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4.4
132
5 Stars
59
4 Stars
61
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Staff Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.7
Layout
4.5
94.2%
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124 out of 132 reviews
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Staff Friendliness
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.0
Conditions
3.0
Value
5.0
Layout
4.0
100.0%
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1 out of 1 reviews
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5 Stars
11
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Staff Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.9
Layout
4.6
94.1%
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About

Holes 18
Par 70
Length 6162
Slope 131
Rating 70.2
Type Municipal
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.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6162 yards 70.2 131
White 70 5801 yards 68.6 129
Gold 70 5232 yards 65.8 123
Red (W) 71 5131 yards 70.1 121
Scorecard for Reading Country Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 70.2/131 W: 76.2/134 371 386 365 203 523 159 426 183 328 2944 169 391 360 407 510 220 304 512 345 3218 6162
White M: 68.6/129 W: 74.1/129 360 335 345 184 515 146 405 158 287 2735 154 381 349 367 510 187 290 495 333 3066 5801
Gold M: 65.4/122 W: 70.1/122 345 278 329 170 440 139 353 128 262 2444 141 330 331 315 430 162 283 400 281 2673 5117
Silver M: 61.6/115 W: 63.7/108 288 205 240 110 326 90 280 100 185 1824 141 275 260 245 380 90 205 349 205 2150 3974
Handicap 11 15 9 13 1 17 3 5 7 18 2 14 4 8 6 12 10 16
Par 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 3 4 34 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 5 4 36 70
Handicap (W) 7 17 11 9 1 13 3 5 15 18 2 8 6 12 4 10 14 16

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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Reviews

4.4
132

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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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 250 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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
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. .
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
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!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout 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.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Nice challenging course

Course is challenging. Up hill and slope fairways. Greens are super fast. Shots have to be well placed on greens. Some blind second shots. Pro shop was top class as soon as you enter. Explained everything about the course.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Response from Reading Country Club on 10/18/2017:
Thank you for taking the time to share the 5-star experience you had with us here at Reading Country Club. Come back again soon!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Waited to long, Should`ve played sooner

Staff was super, Course was GR8 for this time of year. I`m so glad I played, W/ my son, Never played this course before, But I can`t wait to play it again. The layout of this course is super, It has a little of everything, uphills-downhills-lefts and rights-Water sand, blind shots, And beautiful Trees everywhere. Very Mature course. Really waited to long to play here. Can`t wait to do it again.Playing golf is Gr8, Playing golf with Family is Priceless , I`m Glad my son was with me, He liked it as well.......... Jack Nickolas said it was one of the best courses in eastern Pa,,,,,,,, He might be right................
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Response from Reading Country Club on 10/16/2017:
Thank you for choosing Reading Country Club. We're glad to hear that you were finally able to make it out here to play. We hope to see you out here again soon.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great old course. Pace of play was agony.

I really wanted to like this course after attending a wedding there in spring. Lots of history, great layout and conditions but took 5 hours on a weekday.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Poor
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Response from Reading Country Club on 09/27/2017:
Thank you for choosing Reading Country Club! We sincerely apologize that your round was anything short of 5 stars due to the pace of play. 5 hours is definitely not the norm and we hope you'll consider joining us for another round in the future.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Told you I'd be back

The only problem I have with course is it is over an hour away from where I live. Played it a month ago, and played poorly. Got a great hot deal and went back. I knocked 9 strokes off my previous score. Having seen it once before helped ALOT! Reading is in great shape and the greens are fast and true. I do love the par 3s. It will be a place I will play at least once a year. Just too far for me to travel to often. See you next year!
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Response from Reading Country Club on 09/20/2017:
Thanks for driving out here to give Reading Country Club another shot, Andrew. Way to knock 9 strokes off your previous score, that's awesome! See you again next year and in the meantime be sure to Like us on Facebook for the latest course news and specials.
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Staff Top Notch

Scheduled a Memorial tournament on Sunday 9/10; needed to cancel some tee times due to travel difficulties associated with Hurricane Irma. Staff was extremely accommodating considering the tee times lost. Course was in excellent condition except with a few traps associated with all the rain this summer. The individuals who played most from NJ and as far away as NC enjoyed the challenge the course presented.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Response from Reading Country Club on 09/19/2017:
Thank you for choosing to spend a part of your day with us at Reading Country Club. We're glad that the players in your tournament enjoyed the course and we hope to have all of you back here again in the future.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Response from Reading Country Club on 09/19/2017:
We appreciate the 5-star rating! Book another round soon.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Response from Reading Country Club on 09/19/2017:
Thank you! Hope to see you again soon.

Stay & Play Offers

$110 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
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