Harkers Hollow Golf & Country Club

2.1528470588 2.2 stars from 5 (176)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6551 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 71.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: None

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Nestled in the hills of Scotts Mountain, Harkers Hollow Golf & Country 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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.0 stars from 5
Value: 2.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 1.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 176 Reviews
5 stars:
7
4 stars:
29
3 stars:
46
2 stars:
40
1 stars:
54

recommend this course

95 out of 175 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for beginners locals wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include elevation changes thick rough bunkers   Great for drinks  

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"Gone Downhill Never to Return"


Roy9913410's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The 'rough' was more like a cow pasture, the fairways were rough at best, the greens slow and scarred, and zero amenities of any kind. Even ball washers were non-operational and hole makers virtually invisible. This course should not even be an option on GolfNow.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"No Maintance"


u3245970's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

rough hasn't been mowed for some time if the ball bounces out of the fairway it is in 10 inches of grass, lost many. hydraulic oil striped on greens, what a mess. don't go there!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Used to be a nice course"


u00000268595's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The rough was so bad you could lose your ball in the 1st cut off the fairway. If you're going to play there, use GolfNow as it is not worth the $49 they want to charge you.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



u8419435's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in need of mowing more than anything else


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Awful!"


upsfeeder88's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

*This course was recently sold.* I preface this because it seems the owners didn't spend a dime on this course all year knowing that.

The carts are antique's, the pro shop is bare, no water or towels for the ball washers, tee boxes are rough, tee yardage markers on ground are over grown, sand traps have no sand and are weed traps, fairway are non existent, rough's are overgrown, greens are diseased and have hydraulic fluid on 1/2 of them.

This is one of those course's that they should pay you to play.

Well hit balls are lost in the overgrown fairways and roughs, greens are bumpy and super slow, carpaths are unmaintained and poorly marked, they're no yard markers for 100-150-200 yards that are visible.

Overall I recommend staying away from this course until it has been properly maintained by the new owners.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Waiting for some TLC"


u748967319's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in the process of being sold so the grass was a little bit long but the course layout and staff were very friendly. The course could be the very nice once it's sold and the new owners do the upkeep on the course better. The clubhouse and pool , all the amenities looked very nice I'm sure the course is a gem waiting for the right owner.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Horribly maintained"


typro1897's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was awful. There were basically no fairways and the grass all around was incredibly high. We'll hit balls were lost and sand traps were foot-tall grass traps.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



Loaddavid's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Harkers Hollow Disaster"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course hasn't been maintained in months. Bare spots on the greens, the fairways and rough were too long. When the grass was cut, the clippings were not picked up. More than $5 for greens fee is high.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Harkers Hollow Disaster"


hendersonpt's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course is being sold and hasn't had maintenance for months. The greens were covered with bald spots, the fairways and rough are all overgrown. Where they did cut the grass, they didn't pickup the clippings. This place is just awful.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



baldeoh's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Very sad"


Denis7348996's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What used to be a great golf course has deteriorated to a cow pasture. One could lose a ball in the fairways or what pass for fairways. The greens are diseased and untended, uncut.

DONT WAST YOUR TIME OR MONEY. ALAS!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Nice course but needs maintenance and upkeep"


Andrew9573785's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It seemed like the fairways and rough had not been trimmed in a week. Several ball washers with no water/no towels. Also, the shack at the turn was closed while we were there and that was missed opportunity for the course as our group was ready for a snack and beverages.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Changing ownership?"


u415970003's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Terrible condition. Sand traps have morphed into grass traps. Rough was all over - could not find well-hit balls. Course was in the worst condition of any I have played over the last half-century!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Harkers"


u145812365's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You get what you pay for. New management takes over at the end of the month so it will be interesting to see the changes they make. They will certainly need some money in order to rework much of the course. Fairways and tee boxes are in need of work.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



uPRXL6337PR's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course property being auctioned off"


u957544031's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I wasn't aware that the property was being auctioned off until I arrived for the tee time. Having said that, I would have thought it would be in better shape in order to attract higher bids. Bad news.... I was wrong. Good news....The property was purchased and will continue as a golf course. I'm sure with some TLC it will be returned to more acceptable playing conditions. All amenities were closed for months leading up to the auction.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Good value"


u2303654's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This course was once a beautiful private club but is not in the best condition. Recently sold and the new owners say they will bring it back to it's former glory. I will continue to play because of the value and hope to see improvements soon.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Just getting my swings in"


u00000268595's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in better condition than I've seen it. Glad for the deal on GolfNow app.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course



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