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2 Stars
7
1 Stars
10
Staff Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.6
Amenities
2.1
Conditions
1.2
Value
1.8
Layout
4.0
6.5%
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Staff Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.6
Amenities
2.0
Conditions
1.0
Value
1.5
Layout
4.0
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Staff Friendliness
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3.6
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1.0
Value
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7020
Slope 125
Rating 72.8
Type Municipal
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Wilkes-Barre Golf Club
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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
Scorecard for Wilkes-Barre
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 73.2/131 401 573 418 177 553 333 204 439 409 3507 569 452 225 397 339 391 535 200 405 3513 7020
White M: 71.6/124 375 544 391 158 524 310 176 405 381 3264 536 415 184 370 313 366 504 186 356 3230 6494
Yellow M: 69.9/121 350 519 376 152 444 301 164 394 365 3065 485 353 159 359 444 349 483 160 343 3135 6200
Red W: 71.6/121 345 423 305 147 400 296 157 325 357 2755 405 348 127 351 287 257 402 155 338 2670 5425
Handicap 10 1 14 8 3 17 5 16 12 2 6 11 4 9 7 18 15 13
Par 4 5 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 36 5 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 36 72

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

Reviews

1.4
26

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 5
19th Hole Scenic Views 3
Watching the Game 2
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 5
Thick Rough 5
Water Hazards 4
This course/club is great for:
Locals 7
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 4
Beginners 3
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 6
In the 'Burbs 2
Near Local Attractions 1
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Recommended
Handicap
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Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
course greens were in poor condition with patchy areas and some bare spots. the bunkers were overgrowing with weeds coming up through the sand. not well maintained
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Good
Response from Wilkes-Barre Golf Club on 07/25/2018:
Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you were not happy with the conditions of the course. Our staff will keep working hard during the summer months to have the course in shape. We are hopeful you will see improvements the next time you are with us. Thank you again for sharing your concerns.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrible

I’ve golfed here in the past and have never seen the course in such awful conditions. I will never play the Muni again.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Fair
Response from Wilkes-Barre Golf Club on 07/20/2018:
Thank you for sharing your concerns with us. We are sorry to hear that you were not happy with the condition of the course. Our staff will keep working to have the course in shape, and we hope you will be able to see improvements the next time you are with us.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

needs help

weeds growing in sandtraps,rocks, poor drainage in front of greens, greens has crabgrass on them no true roll should i go on, otherwise a good layout they need to shut done course for 2 months get it back on track
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Response from Wilkes-Barre Golf Club on 07/11/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to hear about your disappointment with the condition of the course, and your feedback is greatly appreciated. We will make sure to forward this to our staff, and we will keep working to keep the course in shape. Thank you again, and we hope you will be able to see improvements the next time you are with us.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

In need of attention

Nice course gone bad unfortunately. I remember when the conditions rivaled private country clubs. Please have someone pay attention to the greens. Bring in a consultant if necessary. It's hard to have fun putting when your ball is bouncing all over the place. Aerate, fertilize, water, whatever it takes, but please get them playable again. Maybe getting some course superintendent interns to work for the summer might be a solution. Anything. We always enjoyed our after work rounds, but not so much anymore. Bartender and pro shop attendant are very nice people. But they must get an earful. Bring it back to a playable course....PLEASE
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Good
Response from Wilkes-Barre Golf Club on 07/05/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Wilkes-Barre Golf Club, in the Pennsylvania area. We are sorry to see that you may have had a poor customer experience with us and that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played. Any additional feedback is greatly appreciated so that we can improve your experience with us in the future. Thank you for choosing to golf with us and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disgusted

Total shame what has happened to this course over the years. The good; Great Layout. The bad; everything except the Great Layout. I've played this course off and on since moving to this area in 1987 and it's been up and down condition-wise over that period of time. Right now, it is in the absolute worse shape I've seen it and has continued to go down hill over the past 3-4 years. This problem is not the result of poor weather thus far and that cannot be used as an excuse. Lack of financial input to the course as well as the run down pro shop, bar and dining area is glaring. Please, please, please sell or shut down the course altogether. As I stated in the beginning, the layout is great but I'm afraid it's too late to revive this one.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Poor
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Excellent
Response from Wilkes-Barre Golf Club on 06/26/2018:
Hello, on behalf of Wilkes-Barre Golf Club staff we appreciate you taking the time to address your concerns as we are always looking to improve. We are disappointed to hear that you were not happy with the conditions of the course but still hope you enjoyed your round. Again, we appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Perfect weather
Used cart
Off-course amenities Poor
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Poor
Response from Wilkes-Barre Golf Club on 06/14/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to review your experience with us, we truly appreciate your feedback and will certainly pass it along to our team. We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back to the 5-star experience that you deserve.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Beyond poor condition

I've been playing golf for 35 years and have played hundreds of courses and have never seen worse greens or sand traps. The tee boxes were below average and the fairways were ok. This course should not even be open.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Poor
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Average
Response from Wilkes-Barre Golf Club on 05/29/2018:
Hello Eric, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Wilkes-Barre Golf Club, in the Pennsylvania, Luzerne County area. We are sorry to see that you may have had a poor customer experience with us and that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played. Any additional feedback is greatly appreciated so that we can improve your experience with us in the future. Thank you for choosing to golf with us and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
1.0
Previously Played

Should not even be open

I've been golfing for 35 years and have played hundreds of course and this was the single worst golf experience bar none. Even at $25.00 for 18 with a cart I felt like I wasted my money . There is more goose crap then grass on the greens and the tee boxes look like the ruff. This course makes Arnold's in Mifflenville look like Augusta national.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Poor
Off-course amenities Poor
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Excellent
Response from Wilkes-Barre Golf Club on 05/29/2018:
Hello Eric, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Wilkes-Barre Golf Club, in the Pennsylvania, Luzerne County area. We are sorry to see that you may have had a poor customer experience with us and that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played. Any additional feedback is greatly appreciated so that we can improve your experience with us in the future. Thank you for choosing to golf with us and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

A Real Shame For A Geoffrey Cornish Design!

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.
Staff Friendliness Fair
Quality of food & beverage Fair
Pace of Play Fair
Off-course amenities Poor
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

A mess! What happened?!?!

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!
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Good

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