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2.5
586 Reviews (586)
5 Stars
60
4 Stars
178
3 Stars
119
2 Stars
80
1 Stars
149
Conditions
2.3
Value
2.6
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
3.8
Pace
3.6
Amenities
2.4
44.5%
Recommend this course
332 out of 586 reviews
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2.2
146 Reviews (146)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
26
1 Stars
69
Conditions
1.9
Value
2.0
Layout
3.4
Pace
3.3
Amenities
2.3
StaffFriendliness
3.7
30.1%
Recommend this course
44 out of 146 reviews
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2.3
179 Reviews (179)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
30
2 Stars
28
1 Stars
76
Conditions
2.1
Value
2.3
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.5
Amenities
2.4
StaffFriendliness
3.7
36.9%
Recommend this course
66 out of 179 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6679 yards
Slope 127
Rating 72.1

Opened in 1929, Old Orchard Country Club has a classic design with challenges that stand up to modern golf courses. Throughout the course, you'll see traces of the site's former use as a farm. Ancient apple trees from the original orchard frame many of the holes. The diverse layout will test you with a variety of different shots but the gently rolling terrain makes for an easy walk. Skill and strategy will be generously rewarded but it's not an overly punishing layout for the high handicapper. Old Orchard's greens play true and fast and they are often flanked with strategically positioned bunkers. A stream wanders through the golf course, coming into play on several holes. Golfers will face a tricky island green on the par-5 seventh hole as well as an almost-island green on the par-4 13th.

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Course Details

Year Built 1929
Greens Rye Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect A. W. Tillinghast (1929)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

2.5
586 Reviews (586)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 29
Bunkers 23
Forced Carries 12
This course/club is great for:
Locals 43
Walkers 17
Seniors 15
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 19
Near Local Attractions 16
Convenient to the City 13

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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
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Previously Played

Terrible conditions

The source was aerating the back 9 so we had to okay the front twice. The tee boxes looked like the rough. Even the greens in the front 9 were in poor condition.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
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Previously Played

TERRIBLE

Just awful, the back nine was closed and literally no one bothered to mention anything to me until I was on hole 12 and the groundskeepers told me the back was closed. Last time I came here there was a 1 hour wait for golf carts as well, it’s not even worth your time just go to Suneagles, staff way nicer.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Needs Work

Not one to bash golf courses this needs work. Greens need work and are very slow I mean slow. A lot of crab grass and rough needs attention. Second time playing here could be last

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Reviews 2
1.0
Previously Played

Tillinghast is not happy

The bones are here for a really nice course. The Tillinghast routing is there, but not much else. Course is in disrepair. Bunkers have grass growing, tee boxes are shot, not much difference between the fairway and rough. Greens are patchy. Major renovations needed to save this one time gem. It’s ok if you are learning the game r just going out to work on a few things. Serious players should avoid this until the course is brought back up. Hopefully better days ahead for Old Orchard. Staff was great,

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 2
1.0
First Time Playing

Abomination

I thought I had experienced all kinds of courses over the years...I was wrong! Orchard Hills is not a links course or a mountain track...it is the golf equivalent of a deserted playground littered with the detritus of a crack house and meth lab. The tee boxes have higher and thicker grass than the rough at the Us Open, the fairways look like the African Savannah and the greens have the feel of a freshly grown Chia Pet. The golf course should be shut down by the DOE, DEP, and probably the FBI as well since the place must be a front for something other than a golf course since nobody in their right mind would charge people to play a round of golf on a course like this unless they were part of a criminal enterprise. Oh, and it took over 3.5 hours to get through 14 holes.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
1.0
First Time Playing

Abomination!

I thought I had experienced all kinds of courses over the years...I was wrong! Orchard Hills is not a links course or a mountain track...it is the golf equivalent of a deserted playground littered with the detritus of a crack house and meth lab. The tee boxes have higher and thicker grass than the rough at the Us Open, the fairways look like the African Savannah and the greens have the feel of a freshly grown Chia Pet. The golf course should be shut down by the DOE, DEP, and probably the FBI as well since the place must be a front for something other than a golf course since nobody in their right mind would charge people to play a round of golf on a course like this unless they were part of a criminal enterprise. Oh, and it took over 3.5 hours to get through 14 holes.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Believe the BAD reviews

This course is terrible and NOT worth the $70 per person rate. Course has a nice layout but, the grass is not maintained, there are mounds of grass clippings everywhere, the greens are infected with mold and bare, the fairways are like the rough and the rough is like the tall grass. In addition the sand traps are full of crab grass and the tee boxes are overgrown. Not to mention that the golf carts do not work and the ones that do work are held together by tape. Do your self a big favor, do not waste your hard earned money. Only play this course if the rate is $25 per person.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad conditions

Old orchard has some really great holes and is very challenging. We have played here many many times but only when I can get a good deal/price because it is pricey. This visit was the worst condition I’ve seen it in. Tee boxes were so overgrown, some of the ladies tee boxes weren’t marked, and lots of no grass areas on the fairway. But if you don’t mind these few issues and paying a pretty buck, the course is fun.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tee boxes didn’t exist, greens were patchy, parts hadn’t been cut but it was the only course with a tee time on a holiday weekend

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

It’s a shame

It’s a shame what they’ve let this course become. Crab grass. Burned out fairways. Bumpy greens with patches of missing grass.

Conditions Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bad Course Condition

It was my first time here and honestly my last. For the price they charge for 18 holes they could spend it on maintaining the course. The fairways were almost as bad as the rough. Crab grass on most fairways. The greens were in awful shape. Dirt patches on green, and we’re long causes slower putts. There is one very cool hole with the island green and the next hole tee box was nice. The rest of the tee boxes were moved and high grass. I know sometimes there are repairs to tee boxes but this was every tee box.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Needs work

Good course but not kept up in any way. Tee boxes not mowed at all. Bunkers overgrown . Greens ok.
Not worth what I paid

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not for the money anymore

Been here a bunch of times but they have completely forgot to maintain the course. Greens had a ton of brown spots, a ton of crab grass all over but I’ll tell you what I had a good lay or 2 in the sand trap....cause there was grass in it!

For $70 it was not worth the money. Staff was very friendly but that was about it. They’ve given up on this course, you should too.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Rough shape

This course was in very rough shape. The tee boxes and temporary tee boxes weren’t even mowed. The greens were in bad shape. The area around the greens had grass longer than an out of bounds area. Lost a few payable tee shots and approach shots. Signs saying stay on cart path, when the cart path ends and it’s just the grass. Crab grass and weeds all throughout the fairways and around the greens. Definitely not worth $70 a round. I’ve played much nicer courses for half the price.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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