The Club at Shannondell
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.
|Red (W)||71||5068 yards||69.5||115|
|Blue M: 69.5/120||387||385||177||371||466||386||277||144||382||2975||395||453||157||380||160||408||193||454||415||3015||5990|
|White M: 68.7/117 W: 73.4/119||377||375||167||361||456||376||267||133||372||2884||385||443||147||370||150||398||183||444||405||2925||5809|
|Gold M: 65.9/112 W: 69.6/117||340||315||142||326||357||332||215||105||341||2473||302||410||112||320||133||380||154||395||348||2554||5027|
|Red W: 69.2/110||335||302||136||318||350||325||205||94||335||2400||294||396||108||313||128||372||147||389||340||2487||4887|
Available ActivitiesSwimming, Billiards
First Time Played
Rough was thick and lost multiple balls that were just off fairway causing group to play much slower that anticipated. Course layout had parallel holes creating confusion to first timers knowing which green they were playing off the tee. Very patchy fairways in spots. Greens putted fairly true but had many ball marks that had not been fixed by previous golfers.
Many dogleg rights for the right handed slicer. Plenty of par 5s and a couple long 4s. Very enjoyable.,
Just don't hit the bunkers!
This course has a nice layout. It's challenging but fun at the same time. Here are my pros/cons:
+ Not that long (even from the blue tees)
+ WOOF WOOF (doglegs....everywhere!)
+ Challenging but fun (allows you to take risks or play strategically)
+ Greens are soft on landing (allows you to attack the pin if you're into that)
+ Greens are fairly easy to read
+ Good price for a round of golf
- Bunkers...they could use a little help (especially fairway bunkers)
- Greens are soft but the speed is deceiving and variable (you may be short on some holes and long on others)
- Divots everywhere
- Carts don't have a sand bag to repair fairway divots
- No driving range (this would be SOOO helpful for many players that need a warmup routine)
- Cart paths could use a bit of repair here and there (some cracks along the way)
Great course, definitely recommend. Just wish the bunkers were a bit better and there was a practice facility. Otherwise...fantastic course
The difference between a 5 hr round and a 3hr round. Thank you to the group of 2 foursomes that let us through we finished in 3 hours otherwise it would of be 5. Greens have nice roll but alot of ball marks and cleat marks on all the greens.
Just moved to this area. Played as a single. Hooked up with two nice friendly players. Starter got me out earlier than booked. Pleasant round with good pace. Will play here again. Only negative is cart paths are in need of resurfacing. Understandable this year with economics and situation facing courses. Good mix of holes and large well maintained challenging greens.
The traps for the most part looked like they hadn't seen any maintenance the entire spring and summer. We were warned about that by the starter and were told we could take a free drop if we landed in one. Otherwise the course was in pretty good shape and a stark contrast to the sand traps.
Thank God the old lady 4 some in front of us stop playing after 9 otherwise it would of be a 5 or 6 hour round no lie or no ranger around 2hr 45 front 1hr 30 back. On a Thursday Also want to say how nice cam is what a great kid and how nice he was.
They need to monitor things better. Our round took 4 hours 50 minutes. The course was full but people played tons of mulligans and we had a foursome walking in front of us. With a full course walking perhaps should not be allowed.
Nice course for the price
Nice course with a great layout, most holes have a very nice dog-leg layout which keep them interesting. Greens in good shape and fairways good for the price. Only issues with condition were the bunkers, but it's been wet the last week or so so I can't fault them too much but a number of them had vegetation growing in them and the rest were rock hard. Really nice deal especially if you can grab a hot-deal time.