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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6328 yards
Slope 129
Rating 71.1

Course Details

Year Built 1965
Golf Season Open: 3/15 Closed: 11/15
Architect James Harrison Ferdinand Garbin (1965)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $18
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.1
5 Reviews (5)
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Great University Course

For Students this course is tough to beat. Not expensive, great membership deals, definitely worth it. Also the Willie Park Jr. designed holes are pretty cool considering he designed courses like Sunningdale. Definitely a fun round, but don't expect an incredible course if you're used to immaculate conditions. If you're an alum or a good golfer in State College this probably isn't the course for you.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Always a good day at Penn State Golf Course

Penn State is one of my favorite golf destinations. I enjoy both courses but particularly like the White course because, while challenging, it produces lower scores. I've made the journey to PS for the last four years and have always found the courses in wonderful condition. Nice full fairways and well manicured greens. Spring and summer weather at Happy Valley is unbeatable. The well stocked pro shop has everything a player would want and the staff is friendly and helpful. Synthetic turf tee boxes on the range do not present a problem for a pre-round warm up - great short game area for putting and bunker practice. Check their web site for discount coupons to save on greens fees. I look forward to my next round at PS.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Average course

Super pro shop with a lot of merchandise. This course is average with a high price. I would only play here using a Golf Now discount. The greens were in excellent shape and they have nice clean quality carts. This course is very walkable.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Penn State Blue course is one of the finest in the State College.

The Blue Course at Penn State University is one of the best tracks in the area. The course is well maintained, and is reasonably priced. The internet special allows folks to play the Blue Course Mon - Thurs (after 11 AM) for $35. Considering that Mountain View is asking $49..this is a really bargain. The course is challenging from the White Tees, difficult from the Blue Tees, and I suspect the pros would have all they can handle from the Black Tees. This is a course you want to play!!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

More challenging than given credit for

Left and right will usually leave a second shot, but there is tree and sand trouble all over the place on this course, and deceivingly difficult greens. Pace of play can be frustratingly slow at times, but with a little luck, playing through isn't much of a problem. A little stronger ranger presence wouldn't be a bad thing. Overall, a great value.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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