Galen Hall Golf Club

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4.1
101
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
49
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.6
91.0%
Recommend this course
94 out of 101 reviews
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Average Rating
3.7
7
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
85.7%
Recommend this course
6 out of 7 reviews
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Average Rating
4.1
17
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
94.1%
Recommend this course
16 out of 17 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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6271 yards 69.1 127
White 72 5869 yards 67.2 122
Gold 72 5464 yards 64.5 115
Red (W) 73 5105 yards 68.8 113
Scorecard for Galen Hall Country Club
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: 70.2/122 W: 73.7/128 336 475 365 195 325 480 136 500 410 3222 164 380 520 325 453 185 350 184 480 3041 6263
White M: 67.2/122 W: 70.5/123 320 465 350 170 300 470 125 485 355 3040 155 348 500 293 438 148 320 168 475 2845 5885
Gold M: 69.0/115 314 464 351 145 293 466 127 418 343 2921 132 334 431 259 359 87 316 155 470 2543 5464
Red W: 68.8/113 309 460 345 125 180 460 120 414 338 2751 127 330 425 255 354 95 310 150 320 2366 5117
Handicap 13 18 9 6 17 10 16 5 2 14 7 4 15 1 3 12 8 11
Par 4 5 4 3 4 5 3 5 4 37 3 4 5 4 4 3 4 3 5 35 72
Handicap (W) 11 18 13 3 17 8 15 5 1 16 9 10 14 4 6 12 2 7

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

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Reviews

4.1
101

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Dinner 9
Amazing Food 7
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 25
Undulating Greens 16
Water Hazards 16
This course/club is great for:
Locals 19
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 15
Advanced Golfers 14
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 17
Worth the Drive 17

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Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Very good winter golf

It was great to be out on a winter day - temp low 40's but no wind. Made good time & great to be playing.

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

Nice and green

Course in very good shape considering the amount of rain this summer. Some muddy spots but that was expected. Not expecting though to have to hit over a public road twice. Greens very fast. Ball just keeps rolling. Better off going for the front of the green. I did enjoy the views of the valley. Will definitely play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hard Course, wet conditions

The course is challenging as always. There are some very rough patches due to the extremely wet weather this year. Most courses in Berks County have taken a beating. I would like to have seen some more cart restrictions on the fairways. They've lost part of their island green signature hole. I truly hope they repair it. Bridges and cart paths are getting a little rough. Hope they invest a little money to the course. It would be a shame to let it go the way some other local courses have.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Disappointed! Not worth the trip.

If you are a not so great golfer like myself then this course is not for you. A lot of hazards and high rough. The fairways were in terrible shape with mud everywhere. Cart got stuck in the mud on the 6th fairway. On the 2nd hole the car path is so steep that the golf cart almost spun out of control and flipped when I tried to stop, and half the course doesn’t even have a cart path. Drove from Philadelphia to play this 4.2 and was extremely dissatisfied. In my opinion the course is a 3.5 at best. Nats! Nats! Nats! Good luck putting on the greens as the Nats fly into your face.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

great golf....

This is a great course ...from first tee, to 18th green....better be on top of your game for the day....was a little on the soggy side, nevertheless, great management of play required... A must play for any golfer in the area. ...will be a return customer..

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

To wet in places

All tee boxes & some fairways need a lot of work. #2 needs sign at tee box 4 distance to road. Greens fine. Cart paths need redo. Love the layout.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bo Kvale

Great pace of play, Saturday afternoon 3 hours. Really nice layout.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Just ok

I saw a lot of 4star reviews for this track, but I can’t agree. I know it’s been hot, but I saw too many burnt out spots, tee to green. Just ok. 3 stars

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

GHCC

Great Course! It's not very long, but it is very difficult.

The greens are so fast....even when wet.

SED

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

No flat spot.

A real challenge of shot making. Greens are difficult to read but fair. The beauty of the course makes you forget any poor shots. I wish this course was closer to my home. I’d play it all the time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoyable

My wife & I had a enjoyable round at Galen Hall on a 85 degree day with a good breeze. Course was in great shape for this poor start to the season. Forward tees were perfect for us senior golfers. Putts rolled true on the greens. Don't miss a chance to play this course!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wet

A little wet.. Lots of elevation change.. The roads that cut through kinda stink but I know about them after playing it once

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Early spring golf

Course was in great shape for early spring I play their many times a yr

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful track!

Living so close to Galen Hall definitely has its benefits. When you’re in this area, and have a couple hours free, this course is a must play! Full of long fairways, and tall unforgiving bunkers. Galen hall gives you the feeling of playing a PGA course, for the price of playing a chip, and putt. I’ve played here over 100 times throughout my life, and would recommend Galen for a round any day of the week. You will not be disappointed with what my personal opinion is the best bang for your buck course in the Berks County area!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Pennsylvania Advisor
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

course is in great shape

Galen Hall is playing firm and fast right now. Expect plenty of roll in the fairways and firm fast greens that putt true. We had a magnificent weather day to play but there were gnats that swarmed around us on almost every hole. Not sure what caused that but it was the only detraction of the whole day. If you want to get away for a day of golf with beautiful mountain views, inexpensive rates and a challenging course by all means take the drive to Galen Hall. Another tip, you must stay below the pin as you can putt the ball off many of the greens if you are above it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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