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3.0
221 Reviews (221)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
48
3 Stars
61
2 Stars
44
1 Stars
57
Conditions
2.5
Value
3.5
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.0
65.9%
Recommend this course
131 out of 221 reviews
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3.2
13 Reviews (13)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.4
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.0
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
3.4
61.5%
Recommend this course
8 out of 13 reviews
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3.2
26 Reviews (26)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.7
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
3.8
69.2%
Recommend this course
18 out of 26 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 70
Length 6551 yards
Slope 126
Rating 71.7

Nestled in the hills of Scotts Mountain, Harkers Hollow Golf Club was carved from a sloping hillside, giving it a challenging terrain with plenty of elevation changes. Opened in 1929, the golf course has a classic layout designed by Robert White, the first president of the PGA of America. Although it is a seemingly mild 6,551 yards from the back tees, the course plays much longer and harder thanks to the undulating terrain. The layout does offer a few lengthy holes as well as some interesting par 3s. The greens are small and fast with breaks ranging from subtle to dramatic. There is hardly any water but the Lopatcong Creek does run the entire length of the golf course and requires the occasional carry. The par-3 fifth hole is the club's signature. It is particularly notable for its scenery, which is why it has served as the backdrop for many weddings.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 70 6551 yards 71.7 126
Blue 70 6361 yards 70.8 124
White 70 5608 yards 72.7 128
Red (W) 70 5473 yards 71.6 127
Scorecard for Harkers Hollow
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Champions M: 72.3/137 414 369 370 519 160 416 419 420 152 3239 492 184 384 384 378 367 202 401 420 3212 6451
Mens M: 71.0/130 364 359 361 506 142 405 406 411 142 3096 485 176 372 370 368 358 194 390 405 3118 6214
Red M: 66.5/125 W: 71.6/128 305 303 324 442 102 315 359 355 101 2606 443 146 319 309 292 276 153 341 352 2631 5237
Handicap 7 5 11 1 15 13 9 3 17 2 16 8 4 14 12 18 10 6
Par 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 35 5 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 35 70

Course Details

Year Built 1929
Golf Season Year round. Weather permitting.
Architect Robert White (1929)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
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 Major credit cards welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire

Reviews

3.0
221 Reviews (221)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 24
Thick Rough 12
Bunkers 8
This course/club is great for:
Beginners 18
Locals 18
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 14
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 13
Worth the Drive 7

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4.0
Previously Played

No water

I've always liked this layout and love that a fair number of people walk. I walked today. It's August - really hot. Not an ounce of water on the course to drink (no beverage cart either). I'm super supportive of this course and the efforts they're making to restore it to its past glory, but not having a single water cooler in the middle of the summer is ridiculous. Shame......... shame........ shame.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

It is what it is

Can't really complain when you pay $25 for 18 and a cart but the reasons behind the price are obvious. The cart paths are worse than the roads leading in and out of Mosul. Some greens are in pretty horrific condition.

The cart girl and halfway house staff were very friendly. Food and beverage options were good.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

harkers hollow

played Saturday morning by myself!the place is getting better every year! great layout and condition was good greens were good sand traps very good! tee box need work and also the fairways but u can notice the effort! good deal!!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great Father's Day Round

Thought the course was in good shape with all the. rain we have been having. Nice wide open fairways . Need to get ride of some of the clover. I would definitely go back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

a great layout

new owners are doing a good job in spite of all rain

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Harkers Hollow

It’s a challenging course and it’s up keep keeps getting better.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Poor grouping

Greens were not good. Sloppy drainage that could have been managed better. Multiple twosomes put behind us and then telling us to hurry up.

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

Majority of the staff extremely unaccommodating

Had a tee time today at 840. Was ten minutes late due to hitting traffic from a car accident. Once arrived, Jason told me to head on out on hole 2 with my buddies. Asked him once I finished the 18th hole I could wrap back to play hole one, he said we will see with negative attitude. It's truly sad to see the "golf pro" treat a member of the course like that. The course is still in terrible condition with the fairways patchy and greens just as bad. The sand traps are all hard as a rock (with some not even having sand in them) except a few. The pace of play is terrible due to the fact they book tee times in very short intervals of each other. They also have people walking at all times of the day slowing up every one. I can't imagine this course being nothing more than for beginners. The flooding on the front 9 is atrocious as well...especially by hole 8/9

Theres only a select few staff at the course that are actually nice. The higher up the employees are ranked, the worse they get. Never treat your members with disrespect. I truly wish I didn't pay a dime of my money.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
First Time Playing

Needs A lot of work!

I read several reviews about how this course is coming back. If this is coming back, I hate to see what it was like earlier. The course needs a lot of work. Tee boxes are horrible, not a decent patch of grass to hit from. Tons of clover all over the place. Greens weren't terrible, but many areas burned and cutting machine scalped. It doesn't cost anything to keep water in ball washers or have water coolers on the course. The biggest surprise was at least some sand in the traps, albeit 1/2 inch deep. Tons of work is needed.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Wet and slow

Overall for what I spent it wasn't a bad round, the pace of play was very frustrating and the course was very wet and muddy.

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

Private quality layout, good value, friendly staff

What an amazing round today. It rained non stop for the past two days, so I knew I had to go to HH because the drainage at this place is unreal. Many other courses in the area would be unplayable today, but I didn’t have to move a single ball because of puddles/moisture at HH. The staff is great. Thank you to John at the front desk for the friendly service.

Side note about the layout: the course is long and fair. None of the holes seem out of place or as if they shouldn’t be there. Used to be a private course before 07-08, can only imagine what it would look like with that kind of investment. As I mentioned above though, I had absolutely zero complaints on the condition of the course, especially compared to other similar price courses in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Greens

First time playing here this year after its sale. They are trying to bring this course back to what or used to be. We had a short first delay but we were they only early tee time so that wasn't a problem. The greens were in very good shape for this time of the year and the amount of rain we've had. The fairways still need a lot of help but they will get there eventually. They were cut tight but still need time to grow in, hopefully next year.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
New York Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Used cart

A for Effort

Great improvement over the last few years. It is certainly trending in the right direction. Greens were good and there was sand in the bunkers. Fairways and tees still need some work (maybe because of the weather). So you play lift, clean and place. Played in 3 hrs and at $29 to ride, definitely worth the trip. The layout is terrific. An old school Robert White course with tees near the green. Really looking forward to all he upgrades.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Getting better

Course condition has improved under new ownership.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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