Lederach Golf Club
Slow, sloppy and surly.
Early tee time found lots of standing water and saturated fairways. Over 5 hours for 18 holes. When mentioned the slow pace to "Player assistant" was told "Sorry sir, That's how it is here every day, especially on weekends"
Tried to grab a hot dog at the turn, but no staff was available.
Won't be going back any time soon.
September 8, 2014
best course in the area
This is worth your money and time. The speed is a bit on the low end but the challenging greens are worth it. Enjoy.
August 24, 2014
Greens were excellent
If you want a semi links course that's kept in great condition with extremely difficult greens on EVERY HOLE then this is your course.
August 17, 2014
A cut above many local courses
The weather was great; the course was in very good condition for a busy public course. However, the placement for many of the pins was odd if they want to keep pace of play to 4 hours, or 4.5 on weekends. The greens are huge, but the pins were in places that could easily slow down play, and hurt scoring for most golfers. The course is reasonably challenging from the 6000yard green tees, especially for our threesome of 65-year old 15 to 20 handicappers. A good value overall with the special rate--a little high without it.
August 16, 2014
Nice course fair price.
Really nice course. Fast greens very undulating. Gotta get the ball on the right level. Better knowledge of pin placement would help a lot. A zone chart in the cart would speed up play. Less reading of the greens if u can knock it close
August 11, 2014
To many Twosomes
We got paired up with another twosome . Behind us they had 3 other twosomes did not understand why they did not pair them up. Then asked us to speed up to catch the threesome in front of us . Poor management on a Friday afternoon
August 4, 2014
Are you kidding me?
I've played this course about 6 times and I've been pretty disappointed each time. After some years, you would think the rough and grasses would have matured, but they still have not settled yet. Plenty of small rocks and hardpan(bare) lies throughout the course.
The good: The layout is very interesting and the par 3s are very fun to play. The par 5 12th hole is a monster and is a very enjoyable hole. The clubhouse is well maintained and there is a decent range on course.
The bad: We teed off at 6:15 and were the third group out. Nevertheless, we took over 5 hours to play due to slow groups. We waited about 5 minutes before every shot! The staff did nothing about the groups in front that refused to let us play through. The greens are a joke, I understand trying to give golfers a challenge but the greens reminded me of a minigolf circus course. To add to that, the pin placements were too close to the edges of greens and on severe slopes.
The ugly: As if the slow play was not bad enough, they top it off with horrendous customer service. The girl at the register is extremely rude and disrespectful. They seem to forget that they are running a business in which reputation matters. For a course that charges like a top tier course, the bunkers look to be completely neglected and are in terrible condition. Also, expect to find plenty of fallen tree trunks and branches all over.
In conclusion, for the price, the course is definitely not worth your time and money. If you're looking for a great public golf course experience nearby, try Berkleigh, Macoby Run, or Bella Vista. They all treat you like valued customers and don't take 5+ hours to play. Plus, conditions are exponentially better than Lederach. I've given this course 6 tries and its failed each time. I definitely will not be returning anymore.
July 30, 2014
This course is in as good a shape as any public or private course in the Delaware Valley. It's a serious challenge with greens that are like roller coaster rides but they don't go wild with pin placements and the greens are not rocket fuel fast either. There's some long, challenging holes. If your playing it for the first time bring along someone who's played the course before because local knowledge goes a long way at Lederach. Some of the course will infuriate the first time player like the impossible to hold eighth green. This course could qualify as quirky but I think that the fees that are charged here will leave you feeling you got a bargain playing Lederach.
July 28, 2014