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4.6
229 Reviews (229)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.7
98.6%
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225 out of 229 reviews
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4.5
19 Reviews (19)
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.8
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
100.0%
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19 out of 19 reviews
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4.5
49 Reviews (49)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
98.0%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6766 yards
Slope 135
Rating 72.3
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Pilgrim's Oak Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1996
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dr. Michael Hurdzan (1996)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required: no jeans, tank tops or cut-off shorts.

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Accolades

Reviews

4.6
229 Reviews (229)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 23
Elevation Changes 20
Water Hazards 14
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 15
Locals 12
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 11
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 25

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Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pilgrim's Oak Review

The course has a layout that is challenging for the better golfer and forgiving for the less skilled. Each hole has a unique design and the challenges vary. Some holes challenge the player with length, others elevation changes, and still others with strategic bunkering and mounding. The greens were perfect. The views were spectacular and the hilly terrain meant there was a cooling breeze all day long. This course is truly a hidden gem.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Extraordinary Value, Beautiful Course

Course in beautiful condition, fairways, most tee boxes and greens in PRISTINE condition equal to the best in the mid Atlantic! Many of the greens are multi tier and can be tough on approach and if you're on the wrong level. Moderate speeds on greens today. Mostly generous fairways. Requires some shot making decisions off the tee and on approaches. Relatively short but visually STUNNING par 3's . Lots of course elevation changes and mounds in rough. Spartan food selection and pro shop. This is a MUST play in Mid Atlantic region!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect as always

This remains my favorite course in the Lancaster/York/Lebanon areas. The conditions were excellent, even more than normal. The course is always very challenging with sloping fairways and greens. Also many picturesque holes throughout the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

excellent course, greens are always in great condition

one of my top three coursed in the area, definately a great value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Harder than I remembered

This was my second time playing Pilgrim's Oak and it had been a couple of years. I knew I liked the course the first time and I still recommend it highly, but it is far more difficult for an average player due to lots of elevation changes and greens which are harder to hit and hold than most courses.
If you can control your ball, you can have a pleasant round with plenty of challenge and reward for well-played shots. For some reason on a busy Saturday, the pin placement were RIDICULOUS, as if it was a competitive tournaments. Pins were tucked in corners, making approaches on uphill holes very confounding for club selection.
Overall, however, it's a gem for people who play regularly and I can imagine that people who play it often might consider it their favorite course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Best bang for your buck

Pilgrims Oak is one of the finest courses in Southeastern PA. I can’t rave about enough and it’s a hidden gem. Yes it can be a little far from the Philly suburbs, but it’s worth it every time. I usually drive an hour to get out here and it’s one of my favorites in the area.

With a challenging design, every hole keeps you on your toes. This is not a “bomb the driver and a wedge in” mind of course. You’ll be using your full set of clubs. I’d highly recommend playing with someone who’s been here before, a few blind shot and undulating two tiered greens can be difficult for someone new here. The course is always very well taken care of. Greens are hard and roll fast, fairways are lush, rough is tall and how it should be in peak months. The only thing is the tee boxes could use maybe just a little work (especially on #1 and #2) but I can tell they are in the process of fixing them.

The best thing about this course is the price. Usually only $25-30 with a cart midday, can’t be beat for this quality (covid -19 might effect this). Most courses this well designed and maintained would cost $60+ In the surrounding area.

I can’t praise it enough people. I’d play here everyday of the week and be happy with it. Take the drive and come out to this beautiful place!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great early season round

Course was in great condition for this time of year. Greens in particular were firm an fast.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Great course

Even still Winter and this course is in great shape. Great holes that will test you and impress you

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 94
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

JG

Really drains well after rain and snow melt. Beautiful scenery

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Never Disappointed

What can I say. This course is beautiful and playable. It challenges you as well. Buy overall it's very good course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Favorite local course

Love this course. Very nice condition, worth the drive from bel air.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Hot day of hittin.

Beautiful course. Very difficult. Be prepared to lose some balls if you dont hit em straight all the time like me. Hot as an oven out. Love being able to bring coolers. Thumbs up. Front desk guy could use some customer service classes. Groundskeepers were awesome working hard together very nice. Over all great day. Thanks.
We will be back definitely.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Bad attitude towards Golfnow customers

Had to deal with someone at the desk who had a very bad attitude towards GOLFNOW customers.
He decided he was not going to honor the Golfnow price. It was the regular price, take it or leave it.
I had booked a regular tee time on Golfnow, NOT A HOT DEAL

I had a printed sheet showing all the details. Nope, it was his way or the highway.
Wish Someone would take the time to teach this man customer relationship.

BEAUTIFUL COURSE, A DELIGHT TO PLAY ..... THEN YOU HAVE TO DEAL WITH THIS SILLY MAN

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

Great Course in Farm Country

In terms of quality in this area not many public courses can compete with Pilgrims. The course layout is friendly for golfers accurate off the tee but tall fescue lines the course to create a unique challenge. As you play through this course you will notice it plays true and the greens are typically fast and smooth. Course offers a good mix of length and skill as some holes require a second thought when you step on the tee box. I’ve played this course for years and it is by far my local favorite.

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