Makefield Highlands Golf Club

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4.0
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Conditions
3.9
Value
3.3
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
98.8%
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18 out of 19 reviews
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4.0
4
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4
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Conditions
4.0
Value
3.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
100.0%
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About

Holes 18
Type Municipal
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7058 yards
Slope 128
Rating 74.2
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7058 yards 74.2 128
Blue 72 6619 yards 71.9 124
White 72 6157 yards 69.4 120
Gold (W) 72 5653 yards 71.6 122
Gold 72 5653 yards 66.8 116
Red 72 5065 yards 64.6 114
Red (W) 72 5065 yards 68.6 118
Scorecard for Makefield Highlands Golf Club
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: 74.5/131 463 456 159 337 331 447 642 195 513 3543 469 453 549 284 228 423 490 174 445 3515 7058
Blue M: 72.2/127 414 412 146 321 317 420 599 193 498 3320 436 427 519 268 207 407 462 150 423 3299 6619
Blue White M: 70.9/122 382 386 146 321 317 375 551 168 498 3144 409 392 519 268 192 380 462 150 393 3165 6309
White M: 69.4/120 382 386 132 305 290 375 551 168 480 3069 409 392 496 250 192 380 443 133 393 3088 6157
White Gold M: 68.8/127 347 348 132 305 290 360 511 168 480 2941 365 348 496 250 179 346 443 133 354 2914 5855
Gold M: 66.9/118 W: 72.5/126 347 348 120 280 257 360 511 152 458 2833 365 348 472 218 179 346 412 126 354 2820 5653
Red W: 69.2/119 309 311 109 230 237 341 477 135 413 2562 337 315 427 190 143 264 390 116 321 2503 5065
Handicap 9 7 17 15 13 1 3 11 5 8 4 10 16 12 2 14 18 6
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 5 36 4 4 5 4 3 4 5 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2004
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jacobson Golf Course Design (2004)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire including a shirt with collar. No T-Shirts, jeans/denim, sweat pants, gym shorts/cut-off shirts.

Reviews

4.0
19
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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Not worth the money

I am a resident of Lower Makefield Township, so even with the discounted rate, they charge me 41$ for twilight 9 holes... A non resident would have paid close to 60$ for 9 holes and a cart. Not worth the primetime money. Greens looked beat up. I have seen the course in better condition. I'd say max to play here would be 50$ for 18 holes.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Philly Advisor
First Time Playing

Very enjoyable layout, attentive staff.

I played this course twice in ten days, and enjoyed it both times. The layout is varied and lots of good views and some tough pin placements. The greens were really fast the first time, medium speed the second but I’m guessing they were letting them grow for aeration that was about to occur. Lots of sand traps and visible from almost all shots so it’s no surprise if you enter one. It plays as long plays as long or short as you desire. Having played on a Friday the regulars were there, with a mix of men and women and ages, with everyone playing the appropriate tees for their skills (a rare courtesy on most courses and worth noting here).

The course conditions were good from tee to green. The only complaint I had was the rough had inconsistent plants, weeds, or whatever. Light and thick and deep and not. I’d recommend they spend time on the rough, something I’ve never recommended.

Staff were all really good, Marshalls were common and didn’t hassle folks. Just watching play and speed. Golf shop, restaurant, starter, everyone was polite and friendly. We ate a meal and it was decent.

It’s one of the most enjoyable courses I’ve played. I took three guests with me for their first time on my second visit, first time I went alone, and all three said they enjoyed the course more than normal. There’s no type a category for enjoying the round. I rated each category individually but I won’t over hype a category just t push up the numbers but it deserves more. I simply enjoyed it and will make the 90 minute ride again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Philly Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wide open

Always an enjoyable and fun course to play. It's links style works for players of all skill levels with five teeing areas. On this day the greens were still struggling from quirky weather but they putted OK.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Wet weather

One of the Best in the Area

I love Links-Style courses. There is a great blend of everything here, short par 4's, short/long par 3's and some great hole layouts. The course is maintained and ran very well.
Beverage carts make appearances 4-5 times during the summer. Range/Putting/Chipping greens are all nice. Walking and Riding are both great. I recommend any outings the course puts together.
Full Price Weekend/Summer is a bit too much, but anything less than $80 is worth it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Philly Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

better conditions

Shot a career round 76 and the course has recovered from mid season iffy conditioning issues. Recently aerated greens healed well.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Philly Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

condition questionable

On this day the course conditions were questionable. The greens were scarred up pretty badly and there was noticeable crab grass in several areas around the course. This is not normal for this course but over the course of this season there are two other public courses in the area in much better condition for lesser greens fee. Based on the course conditions today I would say this course is overpriced.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Pricey

If you are not a senior, this course can get pricey - 86+cart on weekends. During week, cost reasonable provided you are > 60. Somewhat of a links style course. Make sure to check yardage as some holes are deceiving, especially on back 9.

