Chisel Creek Golf Club

3.1905058824 3.2 stars from 5 (102)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6203 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 69.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Dress code: Proper golf attire is required for the golf course and practice facilities. No jeans or t-shirts.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 70 6203 yards 69.8 133
White 70 5780 yards 66.5 125
Gold 70 5146 yards 63.6 108
Red (W) 70 4500 yards 66.0 112

The popularity of Chisel Creek Golf Club in Landenberg can be partly attributed to the fact that it's easily accessible from Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. The natural features of the terrain were incorporated as much as possible, resulting in a layout that is more challenging than the scorecard would lead you to believe. It's seemingly short at just over 6,200 yards but you can expect a variety of elevation changes. The rough can be punishing and there are also numerous strategically placed bunkers as well as a meandering creek that comes into play throughout. Chisel Creek Golf Club's 14th is an especially tough hole that plays uphill and requires navigating your tee shot down a narrow chute. You'll be faced with a few blind shots and a few water holes, including one with an island green.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 102 Reviews
5 stars:
12
4 stars:
42
3 stars:
32
2 stars:
12
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

81 out of 101 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for locals junior golfers 9-hole rounds   Challenges include undulating greens elevation changes water hazards  

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"Super Friendly"


u000007029578's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Super friendly staff, great lay out. Even though this is a challenging course, its the only one in the area where you can play a 3 hour round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great layout, no ammenities but I like that..."


Kerry1706063's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Under two hour round, golfing by myself. Excellent layout and friendly staff at the counter. The grounds and fairways are not perfect but the pace of play made up for it. I love quick and open courses, this is the best for a great pace of play. A couple challenging holes with one island green and enough trees & rough areas to keep most of us challenged. I heard the course is for sale, I hope it sticks around!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Always a great time"


shedmande's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/12/2017
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

This has been a nice course since it opened years ago. It's a challenging layout and is always kept in very playable condition. We have a group that plays weekly and this is one that we keep in the rotation. Definitely recommend giving it a try.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good GC for Spring and Fall seasons"


cmptpad's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Short and challenging , condition is always good in Fall season... IF you layup at hole 7 and 12 , your scores would be better


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000004771078's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Chisel Creek Golf Club on 11/06/2017:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Chisel Creek Golf Club, and for the 3-stars. We hope that the course conditions were up to par when you played and that you enjoyed the course layout. It looks like you had a smooth round and a friendly experience with our staff, so we are glad to see that. Thank you for recommending our course, in the Philadelphia area, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Nothing fancy"


JOHN8867150's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If your looking for bell and whistles this ain’t the course but it does provide a good challenge for your game ! Ideal weather conditions and not many holes restricted to cart path ... overall fun day and good golf layout !


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"much better than expected"


cmptpad's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Used to play here a lot, Spring and Fall are best time to play here, they clean up # 12 nicely. #7 is always a pain to play because it requires accuracy. #3 island green is fun to play, #18 could be troublesome for short hitters, Not draining well after heavy rain. Will be back again...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000004771078's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Prb88's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Figured I give it a try because it's close to home and rarely busy. Staff was great and really friendly, driving range is small. Course layout is intriguing. The tall grass and narrow fairways had me going for extra balls in my bag alll day. It was challenging but I'll give it another shot.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Chisel Creek Golf Club on 09/19/2017:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Chisel Creek Golf Club, and for the 3-stars. We are sorry to hear that the driving range was a tad small, but it overall sounds like you had a fun round. We are excited to see that you enjoyed the pace of play and had great value for your play. Thank you for recommending our course in the Landenberg, PA area and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Good value"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Just adequate as a country course, too much unmown and unplayable wet areas. Bunkers unplayable. But, a good course for practice, which I was doing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Chisel Creek Golf Club on 08/22/2017:

Hello Jerry, thank you for giving our course, Chisel Creek Golf Club, a three-star review. We are sorry to hear that the bunkers were unplayable and that the course was in rough shape. However, we are happy to see that you found our staff friendly and that you had a smooth round. Thank you for playing our course in the Philadelphia area and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Could be great, but is not"


u000006320626's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Looks like little or no winter and spring course maintenance....fairways and rough very spotty in places; bunkers and cart paths are rough and rocky.. Some holes really awful...e.g., mid-area on #7.

Layout has great potential -- ideal for planning shot placement. Staff very nice.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Poor course conditions"


t2207's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Seems like it's time to give my first 1 rating on here. There was little to like about the course and even then the poor conditions negate those pretty quickly. Interesting layout - kind of fun with some hills, short par 4s. Kind of quirky at times. Overall pretty short. The best part are the par 3's especially the Island #3.

