Country Club of the Poconos
hiden gem a must play
Its a terriffic course with lots of fun holes. Greens were in great shape and not many leaves either. Only down side is the length of the ride bewteen holes.
November 19, 2012
Worth your time....
I regularly write reviews on another site for courses that I play and I'm glad to see Golfnow also offers this service. I traveled from Binghamton NY to play CC of the Poconos on 11/15/12 with my cousin Bob. It was right around 50 degrees with little wind and lots of sun. The course was deserted, with only 1 other foursome out there. We got the "hot rate" on the course ($14!), and it was well worth the drive. We were greeted by a friendly gent in the pro shop, who got us set up with a cart and scorecard and some good course advice. This course winds through a high end housing development and there are some LONG commutes between holes which take you out onto the streets and through parking lots. Pay attention to the painted arrows on the ground and abundant signage and you'll never be lost. I'd read some mixed reviews on the course and wasn't entirely sure what to expect. Many of them cite the distance between holes as a factor in their complaints. I think it's helpful in that it gives you time to reminisce on the good shots and forget the bad ones. The course is HILLY and you'll find dramatic elevation changes on many holes. This is one of those rare courses where EVERY hole seems memorable. As such, its found a place in my new top 5 PA courses. The course conditions were great for the time of year. Some of the fairway traps had a little wash out, but given the recent hurricane, its to be expected. The turf was in great shape and dense. The greens were immaculate. Positioning is key on this course and there are plenty of places to lose a ball. Club selection can be difficult in places when the wind and elevation are competing factors. The carts were gas powered and well maintained, if a little anemic. I guess that's also understandable as they have to gear them down with all the potential for wrecks on the sloping and steep paths. They also lack g.p.s., which is a little disappointing (bring yours). The views are breathtaking and deserving of a camera. In summary, do yourself the favor of playing this course.
November 17, 2012
This course is amazing & great fun to play again.
course condition is well maintained, challenging, very friendly staffs and definately will play again.
October 31, 2012
Fun, Challenging holes
Enjoyed the course. There are some elevated tees and intersting par 3's. There some long rides to the next tee but they are nice rides through the woods. The lady in charge comes across as not so friendly but i think she means well.
October 31, 2012
An Awesome Mountain Course
CC of the Poconos is a beautiful, challenging mountain course. There are many forced carries, several optical illusions, and many holes that require a safe shot instead of going for glory. However, the course is very fair, as mountain courses go. Compared to a course like Split Rock, it is very playable. The course winds through a friendly neighborhood where residents wave to you. More importantly, the conditions are pristine. It was the most fun my wife and I have had on a golf course this year. It's a true mountain course, so bring plenty of balls, and don't forget to enjoy the awesome views!
October 31, 2012
Best Course in the Poconos!
This course was in the best shape of any course I have played in the Tri-State Area! Better than some Myrtle Beach Course as well!
The fairways are narrow, but every hole is more stunning than the previous hole! It's a Must Play for all!
October 15, 2012
this course has great features
great course, great lay out ,very seanic, staff very friendly, i recomd this course to friends
October 13, 2012
CAN'T WAIT TO PLAY IT AGAIN
ALTHOUGH IT WAS A SHORT COURSE IT WAS VERY CAHALLENGING WITH BLIND SHOTS AND UPHILL GREENS.COURSE WAS IN GREAT CONDITION AND ALOT OF FUN TO PLAY...DON'T WORRY ABOUT SCORE, JUST HAVE FUN WITH IT.
October 4, 2012
the course is beautiful and is in stunning condition
great variation in the holes and so scenic ,some of the holes are stunningly beautiful , the tee boxes are like carpets a real hidden gem
September 25, 2012