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4.3
182 Reviews (182)
5 Stars
88
4 Stars
77
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.7
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.7
93.5%
Recommend this course
171 out of 182 reviews
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4.7
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.8
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
22 out of 22 reviews
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4.5
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
95.1%
Recommend this course
39 out of 41 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

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.3
182 Reviews (182)

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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5.0
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This is a challenging "old school" course. I enjoy playing the course although my skill level is not always up to par. I would recommend it for the play and wonderful feel to the grounds.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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4.0
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Conditions Excellent
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5.0
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Wow. Great hidden gem.

Wanted to golf for Father’s Day. Got on finding a course late. Most were booked. Found Reading CC online. Read about the history of the course. Amazing story. The course was is great shape, great for any level player. Carts are brand new. The club house is a castle. And green fees are very reasonable. I will be back! So glad I found this course! I live about 40 mins away in Chester country. Check out their site and the about section!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Thunderstorm , eh?

All is wonderful as usual at this high profile, challenging golf course. My only gripe this time was that by hole 4 there was a few claps of thunder. Then we played on and then they blew the evacuate the course horn by hole 11, for 1 bolt of lightning. After a 45 minute delay, and maybe 2 minor rumbles of thunder, we were allowed to return and finish, but 2 old coots and their fat wives played like snails the rest of the way, holding up the course to the point we were screaming for them to MOVE IT. Seriously, these people took 15 minutes to putt out a hole and they were all shooting about 150 for the round. Please, deadbeats , take your wives to Willow Hollow where all hacks belong. The holes their are short and you can break 120 there.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good weather

Reading Country Club was in good condition. A few traps being worked upon but over just a really nice course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 24
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Worth the Drive

All good at Reading CC. Friendly staff, ground crew and golfers. A welcomed Grass driving range.
Historic Course with a layout that keeps you interested and on your toes. Rewarding for accurate drivers or 3-wood.
While Not long by today’s standards it’s a challenging course no doubt.
Greens and fairways are in top shape.
Tees boxes a bit hard with the summer season. But flat and mowed.
Worth the drive

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

great day for bad golf

the course was great but the golf was not but it was a perfect day and it was golf........the course is getting better....they are trying

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

An underpriced underappreciated gem

They're putting a ton of work into maintaining and updating this classic. Findlay was kinda all over the place as an architect but this is his best work. Keep working on the bunkers and treelines and fix the fungus on the teens and it'll the world class.

Would frustrate golfers who struggle to elevate the ball but everyone else should go.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course..playing there again tomorrow.'nuff said?

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Used cart

great time

the greens were nice and fast.....the best round I've had in a year.........course is in great shape even with a few trees down.......reminded me when it was private

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

getting ther

they are trying.new carts....some bunker upgrade.....nice course to play..greens a little iffy but true.......as always a joy to play

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

The drive in shows a spectacular club house. The almost 100 year course is amazing a true test of golf. I used every club in the bag. I will be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Fantastic Course

This is a great layout. I would definitely play here again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

can I really play

weather gr8.course nice.....my game sucked......so bad I had 1 par, at least it was on 18....so I will not give up the game......just one of those days

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Best bang for your buck

Easily one of the best public courses in the area. Also pretty awesome it has a history of some pros as well, with Byron Nelson being the club pro and Sam Snead still holding the course record. Highly underrated course. If you haven't played this yet, add it to your list!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Tough challenge as usual

I don't care how good you THINK you are, come play this classic beautiful golf course for a real challenge. Par 3's are diabolical and not a course in the state has any total tougher, even from the white tees. The average player has no hope from the blue tees. They are all gems. Most par 4's and 5's are going to make you play good drives to have a good score. Greens are pretty quick and require good putting as all have slopes to be reckened with. This is a BEAUTIFUL course to play for the average to great player. Heck, Pro events used to be played here. Beginners GET LOST, as you will stink up the joint. I love this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Trying

they are trying to get the course back to what it was when Private.........greens were slow which was to be known.........rough tough as always........do not like raised cups but it was nice to play again
Keep up the good work and someday soon,I hope, it will be back to being the best couse in Berks Co

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

What a great layout! Greens were amazing! Lovely course with great views!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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