I don't want to mention names. Blue Shamrock is a good course for the area and great value.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Not what it used to be

I was able to play this course a few times a year when it was private as Blue Ridge Country Club and I enjoyed the course immensely. Last Saturday, with my usual foursome, I decided to give the public Blue Shamrock a try.

Let's just say that for $57 I was expecting a better product. Greens were bumpy, fairways burned out already in spots, and patchy rough around the greens leads to a troublesome round of golf. The layout itself is still very nice with doglegs and elevation changes, but the conditions are nowhere near worth $57. The bunkers were in decent shape at best, but at least they were able to hit out of.

The staff was fairly friendly and the bar is visually very nice, although the pricing was fairly insane. Food was very good and reasonably priced, however the drink prices were excessive. Let's put it this way when you have to pay $77 dollars for a round of golf and a six pack in Carbon County, you expect a lot better than you received.

I hope it turns around, because it was a great golf course a few years back when private, but it appears to be heading in the wrong direction fast. I would strongly recommend if you are going to Carbon County trying a course like Mahoning Valley or Valley Country Club in Hazleton which is more cost efficient for a better product, or head north to Wilkes Barre if you are from the Allentown area for a quick round of golf at a reasonable price.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 80
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 250 Contributor
Philly Advisor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Interesting course yet odd par 3's

I traveled about an hour to play this course which is pretty remote. It was in the 50's and cloudy, and the course was in really good shape. The greens were very good, and the traps were some of the best maintained I've played this year. No complaints on course maintenance.
I found the holes changed often and kept me interested in my round. It's a bit odd that it ends on a par 3 and the 10th looked like they changed a par 4 nice hole into a boring par 3. Maybe it was under repair but I couldn't see signs of it. But otherwise it kept my interest well.
Views in the fall were sweet. Golf in October ! I should have scored better but was surprised by the layout several times, which I view as a positive. Number 13, or maybe it was 14, has about a 200 yard forced carry and a big rise to the fairway. And I did the obligatory good high hard drive that clipped the last branch of the last tree and went to golf heaven.
The clubhouse was real nice. Great hang out. Worth a drive, but not trying to overly highly rate it. Good solid course. You may play it well, or then again, maybe not.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Shamrock is Awesome

I saw an article in the Philadelphia Golf Assocation rag about this course and was travelling to Scranton so decided to give it a try, and I am delighted that I did. I got out very early as a single with a 7:30 tee time (with a required cart) and the pace was fantastic. I am a pretty slow golfer so not being pressured from behind is a real plus for me. I think I was on the 10th or 11th hole when a twosome finally started to catch up with me. This place is gem. Nice greens, Nice fairways, the clubhouse is practically new and it is stunning with great views of the course and decent lunch food. Word has it the restaurant is great, but only the Pub was open when I was there. The course layout is a bit long between more than a few of the holes, so I would recommend a cart. I hope this place survives as a public. It was a private that closed, and then reopened as a public. If you have a chance to hit this place - do it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Well Conditioned for late in the season

Got out as a twosome on a Sunday afternoon; course was in great shape and greens rolled smooth. Behind groups of 3 and 4, so 1st 9 was as little slow. Rather than continue at that pace, we when back and played front 9 again and zipped thru in under 1 1/2 hours. Requires some well placed shots.

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

greens excellent

3 foursomes in front of us extremely slow good use a ranger

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Great course!

Blue Shamrock is a great course. It is challenging but yet extremely a lot of fun. The clubhouse is great as well with great food.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Wow... Is all you need the know

What a wonderful golf course. You definitely don't get the feeling of 2 holes being similar. You need every club in your bag. First timers beware as course knowledge goes a very long way on this tract. No holes are overly difficult but some require a precision tee shot and/or approach shot. She's long too. Couple par 4s well over 400 yards. The deals you get on golf now to play this course are amazing as well. Oh yea, make sure you stop in the gorgeous clubhouse and bar to grab a cold one and some delicious grub. Can't go wrong at this place!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tough

Lots of hazardous areas.
Lots of fun.
Bring extra balls.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Great shape.

Even at full price of $32 this place is a bargain. We played for $14 through GolfNow......wow !!!

Range was added this year - a good improvement.

Conditions excellent. It can be a challenging course if you pick the wrong tees. It's 6300 from the "whites". There are a couple of holes where BIG numbers are possible but if you play smart you won't have any problems. Only criticism is that the new layout has a short par 3 as the finishing hole.

Definitely will play again. Fall colors are popping now, probably peak next week or two.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Fun To Play

Love this course. The scenery takes your breath away along with the long 5 pars, but that is what makes this course such a great place to play. I appreciate the fact that the ladies tees are maintained and located in good places.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course had great features and challenges

Had a good time great weather. Tournament in front of us little slow but over all good time. Great price for this time of year. Grwat looking new club house upgrade. Would defiantly come back again to play and also will refer friends who haven't experience the view and mountain surrounding to come and enjoy. Thanks looking forward to playing again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

go gold

If you are a senior, play the course from the gold tees. The green tees make it a looong course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A Geat Day of Golf

A nearly 100 year old course in terrific shape. Great fairways and I enjoy the smaller greens that you often find with older courses. Great tee options for your level of play. A great day of golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Course was very enjoyable to play!

The conditions and staff were great, challenging course but fair, anyone would enjoy this course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Good course, great value

This course offers a few challenging holes and is laid out fairly well. I have played this course a few times this year and it seems as though there are improvements each time I play. The staff is friendly and the course is kept in good condition. One of the more enjoyable courses in the area. I will continue to make this a regular course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 50
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Enjoyable experience

Enjoyed the course and found it to be a very good value on Golfnow. I played from the senior tees and found the course to be challenging. Some blind tee shots but overall good sight lines. Forward tee boxes could use some TLC. Greens were good. Will play again.

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