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Conditions
2.7
Value
3.3
Layout
3.5
Friendliness
2.6
Pace
2.7
Amenities
2.7
69.5%
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3.3
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Layout
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6673 yards
Slope 131
Rating 71.5

Warminster's Five Ponds Golf Club, true to its name, weaves through a series of five ponds that are deftly incorporated into the design. Naturally, water is a prominent feature on the course but there is also a rolling topography that provides interesting elevation changes. The layout starts with a more open front nine and becomes tighter and more wooded on the back nine. Many of the holes have elevated tees that offer scenic views of the surrounding countryside. It provides a challenging but fair round that features wide fairways and large, receptive greens that make it approachable for beginners. In addition to the golf course, Five Ponds boasts an all grass driving range and a 7,000 square foot putting green. Its condition, amenities, and of course the scenic layout have made the club one of the most popular public courses in the area.

Course Details

Year Built 1987
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy 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

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Reviews

3.4
106 Reviews (106)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 14
Forced Carries 8
Narrow Fairways 8
This course/club is great for:
Locals 13
Advanced Golfers 9
Walkers 7
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 15
Worth the Drive 8

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Handicap 25+
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4.0
Previously Played

Still a great course and challenge

Course was in excellent condition. Numerous tee boxes which were all in great shape. The greeens were also in excellent shape. All the par threes are good tests. Lots of visually appealing holes but alos some really challenging ones with some narrow fairways. Definitley a place I would recommend but not for beginners.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Philly Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

rain out

We got rained out on the 13th hole. That was after starting out on 10 hoping rain cell would pass. It did but dumped so much the greens became unplayable and to credit of the course management, they closed the course and offered pro rated rain checks for anyone who didn't want to wait around for water to run off the greens. Only negative is carts do not have rain hoods. Course was in very good condition and greens were smooth and putted well. They were not nearly as fast as the practice putting green however which threw us off for a couple holes.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
Incentivized Review
2.0
Previously Played

Great course if you love slow play

Simply this course is not worth the time or money. Our round took 5.5 hours. Also be prepared to duck and cover as holes are so close together errant drives criss cross fairways all day. I won't return here.

Also they have major issues with drainage. Be prepared to lose a ball or two in the fairway.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Long day, poor conditions and unwelcoming staff

I played an interclub match at Five Ponds this past weekend. My first impression was when I arrived at the course an hour before my tee time. I was greeted by a woman at the pro shop and gave my name and she said rudely "You are late! Everyone is waiting for you!" Great first impression.

Second we were told by the Pro Shop staff that the course was in good shape. Good is a relative term in this case. The greens were very slow and still had unfilled aeration holes making them slow and bumpy. The bunkers are in need of a major refurbishment. They lack sand and are very inconsistent. The real disappointment had to be the fairways. Divots and bare spots were everywhere. Hitting the middle of the fairway should not lead to a difficult lie. Also the fairways are covered in goose droppings. Some holes are so bad that you could get a mud ball, but it is not mud!

The layout for this course is very tight. You will be peppered with balls from other holes and hear the yells of Fore! throughout your round.

The pace of play is dreadfully slow.

Here is a free tip, if you play a yellow golf ball switch to a white one for holes 10 and 18. These holes border the driving range and are littered with yellow range balls.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Philly Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked

wet underfoot

Course was pretty soft and wet due to a very rainy summer. It has taken a hit like other courses in the area but the greens have held up the best of any I have seen. Pro shop attendant was cordial but the starter, when he finally showed up after not being seen near first tee for at least 15 minutes, was not overly friendly and did not issue the days rules for course conditions. We were walking and aware but twosome on tee sheet playing with us were unaware of cart path only conditions. At the turn there was no one in the snack bar so we took a couple drinks and left money for what we thought the cost would be. I've played here many times since it opened and lately staff seems less friendly than other area courses including another area course under the same management company. The course layout sells itself.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Philly Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played

Fast greens

Course in great shape. Greens were very fast and smooth...almost tour caliber. Once you got speed down all you had to do was put the putt on a good line. Layout of holes has variety of design and length. Regular players I went out with more friendly than staff. Starter seemed useless as group of regular players lined themselves upon first tee.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Philly Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Best Condition

I don't go to this local course enough. On this latest visit I found the course in very good condition with smooth and very fast greens and lush fairways. The greens while fast were fair. Pace was OK, not great not terrible.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Philly Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

great in off season

Late season golf near Philly can yield some iffy conditions but Five Ponds was in good shape as it has been most all year. The greens were mostly smooth but with a few bumps to be expected that were not the fault of the course conditions. Fairways were good as well. Tees will need reworked before next season so I was surprised the tee markers had not be pulled for the winter and either temp tees place of you could play from any tee you wanted. Overall very pleased.

