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4.2
242 Reviews (242)
5 Stars
119
4 Stars
103
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
88.3%
Recommend this course
231 out of 242 reviews
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4.0
7 Reviews (7)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.2
100.0%
Recommend this course
7 out of 7 reviews
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4.1
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
2
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2
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
85.7%
Recommend this course
18 out of 21 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6474 yards
Slope 137
Rating 71.7
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Bella Vista Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 2002
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jim Blaukovitch (2002)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

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Reviews

4.2
242 Reviews (242)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 25
Patio Dining 19
Dinner 11
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 35
Elevation Changes 30
Water Hazards 27
This course/club is great for:
Locals 22
Advanced Golfers 19
A Weekend Splurge 18
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 34
Worth the Drive 33
Convenient to the City 7

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Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best greens in PA so far

This was our first round post COVID lockdown, and we couldn't have been happier. Even with many new limitations on the staff they were all awesome and accommodating. Their greens were the best rolling BY FAR that we have played in PA since moving back from AZ last year (Out of about 10-15 courses). THis course is WAY better than many others charging more or the same rates. Highly recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Very nice

First time but will definitely give it some more play

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Quick foursome round

Played quickly under 4 hours with all four in separate carts. Course in excellent condition but rough a little thick for my taste.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played

Experience the Island Green.

Of the many courses in the area, that I have played, this has all the challenges you will see or want as a test of your golfing abilities.

The par 5 first hole will put your ball placement to the test. A slight dogleg left on your Tee shot leaves you in a position to either lay-up or take a chance to go over the narrow ravine with your 2nd shot.
The green is elevated and runs sharply left toward the bunker. If you walk away with a par, you will feel confident. But wait, there is more..

Hole no. 2 is waiting for revenge. Its fairway is elevated and guarded by bunkers both left and right, then goes down hill for a second up hill shot to a large elevated green guarded by bunkers above and right of the green.
Holes 3 thru 9 are designed to lull you to feel it over, but your day is just getting started..

This is a course that will challenge your golf knowledge and skills..lots of character and good size greens.

No.10 is a par 5 with an up hill drive, then the fairway dives downhill and to the right. The large green is elevated and guarded by bunkers both left and right.
Holes 11, 12 and 13 have their characteristics too.
Then you are standing on the Tee at no. 14. Surrounded by water, this hole has a 2 tier pin location and will challenge your club selection. Swing with confidence and you might make par..
Holes 15, par 4, 16, par 5, and 17 par 4 are challenging too.
When I came to no.18, I was ready to call it a day, but, I was stareing at a narrow down hill par 3 with a pond on the left and spectators on the patio watching you.
Make par here and you get a round of applause.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played

Transfusions

Bella Vista is one of the area’s gems !! The greens are always in great shape and the course is very well kept. Play slows a little on the weekends but it is worth the wait ! The par 3 island green on the back 9 is always a treat to play. Two tiered green, that is big enough to hit, but don’t miss. The drop area is tougher than the tee shot ! The Monday day bartender makes a perfect transfusion to loosen the muscles or make you for get the 16 - 3 putts you made.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Disappointing

The course conditions have deteriorated significantly. The areas around the greens are burned out. The fringes and greens have crabgrass. The greens weren’t mowed for Saturday play and were very slow. The bunkers weren’t raked, some were hard from watering. Just my opinion but either the greens keeper doesn’t know what they are doing or management isn’t giving them the resources to maintain it.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome course

We love playing this course! It’s a little far away but worth the drive. The course is in great shape and a little challenging!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

What happened to this place???

This course used to be the best local track around. It was always in great condition and was well maintained. Over the past few years the condition of this course has really declined. I used to brag to my local golf friends how great this course was and how it was always in pristine condition. Nowadays the tee boxes are in rough shape, the bunkers are borderline unplayable, and the fairways are not much better. This used to be my go to local course but not so much any more. I hope they make some changes to what they are doing to make it how it used to be. I guarantee I am not the only one that feels this way.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Absolute GEM, with amazing greens

I have played this course a lot in the past and loved it every time I play. It now.

The greens and the course layout I really like.
The food in the restaurant keeps bringing me back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Almost

Was almost late for the round arrived 6 min ahead of tee time to find that the group I was supposed to be with, was sent off. The starter was a complete douche, asked why they were sent off, he simply looked at his watch and said I call ppl 5 min before hand to get up to tee. I looked at my watch and still had 3 min so was astonished. I vaguely remembered playing here last year, but I do remember issues with the starter being a prude. Overall the course was nice and decent layout. Guys I ended up playing with were nice and accommodating. Drawbacks greens barely broke caused issues for the four of us all day and be careful a lot of houses along the sides of the course. I don't go to golf courses to deal with overbearing elders to start your day off, so I will not be returning to this course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good as usual. Solid course in good condition with friendly staff.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

My birthday golf

Had a great day with my son playing around of golf on my birthday great weather great day great course and a couple drinks back up to the bar afterwards very nice

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course layout

Course was in great shape. Can’t wait to play again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 59
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

excellent test

keep forgetting how long this course plays... especially if wind in face like tody. but course in great shape and those huge greens make hitting approach close a must! ill be back!

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