Worth the trip
I heard great things about Jack Frost, so my expectations were high. The course, and especially the greens, lived up to their billing. Played in the afternoon on a damp day, but the greens were still very fast (and smooth). The slope and speed of the greens make it tough to get the ball up and down, and I found that to be the biggest challenge. Interestingly, a lot (half) of the greens seem to slope from front to back, so that is another wrinkle. Wide driving areas and managable rough allow you to swing away from the tee. Driving range and putting green are very nice. Jack Frost is definitely off the beaten path, but it might be the best value I've ever come across.
October 18, 2013
PGA caliber course and conditions
Conditions: Overall - 10
Fairways - 9 (found some spots where divots weren't replaced)
Greens - 10 (The best part of the course - fast, fast, fast - will instill some fear in you while you putt)
Bunkers - 10
The staff was friendly and the accommodating. Back tees would make this course super challenging. Layout was awesome and conditions were amazing. The greens are what make this course. SUPER FAST and lots of break. They're also in great shape. Didn't see many ball marks and they definitely roll true. Kinda scary to putt on actually cause they can get away from you pretty easily.
October 7, 2013
Best public course in Eastern PA, by far...
I have been waiting to play this course all year because of the great things I heard about the course. My friends and I have played a different course every Saturday in and around the Lehigh Valley this year and this one was by far the best. Totally worth the drive, superb conditions, great staff, awesome scenery and very challenging(fast greens/fairway bunkers). You do not see another fairway other than the one your on through 18 holes. The only thing is that you do not want to use the GPS to get there. You will end up a half an hour away. The key at this place is to not let your ego get the best of you..the ball will roll so club down and hit it straight. So, basically I was there on a sat. morning was not rushed, good pace, no idiots or unreasonable asking of a 3 1/2 hour round. It was a pleasure and will continue to go back. I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this place.
October 6, 2013
fantastic course fun to play and in great condition
this has got to be the nicest course in the Poconos. For a mountain course it has wide landing areas beautiful greens and a very friendly staff. I would recommend it highly
September 30, 2013
Beautiful Course Great Condition
Played last Sunday 9/23, second time playing here. Course is in great condition and holes are challenging, yet fair. Greens are fast, but the hold extremely well. Many elevation changes while still manageable. I belong to a traditional Philadelphia club, so this is a refreshing change of pace. We've played many courses in the Poconos and by far this is my favorite.
September 25, 2013
Very challenging greens. Great value for the money.
Tee boxes are perfect. Nice and level with very tight turf. Fairways are nearly perfect, Greens can be very difficult, and keep an eye on the grain because it plays a big part on these very tricky greens. Pin placements were very challenging. Highly recommend.
September 22, 2013
Super fast greens...Best course in the Poconos
A must play..Great greens, very challenging..Geat value ay $45.
September 22, 2013
A Must Play Course in the Poconos
I drove 1.5 hours to get to this course and I'm really glad I did! From tee to green, this is one of the best maintained public course I've ever seen with some of the best putting greens. Since this course is carved out of the forest, every hole is isolated and surrounded by trees, which is a great experience that you can't get at most golf courses. This also means the architects could afford to make every hole unique and memorable. Wide, generous fairways translate into forgiving drives but still places a premium on shot making. Overall it's a great test of your game without feeling over-penalizing. If playing for the first time, I highly suggest "teeing it forward" to maximize your enjoyment.
The super friendly staff here deserve some special mention. As soon as I parked my car, a cart boy pulled up and placed my bag on the cart with a warm greeting and general directions of the practice range and the first tee. The staff at the pro shop made me feel very welcome upon arrival and highlighted the greatly discounted merchandise. The starter at the first tee spoke to us with enthusiasm and genuine love for the course and the game.
I suppose the fall foliage be spectacular here around early October and I would love to make the trip again.
September 20, 2013