Pilgrim's Oak Golf Course

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4.6
162
5 Stars
100
4 Stars
54
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.7
99.7%
Recommend this course
159 out of 162 reviews
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4.7
7
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.7
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
7 out of 7 reviews
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4.7
34
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.8
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.5
100.0%
Recommend this course
34 out of 34 reviews
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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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6766 yards 72.3 135
Blue 72 6320 yards 70.4 131
White 72 6013 yards 67.8 125
Gold 72 5219 yards 64.7 117
Red (W) 72 4921 yards 70.1 121
Scorecard for Pilgrim's Oak Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.3/135 428 414 382 130 338 515 423 204 548 3382 423 383 198 364 520 434 390 179 493 3384 6766
Blue M: 70.4/131 378 393 367 117 329 470 396 185 516 3151 380 370 183 349 505 392 352 158 480 3169 6320
White M: 67.8/125 W: 74.0/135 362 386 359 108 319 461 379 170 453 2997 365 359 160 329 482 389 333 142 457 3016 6013
Gold M: 64.7/117 332 327 321 91 289 386 354 138 425 2663 335 294 105 311 417 346 291 111 346 2556 5219
Red W: 70.1/121 320 321 313 86 284 379 318 120 418 2559 299 248 98 302 412 284 282 105 332 2362 4921
Handicap 11 5 9 17 15 13 3 7 1 16 4 6 8 12 10 18 14 2
Par 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 5 36 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 5 36 72

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.

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4.6
162

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 22
Elevation Changes 19
Water Hazards 13
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 14
Locals 12
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 10
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 24

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great Course Layout

Friendly staff. Challenging course with 18 unique holes. Very wet and windy, but still a lot of fun.

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

One of Lancaster County's Best Public Courses

This course has a great layout and great scenery. It's challenging and fun without being gimmicky. This course is a little bit off the beaten path but more than worth the few extra miles. You definitely won't be disappointed.

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

Love this course

One of the best around. Beautiful area. Friendly staff. Course is always in great condition. Challenging but fair.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Pennsylvania Advisor
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

The greens are crazy fast and some pin placements insane

Well readying the course for this weekends event sure caused some issues to my score. Wind was not as bad as yesterday and I shot par on 17 and 18.which keeps me coming back.

I need to play some holes without the driver to score better. The aeration of fairways and around some greens made some chips and pitches very difficult as it was torn up fairly well.

The pin placements on several holes like 16 today was ludicrous. Still, this course is beautiful and I randomly paired up with someone today that made it more fun.

I cannot wait to play a scramble here!

Might be the last time this year there for me due to weather and excited to see how spring plays at this course as long as it is not too wet.

When the greens are not rolling at a 10-12, I think that 8-9 is good for a fair challenge.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Pennsylvania Advisor
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Updates impressions

I played here for the first time around Columbus Day under far better weather conditions with the course playing softer and it was much more receptive. Now the wind and weather have changed as of today and it has dried out, hardened and the greens are like granite! They are so hard and fast - having been cut very tight. Being below the hole is a must except where false fronts exist. They are readying for a very challenging tournament this weekend (a lot like a superindent’s/greenskeeper’s revenge event). The wind was brutal today and steady in speed between 15-20 mph. For mid to high handicappers like me, the course conditions had real sharp teeth today. The speed of the greens if you are above the hole and putting or chipping downhill, it is often impossible to stop the ball even on decent to good shots and you see too many rolling off. I am expecting more of the same tomorrow when I go back for more punishment. Seeing the other side of the course under these conditions make it less fair/appealing (especially to players that normally shoot in the mid 80s and higher) so it lost ground compared to my first time there and compared to my favorite course in the region, Royal Manchester.

I love how the locals and other patrons keep the greens nearly pristine in condition and do much better than most courses in taking care of the tee surfaces and fairways in fixing divots and ball marks. The grounds crew on this course does an amazing job overall! Fairways were aerated recently. It is a gorgeous course visually! I want to play a scramble here in the worst way.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Always a Favorite

Always a favorite, Pilgrim's Oak was in excellent shape with lush fairways, and quick and smooth greens. The bunkers held some water, but understandable with the overnight rains. The tee boxes were also a little chewed up, but it wasn't distracting. This is a challenging course with lots of elevation change, mounding, narrow fairways, and questionable bounces. It played a tad longer today, maybe because of the damp and heavy air. We played in a little over 3 hours...on a Saturday, that's unheard of. This course is definitely worth the drive from the Baltimore area for a unique layout and experience.

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

Beautiful course

I absolutely love playing this course. It is always in perfect condition and today was no exception. The fairways are mostly open and forgiving. The greens are small and challenging. Two of the 4 par 3’s are very challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Love this course

It was my first time playing here. Drove 45 minutes and it wa totally worth it. A few friends of mine told me about it. So glad we got a chance to play. The price was great, the course was in great shape. The layout is one of a kind with hills, undulating greens. Grass was cut to perfection. No complaints here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great!

Course in good shape, good degree of difficulty, always a great play for the money. One of my favorite courses in Lancaster County! Definitely give it a play!

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

Good value and nice conditions

First time playing this course. Very nice conditions. Small greens which is a challenge. But they roll true so very fair! Good price for the course, but a bit too far from the Philly suburbs.

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

Pilgrims Oak review

Tee boxes were not up to standard for this course. I’ve played it probably 6-8 times in the past 4 years. But I haven’t played it at all the past 2 years. Greens were slow but in fairly good shape. Fairways were average at best for this time of year

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

great value

Play here about once a month usually mid afternoon. Course is always in great shape, although this time the tees were a little scruffy where they had the markers. Course is never crowded and we usually get done in under 4 hours. 3 of the pars threes are beautiful challenging golf holes, the other is underwhelming.. hundred yard shot. Nice variety on the par fours. Like the par fives as well...just wish they would move the white tees back on #18.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great times will be had

This is a scorers course imo. Some pretty short par 4s and 5s. Greens in great condition, rolled fairly true but a lot slower than I expected. Nice firm greens that were very receptive to spinning wedge shots. Rough not to thick, only lost balls were to water hazard. Doh! Only negative thing to report is some tee boxes are not level and some are beat up pretty good. Easy fix was to stand a little farther back from the tees.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Beautiful course

I love this course. The condition is always amazing. It is the nicest public course in Lancaster County. Greens are difficult with pin placement and a lot of break.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

beautiful

Everything on the course was as close to perfect as I have seen it here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
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 Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

One Time

This course was really really nice. Exceptional conditions. Greens a bit smaller than I expected but great condition. Due to the undulating fairways it could definitely use some target markers or standing yardage markers. Really like the idea of bottled water every other hole. Although a bit of a drive it was definitely worth it!

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