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3.7
194 Reviews (194)
5 Stars
84
4 Stars
74
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.4
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
81.2%
Recommend this course
179 out of 194 reviews
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3.8
4 Reviews (4)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.0
Value
2.7
Layout
3.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.0
75.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 4 reviews
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3.1
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
6
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1
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4
Conditions
2.4
Value
2.8
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.2
72.2%
Recommend this course
13 out of 18 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.

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6810 yards 73.3 134
Blue 71 6516 yards 72.0 132
White 71 6138 yards 70.4 128
Green (W) 71 5554 yards 67.4 118
Red (W) 71 5010 yards 69.5 120
Scorecard for Scotland Run
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 73.3/136 520 454 370 165 457 315 372 406 223 3282 545 404 465 217 315 164 402 486 530 3528 6810
Blue M: 71.8/133 510 435 365 153 451 312 357 385 212 3180 510 374 445 200 304 153 375 461 514 3336 6516
White M: 70.9/128 493 418 332 143 431 303 340 353 191 3004 492 338 434 172 275 140 360 421 502 3134 6138
Green M: 67.4/118 W: 72.4/127 470 392 271 112 394 265 302 304 167 2677 468 318 380 155 252 135 332 372 465 2877 5554
Red W: 69.5/120 420 371 241 90 367 230 285 281 135 2420 438 302 290 130 238 118 272 363 439 2590 5010
Handicap 8 6 12 18 2 14 10 4 16 11 13 3 9 15 17 7 1 5
Par 5 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 35 5 4 4 3 4 3 4 4 5 36 71
Handicap (W) 10 4 8 18 2 12 14 6 16 11 13 1 9 15 17 7 3 5

Course Details

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

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Reviews

3.7
194 Reviews (194)

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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4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
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5.0
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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
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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
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
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
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Played On
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
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
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
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Rainy season wear and tear

I love playing Scotland Run but this course seems to have suffered the rain effects . more than any other Philadelphia area track. The greens had burn and mold spots and the tee boxes and fairways should be better in late September. Very disappointed that the high greens fees were not adjusted when this course is in such mediocre shape.

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

Course was great

Great day. Out as a twosome and the course is very interesting and overall conditions were excellent with the exception of a few tee boxes that need some attention.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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