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3.9
169 Reviews (169)
5 Stars
52
4 Stars
73
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.0
86.6%
Recommend this course
141 out of 169 reviews
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3.8
29 Reviews (29)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
82.8%
Recommend this course
24 out of 29 reviews
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3.8
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
85.7%
Recommend this course
30 out of 35 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6314 yards
Slope 128
Rating 69.8
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Butler's Woodside Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1928
Golf Season year round
Architect John W. Butler

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy No
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area No
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed Yes
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.9
169 Reviews (169)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 13
Brunch 8
Family Dining 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 20
Elevation Changes 17
Water Hazards 14
This course/club is great for:
Locals 14
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 13
Advanced Golfers 11
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 17
Worth the Drive 15

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2.0
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Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Butlers in great shape

Perfect fall conditions.
No leaves, nice greens.
And the staff is great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart

Course and work crew always fantastic. Wished I lived closer

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Return to a "New" course

Back in the late '70's and through the "80's Butler's Golf Course, in Elizabeth, PA. was a favorite of mine and my golfing buddies.Back then there was the 18 hole course, and the 9 hole course, and we always played the 18 hole course. It was, and still is (I'm told) very challenging, with the finishing 3 hole among the toughest stretch anywhere in PA. I'd heard years later that another 9 holes was added, and thus the original 18 was called the
"Woodside" and the 18 consisting of the old 9 and the new 9 being called the "Lakeside". Today I played the Lakeside course (my first trip to Butler's since the late '80's). First note; the staff was very friendly, and I was sent out with a twosome immediately. I appreciated the front 9 layout, but it was also obvious that it was a bit tired - it will need some TLC to equal the freshness of the back 9. And what a surprising revelation that back 9 was. It was an exciting trail of golf, utilizing Western PA.'s hilly terrain to maximum challenge. It was a real treat, and I dare to say that the last 3 holes here are the equal, in challenge, as the last 3 on the Woodside. I will definitely go back. They do need to enforce some kind of pace-of-play requirements, and the players need to start repairing ball marks - no exaggeration, I fixed between 5-7 ball marks on EVERY green. Still, I had an experience that will bring me back.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good course but SLOW

The conditions were good on the course. Greens were a little slow but receptive. Not a long course so playable for most levels.

The round was very slow. There were no rangers on the course to help speed up play so it took a long time. Had to wait on every shot on every hole.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

SLOW!!!!

I really like this course. But pace of play has become an ongoing issue and today was the straw that broke the camels back. 5.5 hours is just unbelievable. They are rushing groups off the tee, only to wait 20+ minutes in between every shot. There are 6 employees having players checking out carts, but 0 out on the course regulating pace of play. I have had slow play issues here before, but never anything this bad. I won’t be back anytime soon.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
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 Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice layout, 2 very active 18 hole courses

Played Lakeside course, open but challenging
Nice amenities from The Clubhouse, Bar/Restaurant great food at reasonable prices
Nice Carts and convenient parking
Will play again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once 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
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Felt a little overbooked, guys in front of us really made our round last 2 hours more than it should’ve. Booked a twosome and got paired with some great guys though, Woodside was fun and challenging. Great course overall

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

This course needs some work

The tee boxes were overgrown like playing in my back yard.
Play was slow, so a ranger should be on the course always to prevent guys taking 5 strokes out of a bunker (and not raking it) also to stop players from taking ten minutes to look for a golf ball. Slow play needs to be stopped.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Worth the Value

I booked and paid for the round with Golf Now....best value that money can buy. Had no issues at the clubhouse and we got out right on time. I defiantly would do this again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Rating

The overall experience with Golfnow and the course was a good one. Absolutely no complaints but the play time of 5:20 is not accurate. There was three of us that played roughly 1:00pm

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Early morning round

I like the course. It is fair, but will penalize a bad shot . Rough way to high. Bunkers were not maintained, and there were many soft areas. Looking for balls 5 yards off the fairway should not take so long, but the rough just swallowed them. Greens were good and pace of play was 3 & 1/2 hours at 6:15 AM.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
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 Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Don't

Fairways on the front will not hold a shot. None of the sand traps have had maintenance in a LONG time. Cart paths even longer. No one fixes a ball mark. We had three groups on every tee box on the front, probably due to 7 minute tee times. Not sure why it loosened up on the back but we still waited on every shot.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Value, Slow Play

Make sure you have nothing to do the day you play this course. It will not be quick. Condition and layout make the course fun and challenging if you choose to play the back tees.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/07/2019

Hi u529929496. We thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear you had a nice time with us. Hope to see you back out here again soon!

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