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3.3
67 Reviews (67)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.2
73.1%
Recommend this course
42 out of 67 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.7
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
88.2%
Recommend this course
30 out of 34 reviews
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Avg Rating
3.7
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
88.2%
Recommend this course
30 out of 34 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Municipal
Par 72
Length 7020 yards
Slope 125
Rating 72.8
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Wilkes-Barre Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1967
Golf Season Year round
Architect Geoffrey Cornish (1967) Bill Robinson (1967)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirts

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Halfway House

Available Facilities

Locker Rooms

Reviews

3.3
67 Reviews (67)

What Golfers Are Saying

This course/club is great for:
Locals 7
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 6

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Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great public course . Very well maintained. Just needs some finishing touches, ie bunkers . But a great place to golf. Easy to get to.Just a really good experience ...

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

W.B. Muni

A foursome of elderly gentleman in front of us that brought the back 9 to a stand still, but in todays times just have 2 grin and bear it. Booked the round on Golfnow at a nice price. This course is a total value for the price in todays golf world. I do recommend and will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

This course has the potential to be a very nice public course. Mind you I only played the front 9 twice, so I cannot speak to the conditions of the back 9. The course surely speaks to being the third longest course in PA. My main complaint is the overall maintenance of the course. The fairways are tree lined on both sides for the most part, and if you hit your ball 3 feet off the fairway it is impossible to find your ball in the rough. The greens had not only clippings all over them, but on several greens putts would bounce up and down. The presence of grounds crew workers leads me to believe that work is being done to make the course more presentable, but is a bit worrisome when they are working directly behind the green you are hitting your approach shot into. Overall, would be an average public course if small detail oriented tasks could be taken care of.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/08/2020

Hello Tori, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We have projects underway to recover the course conditions and hope you'll bear with us through this transition and give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing Wilkes-Barre Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course conditions

The course is improving a lot. The greens are very good. The sand traps however are deplorable. Tee boxes are improving also. So overall the get good grades for effort.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Wilkes Barre Muni

We haven't had any rainfall for quite some time, So the course was pretty dried out. It was still very playable considering the dry weather.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Muni Review

Course wasn’t in bad shape, the greens could definitely use some work which they are usually their strong point, a lot of putts jumping. For the money paid not a bad value.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/11/2020

Hello, we appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Wilkes-Barre Golf Club. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great old muni working hard to make a comeback.

I’ve played WB Muni many times over the last 35 years. Back then it was a beautiful and tough course with some of the best and fastest greens in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Over the years it fell on hard times mostly due to budget concerns I imagine as most small cities have experienced money problems. Ten years ago it reached its low point but its been slowly but surely making a comeback thanks to a concerned group of people there. The greens are all in great shape if maybe a bit slower than years past. The collars on some are in tough shape as are the lead ins to many greens but they are working on them. Great idea keeping carts back away from them with prominent signage. Most tee boxes are in good shape but a couple a spotty and weedy. Fairways are dry due to recent heat but certainly playable. The bunkers are bad but they can only do so much. The rates are very fair for the conditions and I don’t mind paying as long as there is obvious progress being made, which there is! Can’t help but draw comparison to Harding Parks tough times and hard fought return to be PGA site this weekend. Stick with it gang your hard work is slowly paying off. Play the WB Muni and help out a great course!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/10/2020

Hi, Thomas! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. Please know the current conditions are by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We will continue to work towards a 5-star experience and we hope to see you back!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Meh

Relatively inexpensive, but horribly maintained. I'd never play here for a real round, but it's fine for practice.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 08/10/2020

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Wilkes-Barre Golf Club. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Deal

I played here three weeks ago an enjoyed the course but today it is really burnt.
Fairways were rock hard. Greens were good. Tee boxes need work.
Course layout is great, some really nice holes. Long par 3s.
My friend and I both used a GPS app and his had the holes numbered as the old course. (1 was 10 and 10 was 1 etc. etc.)
Would play here again if I got another great deal from Golf Now, I would not play the going rate of $29.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/10/2020

Hi, Jeffrey. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Wilkes-Barre Golf Club. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Day of Golf

I haven’t been to Wilkes Barre Muni in about ten years and was pleasantly surprised at its condition. Very nice course, reasonably priced, and close by. Quality course

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

A good course to practice, not a true test

Given that this is a public course, it was not a challenging course but a fair one if you kept the ball straight.. The tee boxes were in good shape; the greens in excellent shape, the sand traps were not manicured. and there was plenty of weed build up in more than a few. Pro Shop staff very friendly. Easy to navigate the course. Effective distancing when i played given the environment..

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good value

Booked tee time with golf now great deal people were very nice in club house and on course took my girlfriend she had a great time course was in very good shape will diffently go back

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best Value in the Area

I’ve return to muni being my home course after not playing it for 5+ years. I am shocked at the changes, it is still not on the level as Blue Ridge or Sand Springs but what it does it price. I’ve played twice this week and 5 times this year and each time the course is in a little better shape. The greens are much better then they used to be (only remember one green having a significant burn mark) outside of that, the green were pretty good. The fairways are actual fairways again, the rough has two or three cuts depending on the hole, the point is they are improving, while maintaining a great value. I will be returning again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course in Nice Shape

Course is in nice shape. Greens ate very nice. Pace of play was very good.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good round of golf

I have played here a few times in the last month. Course is in pretty good shape. Definitely will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great conditions compared to the last few years

First time at the course in over 4 years. New management took over 3 years ago an has made some improvements. Greens are little slow but in much better shape. Only got to play 13 because of some afternoon Thunderstorms but overall I will be returning this year.

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