Downingtown Golf Club
Tough Greens, Creative Design
I don't know much about George Fazio, but he put together a truly entertaining and challenging course here. Greens are large an undulating with many options for pin placements. The greens are sneaky fast with challenging reads. Course is not long and has more than a few non-driver holes, but has enough long holes to keep the grip it and rip guys happy, If this was a private club I would join it. I always walk off wanting another crack at it.
October 12, 2014
Great course for the money
The course is in excellent condition and has the feel of an old country club. Very private and landscaping throughout the course is very well kept. The course is not long but shorter holes are offset by challenging greens and pin placements. Greens are firm, fast, and plenty of slope. Greens are pro difficulty.
October 5, 2014
First time at course
Just moved to Philly and this is the first course I played in the area. Very friendly staff course was in very good condition. Not overly long but fairly tight on a number of holes.
Would definitely go back.
September 13, 2014
Good time, good play
The one negative, a couple of the bunkers were muddy, other then that it was crowded, but finished in 4 hours, and 20 minutes, couple of holes we had 2-5 minutes wait
August 15, 2014
Best public course around
I belong to 4 private clubs and this course is still in my top 5 public courses. The George Fazio design is excellent with no two holes the same. Excellent walking course, very challenging but fair. Staff there are awesome and so is the food. You must have their hot dog, the best!
August 9, 2014
Bring a group of friends
We played here yesterday as a group of 16,, The club was very friendly from the first phone call ( Dante & Ken ) to the last drink ( Ally ) The course was in good condition and clean. The heat was tough and the bugs were tougher !! the bunkers where alittle thin as far as sand goes but thats the only downside. Everyone liked the course and said they will play it again I will too. Great chicken wings.
August 6, 2014
Average course - Could be much better
I have played downingtown couple of times last year, it used to be good and well managed..but now it seems the environment has deteriorated over the period of time.
Some of the greens are true to the speed and some are not. Pace of play is horrid, no marshall to keep up the pace.. it seems they just focus on the bookings from the morning.. anyone playing after 4 or 5 they don't really bother to have them keep up the pace.
I had booked to play for 18 holes but when i reached there were no starters for the 5:40 timing.. kept waiting for some time and then learnt they have a league on the front-9..i have to go the back-9...
I will play this course again only if i get a good price deal and as it is near to my place ..but anything beyond $40 is pretty high..
August 6, 2014
Over priced for what you get
Way too expensive for the quality of the course.
No sand in bunkers, just dirt and mud, can't control the ball out of any bunker. Most tee boxes are chewed up. Greens are good and fairways are in good shape.
For $80+ dollars, you should get better quality. Mentioned to staff and got "I know, we've heard it before"
August 4, 2014