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

Great Conditions

I have played Makefield Highlands over 20 times and the condition of the course was the best I have seen it over the past 3 years. This is probably do to the cool and wet spring that we have had. The course was very green and the greens were rolling perfect and quick on this Saturday morning. Fairways were green and at a nice height.
I agree with past reviews that this course gets a ton of play, ( tee sheet filled from 6am till 1pm on this day) and sometimes there are a lot of divots on the fairways but right now there are not a lot. Hopefully with its good start the course can stand up to the tough summer months ahead and provide a great golfing season

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Philly Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Iffy conditioning

Usually well conditioned, on this occasion mid Spring I was disappointed in slow greens and fairways not fully grown in. We were allowed preferred lies for GAP match this day in own fairway. Course is always a test and generally always with wind and direction affects play greatly on certain holes like 15 coming out of a chute up hill to the fairway then back down to a long thing green protected by water into the wind.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Cold weather

Great for a winter round

I've played at Makefield a handful of times mainly in the summer or fall and I've always had one issue with it, wear and tear. This track gets a ton of play in season and with the lack of trees on this pseudo-links design the hot summers absolutely nuke it. My friends and I decided to play Makefield on back to back weeks in January. While temps were cold to "way to cold to really be playing golf" the course conditions were absolutely perfect. Unlike many course in the area Makefield clearly punched their greens at the right time and had them grow in over the late fall/early winter. Even in the cold (38 degrees at tee) the fairways and greens were accepting of shots with a few inconsistencies here and there. The layout of Makefield is also a bright spot. Though fairly open off the tee MH has a few risk reward par 4s and some challenging par 3s. The most challenging hole, the par 4 15th, is a tough dog leg left to a narrow bean-shaped green over water. With that said there are 3 nearly drivable par 4s before you get to the tough closing stretch so make your hay before hand. Overall this course is awesome and honestly one of the best conditions wise I've ever played in the winter up here.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Philly Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

conditions improved

From when I played the course over this difficult weather summer the conditions have turned around with fairways back and greens putting fast and smooth. I play here more often than any area course as a golf association member. Regular rates dropped for a month for "shoulder season" but senior rates remain the same as already discounted. Always seems to be windy and today with lower temps it made for less than ideal conditions...but...it is late October.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Philly Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

course condition down

The course was in less than good condition on tees and fairways than I am used to seeing there. I was told it was worse before weekend rains as far as dry and hard turf. Greens were good but not as fast as they usually are even in hot summer conditions. I have a couple photos on my phone but haven't transferred them to the computer. Overall a good experience as I don't go there too often.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 25 Contributor
New York Advisor
First Time Playing
Good weather

Beautiful eastern PA track

Played on a Monday so pace should be pretty quick. Had to play the front 9 twice due to aeration on the back. Course conditions were beautiful, almost country club like. This course is lengthy, especially if you try playing from the tips. For a player who gets off the tee well, you might score well because its pretty open. If you're in the area its a must play. Price might be a little high for a non-resident. Definitely one of the nicer public course in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Philly Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Highlands a good name

This is an open links style course with many challenges of short drivable holes and long tough ones. It hosted local US Open qualifying in 2015. It is always in good condition with fast greens and the bunkers make you think about challenging them in spots. Staff is friendly. It's on the pricey side but has good senior rates. It is walkable but there are a couple of rough spots for walkers to navigate. It's worth a trip there and it's just 5 minutes off I-95.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Excellent as always...

Love the front 9. Always have my best 9 hole score here... Back 9 tightens up and adds challenge. Great course. You won't regret playing it. Excellent practice facility too. Keep it up!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

golfnow contracts not valid with Makefield Highlands

I booked my tee time with golfnow for this course. It was supposed to be $45.00 a person. A week or so after the tee time was booked, Makefield Highlands called me and said they cancelled their contract with golfnow.com this past May, and that I would have to pay the full non-resident green fees of 80.00 bucks. The course was nice, though. There was no ATM in the building, and the bartender took a while to get drinks.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

poor staff

Staff were very stuck up. If you weren't a resedent they wanted nothing to do with you. When I showed up it was 45 and windy and the lady at counter said You have a collard shirt right. I said yes right under my sweatshirt and jacket. She did not like the fact that we got discont from golf now app. Some people need to get with reality.besides the service the course was great.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Nice playable course

Nice course good condition not worth the money they charge. Got lucky got a deal on golfnow

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

course a bit pricey for out of county players. but overall a nice course...

enjoyed the links style course. a little easier than most courses I have played. still charging summer rates with less then a week from Thanksgiving...(strange)

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
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