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4.3
112 Reviews (112)
5 Stars
44
4 Stars
53
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.0
92.6%
Recommend this course
104 out of 112 reviews
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4.5
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
90.9%
Recommend this course
10 out of 11 reviews
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4.2
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
2
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1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
88.9%
Recommend this course
16 out of 18 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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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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4.3
112 Reviews (112)

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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3.0
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Average at best

Course has a bunch of patchy areas on fairways and some tee boxes need a lot of work. If can get a deal on the place I Would go back but definitely not full price or at least over $30

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Philly Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

need to know the course

There are a handful of holes you need to play a couple times to learn how to play them. The second hole was very quirky and the 14th you had to know yardage for two creeks that cross the fairway. Overall enjoyed the course. It's not long but the hills, particularly the side hill fairways, make up for that. Two long par 3's played tough. Course seems to have several areas with water damage, some tees were in bad shape but the greens were good. On the slow side and tricky breaks to read, or not read, into some putts.

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

Great Day at the Hall

Love playing here. Old-school design and every hole is a little different. Greens are fast and true. Fairways were in stellar condition. Only downsides - - tee boxes need some serious attention and cart paths are bumpy and filled with potholes. Clubhouse staff was extremely friendly but half-way house after nine was closed.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Shape

I walked the course on Friday and it was in great shape.

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

Great course

Great historic course with a unique layout and awesome views the entire round. Greens and fairways were in great shape, if you haven't played here make it happen you won't regret it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Firm and fast greens

Challenging course. Somewhat narrow fairways, VERY firm and fast greens. Elevation changes. Uneven lies. Thick rough. Blind shots. This course is tough even though it's 5900 whites and 6200 blues
The course and slope rating needs to be changed. They need to re-rated much higher than they currently are. No way a "scratch" golfer is coming here and shooting 5 under par. I'm a 4 handicap and am thrilled with a round in the mid to high 70s

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

Galen gonna be good this year

After 8 days of green growth and super winds Sat., Galen is dry and greens are beginning to firm into the rollercoaster ride you've come to expect on this classic.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
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
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

first round of year

just came off of my fourth week of physical therapy for my shoulder. my score was not good, forgot my wedge at home. Had a great time with my golf buddies

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course with fast pace greens that will challenge your putting skills. First Island green in the US - hole # 15. Definitely worth your time.

Conditions Good
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
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 500 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
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