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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.7
94.4%
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4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.9
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4.8
Amenities
4.7
94.4%
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34 out of 36 reviews
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28
4 Stars
6
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.7
94.4%
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6785 yards
Slope 140
Rating 73.4
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Course Details

Year Built 1895
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round. High Season: May - October
Architect A. W. Tillinghast (1916) Donald Ross (1924) Ron Forse (2007)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Fivesomes Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Available Facilities

Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness

Accolades

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Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

I like this B.S.!!

First time got to play Bedford Springs (B.S.). Very nice condition, both greens, fairways, and tee boxes.
Staff was friendly. Due to Covid did not stay for eats, drinks, as bar was closed.

Only item needs addressed were the unusual tee markers, that are in dire need of paint.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Busy within reason

I played on a Monday like I usually do and this was the longest round I have had in a while-5hours. Very busy, but for good reason. Course is in great condition. Tee to green,, everything is well manicured. It has a good variety of long and short holes and although there are some quirks in the routing, the layout is memorable. I really hate uphill par 3s, so I despised the Volcano, but other than that the course played very fair. Good mix of inviting holes and intimidating. It’s a long haul from Baltimore, but I would come back in the future.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

AA

Excellent condition. Very good course for walking. Friendly staff. Wonderful round of golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Golf Gem

Awesome course with excellent atmosphere, conditions, and staff! All in my foursome loved this course. Will definitely be going back a second time
Don

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Well Manicured, Beautiful Course

Bedford Springs is such a wonderful course. It is painstakingly maintained, fairly long, and challenging. The staff, from pro shop to bag drop to practice range, are all friendly, helpful, and accommodating. The greens could have been a bit faster, but once we got used to the speed, we putted better. We will definitely come back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wow, What a Great Experience!

This course was an absolute gem! The greens, fairways, and tee boxes are just perfect. The staff was welcoming and helpful. Would play here again and again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course. Had a kids emergency and Wife and I only played 9 holes. Paid for 18. Not sure if golf now can Give me some kind of credit

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course -- great condition for the fairways and greens. Excellent course -- The cost of 79.00 is a fair price for this course -- anything higher will not bring in a lot of golfers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always Enjoyable.

The course is beautiful and very well kept.. Some holes appear at first assessment to be not nearly as difficult to pat as they are. Challenging holes include the "Volcano" which takes much skill to hit the green although the hole is a short par four. There are a couple of long par fours thrown in for interest too. The new pro shop with cocktails and casual dining inside and outside overlooking the course is a must do.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 31
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Second time playing course

Played this course back in December, it was outstanding then and just as great this time! Excellent condition, friendly staff, outstanding layout. I have this course booked 4 more Hot Deal tee times in the next 2 weeks. I am hoping for a lot more opportunities.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Wow.

Nice surprise! Excellent course from start to finish.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Super course

We had a fantastic time playing this course! The pro shop staff and Lacy, the bartender in the clubhouse, were very friendly. The course was in great shape for this time of year. We can’t wait to play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 235
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Birmingham Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

The Bedford Springs resort is home to one of the oldest golf courses in America, laid out in 1895 by Spencer Oldham. In 1912, the Old Course was changed from an 18-hole layout to a 9-hole track by A.W. Tillinghast. In 1923, Donald Ross put his hands on it. And this is why I came: to play an architectural gem. These classic elements are just not found in a public setting very often, and emphasize strategy over length.

Take the par-3 fourth hole for example: playing more than 200 yards from all but the forward tees, this is the first of six Ross holes still intact in the current layout. Two-hundred-plus yards would be demanding alone, but you hit to a steep “volcano” green that is narrow, has two-tiers and falls off on every side. And then there is the bunker some 20 feet below the putting surface short and right...

The greens are generally small and have a lot of movement in them, though I didn’t find them recklessly quick.

The course has some subtle elevation change, but plays mostly in a valley through sycamores, oaks, maples and hickories. I think it is walkable if you choose to do so.

The conditioning of the course was impeccable, particularly for the first week in December. Everything was lush and green. The fairways were superb, and though the greens were recovering from aerification and tee boxes were top-dressed with sand, it did not affect the enjoyment of play.

My favorite holes were the opener, a short par-4 to ease you in; the par-5 fifth; the 11th which requires a blind tee shot (one of several); the par-3 14th; and the par-4 15th which offers options off the tee and plays shorter than it looks. The finishing stretch of 14-18 was formidable and really showed off the course’s architectural smorgasbord.

The pro shop is stocked with high-end options and the practice facility and staff were outstanding. Also a bonus nod for offering a course guide - a rarity seemingly in these days of GPS and apps. Bravo.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 31
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Deal

Played on a Hot Deal. Course was in outstanding shape and very picturesque. Everyone their couldn’t have been any nicer. Had a great time!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always a treat!

Course was wet but always beautiful, meticulously kept and challenging. A favorite! Off course amenities are 5 star, gorgeous!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
Incentivized Review
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course but it was wet

Conditions weren't the greatest...the course was very wet and played long. We thought it was expensive

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Omni Bedford Springs Old Course

This course was amazing. I got to play it with my son as it was halfway between Pittsburgh and D.C. so we met there on a beautiful sunny morning. Upon arrival, we were met by the very friendly staff who got us set up and ready to play. We were about an hour early so went to the driving range and short game practice area. These were both excellent and provided a great opportunity to warm up. No problem getting out a little early and we were never held up or pushed the whole day. The course conditions were amazing and it was one of the nicest courses we have ever played. The layout is very interesting and with the number of tees available, challenging for all levels of player. I would highly recommend this course for anyone looking for a beautiful, exceptionally taken care of golf course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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