Water Gap Country Club

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3.2
123
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
41
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
29
1 Stars
11
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.9
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.4
64.9%
Recommend this course
85 out of 123 reviews
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Average Rating
3.2
17
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.9
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
64.7%
Recommend this course
11 out of 17 reviews
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Average Rating
3.4
23
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
69.6%
Recommend this course
16 out of 23 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6124
Slope 122
Rating 70.5
Type Public/Resort
Water Gap Country Club has a dramatically hilly terrain that provides a unique and challenging round of golf. Since opening in the 1920s, the course has played host to a number of major tournaments. The links-style layout features lightning fast, undulating greens and seemingly receptive fairways that are fiercely guarded by mature trees. The elevation changes throughout the golf course guarantee that a flat lie will be hard to find and golfers will have to face several tricky blind shots. Water hazards come into play on five holes and there are also strategically placed bunkers to contend with. Water Gap is formidable test of your shot-making skills to say the least, but there are some birdie opportunities available. The signature hole is the par-3 fourth, which plays from an elevated tee to an elevated green.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6124 yards 70.5 122
Combo 72 6010 yards 69.5 122
White 72 5839 yards 68.8 121
Gold 72 5282 yards 65.5 110
Red (W) 72 5112 yards 69.0 120
Scorecard for Water Gap
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 70.5/122 393 322 391 119 279 410 326 350 242 2832 567 363 198 364 431 393 322 328 326 3292 6124
White M: 68.8/121 386 305 371 112 272 332 318 345 234 2675 534 355 182 355 421 380 310 315 312 3164 5839
Gold M: 65.5/110 382 287 362 103 209 328 315 340 232 2558 441 352 130 292 337 340 288 272 270 2722 5280
Red W: 69.0/120 370 279 354 102 205 327 311 330 223 2501 430 340 120 275 320 328 268 270 260 2611 5112
Handicap 1 9 5 17 11 7 13 3 15 2 4 8 14 6 10 16 18 12
Par 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 35 5 4 3 4 5 4 4 4 4 37 72
Handicap (W) 5 9 1 15 17 3 11 7 13 2 8 14 18 6 10 12 16 4

Course Details

Year Built 1920
Golf Season March - November
Architect Robert White

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.2
123

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 14
Drinks 13
Patio Dining 11
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 27
Narrow Fairways 14
Forced Carries 10
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 22
Locals 14
Advanced Golfers 11
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 22
Near Local Attractions 11
In the 'Burbs 8
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Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Water Gap course

Excellent day. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Our cart wa# waiting for us when we arrived and we teed off on time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

It's getting better

3rd time playing this course, the first 2 times earlier this year, the majority of the greens were badly burnt out and damaged. Today most of the greens were in much better condition, although several greens are still in horrible shape. I guess its a work in progress and hopefully the staff will succeed in getting all the greens in tip top shape.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens issue

This course was once a gem, it's easy to see. At present course has suffered in many areas. Greens have some type of disease, multiple areas with no grass, they are trying to bring them back but I'm not sure if their efforts will meet with success. Looking around the place I believe they may have some type of money issue. Most of the ball washers are old and not properly cared for, tee markers could use a coat of paint, tee boxes need grass - most are mainly dirt, fairways don't appear to have been treated for quite some time. Buildings need paint, roofs

need work, bridges all need work and so do the cart paths.

A bummer really. I go there because I like the layout, very scenic and I can imagine what she looked like in her prime.

It's time like this that I wish I could afford to buy she and bring her back to life.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

BAD GREENS

2nd time playing here this year, 1st time a couple of months back during a dry spell and the course was awful...figured after so much rain recently, the course would be much better. The fairways were very nice...BUT the green were still in such terrible condition, where some had more hard dirt areas than grass...it appear NOTHING has been done to regrow any grass on the greens since my 1st visit a couple of month back. There is NO EXCUSE for such poor upkeep of the greens. Someone needs to address this immediately. I do not recommend this course.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Accomodating

As a single I was sent out to start on two in order to get ahead of an outing.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once 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 Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worst course I have ever played.

The worst burnt out greens I have ever seen. I wouldn't play again there if it was free.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worth the golfnow deal cost

I haven't played this course since about 2008-2010. The condition was sub par compared to the last time i played when the course was is good condition. The condition of the course was fair. most of the greens were poor , fairways were not great , nor were the tee boxes. Overall for the price i payed, getting out and playing was absolutely worth the cheap greens fees.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Scenic views

If you like hitting off elevated tee ‘s and enjoy scenic views you will. Enjoy the course,,,sidehill and uphill lies. Worth playing

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Play somewhere else

I booked this tee time with good intentions. When we arrived at the course you really couldn’t see any holes and the course conditions. In the pro shop the attendant told us the course hadn’t been watered in some time, he offered us a reduced rate to play. The tee boxes were dry with barely any green grass. After 4 holes, we were miserable. We saw no sprinklers, the fairways were bad, and some of the greens were cracked because they were so dry. We decided to leave and after some complaining we were given a refund. Until this place gets some water on it, pay a little more and find someplace better.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Good for practice

I play here about once a year, and each time I realize why I haven't played it more often. Course design is not for me. Elevated tees, elevated greens. somewhat predictable for a mountain course. A number of blind shots, and narrow fairways so if you don't know the course layout you can get into trouble quickly. Fairways have a lot of clover and need aerating badly. Greens were in good shape and putted true. A little slower than my preference but not complaining. Bunkers are an abomination, obviously no maintenance. If you can get on for ten bucks like I did, give it a try.

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

Great deal!

Enjoyed the course and the folks could not be friendlier ! One of my favorites !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Long grass

Course was challenging and staff were nice but the greens were rough and fairway grass was very tall

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good time

The course was in great shape. Very nice time. Enjoying the 19th hole after the round was also excellent.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

What's happened

The course has fallen into disrepair. Very disappointed always enjoyed playing there.

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

Very nice course

I really enjoyed my second round on this course. Staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Greens and fairways are excellant. Tee boxes are being renewed so we played up. Next season should be perfect.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

No too bad a course

Course plays well, the cart path leaves you with back problems.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Stay & Play Offers

$199 Starting price
Valid dates: Oct 19, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018
The package includes overnight accommodations, unlimited rounds of golf for two players, daily American breakfast for two at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar and 10% savings offered at the Golf Shop.
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