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Conditions
3.1
Value
3.7
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.8
58.3%
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6 out of 7 reviews
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3.0
2 Reviews (2)
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Conditions
3.0
Value
3.5
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.0
50.0%
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3.0
2 Reviews (2)
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3.0
Value
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Layout
4.0
Pace
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Amenities
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4.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6491 yards
Slope 115
Rating 67.7

Course Details

Year Built 1969
Golf Season Open: 3/15 Closed: 12/31

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Beverage Carts

Reviews

3.2
7 Reviews (7)
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Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Fun little course, worth a play

First of all, I feel bad they've gotten beat up so much in their Golf Advisor rating. It isn't deserved. Value is the name of the game here. I was beside myself that this only cost $26 to ride... yay winter rates! The course was fine; everything I would have expected. Is it a Lederach,.. no ... but guess what, they don't charge you an arm and a leg and you still get a great golf experience. Lots of elevation makes it a bit tricky. You'll be pulling a lot of different clubs out of the bag. Greens are slightly tricky, too with a fair amount of slope. They were punched and not fully healed up, but everything rolled fine. If you want a good, reasonably priced round, you can't go wrong here. Come on, give them more positive reviews. It's not fair they're so unloved on Golf Advisor.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Needs to some tender loving care

I've been coming to Butter Valley for many years. Unfortunately, this is worst I've seen it. The tee boxes were borderline unplayable -- so little grass. The fairways were spotty and the rough has lots of clover, making finding balls a real chore. The greens were the slowest I've played all year. I gave the course condition 2 Stars only because the course does have some grass and you could move your ball -- forget about playing it down. The clubhouse guy was okay -- not very cordial. The starter at least had a little bit of a sense of humor. I drove an hour to play here because I usually enjoy this family owned course. With so many options within an hour, it may be a while before I'll be back and that's a real shame.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 83
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Philly Advisor
Previously Played

Relaxing rounds, good pace

I return to this course every year. It’s often not busy and playing rounds at your own pace at one of the best values in a 50 mile range is worth it. I suspect their poorly presented web site keeps folks away. It’s maybe 20 years behind the times. It’s really a fun course, and doesn’t attempt to compete with higher end courses but if you like a decent course for low price, and hole variety it’s still a good option to consider.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great value

This is not the easiest course in the area for my level of play, but lots of fun. Mature trees, beautiful vistas, very well maintained and great staff.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Walked

Great place to play

Played here on a Sunday around noon. Course was really dead, our foursome got around in less than 3:45 walking and never caught up with anyone. Paid $38 which is extremely reasonable for a weekend. Course is in great condition now that the fairways were irrigated, greens were in top notch condition. Interesting layout, up and down the hills, with several greens that slope down front to back. It's scenic and not surrounded by houses. Lots of trees that demand a straight shot on many holes. We did not use the restaurant but saw it was busy with non-golfing locals. Look at their website for various specials, passes, and coupons.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 83
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Philly Advisor
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Enjoyable as usual

I always enjoy playing Butter Valley. I like variety in a course, and they've got it. There's short holes, long ones (by the airport runway), downhill par 3 and a hard uphill par 4. Standard dog legs, etc. My favorite is the (somewhat recently) redesigned 3rd hole. A nice par 5 that is in the same of an "S". Moves left and then right uphill to the green tucked into the woods.

If you've not been there in a long time, consider it again. They've made changes over the past few years to improve things. That 3rd hole is one, new tee box on 4 tucked into the woods. Nuisance trees removed from 18 and 10, and the fairways are watered now.

If you get bored playing this course, you're nuts. But having said that, it's upkeep is average. The greens and fairways were not too bad, but they'll need to roll the fairways and maybe seed it. This is the only area that I would like management to address, but the lack of watering and diseased greens that hit them 5-10 years ago dropped their numbers and we all know keeping a course up isn't easy or cheap. But I played today for $30 (noting it's march) and in 3 hours and 10 minutes.

It's one of the best courses in fall with all the maples, and some pretty good views as the holes traverse hills and valleys. I run into a lot of friendly folks there. Down to earth folks and saw it again today when someone yelled back at me from the green to compliment my tee shot. Just love the folks they get here.

Overall the course was in good pre-spring shape. Greens rolled well, except number one. I could sink some 15 footers. Was in one trap and it was soft and in good shape. They should send the maintenance guy out to pick up the branches that have fallen over the winter.

So again, real nice place, interesting challenge. Not a stuffy golf course crowd, and the an excellent value. It remains one of my favorites.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 83
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Philly Advisor
Previously Played

Many notable improvements

I recently blocked the game back up, seriously with lessons and regular play. I returned to this unique course with an airport running thru it (small aircraft) and am very pleased at the changes. Several holes were modified by removing nuisance trees, and number three lengthened into an interesting par five. They added water throughout the course to beat back the summer drying of the fairways. They are trying to improve it and making good progress.

From a golfing perspective, the price can't be beat and it seems most don't know the course exists. I've gone by as a single several times his year and never waited and played two afternoon rounds by myself. Greens are a bit slow, but I enjoy the variety of the holes. Hills, some water but not where it it a big problem, both short and long holes. Just an interesting round.

They don't have a range, having found no one paid for the indoor one they needed the conference space income, the biggest drawback is the lack of food. It's functional but if you want more than a Brian grill provides you can hit the Irish pub down the street in Bally.

Overall good average course with interesting holes.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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