Makefield Highlands Golf Club
|Gold (W)||72||5653 yards||71.6||122|
|Red (W)||72||5065 yards||68.6||118|
|Black M: 74.2/128||463||456||159||337||331||447||642||195||513||3543||469||453||549||284||228||423||490||174||445||3515||7058|
|Black/Blue M: 73.1/127||414||412||159||337||331||420||599||195||513||3380||436||427||549||284||228||407||490||174||445||3440||6820|
|Blue M: 71.9/124||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 W: 74.2/128||382||386||132||305||290||375||551||168||480||3069||409||392||496||250||192||380||443||133||393||3088||6157|
|White/Gold M: 68.5/118||347||348||132||305||290||360||511||168||480||2941||365||348||496||250||179||346||443||133||354||2914||5855|
|Gold M: 66.8/116 W: 71.6/122||347||348||120||280||257||360||511||152||458||2833||365||348||472||218||179||346||412||126||354||2820||5653|
|Red M: 64.6/114 W: 68.6/118||309||311||109||230||237||341||477||135||413||2562||337||315||427||190||143||264||390||116||321||2503||5065|
Food & BeverageBar
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms
Approach shot on Signature Par4 15th, looking back up hill at clubhouse Photo submitted by ecalvert81 on 11/26/2019
Beautiful par3 14th Photo submitted by ecalvert81 on 11/26/2019
Wide open Par5 7th, but not such a small pond on your right! Photo submitted by ecalvert81 on 11/26/2019
Photo submitted by sixeagles on 09/21/2017
a little black and white photo Photo submitted by sixeagles on 07/31/2017
Photo submitted by sixeagles on 10/25/2016
Photo submitted by sixeagles on 10/25/2016
Photo submitted by sixeagles on 10/25/2016
Anyone Can Enjoy
A great links style course; generous fairways; solid course condition given a muni-owned facility. Based on tee box preference, you can make the course as easy/hard as you prefer. Lesser experienced golfers enjoy the white tees (and forward), while the long bombers will appreciate the blue and black tees for a legitimate challenge. The short par 4s can back up due to going for the green off tee. Where Makefield leans easier on the short par 4s, they present more challenging and longer par 4s on the first two holes of front and back nines. The greens and fairways are usually in solid shape. The staff is very friendly and the bar/restaurant has recently undergone a nice change of menu. The food is superb for a public golf course. Non-residents complain about the price ($85 in season w/cart on weekend for non-resident) which I understand. If that bothers you, then at least play this course ONE time as it is fun, challenging at times, and an overall great venue. Conveniently located right off I-95 in Yardley. NOTE: the wind is always stronger at course than local forecast reading.
Best way to enjoy Makefield: play on a day not too windy whether alone or with a group. If hungry at the turn, the hotdogs are legit. After enjoying the course, including the signature par 4 - 15th hole, and the difficult 18th final hole, head in for a cup of chili or some wings as they are fantastic. For those avoiding carbs, order the "ribbets" which are a fan favorite and think about the holes you wish you could have played better.
Best public course in the area
If you’re looking to play golf at a public course in Lower Bucks county, this is the course you should play. It’s the best in the area. A little pricey, and some of the rangers can be a bit snippy, but a solid experience overall. The bar/restaurant has improved dramatically in the last couple of years, and it’s a great pace to hang out even if you’re not playing golf. Good short game practice area and grass driving range rounds out a nice practice area.
Course in good great shape especially for a public course. Pace of play was pushing 5 hours and the greens were slow. Would definitely come back.
Challenging and fun
This course is great, it has a little bit of everything. Links style layout with some long holes for big hitter and some holes that require touch and fineness. The staff is kind and courteous. A must play if you are in the Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs!!!!
On a normal busy weekday it was still a 4 hour round for our foursome following other golfers. Greens don't look pristine but they putted very well with speed. Course overall is in great shape.
Not worth the money
I am a resident of Lower Makefield Township, so even with the discounted rate, they charge me 41$ 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.
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.
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.
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.
Shot a career round 76 and the course has recovered from mid season iffy conditioning issues. Recently aerated greens healed well.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.