Shepherd Hills Golf Club

4.1022941176 4.1 stars from 5 (56)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6030 yards
  • Slope: 116
  • Rating: 70.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6030 yards 70.2 116
White 70 5638 yards 68.0 113
Red 73 5227 yards 70.9 115

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 56 Reviews
5 stars:
20
4 stars:
27
3 stars:
7
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

50 out of 56 reviews


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Reviews


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"Nice course to play"


u713293091's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens are very challenging. Sand in the bunkers again. Course is coming back in good shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Bad Conditions"


u492574897's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course is in terrible shape. I’m not sure where the other good reviews are coming from unless they’re fraudulent but the course is in lousy shape. The tee boxes are torn up (one par 3 box was mostly just dirt and rock), the fairways are burned out and the rough looks more like field grass than anything you would normally see on a golf course. The greens were in fairly good shape but very slow. The pro shop crew didn’t seem to know what was going on (they couldn’t tell what other twosome we were to join and just said go get in line. I suspect it is these issues and conditions that are the reasons why the course is selling tee times for $23 on a Sunday. Also, very disappointed that other reviews were obviously misleading as I relied upon those to play the course. The course hasn’t been good for a number of years and I have resisted playing it since early last year. I would not have gone back except for the recent “good” reviews, assuming that since we had a fairly wet spring maybe the course had improved. I’m not sure how these reviews are “verified” since they aren’t accurate. There is significant commercial development around the course in recent years and you get the feeling that the owners are just biding their time until a developer approaches.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Great Value"


smarkacs's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were pleasantly surprised at how nice the course was for the price.The greens and ares around them were in excellent shape.The fairways and tee boxes good and the sand traps were mostly ok.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Response from Shepherd Hills Golf Club on 07/09/2018:

Hello, thank you for the four stars! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the course and found it in great shape. We appreciate your feedback, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Great Value"


FrankKrempl's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2018
Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I see reviews asking for seniors Tees. I am 70 and drive the ball 160 to 180. If you play from the whites and use the reds pars you get an extra 3 strokes. Numbers 2,7,15 and 17 are par fives on the red pars, all are less than 400 yards. The last couple of rounds I have been able to par a few of these par five holes.

I am still trying to figure out these greens? With the rain they have been a little slow.

They need to be cut an rolled, but overall in good condition.

When you play the course for the first time pair up with someone who knows the course! If you read the signs and follow the flow of the cart paths you should be able to find your way around the course. Be aware the cart paths go between houses take your time an look for the cart paths on the other side of the streets you cross. Yes the STOP signs before the streets means STOP& LOOK before crossing! Have fun and have a safe round.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Shepherd Hills Golf Club on 07/05/2018:

Hello Frank, thank you for the four stars! We are glad that you found our course good value for your money. We appreciate your detailed feedback and advice. Thanks for playing at Shepherd Hills Golf Club and we'll see you again soon.

"Good experience"


michael29922's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First off I've like to counter any reviews that allude to the fairways being narrow. They are plenty wide unless a slice or hook is way out of control. Fairways were in good shape. Greens are very undulating and fringe areas well kept. I found the greens to be slower than the practice area but they were in excellent condition overall. Our round was slow but it was not due to anyone in front of us holding us up. Woman in the pro shop was friendly and helpful. Definitely will return.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Shepherd Hills Golf Club on 07/05/2018:

Hello Michael, thank you for the four stars! We appreciate your detailed feedback on the course. We are glad that you enjoyed the layout and found it in overall great condition. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Great course for the money"


klr3704's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great staff. Course is in very good shape. Pace of play can be a problem at all courses not just here. Overall highly recommend it!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Shepherd Hills Golf Club on 07/02/2018:

Hello, thank you for the five-star review! We are glad to hear that you had a pleasant experience with both our staff and the course. Thanks for stopping by, and we hope to see you again soon.

"Ed from Alburtis"


u565200829's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you can golf narrow fairways that are lined with homes, you'll like it a lot. It really is a fun and challenging course from the blues.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Shepherd Hills Golf Club on 07/02/2018:

Hello Ed, thank you for the four stars! We appreciate your feedback regarding the course layout, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

"Super Greens"


Bunchofstiffs's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not a very difficult layout, but the greens are just too good to be true.All greens, and areas around the greens including sand traps and fringe are A+++.....some are a little tricky, but putt oh so true. Holes are mostly easily reached even from the back tees as long as you keep it in play. No really memorable holes, but the GREENS WILL BRING YOU BACK!!...Only real gripe is you better have someone map out the course for you as I found myself riding around in neighborhoods and roads to try and find a few next holes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Shepherd Hills Golf Club on 07/02/2018:

Hello, thank you for the four stars! We are thrilled to hear that you were impressed with our greens and that you had an overall good experience. Thanks for stopping by, and we hope to see you again soon.

