Skytop Lodge - Poconos Golf Course

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3.4
53
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.5
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
67.3%
Recommend this course
46 out of 53 reviews
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Average Rating
3.3
8
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.4
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.0
62.5%
Recommend this course
5 out of 8 reviews
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Average Rating
3.3
8
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.4
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.0
62.5%
Recommend this course
5 out of 8 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6656
Slope 133
Rating 72.0
Type Resort
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.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6656 yards 72.0 133
White 72 6464 yards 71.8 132
Red 72 5789 yards 68.3 124
Red (W) 72 5789 yards 74.8 127
Scorecard for Skytop Lodge
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: 73.1/123 408 375 248 377 410 182 541 455 484 3480 288 469 210 339 329 553 189 435 364 3176 6656
White M: 70.7/121 W: 71.7/123 389 367 198 370 408 176 523 435 480 3346 276 461 199 337 322 551 183 428 361 3118 6464
Red W: 70.2/119 377 315 188 361 332 136 479 383 431 3002 229 419 188 303 290 492 168 400 298 2787 5789
Handicap 1 17 7 13 11 15 5 3 9 18 16 8 12 10 6 14 2 4
Par 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 5 36 4 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 1 15 7 13 11 17 5 3 9 18 16 8 12 10 4 14 2 6

Course Details

Year Built 1929
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/15
Architect Robert White

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Reviews

3.4
53
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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Terrible conditions.

Got to the course to find out it is cart path only. Booked on golf now so cannot get a refund if I do not play. Plus drove an hour to get there. It was so wet, it squished almost everywhere we walked. We hit a nice drive and it is laying in mush with grass so long it is difficult to find the ball. We were not told the greens were recently fertilized. It smelled so bad, making us sick to our stomachs that we did not finish our round. Worst round of the year. Very disappointed.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

All of the sand traps under water,,,,fairways wet and notcutin days,,,muddy and,tee boxswere in poor condition

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Too many long par 4's

Way too many long par 4's. And 3 par 3's 180 plus. 9 handicap, but 63 years old, with some short par 4's makes the 6300yds plus from the whites that much longer. Very nice course and nice condition why I gave it 4 stars but if your not real long, no chance to score. No senior tees so that wasn't an option. Recommend the course with the qualification of some of hole's length.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great day

Awesome!! First time playing this course but what a fortunate discovery thanks to a great golfnow rate. Course was fair with rough just beginning to grow teeth. Greens were in fantastic shape just barely showing early spring top aeration marks. Rolling true and not furry at all. Vistas are amazing passing by waterfalls, the old inn and endless hiking trails. Service could have not been better. Everyone, from the young girl in the pro shop to the cart guy who greeted us post round and cleaned our clubs, were so accommodating. We had such a great day we decided to head to the taproom for dinner where the theme of amazement continued. Having now toured the inn as well, I can't wait to book a return round and a stay at sky top.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course should be closed

Called VIP after this disgraceful experience.

Upon arrival informed that hot deal was to play South 9 two times.

Ankle high grass on tee boxes, fairways like poorly cared for cow pasture, as much grass in bunkers as sand, wildlife droppings omnipresent, greens punched , lumping and SLOW.

I understand other 18 is nice . Golf Now and Splt Rock Resort should terminate this deal. Not all golfers would take a chance with GN or SRR after this fiasco.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

First time

This was beautiful. The staff was super friendly and helpful. The corse was very chalenging for a beginner. I haven't played for a long time and finally went out with my family. I had a blast and will defiantly play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Much Improved

Skytop is a great layout with a great reputation but had slipped a bit as the previous general manager of the resort didn't focus on golf. The current one invested heavily in more staff, new equipment and it shows. Course is in great shape. We played on a Saturday morning and it wasn't too crowded. Played another day after 3 and basically had the course to ourselves. Rates were $50 with cart which is a good price. Weekday is $35 I think. I'd recommend giving it a try.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Old course but beautiful

Skytop is a wonderful resort with a very nice golf course. The greens were true and fast,the fairways were super,no leaves for early nov,and the finishing hole was tough!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

course was in really good shape for time of the season

good value for the money course in great condition

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Well groomed, challenging course in a beautiful location.

The course was in good shape and the staff were friendly and helpful. The wind was blowing and made the course more difficult. Still, it a fair test of golfing skills and the scenery was great.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

SkyTop in the Fall

It was a gorgeous fall day and the course was in great shape. Carts were supplied with tees and towels. Greens were well maintained with well defined fringe cuts. Despite it being in fall, the fairways were , for the most part, devoid of leaves. The views were fantastic of the hills and the fall foliage. We had a great time! we will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

typical poconos course. some nice views and a nice course layout. i played by myself and had 2 older couples in front of me but they kept a good pace

Coming here just off the street is kind of pricy but finding a deal on golf now made it much more affordable

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great golf course

Played Friday afternoon. Course was empty so pace of play was great. Course was challenging and extremely well maintained. Would absolutely play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Resort

Great price for a very nice resort course. First time here and it was a pleasant surprise how nice the course was. Actually the whole resort was pretty nice especially compared to other Poconos resorts in the area. Course layout and conditions were very nice. It looked like the greens have been aerated a while back so some of the back nine greens were a little bumpy. It should be really smooth in a couple of weeks or so. I will definitely return.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Nice resort golf course

The golf course is part of skytop resort. We played in a windy afternoon. The wind comes from different direction. It is very difficult to judge the distance with wind. The green is very tricky and hard to read. It is difficult to score well when we played there for the 1st time.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

great course, scenic views

one of the most wonderful properties in all of the poconos..course is in great shape, price on golfnow.com was incredibly low for the quality of course..only weird thing was the resort guests walking around the course..but would highly recommend to anyone

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
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