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10
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11
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Staff Friendliness
4.7
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.4
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.8
Layout
0
70.1%
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Staff Friendliness
5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.0
Conditions
5.0
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
100.0%
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Staff Friendliness
5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.0
Conditions
5.0
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6482
Slope 124
Rating 71.7
Type Public
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.
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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
Scorecard for Thunderhart
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: 71.7/124 344 462 345 180 415 490 415 212 468 3331 177 451 198 402 385 174 507 364 493 3151 6482
White M: 69.5/117 324 442 325 170 370 460 375 202 422 3090 161 403 186 367 371 161 489 335 477 2950 6040
Gold M: 64.6/110 300 393 275 155 310 390 365 185 360 2733 145 340 175 345 275 140 410 280 410 2520 5253
Red W: 68.4/108 290 383 265 145 300 370 355 175 350 2633 135 320 165 335 265 130 400 270 380 2400 5033
Handicap 15 1 13 17 11 3 5 7 9 8 2 16 6 12 18 4 14 10
Par 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 3 5 37 3 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 5 35 72

Course Details

Year Built 1969
Architect Francis Duane (1969)

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Mastercard
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

3.1
25

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Thick Rough 2
Elevation Changes 1
This course/club is great for:
Beginners 2
Group Getaways 2
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 2
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 1
Worth the Drive 1
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Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

You'll love Thunderhart

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good course for the $

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Very poor conditions

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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Average
Played On
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Average
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

This course is challenging

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Average
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather

Terrible Memorial Day Weekend

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.
Staff Friendliness Poor
Quality of food & beverage Average
Pace of Play Fair
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great time

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Course with variety

Nice open par 5s, challenging dog leg 4s and fun par 3s that challenge you over water. Great views of the catskill mountains.
Staff Friendliness Good
Quality of food & beverage Average
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

nice track

fairways were a little beat up and dry but greens were in excellent shape
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great Shape - Small Greens

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good

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Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
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