Good shape for early in the year
Played it on 4-18 and it was in remarkably good shape after the brutal winter we had. It was wet in some of the lower lying spots, but overall very playable. Greens were in very good shape for this time of year. It was a freak warm day for early April and seemed like everyone decided to come out and play at the last minute and the course got very jammed up. We had to quit after 9 as the pace slowed to a crawl. I've played here before and this seems to be the case often. Trying to make the turn and get to the back 9 is a problem. People stop and diddle around at the clubhouse and then diddle around out on the course. They have small signs all over the cart telling folks they take the pace of play seriously, but need a ranger out there to enforce it. I love the course and would make the 55 minute trip to play it more often, but would like to play the whole 18 holes, and in no more than 4.5 hours. But then, NO round of golf should ever take more than that.
The folks who work there, however, are always very nice, and gave us a rain check to come back and play another day. Their customer service is always top notch.
April 21, 2015
Great shape, wide fairways, too many 2 tiered greens
The course was in fantastic shape. $40 on a Tuesday a super deal. Fairways are very generous, although they put traps in the middle of some fairways to increase the challenge. The greens were very fast, which I like. My only gripe is that for a course built next to a ski resort, there would be plenty of slope on the greens. There are too many 2 tiered greens where putting off the green or having your putt return to your feet are a possibility. Still well worth the trip.
October 15, 2014
Second time here and even with the one hour frost delay I truly enjoyed this course. I was greeted and helped from the moment I pulled up into the lot until we teed off. Had time to get a breakfast sandwich and a bucket of balls and was ready when our group was called. The starter was friendly and she offered some useful guidance .the course was great with enough challenge to make it a regular and not get bored. Even with the hour travel from New Jersey I expect to come here often.
October 6, 2014
every hole is different
great layout where every hole is different...every green complex is different. bring your A game if you decide to stretch your game from a further tee. not a typical mountain layout....zero silly holes.
October 1, 2014
Played for the first time two days earlier but enjoyed enough to go back again during our week in the Poconos. Wonderful mountain course that challenges but in a fair way- unlike Split Rock resort nearby that punishes you even with a good shot! The only problem was that both rounds were about 5 hours, never saw a ranger except with 3 holes to play in our second round. We really enjoyed the course though and the staff were very friendly and helpful.
September 28, 2014
A gem in the Poconos
Saw that the course had made the Golf Magazine's list of "top courses you can play" in PA and decided to give it a try. It turned out to be a great decision.... fantastic layout w/ just the right amount of doglegs, elevation changes and forced carries; great view everywhere; not too crowded (3.5 hr round which doesn't happen too often these days); friendly staff; very nice practice/warm-up facility. The only negative was that the greens were too slow. I have played at other courses on the list, and this place should definitely be rated higher than some of them (like Berkleigh, Lederach, and so on). Although the course is tucked in the Poconos, it was fairly easy to get to - just off the PA Turnpike/I-80. I will definitely be playing here again, soon.
September 8, 2014
Always love this course!
My son(s) and I play Jack Frost 1 to 2 times per week. I think it's by far the best course in the area. We usually play weekday afternoons where the pace is great. Well maintained and always challenging. From the novice to expert... you'll love your round at Jack Frost.
August 26, 2014
Amazing Golf Course!
I have the opportunity to play a lot of different golf courses and Jack Frost ranks in my top 5. EVERY single hole is amazing. This courses layout and landscaping is one of the best in the Northeast for a newly made course. The only thing that I can't fully comment on are the greens, as they were being aerated. If you are in the pocono region, this is a course you have to play!
August 22, 2014