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

Solid course

A little unorganized but a good value if you get a golf now price.... Flew through the back nine after a slow front. 4 hour round. Water can come into play most of the holes. A fun track.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Philly Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

quality public golf

This is a quality public golf course that gets a lot of play but is generally always in good condition. The greens are always good. The challenge of the course will test the best players and with five sets of tees golfers can pick the right yardage to get the most enjoyment. However most forward tees are too long for average woman player based on USGA standards. That said, there are cart path markers for Family Tees marked for players who hit the tee ball 150 yards and 120 yards. Rates are in line for the area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Pace of Play and No Help

Course is very walkable. Greens were a bit rough. While on course, called Pro Shop twice (hole 7 and hole 12) requesting ranger assistance with mega-slow, inexperienced foursome. Individuals from this group held up other groups in adjacent fairways. One one hole, slow group had caused four groups to be backed up on it. If ranger responded to call #1, it did little good. On second call, Pro Shop didn't answer (call placed 25 minutes before posted Pro Shop closing). Group finally let our group through on hole #16. Courses that don't actively manage pace of play get put on my "Do Not Play" list which why I would not recommend this course to a friend. If corrected, I would recommend this course especially if greens improved.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

I WILL NEVER PLAY HERE AGAIN

My friend and I recently played this course over Memorial Day weekend. With so many nice public courses in the area we like to rotate between courses. We hadn’t played here in a couple of years but my friend drove by and said it looked like it was in great shape so we booked a tee time for Sunday morning. The course was in fairly good shape considering the long cold winter we endured. We were having a very enjoyable round until we came to the 17th hole which was a downhill par 3 over water. We all hit our tee shots and hopped in the carts and drove to the green. We parked the carts and got out and walked to the pin which was about 40 yards away on the other side of the green. As we were putting the course ranger came up and took the key from our cart. He very rudely stated that we were parked too far up the cart path. The cart was completely on the cart path and my friend I were confused as to why he had such a belligerent attitude. Instead of politely asking us to move the cart back a little he kept the key and hopped in his cart. Any other course I have ever played if you were doing something wrong the ranger would ALWAYS politely give you a warning first. Before he sped away with our cart key he had the audacity to tell us to “HAVE A NICE WALK BACK”. We abruptly picked up our balls, grabbed our bags off the cart and started walking back to the club house. We walked about 40 yards before we were approached by the starter who had left his post and drove his cart out to us. He was very nice gentleman and profusely apologized on behalf of the course and for the unacceptable behavior of the ranger. He offered us the cart key back which we promptly refused on principle. He went on to say that the ranger had treated other players the same way for parking in the same spot on numerous occasions. He said in each case the players simply left the course without saying a word and never returned for another round. He strongly encouraged us to speak with the club manager about the unacceptable behavior of the ranger. He was very nice and we thanked him and continued our walk to the club house. When we arrived back at the club house we asked for the manager and were told that he was on his way back in from the course. We explained the whole story to the club manager who in turn took our information and said that he would talk to the ranger and then call us. We never received that phone call or an apology and will never return to this course again. My buddies and I have played 100’s of courses in numerous states and have never been treated so poorly!!!! There are too many nice courses in the area too waste your hard earned dollars here. I have never written a negative review of a course in my life but I am still fuming over the lack of courtesy and belligerent attitude of the five ponds Five Ponds staff!!!!!

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Always fun to play

I always enjoy playing the course. Some greens are a little beat up and still need to fill in from the weird spring we had. Pace of play could be better, but a lot of that depends on who your playing with and if your losing balls into hazards or water on some holes. Generally the course is in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointed...

Course condition is not up to par at all. Used to come to this place for better greens, fairways and tee boxes. Very disappointed. Double booked with the outing group, makes us on the edge as well although course manager accommodated and the whole outing group were playing at decent pace.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

dont go..

Worst greens I have ever played on.. every green but one suffered major damage from the winter.. fairways were also horrible. Layout is good but stay away until they are able to repair the course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens are in terrible shape.

Nice layout for the course and challenging.

The distances makers are way off and deceiving. Greens are in terrible condition when I played.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
New Jersey Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Recovering from a harsh winter

Course is a nice track although there are holes that go back and forth that make it a bit of a shooting gallery Overall conditions were mediocre as the course is recovering from a harsh winter with a lot of winter kill on fairways and greens. This is more a cosmetic than playability issue. The greens look horrible but they putt ok. Some of the greens were a little bumpy. One of the best fetaures of this course is the greens so hopefully they will come around. The eighth green was in very good shape and is indicatve of what the course is usually like. Pace of play on a Tuesday afternoon was 4 1/2 which was a bit slow for our group of accomplished golfers who play fast. We waited on every shot and never saw a ranger. Course has a good range and practice facility. One of the better practice putting greens around.

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

Fun time

Course was in good condition. Staff was great. Fun, relaxing time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

This course is the best public course I have ever played.

I have played 5 ponds many times.
I had a steady tee time there for years.

It is a great course !

Play there and you will agree.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good conditions especially for winter golf

Sure Winter was still a few days away but you wouldn't know it judging from the course conditions at five ponds. Pretty much all of the tee boxes were moved forward so play was a little more forgiving but the fairways were well manicured and the greens were soft and predictable. Overall a great day of golf when you wouldn't really expect it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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