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3.7
195 Reviews (195)
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
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3 Stars
54
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.1
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.7
77.3%
Recommend this course
150 out of 195 reviews
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3.6
23 Reviews (23)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
1
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Conditions
3.5
Value
4.1
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.0
65.2%
Recommend this course
15 out of 23 reviews
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3.6
30 Reviews (30)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
1
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2
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.1
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
3.8
73.3%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6122 yards
Slope 121
Rating 69.9

The Club at Shannondell, formerly known as George Washington Golf Course, has been ranked by Golf Digest as one of the "25 Best Golf Courses in Pennsylvania" and it's also on their list of "Best Places to Play." From the back tees, the course is just over 6,100 yards. Put away your driver because there won't be many chances to grip it and rip it on this course. It's a seemingly mild layout with wide, gently rolling fairways that appear forgiving, but the strategically placed hazards along the pitched greens demand well placed shots. The cut of the rough is also higher and there are several doglegs, placing even further emphasis on accuracy. Proper club selection is also very important on this golf course. The Club at Shannondell is a fun but fair test for players of all skill levels.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6122 yards 69.9 121
White 70 5950 yards 68.1 120
Gold 70 5212 yards 65.3 113
Red (W) 71 5068 yards 69.5 115
Scorecard for The Club at Shannondell
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: 69.9/121 387 385 177 371 466 386 277 144 382 2975 395 453 157 380 160 408 193 454 415 3015 5990
White M: 68.1/120 377 375 167 361 456 376 267 133 372 2884 385 443 147 370 150 398 183 444 405 2925 5809
Gold M: 65.3/113 340 315 142 326 357 332 215 105 341 2473 302 410 112 320 133 380 154 395 348 2554 5027
Red W: 69.5/115 335 302 136 318 350 325 205 94 335 2400 294 396 108 313 128 372 147 389 340 2487 4887
Handicap 3 7 13 5 11 9 15 17 1 10 6 18 8 16 4 14 12 2
Par 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 4 35 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 5 4 35 70
Handicap (W) 5 7 13 3 11 9 15 17 1 12 4 18 6 16 2 14 8 10

Course Details

Year Built 1965
Fairways Rye grass
Greens Rye grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

3.7
195 Reviews (195)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 14
Dinner 9
Patio Dining 8
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 16
Bunkers 14
Thick Rough 11
This course/club is great for:
Locals 24
Walkers 18
Beginners 13
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 27
Convenient to the City 11
Worth the Drive 11

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Solid Sunday at Shannondell

I hope too many people don’t start coming here. We went off at 8:20 am and finished just under 4 hours 20 minutes. Waited on a few holes but nothing out of the ordinary. Greens were rolling but cups were in tricky spots. Recommend for those who like a challenge and appreciate mid irons shots.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The traps were full of water or wet hard sand but we have had a ton of rain lately so no big deal. I like it there. I walked 18 and didn’t have too much difficulty.

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

The Club at Shannondell

Though the course was in decent condition the sand traps were horrible! We would state that they should be nicknamed as “dirt traps” rather than sand traps. Some had weeds, water, grass growing in them! Disappointed on those but the rest of the course seemed to be in decent shape!

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice. Course

The course was nice and well kept. The fairways were tight and the course wasn't long, so course management and club selection are key.
It was challenging and for $30 with cart, a great value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course was good

The pace of play was too slow. People on the course had no business being on a golf course. If you can’t play one hole in less than 30 minutes you should not be allowed to play. One threesome slowed the entire front nine.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pleasantly surprised

This course is not long but definitely challenging. The greens were in great condition. I would play this course again and recommend to friends.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Annoyingly tight

It's a pretty manicured course. At least the grass is. The sand traps are harder than cement nothing to work with. The greens are basic but small but surprisingly fast. Being that the course is tight the small fast greens only adds to the frustration.

Also this place is uncomfortably tight. There are maybe two holes where you can swing away.

The sand traps combined with the guy at the counter who rushes you make this place barely recommendable. I like both jeffersonville and even Westover better.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course of last resort

Outside of the greens, management puts little or no money into maintaining the course. The sand traps are a tragedy, and the course does not drain well - avoid it after rain. They pump group after group out on the first tee, and don’t range the course, so pace of play is brutal. I play this course when nothing else is available, and because it’s cheap.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
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
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Business as usual

the course at Shannondell is tight but well designed with plenty of hazards to keep the enthusiastic amateur engaged. pace of play can be an issue, but this Saturday was pretty good.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Okay for $18.00

Decided to try this course because of the Hot Deal, but won’t be back mainly because it’s too far from my house.
Also, rough needs to be trimmed a bit, sand added to traps, divots repaired, and greens addressed. You could see that areas are seeded for repair, so they are trying. Ball did not roll true on greens making putting a nightmare. That said, for $18.00 it was okay.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

March 2019

Rated the course average because it is very wet. Quite a few places were swamped out. Overcast day but beat the rain. About 3 1/2 hours playing alone due to cart path only.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rough start to the season

This review is not a reflection of the staff, who were friendly and attentive. But forcing groups to start on the 5th hole + frost delay meant late starts for everyone. Pace of play was pathetic- in 2+ hours on the course I wasn’t even 6 holes into my round and there was 0 chance of getting into any kind of rhythm.

I would hesitate to recommend this course to a friend, but less because of the course than the pace of play, which can be attributed to the quality of the typical player on the course rather than the staff. It would be nice if they would block off tee times for better/faster players early in the day to avoid the logjam of duffers.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Horrible drainage!

This course was completely muddy everywhere. It hasn't rained in a few days and there was standing water all over the course. Even some of the actual holes had water in them. I would never go back to this course.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
1.0
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great weather in March

I went out due to the unbelievable 75 degree weather on March 15th. The course was still wet from the soaking weather all winter long. This made it muddy in some areas. This was a great start to the season

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

Great course

Great gourde and nice pace !
Unfortunately,raining happened!but the course manager permit us to play after raining finish!

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