Skytop Lodge - Poconos Golf Course

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4.0
52
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Staff Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.0
82.1%
Recommend this course
46 out of 52 reviews
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4.0
52
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Staff Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.6
Layout
3.7
71.4%
Recommend this course
5 out of 7 reviews
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4.0
52
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Staff Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.6
Layout
3.7
71.4%
Recommend this course
5 out of 7 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

4.0
52

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 1
Thick Rough 1
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 1
Advanced Golfers 1
Entertaining Clients 1
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 1
Worth the Drive 1
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Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
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.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
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
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout 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
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
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.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout 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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout 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.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Poor
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout 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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout 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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent

Stay & Play Offers

$110 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
The Penn Ohio Golf Trail consists of courses mainly in Western PA and Northeast Ohio. What sets us apart is that we offer 29 different courses; including 4 private, members-only country clubs, 2 former LPGA courses, and many of the top courses in Ohio and Pennsylvania (including Pennsylvania’s #1 public course – Olde Stonewall). We offer 4 Mansions (for groups of 2 to 36), 10 hotels and customer service beyond any major resort. Our Mansions feature large common areas, pool tables, poker tables, big screen TV’s with the luxury of the entire group together in a large home setting.
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