Thunderhart Golf Course

3.2121166667 3.2 stars from 5 (25)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6482 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 71.7
  • Layout

  • 2740 Route 67 , Freehold, NY 12431-5518
  • (518) 634-7816
  • thunderhartgolf.com
Write Review

Year built: 1969
Architect(s): Francis Duane (1969)
Type: Public
Style: Traditional/Parkland

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6482 yards 71.7 124
White 72 6040 yards 69.5 117
Gold (W) 72 5253 yards 64.6 110
Red (W) 72 5033 yards 68.4 108

Located in the Great Northern Catskills, Thunderhart Golf Course at Sunny Hill is settled within the Catskill basin. The course offers both scenic views and a challenging design. The front nine is a traditional layout with some holes that long hitters will enjoy. There are three that measure over 500 yards. On the slightly tougher, parkland-style back nine each hole was carefully carved from the mature forests that sprinkle the rolling hills. Eleven ponds come into play throughout and the bunkering is minimal, but memorable. Though there are only 15 of them, they are strategically placed to provide a challenging test. In addition to the golf course, there is also a large 250-yard driving range available. Thunderhart is part of Sunny Hill Resort, which offers another 18-hole championship golf course that has a more resort-style feel.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 25 Reviews
5 stars:
10
4 stars:
11
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

23 out of 25 reviews


loading...
loading...

Reviews


Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender

"You'll love Thunderhart"


chet9137's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

My wife and I went away for a weekend in The Catskills. Stayed at Thunderhart and played golf at the Thundehart CC. Loved the course and the friendliness of all the people was incredible. Sent us off the back since it was open and there were a few groups on the first tee. The course was fair but had some very interesting holes. Was looking forward to a second shot at it in Sunday but got rained out. Be ready for some tricky putting greens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good course for the $"


golflover618's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course could use some improvement. There was very little drinking water, which would be been appreciated on a hot day. Many of the fairways needed mowing. All in all, for what we paid, I'd play again, though.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very poor conditions"


Bill7936093's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

We played this course 3 years ago and it was in average shape. The conditions we experienced today were the worst any of us had ever played in. Fairways were either lacking in grass or saturated and soft. Carts have destroyed many areas where there is grass. Mud coated most every area frIom tee green. One of our carts needed to be pushed repeatedly. The greens were recently aerated but appear to be in reasonable shape. We weren't told of the aeration or conditions and were charged $31 for 9 holes which was absolutely ridiculous given the conditions. Even absent the rain the overall conditions wouldn't warrant half of that amount.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great course"


Ronnie3767173's avatar
Gender:  Male
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beutiful and we'll maintained, the tees are in great shape. The greens are wide and fairly level. I absolutely loved this course. i can't wait to.get back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"This course is challenging"


u794043041's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

The greens and fairways were in greeaty shape. The course is short but, very challenging eith different shots not just driver then a wedge. I am going back soon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Terrible Memorial Day Weekend"


gmpatti's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I have played this course many times over the last ten years, and I have never had problems. However, Memorial day weekend was a disaster. I showed up and they threatened not to honour my online tee time, but then he told me "I was lucky and could get me out". The pace of play was a disaster. There were many open holes but huge bottle necks, probably because they sent out a group of 5 and a group of 6. I have never seen more than a foursome in my life, nevermind a holiday weekend. There were no rangers, so the terrible pace of play continued through the front 9.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great time"


Mapakittle's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in very good condition and considering we played in the fall with plentyofleaves down, the fairways were cleared and mowed. We really enjoyed ourselves and will return.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course with variety"


martynsnook's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

Nice open par 5s, challenging dog leg 4s and fun par 3s that challenge you over water. Great views of the catskill mountains.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"nice track"


05131966's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

fairways were a little beat up and dry but greens were in excellent shape


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Shape - Small Greens"


fizz306's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The epitome of a fair-priced round of true mountain golf. Many holes nestled deep into the mountainous woods of the northern Catskills, and it plays as such. Course layout is good, the greens are very small, but this challenge makes up for the lack of bunkers on the course. Greens are firm and were rolled when I played, but weren't cut short and played slow. Regardless, greens were in good shape and if cut shorter they'd roll much faster and truer. The rough was punishing in many spots, which I like. The Catskills have had a wet summer, so I attribute a lot of the rough thickness to the above average amount of rainfall. Can't wait to get back out there soon.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun round"


Chris2122782's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Course is well kept and staff is very nice. the hats and shirts are a bargain compared elsewhere


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Challenging and forgiving"


Fran4284941's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wide open fairways on the front a bit narrower on the back. Nice advantage for the ladies. Greens in very good condition. Lovely scenery located in the Catskill Mountain area,


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent Shape"


jheinlaw's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2014
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent shape. Except for some tree debris, greens were great (best I've played on this season). It is a beautiful course especially when it is lush green. I have played later in the season here and it has dried out. If they can keep it like this, it is a gem.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun, friendly, scenic course !"


SupNewt's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played with a couple members. Very friendly folk!<br/> Views were great, greens in great shape, moved right along, what's not to like?<br/> There's a couple pretty tight holes. Some water, doglegs both right and left.<br/> Would definitely recommend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"The views are outstanding"


Denmen's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/11/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Other than the extremely high humidity the course was a pleasure to play. Thank you for a great opportunity


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"this course has a wide open front and avery tight back nine"


uHBQX3568HB's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/6/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course was in good condition considering the end of long dry hot couple of weeks but we were a twosome and there was no attempt to pair three other twosomes and we were behind a very slow threesome 43/4 hrs called clubhouse for a ranger they said they would send one out never showed


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very nice course for a great price"


Roger6812702's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/3/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Usually they do not like having people play the hot deals, but this course was great about it. Showed up a little early and they sent me right out. Played quick as few people I encountered let me zoom through. Great course! Some easy, some very difficult as should be.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very enjoyable"


Lionfred's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/31/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time we played this course. Very enjoyable course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Thunderheart - Great Value"


John1958589's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/24/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Thunderheart is a challenging course with a an excellent routing. Great views. Course was in good condition and greens rolled true, but a bit slow.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course is a must-play"


Msford58's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/23/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a beautiful course, I play it every time I am in the area. The staff is very courteous and it's a beautiful course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



    Marketing Tools for Golf Course Operators

    • Add a Golf Advisor Rating Badge to Your Website. Get Widget
    • Get a feed with the latest reviews for this course Feed