Skytop Lodge - Poconos Golf Course
Skytop Golf Course sprawls across rolling hills set against a backdrop provided by the beautiful Poconos. The course originally opened in 1927. It has a classic design with traditional features including wide fairways, but the trees that line them have matured into quite the challenge. The 6,656-yard length may seem short by modern standards but don't get too comfortable. This mountain golf course features a variety of elevation changes and nowhere is this more apparent than the small greens where the breaks can vary from subtle to dramatic, but they are almost all unexpected. The greens also play lightning fast. Strategically placed bunkers are lurking throughout but thankfully water only comes into play on two holes. Skytop Golf Course offers plenty of scenic respite as well, with panoramic views of West Mountain.
|Red (W)||72||5789 yards||74.8||127|
|Blue M: 72.8/133||408||375||248||377||410||182||541||455||484||3480||288||469||210||339||329||553||189||435||364||3176||6656|
|White M: 71.7/130||389||367||198||370||408||176||523||435||480||3346||276||461||199||337||322||492||183||428||361||3059||6405|
|Red M: 68.6/129 W: 74.0/123||377||315||188||361||332||136||479||383||431||3002||229||419||124||303||290||423||168||400||298||2654||5656|
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Great fall day!
4 deer on 17 and 7 turkeys on 18, 3 of which sat on a fence. What a great day for golf and a beautiful course. Stay out of the rough.
Love to play again nice challenging course got bogged down with very slow play should have had a ranger out there
High on Skytop
The greens were surprisingly fast. Gorgeous views. Unfortunately we were behind a very slow group and skipped the 6th hole to move a little quicker. Once through 6, the pace was perfect...
Course is surprisingly mostly flat considering the fact that it's on a mountain. Course for most part was in very good shape and has some challenging holes but fair.
Responsible with COVID-19 but did not impede play
The course is very beautiful. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Everyone did a 6 foot distance and wore masks at check-in… which was responsible with the current coronavirus outbreak across the United States. The rate of play was consistent. We moved at every hole. I don’t believe we were ever held up at the Teebox for more than three minutes before being able to hit. It was really a beautiful day and they did a great job maintaining the course and the greens. Excellent value for the money. And a beautiful drive from New York City. It was well worth the 2 Hour drive.
Great course with great views
all staff was super friendly. Course was in great condition. firm fast greens very receptive. good challenging layout. definitely booking again in the future!
Worth the trip
Course was in great shape. Greens a bit slow and rough needs to be mowed but definitely worth the trip. Staff was very friendly and always willing to help you. Course could use more signs as it covers alot of land and gets confusing on where the next hole is especially after you finish 6
it was a great day to play golf, the staff was very accommodating even with the precautions needed during this covid19 era. pace of play excellent and course conditions were the best i have seen so far this year
A Golf Course Anyone Can Play
At just over 6600 yds from the Blues, and around 6400 for the Whites, you might consider this course short my modern standards, but with the assortment of long and short par 4's it is a stener test than you might think. While not characterized by landing zones, the course demands strategically positioned your drives ( not always with the driver) on many of the tee shots.Great assortment of par 3's and 5's to round out the experience. The small greens are strategically bunkered, with some severe mounding to make your short game feel challenged. Greens were not fast, but you still had to respect them. You need to try this course!
Nice for spring golf.
The course was well maintained. Fairways easy to see. Open course for players like me ( 10+ handicap).
Great shape for the time of year!
Great conditions for the situation/beginning of the season. Greens had been aerated the day before. Still ran fast. Tee boxes/fairways were set up well, with good lines. Staff was friendly.
Ignore the amenities. With Covid nothing is open in the clubhouse. Good course and great value. Another month I’ll be back because pretty sure it will be in prime conditions. Little gem in the middle of PA.
Great course with great fast greens. Course is well maintained. Even though course was crowded I played the round in 4 hours 20 minutes.
Staff was excellent - kept tell my wife and I to have a great round and enjoy it.
Would definitely recommend playing here.