Wilkes-Barre Golf Club

2.1848857143 2.2 stars from 5 (18)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7020 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 72.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirts

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7020 yards 72.8 125
Blue 72 6494 yards 70.3 124
White 72 6312 yards 70.2 122
Yellow 72 6054 yards 66.9 115
Red (W) 73 5425 yards 72.6 121

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.9 stars from 5
Value: 1.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 18 Reviews
5 stars:
0
4 stars:
5
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

7 out of 18 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for locals  

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"A Real Shame For A Geoffrey Cornish Design!"


mjonathan's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I'v played Wilkes Barre many times over the years and haven't played for a couple of years until today. It was an unpleasant surprise! The course was in overall poor condition. There was little difference between fairway and rough. The greens had been aerated (which was why the front nine was closed this day) and were just ok but very slow. The traps were mostly just packed dirt.

It's a shame because the course itself is a nice Cornish design and has some challenging holes. I played with a twosome who were on there second time around the back nine that was open ... at least it was good company on an otherwise disappointing visit.

By the way ... the course website doesn't work anymore and tee times are not available thru Golf Now.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"A mess! What happened?!?!"


NEPAGolfer05's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

I went about 4-5 years between playing Wilkes-Barre Muni due to living outside of the area. All I can say is what happened? This was once one of the better public courses in the area. It was legitimately very nice! It's such a great piece of property!

When I recently played it there were no defined fairways, the greens had barespots and the tee boxes were hacked up. Overall, the entire course was in poor condition. Hopefully they find the resources to bring it back!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Really needs help!"


CMDEKE's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Played in 2014 and it was good. Played in late July 2015 and it seemed as though they never touched a thing since early spring. Hard to find grass on the fairways, bunkers and greens were atrocious. Teed off at 1:30pm, Friday afternoon, got to the 10th hole at 4pm (not too bad) and all of a sudden a league starts. 12 people on the 10th tee. Really? Not recommended at all.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"nice municipal course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

nice course but wish the city had more money to maintain it better . the pro shop and clubhouse are nothing to write home about, but the course is nice.. the price is right if you go through golfnow and they do offer a decent senior price. if they could just come up to date with the clubhouse and amenities it would become something special..


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"long course"


diverptdnet's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The weather was overcast but no rain.<br/> the greens had been airated a few weeks ago and were almost grown in. hole s 11 and 12 were the most challenging with water on both. overall a great day and a good course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"average"


walt1943's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways and first cut were like riding over a bump strip at a mall.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great layout with beautiful scenery/setting"


u000007921400's avatar
Gender:  Male

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I have been playing this course since the early 70s when I lived in Phlly and always came back. I since moved to the Wilkes Barre region. You can easily walk the course since it was naturally set up that way. The conditions in the fairways should be better but the dry summer this year and their lack of early watering was the cause. However, the crew is taking much better steps and greening back the course and the greens, which I recently played, are in excellent condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A great place to play for the money"


stevewilson2of7's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This course is not a premium course, by any means, but it is well maintained and very reasonable priced. I am sure I will play this course many times in the future.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Below Par!"


thomas9289711's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice design, however the conditions of the course are poor. Only paid $10 for 18 holes with GolfNow. It is not worth any more than that.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"course is in total disrepair"


jorr1717's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Came in from out of town. Played 2 courses in 2 days. First was blue Ridge trail. It was beautiful and real tough. Second was this. Course is clearly hurting. Greens are dead with dirt patches. Fairways are the same. Hit a drive down the middle and you're sitting in a dirt patch with maybe a patch of grass. The facilities are outdated aND off nothing special. I've played 30 plus rounds this year and this course was in the worst shape by far. If you're coming in to go to Mohegan sun like we were, just skip this course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Average Condition but Good Value for Golf Now Deal"


shamrock4522's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the course mid-week so number of players was lower than typical. Course was in reasonably good condition, but I've seen it in better shape. Some greens had damaged areas you had to put around, but most were in good condition. Greens are good sized so you have a chance of actually hitting them. Have played here on Friday and weekends and it can get pretty slow. Good value for the dollars, especially since we got a good rate via Golf Now.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"needs work"


x040855's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee boxes some greens and traps in poor condition compared to years ago. Use to be the jewel of the area. Money needs to be put into course or sell so the new owner can improve. Location is beautiful but only will continue to deteriorate unless the above happens. And yet the course continues to charge top dollar to play on weekends.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Not being maintained"



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways cut very low to the point of burnout. More rough than fairway. Most greens were fine except for a couple that had issues. Men out on mowers (nothing to mow!!) were inconsiderate. Kept mowing almost into my shot on one hole. Had to stare at him to get him to stop. Kept the mower running though. One portalav smelled so badly it must have not been cleaned for weeks. Gentleman at the counter in clubhouse very polite and courteous. Guy outside tending to carts just the opposite. Will not return until things improve.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Poor"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in poor condition, tee to green. Would not recommend.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Grass too long"


abmcneel's avatar
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Quite frankly, we are surprised at the condition of the course. The fairways and tee boxes appeared not to have been mowed within the last 5 days. The fairways resembled the rough and the rough was so long, it was difficult to find the ball. We are senior golfers and used to playing in Florida


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Decent At Best. Greens in AWFUL condition"


Xxegg09xx's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in really rough shape. Greens were soooo slow and in some spots just dirt no grass. I mean c'mon man!!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Not in good shape ehhh"


Marty3069352's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Stepping to first tee, I knew I was in trouble this day. Tee box was filled w/ dirt, not many grassy areas. Greens seem to have brown patch or some type of disease. Some areas it's like putting on sand. Overall, I have played 8 courses this season so far and WBGC was in worst shape. Maybe they had a rough winter, but I wouldn't re commend this place to anybody, at least not at this time


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"spring conditions"


uBLEG1195BL's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

with the hard winter, the course is starting to take shape. greens need to be rolled.otherwise, just nice to get out and play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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