Scotland Run Golf Club

4.3240941176 4.3 stars from 5 (170)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6810 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 73.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 170 Reviews
5 stars:
75
4 stars:
70
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

160 out of 169 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers entertaining clients a weekend splurge   Challenges include bunkers forced carries undulating greens   Great for drinks dinner patio dining  

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"Fair course, poor management"


rpruck's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2018
First time playing Walked Hot weather

Reviewed on

Our round at Scotland Run started on some very poor side notes. The temperature was 95 and that was fine as it is now June. The problem is that for some reason, none of which made sense as it was told to us by course staff, was that it was cart path only on this sweltering day. That decision by management, to be cart path only, made this a very trying and souring day of golf. I'm sorry but it is going to be hot again this year and I don't think banning carts is the correct decision for your paying public golfers.

The course was in excellent condition and very playable. The greens rolled perfectly for us. The layout is nicely configured and has a great mix of degree of difficulty in the holes.

The cart girl was very nice and helpful after her first pass of the day in making sure we had wet cool towels and plenty of drink available. The desk person/ranger was not as pleasant in any regard other than to keep reminding us to keep off the fairways every time he passed by. There was never a reason for him to take the attitude as we never ventured off the cart path as instructed even though we didn't agree with it.

So bottom line the course was fine and worth playing (albeit a little pricey) but for this day the play should have been at a discount with the conditions presented by the course management decision. Or let the carts be used as intended. My suggestion is that if it is a hot day you may want to call ahead before venturing out and finding out you'll be forced to walk.

I will say I had an excellent sandwich at the turn provided by a very cheery server. Also I left something at the course after the round and did not discover it until later that night. Called the next day and they did have it and held onto it for me as we had to travel an hour back to retrieve the item and I am very thankful to them for that.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Course lacking customer service."


faith825's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2018
First time playing Walked Hot weather

Reviewed on

Played this course on a day when the temperatures were in the mid 90's. Was told it was cart path only and after 16 holes, we stopped a ranger to inquire why as course was not at all wet. We were told power went off on the previous day and burned the course and thus it could not be driven on. We then inquired if it was driven on the previous day and we were told yes. The following day we went there again (not to play) and carts were out on the course. The temps were in the low 80's. Course is burnt in several places but I am sure this did not happen in one day as we were told. No reductions in rates were given to us for the inconvenience of having to walk across the greens. It was not an enjoyable round of golf. Course layout seemed fine. Will never go back again. Way overpriced! Also we never did see restrooms on the course. They may have been there but not in plain sight.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"A Must Play Course"


JHoward347's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've been playing a list of the Top 40 Public Courses in NJ and this one is underrated at # 8. The course was in excellent shape; I loved the layout; staff was very friendly and helpful; and I played pretty well for a hacker ! I would highly recommend this course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"GREAT COURSE"


Demetrest6688669's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Can't wait to come back when the weather heats up and the course shows its true colors. Very nice course!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



mikepage's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"First time"


Jgalioto's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course good layout, seem like greens must been airated not to long ago , but still rolled pretty good. Been hearing lot of this course and seem be one the better courses in area, if stay play which anywhere can score good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A really great course!"


MRTEEE's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love this place. The only reason I gave the conditions a 4 was because of the bad spring weather and the greens still had not recovered from aeration.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u4618356's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Wicker1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"One of..."


ozzone47's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
New York Advisor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2017
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

...NJ's best public course. If you haven't, you should. We were the only foursome on the course and it still took 4.5 hrs, Its just a BIG course. Plenty of exciting holes with great green complexes. My favorite hole of many was the the 16th, short par 4, with a forced carry over the sand quarry.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000007175525's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"First Time"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing this course. The course was in great condition, great layout, very challenging. Pace of play could have been better. It took two of us almost four hours to play. Other than that can't wait to play it again


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Perfect day"


u000001538947's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We found a great deal on Golfnow for this premium course. We didn't tee off until 2:00 PM but easily got the round in. The pace of play was fast. The course is in great condition. Greens were perfect and rolled true. Perfect day!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A nice track - worth playing! Challenging!"


Ted8405680's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

A great layout. There are bunkers throughout the course. Some sand, some waste - all well placed. The course is designed to force the player to think about the best place to play to. The SMART longer hitters will not always choose driver from the tee.

The greens were in pretty good shape. It was somewhat obvious that they were recently aerated, but they were almost back to perfect. Maybe if they had rolled them they would have been perfect.

The course had large putting green and short-game practice green. The range did not have tees, which indicated to us that they did not want you hitting driver. A bit shocking for a course of this quality. The range itself was a waste area with a few "green areas" as targets.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great layout okay conditions"


phillyfan1288's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For the prices they charge I was expecting a lot better conditions in the fairways and on the greens. There were many dead spots throughout the course. The layout is still great they just need to take some of those greens fees and reinvest into some pristine conditions.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course offering interesting and some very challenging holes."


ccarey101318's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Most par 5's were very challenging for me, a 16 handicap. I played green tees 5,554 yards. I walked in the park on the front

However the back side more challenging with waste areas through the green and wood pilings in bunkers are integral parts of the course with no relief. So many character building holes with small canyons and wild grasses in front of you on your drives!!! Great course!!! Want to go back!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/09/2017

True this is a very solid course with interesting holes and is usually in good to average condition. However, the course is soooo over priced as many courses of moderate quality design and conditions are.

Not a good value at all...


"Shore Course not at the Shore"


JJVas1's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was enjoyable for the hot deal value. Back 9 is better than the front, but it's very penal and not kept dry enough for the design. Lots of odd holes and crazy greens. It's okay, but not as good as Ballamor. Going back would depend on the deal.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



stumpy8831's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000008123768's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape, the layout was a fun play, it was like playing two different courses first nine narrow, second more wide open. I thought it was great! I need to get back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



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