"Nice condition."


stevebrailo's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good condition. Although the yardage is a little short, the layout can be tricky with private property/ houses in the area. Overall had a great time.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Shepherd Hills Golf Club on 06/25/2018:

Thank you for playing Shepherd Hills Golf Club and for leaving us a review. We are glad to hear that you liked the course, and we look forward to having you back.

"Dan Review"


u307745940's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape and pace of play was good as well. Nice staff.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Shepherd Hills Golf Club on 06/25/2018:

Thank you for the 5 star review! We are glad to hear that you like the course, and we appreciate the compliments.

"Very pleased"


Mac33's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time golfing here.Course is in great shape and always improving.Enjoyed drinks and food at the tiki bar afterwards.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Shepherd Hills Golf Club on 06/25/2018:

Thank you for leaving us a review, and we are glad to hear that you liked the course. Thank you for recommending us, and we would love for your next experience to be a 5 star one.

"Great course"


David3264788's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very thin fairways but plenty roon in high rough. Tough greens with no easy reads. Medium but good roll. Excelent staff. We were only twosome and group ahead let us play through.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Shepherd Hills Golf Club on 06/08/2018:

Hello David, thank you for the five stars! We are thrilled to hear that you had an enjoyable experience with us the other day. We appreciate you stopping by, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Great Day"


1eaglesfan's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a twosome and played in 3 hours.The course was in Fine

condition and represents a tremendous value for the very reasonable green fees.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Shepherd Hills Golf Club on 06/08/2018:

Hello, thank you for the five-star review! We are glad to hear that you found our course in good shape and that you found it great value for your money. We appreciate your feedback, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Best Day of the Year"


upstairsdave's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I thoroughly enjoy playing at Shepherd Hills. The rough was well manicured and the fairways cut to perfection.

I wished they had more ball washers on the course.

One thing this is a must is the need to have drinking water on the course.

Thank you


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Shepherd Hills Golf Club on 05/30/2018:

Hello Dave, thank you for the five stars! We are happy to hear that you had an enjoyable round of golf with us the other day. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope to see you again soon.

"Good condition, should have senior Tees"


HowardRice's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

No place to drop off the bags. Poor clubhouse service, course is nice, needs ball washers and bathrooms.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Shepherd Hills Golf Club on 05/15/2018:

Hello Howard, thank you for the four stars. We are sorry to hear that you had a subpar experience with us, but we are glad that you enjoyed the course. Come back again soon!


u1762841's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Shepherd Hills Golf Club on 05/08/2018:

Hello, thank you for the five stars! We are glad to see that you had a great time out there. Thanks for stopping by, and come back again soon.

"Fun course"


300Lenny's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Got to the course just ahead of a twilight league. Joined up with two gentlemen and off we went. The course snakes its way between houses, streets, a bank, and wooded areas. The greens have a lot of break to them. Greens were running medium speed when played. Good thing because they'd be almost unputtable if running fast. A few blind shots. Drive it straight off the tee and you'll be fine. Hit it wayward and you'll be in the houses.

The lady in the pro shop and the young man at the cart return were both very friendly. People at the adjacent bar were having a good time, too!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Shepherd Hills Golf Club on 05/04/2018:

Hello Lenny, thank you for the four stars! We are thrilled to hear that you had an awesome round of golf with us the other day. We appreciate your feedback, and we can't wait to see you again soon.


gemasm's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Shepherd Hills Golf Club on 05/02/2018:

Hello, thank you for the three-star review. We hope that you had a pleasant golfing experience with us the other day. Come back again soon!


u204663449's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Shepherd Hills Golf Club on 05/02/2018:

Hello, thank you for the four stars! We are glad to see that you had a pleasant experience with us the other day. Thanks for stopping by, and we hope to see you again soon.

"Feb. Golf"


WallyBeck's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Can't beat the conditions & price for this time of year. Greens were slow due to rains & season but very nice.

Thanks for the opportunity to play this early in the northeast. keep up the good work!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Response from Shepherd Hills Golf Club on 03/03/2018:

Hello Wally, thank you for the four-star review. We are thrilled to hear that you found our course in good shape and that you also found it good value for your money. Thanks for coming out, and we hope to see you again soon.


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