Mattawang Golf Club
Nice layout but too wet.
Played this course on my way home from Harrisburg. The fairways were extremely wet as the frost was not out of the ground yet. The greens were in great shape and putted true. It's hard to judge a course this early in the year but if you are in this area later in the season this would be a nice track to play. Staff was super friendly and holes were varied and challenging.
March 29, 2015
Starter management needed
Overall, we enjoyed our day at Mattawang...and that factors in some snow/ice on the fairways and greens. The ice made conditions challenging but the lack of an experienced starter made the round a bit stressful. As we made our turn onto the 10th a foursome was walking up to our green from the clubhouse. I had no idea if the starter sent them over to start off the 10th, so we walked into the tee box to continue through with our round. The newly arrived foursome was crowding up behind us, in the back of the tee box and talking the entire time we were driving. I don't know whether or not it was ignorance or calculated rudeness/intimidation but it did put a bit of a damper on an otherwise nice day. When we returned to the clubhouse after our round, the foursome behind us tried to cut into the queue going off on the first hole (which was already three foursomes). An argument broke out about protocol, it was unclear if that foursome was even directed by the starter to start on the 10th, and as we walked away it was becoming quite ugly. The whole situation could have been handled much better if a starter had stepped up and taken control of the situation. That, after all, is part of their job.
December 2, 2014
The course is ok but not that day
The course was unplayable early due to leftover snow on the grounds. This is an average to good course under normal conditions.
December 1, 2014
Great weather on Veterans day brought out lots of people waits were not too bad. Staff was very friendly snd course was in excellent condition
November 18, 2014
Great course to play
Course was in pretty good condition. Speed of play was great.
November 7, 2014
Have played here many times before without issue. Apparently there was a frost which delayed our tee time, which I find hard to believe due to temperatures and wind speeds the previous night. That not withstanding, it took nearly 3 hours to play 9 holes and that was quite enough for us. We left without completing the round.
October 26, 2014
Nice greens, but the course, facilities, and staff are generally poor.
The greens were in good shape but that's the limit of my positive feedback. I am an avid golfer but this is my first review of golf now. From the beginning - the range mats are green astro-turf over wood...I hit the ball clean and I was still concerned about damaging clubs. Most, if not all, of the tee boxes are not level. The game is challenging enough without teeing it up from an uphill, downhill, or sidehill lie. The fairways were average. They space the tee times at 7-8 minutes and have an overly energetic, borderline rude, ranger drive around and harass players! Talk about a traffic jam on the course. Before teeing off near 1200, we attempted to grab a hotdog and beer. No prepared food and no beer - was told it'd take 10-15 min for a hot-dog and they had no liquor license. What kind of golf course doesn't have hot-dogs and beer ready at 1200 on a busy, beautiful Sunday?? Opted for a turkey sandwich - it was made with low-quality lunch meat on a stale burger bun which crumbled when I picked it up! There's no beverage or food service on the course either so pack your own lunch, snacks, and beverages should you want to waste $50 on playing this course. Even the bathrooms in the clubhouse were dirty and unkept. This course and facilities need a complete overhaul before we'd ever consider returning. Safe to say that is unlikely!
October 13, 2014
Great value for this course. The course is very well maintained and staff is great. Wide fairways and beautiful slopes but still a moderate level of difficulty. Really excellent course, especially for the money.
October 11, 2014