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3.8
197 Reviews (197)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
7
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.6
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
92.0%
Recommend this course
182 out of 197 reviews
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4.0
3 Reviews (3)
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0
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Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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4.0
4 Reviews (4)
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Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
100.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 4 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6810 yards
Slope 134
Rating 73.3

Scotland Run Golf Club is conveniently located less than a half hour from downtown Philadelphia and only 45 minutes from Atlantic City. It has been voted the top golf course in the Philadelphia Region and it's also ranked in Golf World's Top 50 Public Courses in the country. The layout is routed through and around an old sand quarry, providing a unique mix of wooded, quarry, and links-style holes. The distinctive landscape has unique features including expansive waste areas and imposing cliffs that were deftly incorporated into the design. The golf course is wide open, which means it's at the mercy of the prevailing winds. Scotland Run Golf Club is a tough but fair test where you'll face forced carries, water hazards, and strategically placed bunkers. On mornings where the fog rolls off of the hills, for a split second you might think you're at St. Andrews.

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Course Details

Year Built 1999
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Stephen Kay (1999) Doug Smith (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

3.8
197 Reviews (197)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Dinner 14
Patio Dining 13
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 31
Forced Carries 24
Undulating Greens 23
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 22
Entertaining Clients 17
A Weekend Splurge 14
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 21
Convenient to the City 17
In the 'Burbs 15

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Reviews 102
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Pennsylvania Advisor
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

much improved

Scotland Run is in much improved shape over the past couple of years. The fairways are thick and lush, the course is manicured nicely and the greens are mostly good. Some greens are a little spongy and inconsistent but that would be the only thing that I was think that was not perfect. As a layout, the course is spectacular and includes a great collection of long and short holes. Birdie opportunities are there for you. The challenge of the last 3 holes is as good as it gets.in public golf.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Excited and wound up with an alright day.

Waited a number of years to play this course. Very unimpressed for what they charge. Course is overated and stands on name alone. Fairways mediocre at best. Repairing quite a few areas off fairway with new sod. In fairness. Greens were awesome. Overall. Left wanting a better experience and have played much better conditions and courses for less money. Scotland Run needs to do better or lower your rates to reflect your course. Balamor and AC obviously better of the 3.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Par and Bar

The Par and Bar is a great event at Scotland Run!! A round of golf, draft beer and buffet.. The course was in great condition. They have removed a ton of trees and the course is now wide open.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course was in great shape.. was just aerated but for the most part ready for spring.. there were 3 greens that weren’t ready yet but looked immaculate and ready for the season.

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Wow. Save your money

For a discounted rate I got to play it - and I paid too much. 3 temp greens on the front 9, and a closed hole on the back. The course was in such disrepair it was impossible to putt on any green and honestly were close to the same speeds and cut as the temp greens. Our playing partners joked about it but honestly- it wasnt worth it. As for the hole that was closed - not sure why since it looked just as bad as the rest of the course, certainly no worse.

Played here a few years ago and loved it - couldn't have been more disappointed.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hmmm

4 greens were closed. nothing about this when booking and was unaware till the staff mentioned. $59 greens shut down, no staff at at the halfway house

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

A great challenge

This course is great as usual and is a great challenge compared to the parkland style courses that are abundant in south jersey.the greens were a little patchy compared to the practice green but is probably due to the over abundance of rain this season.did not have to wait on any tee and barely saw the group behind us.a wonderful day of golf and the staff was awesome.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rainy days

We were prewarned by the club the greens in bad shape, and they were. It rained and course was soggy. Generally this is very good course. Be that as it was we still enjoyed ourselves

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

True links course

This wasn’t my first time playing Scotland Run. We were told about the greens being in less than stellar shape. Well, the majority of them had damage from the wet summer. They were under repair and shaggy. Other than that the course was in great shape.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awful greens

Greens were atrocious. Almost not playable. Normal round 89$, this round 59$, should be 29$.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Diseased greens

Greens are barely worth putting. Everything else was great. Not sure what happened to this course. Would not recommend

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Previously Played

Scotland run

The course is usually prestine. But they aireate about 3 an half weeks ago. But the weather got hot again. Greens were burnt an bumpy an brown!! I am just glad had promo code to play that day. Also only played 9 holes of 18 that was paid for. Putting the ball was a joke.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bad Course Conditions

Paid for this round, it says the were aerating which is fine, what it did not say is that over half the greens were just plain dirt. That is not a typo. Dirt, no grass just dirt. The other half were patches of grass and the rest dirt. They lost their greens, but did not mentioned, allowed you to play. It was like putting on mulch. Terrible conditions of the green. Have played here a lot and it usually top notch. Not this time, feel like I wasted my Money.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Track

Greens are in poor condition right now, a couple of them are 80% gone. Recently aerated but the aeration is going to do little. They need reseeding at the least. Rest of the course is in excellent condition .

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Greens? More like flat bunkers.

Granite the greens had been aerated last week, the conditions of the greens where a little unpleasant. Everything else was great, guess I’ll have to go earlier in the season next time.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 43
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Horrible

Absolutely a horrible experience, slowed up by a 5some no ranger. The course was an absolute joke for the money, the tee boxes were terrible, the fairways were terrible and the greens were not only air rated but 80 to 90 % dead !!! So upset and disappointed was expecting a beautiful track and was so horribly disappointed

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Amenities Good
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