Ruggles Golf Course

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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7230
Slope 131
Rating 74.5
Type Military
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7230 yards 74.5 131
Blue 72 6790 yards 72.7 128
White 72 6330 yards 70.1 127
Gold 72 5900 yards 68.1 122
Red (W) 72 5071 yards 67.9 119
Scorecard for Ruggles Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.5/131 411 461 220 417 433 415 545 229 529 3660 394 551 203 404 422 176 517 399 385 3451 7111
Blue M: 72.2/130 403 453 190 403 420 395 512 202 518 3496 383 543 190 396 412 165 477 389 373 3328 6824
White M: 70.1/127 340 410 160 360 370 385 510 190 495 3220 325 535 170 365 375 145 480 355 360 3110 6330
Yellow M: 68.1/122 W: 73.4/128 320 345 145 330 355 365 495 175 480 3010 305 510 160 325 350 130 465 310 335 2890 5900
Red W: 68.7/118 300 345 140 337 335 345 428 151 393 2774 281 463 175 321 332 136 390 324 350 2772 5546
Handicap 7 5 17 9 13 11 1 15 3 12 2 18 8 4 16 6 14 10
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 5 36 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 13 9 17 7 11 5 1 15 3 6 4 16 14 10 18 2 12 8

Course Details

Year Built 1950
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ed Ault (1995) William Gordon (1950) Dan Schlegel

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $16
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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2.8
4
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Long, Open

Tees from 5500 yds to almost 7300. If you want to take on Ruggles from the tips, good luck its a long track. Pretty wide open and receptive to wayward tee shots, but too wayward and its gone. Very walkable i might add, and can even do so on weekends.

Most recently the conditions have been ok. Greens almost always roll true, can be spotty at times depending on weather. Recently redid the sand in all the bunkers.

Staff is generally friendly. But this isnt a Disney course and everyone has a bad day. Food is respectable and nice bar area. Driving range is there, thats about all i can say.

Its not Bulle Rock or Mountain Branch but a suitable alternative if you dont want to pay for either of them.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played

Decent lessons, but you won't be a priority

Having only played golf for a couple years, I thought it would be nice to get some lessons before I my bad habits became engrained. Additionally, my clubs were in rough shape after being rear-ended with them in the truck of my car and I needed new ones. So I thought this would be a great time to get lessons and then get new clubs. The pro at Exton recommended Dave Correll at Ruggles in early-March and I figured that was plenty of time to get 3 lessons in before the summer league started at the end of May. A week later, I mentioned he wasn’t returning my calls, he tried and finally I got a response. I went to Ruggles and signed up for a 3 pack of lessons. The first lesson was great and all I used was my 5 iron. We changed a few things about my swing and I was hitting better quickly. I practiced a lot for a week as instructed and was told to text to schedule the next lesson, but it took weeks to even get a reply and not be given ridiculous time slots like 10am on a Tuesday. The second lesson was great and there again I only used my 5 and 7 iron. I improved even more and just needed to get my consistency up. After a hard week of practice I tried to schedule the last lesson and couldn’t even get a response again. It was very frustrating! I keep trying and after a couple weeks I got told nothing was available for the upcoming week I had before I had to leave for a few days. When I got back I tried to schedule something and couldn’t get a response as per usual. Finally, after another long period of time and no response and me still not having clubs, I decided to try one last time. I should mention golf league was well underway at this time and there’s nothing like having to tee off with a 5 iron because you were told to wait till after the next lesson to get clubs. I sent a message first thing in the morning and still hadn’t heard anything by early afternoon, so I requested a refund for the last lesson. Then I got an immediate response. There was some back and forth and the promise to fit me in soon, but I just didn’t believe it and pushed for the refund. When I showed up, he was cordial and I’m glad for that. In conclusion, the lessons were good, but you won’t be a priority. If you work on an atypical schedule or have months to spare for a few lessons, then go for it. I understand these lessons are cheaper than some other places nearby, but you will pay in frustration. The lessons boosted my power and I really wouldn’t have minded waiting if he would just respond to texts and calls in a timely manner. I went to Golfsmith that weekend and was hitting decent on the simulator. Then the pro there changed a few things about my swing and it really improved my accuracy and power! I went from driving in the mid 200’s to consistently hitting in the upper 200’s and getting over 300 often enough that with some practice I think I can make it a habit! I only wish I had more time with my new clubs before matches started.

Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather

A-Flight Club champion so may be biased

Very good condition except in summer. Long course with long par-3s but par fives are very reachable. I am a member and the rates are great. Must play for anyone who likes hitting the long ball.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played

Great walking course

Fairways and green well maintained. The fairway on the seventh hole needs alot of work, grass is thin and patchcy. There were no rangers on the course to regulate pace of play. The course is reltively short and flat which makes it ideal for walking. Overall the course is average.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
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