Bella Vista Golf Course

4.4857647059 4.5 stars from 5 (201)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6474 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 71.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6474 yards 71.7 137
White 70 6056 yards 69.6 134
Gold 705 5500 yards 67.7 129
Red 70 4786 yards 68.4 123

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 201 Reviews
5 stars:
101
4 stars:
87
3 stars:
8
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

195 out of 199 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for locals advanced golfers a weekend splurge   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes water hazards   Great for drinks patio dining dinner  

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Carlos4894302's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Should adjust to conditions"


Stephen3175662's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First off, I love Bella. Great course. However, they should have adjusted rates or warned golfers about the conditions. The rough was not mowed due to rain, greens were slow. The rough was as bad or worse than Merion in the US open in 2013. Just wished they would have adjusted rates or something for their players.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Always Wonderful"


Umjb368's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

I play many courses in this area as a Phoenixville resident and Bella is by far my favorite. Staff is always friendly. The grille is always open for some swing oil before the round and afterwards to tell your stories. The course is always in good shape - great tee boxes, fairways, and greens. The island green is fun and something you start to think about making the turn. If you are a golf fan, you will love Bella.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great day at Bella Vista"


jenhenry's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played as a twosome at 10am on Saturday. Pace was great - short waits on some holes since we had foursomes in front of us but everyone kept moving well. The carts now have a touchscreen GPS which is a nice feature and gives a nice visual of the hole and distance to the pin, not just center of green. Course was in good shape even though it was wet out - challenging and fun. Definitely planning to return soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Muzz53's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Carlos4894302's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

rain shower when I played but I manage to finish my round. The guy from the pro shop is very friendly and accommodating. forgot to asked his name duh! but I think I found a go to course for myself. Course is wide open but don't let it fool you.par 3 14th is around the water nice to be challenge.I'll keep playing this course. I don't mind driving 1 hour from my home. Very happy with this course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"holiday bargain"


Bud3686828's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2017
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Reviewed on

so i saw deal for 16 bucks to play Bella..

course was wer but igreens n great shape.. I was first one out and we played in under tgree hours and beat the winds. temperarure a little chilly (45) but id donit again..


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Don7290001's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful day"


u443301245's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. Helpful with any questions you have. Course is in excellent shape and well maintained.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000003799733's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2017
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Reviewed on

Course was in great shape! Greens rolled true and fast. Great day if golf!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



yudts5's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always loved Bella. This year no exception. Greens are in fantastic shape as is the rest of the course. Dont miss it!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great value"


Stephen3175662's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got to play Bella on a hot deal in the morning. Paired up with 2 other singles and we finished the round in just over 3 hours. Course was in great shape. Greens were top dressed, but were rolling fast and true. Great value!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"disappointed aeration warning not posted"


Bud3686828's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

sure wish they had posted aeration warning on GolfNow like most other courses do. Greens were still recovering from aeration... Not like you can ask about it on GolfNow.

Other than that, they need a ranger to speed up weekend hackers who are drinking and betting... and more worried about beer and cighars than pace of play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent Course"


u639264355's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in great shape for being the end of August. The greens rolled true, the fairways were lush, and the scenery was fantastic as always. This course is set up nicely for both the novice and seasoned golfer, and provides a great challenge overall.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Disappointed"


SBMalone's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Was not advised the greens were aerated and would have thought the rate would be discounted like other courses in the area. The bunkers are terrible for an upscale public course They are very inconsistent.. Some have very little sand and others have so much it goes over the top of your shoes. It is a great layout and fun to play. I don't believe it is worth the prime time rate on the weekends.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/30/2017

agree 100% about the aeration. didn't notice the traps because I was not in them that day :) And I think the courses are using the wet weather as an excuse to save money and not cut as often.... so they could spend some money/time attending to the bunkers / lakes


"Pretty nice course"


Keny46's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Had first tee time so I played pretty quick some comments on the course at its current state. If you're use to playing out of short rough you're going to be in for a surprise. I'm not sure the rough is as long as it is because they want it that way or they're having a tough time keeping it cut because it was pretty short in some areas and brutal in others. Course isn't very long even from the back tees its only 6400 yds with not a ton of trouble aside from the rough.

The greens were very slow for the price and condition of the rest of the course. If you're a local and don't mind paying extra for a nicer than your average course it's a decent value, but for me it's a little of a hike and felt it was a little on the expensive side.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"This is a Must play!"


Ken6614917's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For anyone that never played this course, GO!!!! The layout is fantastic! You will not be disappointed!

Course conditions are outstanding and I would have given it a 5, If it wasn't for the greens not being lightning fast like normal. They roll true but just not as fast as normal. Actually baffling my buddy and me. maybe they just weren't as dry as we thought.. do not let that deter you from going because it's that special!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



gwinco's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great shape"


u709928346's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent condition. It's a challenging course. Have to be in the fairway, but you use most of your clubs. Good time playing there.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u608316029's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

First time here, got it in a Hot Deal for $30. It's regularly $50. Arrived early and were rewarded by being able to go out right away. We might have been the first 4some out. Course was in great shape, fairways were nice and the greens were fast. Have to say the rough was pretty brutal though, the idea is to stay out of it I guess..lol. played in about 3.5 hrs. It is definitely worth the trip!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



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