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4.1
160 Reviews (160)
5 Stars
58
4 Stars
76
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
88.0%
Recommend this course
145 out of 160 reviews
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4.0
36 Reviews (36)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
86.1%
Recommend this course
31 out of 36 reviews
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4.0
44 Reviews (44)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
86.4%
Recommend this course
38 out of 44 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6271 yards
Slope 127
Rating 69.1
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Galen Hall Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1910
Fairways Bentgrass
Greens Bentgrass
Golf Season Year round
Architect A. W. Tillinghast (1917) Alex Findlay (1910)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lounge

Accolades

Reviews

4.1
160 Reviews (160)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Dinner 9
Amazing Food 7
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 26
Undulating Greens 17
Water Hazards 17
This course/club is great for:
Locals 20
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 16
Advanced Golfers 15
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 18
Worth the Drive 18

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Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Value Good
Layout Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Old School Fun

Played Galen Hall with 3 of my brothers today, conditions were tough (high 50s, rainy and very windy) but we had a great time. I wouldn't say the course is in great shape but it's a phenomenal course regardless. The layout is very interesting and challenging, incredible value for the price. If I didn't live over an hour away I'd play this course all the time.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

hard and fast

got roll on the fairway, but unfortunately, the greens weren't holding. That's golf! it took some skill to get up and down.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging course

The course had some significant changes in elevation and blind shots. The greens were also small compared to easier courses. These attributes, along with some tilted fairways added to the challenge. I truly enjoyed my first play on this course and will be back to enjoy the challenge again. If you are a golfer looking for a different experience I would recommend this course.

The attached photo is from the second hole green up toward the significant fairway hill.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout - Horrible pace of play !!!

Amazing Findlay/Tillinghast design !
They are turning over in their graves as the course was jammed with tight interval tee times. 5+ hours was brutal !
Snack bar at the turn was closed despite being told it would be open - hungrier than normal after waiting on every shot !
Course could use some TLC on the tees and traps, but I can overlook that based on their operating budget - but no ranger in sight all day is inexcusable as they are bringing in increased revenue and admittedly were understaffed.
What a conflicted day enjoying the deign on almost every hole and then getting frustrated with the wait on every hole !

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 64
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Unique layout

A lot of ups & downs. Greens in great shape. Tee boxes & fairways in good shape. Some cart path problems.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice layout, tough greens

I always enjoy this course. It has a good layout, with several interesting holes. The course demands that you hit the ball to the correct place, as The ball will run completely off some of the sloping fairways. The greens have a lot of undulations, and can be severe on some holes. Friendly staff, and a nice outdoor area set up under the pavilion for a beer afterwards.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 64
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Unique layout

Love the layout with ups & downs everywhere. Greens & fairways in good shape. Tee boxes in terrible shape. Some cart paths need big time attention. Parking lots also need some work. Not a good course for beginners.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

On Tilt

This is an unusual course and be ready for some unusual bounces. It is a fun course with a good mix of holes, and the first course I've played with 6 (!) par 5s.

While there are trees on the course if you do an adequate job controlling your tee shots they are out of the way. But you can stripe a drive down the middle and either roll out into the rough with steeply titled fairways, or be in the middle with the ball well above or below your feet. It's like the built the course on rock outcroppings.

The greens were in good shape but inconsistent with some fast and others slow. Not sure why since they all looked similar. And some tee boxes are in terrible shape, but that's typical for this time of year except at very expensive courses.

Overall, it's an excellent value and worth playing simply for the experience.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 64
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice layout

Tee boxes need a lot of work Greens & fairways great.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun day!

Galen Hall will humble you while amusing you. Rolling and tumbling from hole one through 18, you may be laughing or crying, but never yawning. A very tough demanding course which you will never forget! I love it!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointed

This is one of several courses that I have played, this year. It is, by far, in the worst condition of any. I have played here, before, and have loved this course, but was truly disappointed, this time. The tee boxes are in very poor condition, with a lot of mud and bare spots. The fairways have much of the same, in many areas. I have played.much better maintained courses, with lower greens fees. This course was not worth the weekend rate that I played at. I won’t be playing here, again, this season. Hopefully, next season it is in better condition.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

5-somes?

Not sure why they would allow 2 groups of 5 out on a Saturday morning.....
Also, $50 for aerated greens is a bit steep. I understand that weather has hit the course hard and they've done what they can to maintain it, but the price is too much for the shape the course is in.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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