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3.7
316 Reviews (316)
5 Stars
59
4 Stars
142
3 Stars
75
2 Stars
25
1 Stars
15
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
3.5
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.5
79.4%
Recommend this course
250 out of 316 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.9
94 Reviews (94)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
49
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.2
85.1%
Recommend this course
80 out of 94 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.9
109 Reviews (109)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
59
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.2
85.3%
Recommend this course
93 out of 109 reviews
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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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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

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Reviews

3.7
316 Reviews (316)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 14
Dinner 9
Patio Dining 8
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 17
Bunkers 15
Water Hazards 12
This course/club is great for:
Locals 25
Walkers 19
Beginners 13
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 28
Convenient to the City 12
Worth the Drive 12

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Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Slicers dream.

Many dogleg rights for the right handed slicer. Plenty of par 5s and a couple long 4s. Very enjoyable.,

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Nice place

The Course was in Much better shape than the last time I played here.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Used cart

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:

PROS:
+ 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

CONS:
- 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)

OVERALL: 4.0
Great course, definitely recommend. Just wish the bunkers were a bit better and there was a practice facility. Otherwise...fantastic course

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 29
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pleasant Round

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 29
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart

Long round

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not bad

Bit rushed start but overall good course. Nice to walk

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

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.

Difficulty Moderate
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