The bad: Some of the holes are far away from each other and we got lost a few times. Our cart broke on the first hole and had to get a replacement. Very few fairways...most are just areas with slightly less crab grass. Lots of marshy areas. One "fairway" was just mud. Ended up in bunkers a few times, but no need to rake them after, because they were either dirt, mud, wet or the one had a massive puddle that had plants growing in it. Driving range only had about 6 mats and when we got there people were waiting two deep behind.

The course is in the middle of nowhere so unless you live near it, I wouldn't consider venturing out. It's a farm setting which I guess has some nice views. Staff was friendly too. However, they do not serve alcohol so if you for some reason do play this course, make sure you're aware of this.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Needs Work -- a lot of work"


u000006320626's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Have played here several times over the years. Cart paths unpaved and bone-jarring. The rough is nasty, clumps and bare spots.. Has potential to be a fine short course with interesting layout.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Ok"


Sean2292945's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Had an early tee time on a Saturday morning, booked online. No problems checking in, or getting started.

Short course, takes the driver out of your hand for longer hitters. Grass spotty in some areas, but most ho-hum courses are that way. Wind made the round more fun, a calm day and this course would get eaten alive. Undulating greens make for some fun putts.

The cart path (gravel road) was washed out in some areas. But not bad for a gravel cart path.

Holes are on top of one another, so keep your head up and ears open for wayward shots from other groups.

Overall it wasnt a bad experience, another ok golf course with some highs and some lows.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"best value in the area"


DeGolferDude's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/15/2015
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Simply put, this course offers the greatest value in the area and it's not close. Course can go a bit brown in dry summers, and when the wind is calm she is exposed. But the course is amazing for what it is. She gets a bad rap from people who just do a drive by and see the first two holes as nothing special and lined by houses, trust me, it gets better. From the island green par 3 to the blind downhill par 5 18th this course is amazing after those two warm up holes. Billy Hackett has done an incredible job with this gem that features incredibly crafted complex greens and bunkers. Not long, especially in low wind, but plenty challenging when she wants to be, this gem of a course is worth every penny. And most importantly, being that it resides in a dry township, they encourage you to bring in your own beers!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Don't listen to these complainers"


bobisgolfin's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2015
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This course is great. I usually try to hit this course at least 3 times during the season because it's close to West Chester where I live and the drive is nice to get there. This year I played it 6 times and I'll probably return 2 more if the weather stays nice like this.

I think the course has really turned around. The greens used to be pretty dead and beat up 3 years ago. i will say that. It used to be a really beat up, run down course that I thought was going to close.

Nowadays the course looks great. I even asked the staff on one of my rounds this year what is different and they mentioned they have had a new Superintendent the past few years that helped improve conditions. It shows.

Don't pay attention to the negative reviews because people like to complain. I typically don't pay attention to a lot of the negative reviews on this site because half the time you show up at these courses and it's great. If you are looking for an affordable place to golf that is near Delaware, West Chester or Kennett Square then visit Chisel Creek.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Neighborhood course better suited for beginners"


twaller's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2015
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

I was invited to play with a golf group a friend belongs to that travels around and plays different courses in Maryland and Pennsylvania. This course was probably the worst course I ever played in my 18 years of playing golf. The layout is terrible and the course conditions were bad. The greens fees were in the 50 dollar price range and for this course they are about 25 bucks high in my opinion. There are many other courses like Pilgrims Oak that blow this place away. The "Club House" if that's what they call it doesn't serve alcohol so this place has nothing to offer after a round if you want a cold beer.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Not going back"


bunnellr's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I booked a tee time online, and arrived at the course to find that I had been booked to follow the last group in the club championship. The starter told me not to "push them". On almost every hole, I waited until they left the green before I even hit my tee shot. They should have blocked out a couple of hours of tee times after that group before letting anyone else go off on #1. The round took about 5.5 hours, and was a very frustrating experience. The pro shop guy apologized, but offered nothing in the way of compensation for my trouble. I was a bit surprised, and thought that it might have been small act of kindness for a miserable experience. I won't be returning to Chisel Creek.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Has potential"


u000007178012's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course would have potential but is in bad condition. I never had to hit a ball out of crab grass before this course. The rough was loaded with crab grass. I liked the layout but they need to get rid of the weeds.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Disappointed"


jhoban18's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Crabgrass everywhere. The course has potential but I could not get into this one. It's a shorter course with a few par 4s that played over 400 (played from the back tees). I didn't mind the length of those holes but I never saw a course that would start the fairways at the 150 markers on longer holes. The pins were placed in some bad spots, as in right on top of mounds and a big slopes. I did like the speed of these greens. Greens have huge slopes in them and even a few two tiered greens in which the tier was close to 4-5 feet high, in which the pin was placed right on top of that. On a few occasions, if you didn't make the putt, even after hitting a good putt, the ball would roll right back to you. Not into that style of golf.

The staff was very friendly though, and pointed us in the right direction, as it was the first time playing this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



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