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4.2
149 Reviews (149)
5 Stars
65
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
87.0%
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138 out of 149 reviews
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3.9
17 Reviews (17)
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Conditions
3.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.8
82.4%
Recommend this course
14 out of 17 reviews
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3.9
17 Reviews (17)
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Conditions
3.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.8
82.4%
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14 out of 17 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Municipal
Par 70
Length 6162 yards
Slope 131
Rating 70.2

Opened in 1923, Reading Country Club is one of the area's oldest golf courses. Located less than a half hour from King of Prussia, the course is easily accessible from anywhere in the greater Berks County area. Though it has a traditional layout that doesn't have the length that most modern courses do, that hasn't stopped it from being one of the most challenging public golf courses in Berks County. The rolling terrain provides a variety of elevation changes that range from subtle to dramatic. The course will test you with lightning fast, undulating greens that are protected by sand traps and there is punishing rough bordering the narrow, tree-lined fairways. Be prepared for uphill shots and blind approaches throughout the golf course. Reading Country Club's par 3s are especially notable for their difficulty.

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Course Details

Year Built 1923
Golf Season Year round
Architect Hugh Wilson Alex Findlay (1923)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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4.2
149 Reviews (149)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
Dinner 12
Patio Dining 11
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 30
Undulating Greens 18
Narrow Fairways 15
This course/club is great for:
Locals 20
Advanced Golfers 17
Entertaining Clients 12
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 26
In the 'Burbs 15
Convenient to the City 13

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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
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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
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
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Previously Played

This course used to be one of the best in the area

Wow, this course used to be one of the best in the area and one of my personal favorites! It was a privilege to play not more than 2 years ago and now is in terrible shape. Fairways are very high and patchy, greens are much slower and have rough patches, and the tees are subpar at best. I'm so disappointed and don't think I will be coming back until I know if the conditions are much better!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Deteriorating conditions

Restaurant was closed. Restroom closed. Had to use portopottie. Course was arriated without prior knowledge of booking tee time.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Very nice course - great value

1st time playing this course. Staff was very friendly & accommodating. Course was in good shape with a few rough patches. Greens were firm & very challenging. Definitely a course to play again.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

solid course

Have played nine different public courses so far this season, best greens.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very challenging

This was my first time and I had a tough time with ball placement. There are also a couple of blind tee shots which makes it tough to find your ball if you are not in the fairway. There are also not too many flat lies which can add to the challenge. Overall I totally enjoyed it and plan on playing there again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very cool playing a course that held a Ryder Cup in the 1950s

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent Layout

Breezed through with 4some on june sunday with not many delays. Price was right through GolfNow, no complaints. Layout is excellent, some spots little rough around the edges. Good value.

Conditions Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played

Early after rotten weather last yr...

Give. It a breakbut has a lot of bad spots ....tees were bad and fairways and other grass areas have lots of weeds.....will be back and hope they get it back tonormal cond.....hopeful

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

Very nice course

Course was in good condition for this time of year! There was a lot of variety in the layout of each hole. I would definitely play this course again!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

good mix of holes

very good conditions for April, but I wasn't in any traps. liked the design. will go back

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Must be to early in the season. Tee boxes, sand traps, and greens were in rough condition. Greens did not roll, fairly bouncy. Traps were hard and rocky. Tee boxes were sparse and not well groomed. I'll try again later in the season.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Incredible Public Gem

If you like Alex Findlay design this course is for you. Considered to be one of his proudest designs this formerly private now public course plays across undulating topography and has really creative greens that require study. If you are a walker and up to walking the course the cost is basically half the cost of playing with a cart. I went on a beautiful fall weekday without a tee time and played 18 just over four hours by myself and then after lunch decided to loop it again.

I can't say enough about the history and layout. Findlay design has you employing creative shots. The long drive is not always the best choice might have to tee up the 4 iron so that you can hit a good approach. The pro shop is still Byron Nelson's shop where he used his winnings from the Masters to buy clubs and supplies to sell and repair for the membership. The staff was incredibly friendly and I plan on making the drive out from Philly again when I have a full day open in my schedule.

I highly recommend this track.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
Philly Advisor
Previously Played

Old favorite, new food venue, hornets too frequent

I continue to enjoy the layout of this old course. They’ve made some changes with a new covered eating area outside which is good Andrew smart. Course conditions were same as prior, generally good, but the number of holes with hornets was out of hand. I reported it to the clubhouse in hopes they will address it. Absent that issue, it continues to entertain my eye when I play it.

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

Back again

It was great to get to play this course again
It is really an old-style course that follows the lay of the land - lots of challenges lots of fun and the people they are sure great.
If you want to remember what golf used to be like play this course and bring your accuracy and putting skills. .

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Reading Country Club on 11/06/2017:
Thank you for your review, Bob. We're glad to hear that you enjoy our older style golf course that offers unique challenges. Come back and tee it up at Reading Country Club again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Scenic and Challenging

A beautiful day, a well-conditioned course, but some pretty high scores for us! You need to play from the back tees to get over 6000 yards, and that means you’ll have some difficult carries. Sidehill lies are common. The greens were true; but reasonably fast, which adds to the challenge, because most have some slope to them.
Overall, I like this course a lot!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Reading Country Club on 11/02/2017:
Thank you for your 5-star review. We're glad to hear that you were up for the challenge of playing from the back tees. Hopefully you'll score better next time. See you again soon.
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