Golf

As you play through the wooded, rolling mountainside terrain, you will experience the timeless design of legendary architects Donald Ross and Robert White.

Premier Course in the Pocono Mountains

History

Opened its first 9 holes in 1907

Director of Golf

Tom O’Malley

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27 holes of classic golf

Ratings & Reviews

Voted 2017 Readers’ Choice for Best Golf Course

Acclaimed 27-Hole Golf Course

With 18-holes designed by legendary, Donald Ross and Robert White.

Buck Hill Golf Club enjoys a long and storied past. Opening its first 9 holes in 1907, Buck Hill quickly established itself as the premier course in the Pocono Mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania. As you play through the wooded, rolling mountainside terrain, you will experience the timeless design of legendary architects Donald Ross and Robert White. Ridge line silhouettes, relentless undulations, and classic subtleties define this 27-hole masterpiece.

Dress Code

Golf shorts or golf pants and a collared shirt with sleeves are required.

Golf skirts/skorts or golf slacks are required.

Are expected to follow these guidelines.

Meet Director of Golf at Buck Hill: Tom O’Malley

Tom has been the Director of Golf at Buck Hill since 1992 and a PGA Member since 1987. He worked as a golf professional at Hershey’s Mill GC in West Chester PA and Philmont CC in Huntingdon Valley PA prior to coming to Buck Hill.

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Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

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Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes – included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
Pro shop available: Yes

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Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes

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Course Details

Year built: 1907
Architect(s): Donald Ross, Robert White
Season: Open: 4/15 Closed: 11/15

Explore the Course

The Buck Hill Golf Club was created in 1907 with Robert White’s Red Course. In 1921 Donald Ross was contracted for the White and Blue courses, giving Buck Hill 27 holes of classic golf.

White Course

Course Architect: Donald Ross

  • White Tees 3239 Par 36
  • Red Tees 2701 Par 36

The White Course, Donald Ross’ front nine in his 18 hole design, is the longest and flattest of the 3 nines and it winds through our beautiful golf cottage community. Number 2 is a great par 5, with the meandering Griscom Run Creek ready to gobble up an errant ball. Speaking of Griscom Run, it winds to the left of number 9, a 199 yd downhill signature par 3 with great views of the mountains behind the green, our signature hole on the White 9.

Blue Course

Course Architect: Donald Ross

  • White Tees 3029 Par 36
  • Red Tees 2597 Par 36

Longer than the Red with more hills than the White, the Blue Course is a hybrid of those nines. Elevated greens and tees are an earmark of the Blue. Treelined fairways make the Blue a tighter course, and the signature par 5, 4 Blue, is a roller coaster ride capped off by the beautiful Swarthmore Gazebo set by the green. Additionally, 7 Blue is a typical Ross par 3, set over a massive hump and a deep swale in front of the green.

Red Course

Course Architect: Robert White

  • White Tees 2823 Par 34
  • Red Tees 2480 Par 36

The Red Course is the most open and the most hilly of our 3 nines. Tremendous views abound, as you look upon the surrounding mountains and beautiful golf cottages set across the valley. A flat lie is hard to come by on the Red, sidehill lies abound. The course is shorter, with 3 par 3s and a short par 5, but it has a set of 4 of the most difficult par 4s on the entire course.

Ratings & Reviews

Voted Pocono Record Readers’ Choice 2017 & 2018: Best Golf Course, Greens, and Pro Shop in the Pocono Mountains.

Reviews

Played Buck Hill on Monday 7/7. I started out on the Blue course which i found to be a really fun, scenic 9. The back-2-back par 5's were mountain golf at its best, very tight but very fair. The par 4 8th was another beautiful hole. Standing on the tee box i must have been able to see for a good 60-70 miles. The conditions of the blue were very good. The fairways were plush, the rough nice and thick, tee boxes full and the greens rolled true. The biggest problem i had was leaving my ball above the hole way too many times on the first few holes before i finally learned my lesson. For my second 9 i played the red course because the white was pretty crowded. The red started off pretty slow, a ho hum par 3, par 4 and another par 3 before it picked up after that. The conditions were once again very good although the rough did have some brown spots. This 9 wasn't quite as appealing as the Blue but never the less very enjoyable. The greens weren't quite as tricky and the holes weren't as tight except for 5 which was a brutal par 4, 410 yard uphill tunnel. All in all Buck Hill is a great course and i think the price is very reasonable compared to other courses in the area. I fully intend to play here again so i can get on the white.

Kevin H. 

My cousin Bob and I drove down from the Binghamton, NY area to play the course on 10/25/10. It was money well spent. This is easily one of the best courses in the N.Y./P.A. area. It's mountain golf at it's best. The blue course is riddled with narrow, sloping fairways and blind tee shots. Everywhere you look there is undulation and elevation. The greens were in great shape and are your typical Donald Ross fare (small-medium sized). The bunkers were in good, playable condition with medium grain sand. The rough was fair but punitive. The abundance of leaves made it difficult to find balls that caromed off the fairway, but then, we should have hit it straighter. The carts were gas powered and in good shape. The staff was very friendly (especially the folks in the restaurant). Alcohol and food prices are quite reasonable and we found lunch to be REALLY tasty. The price here can be a bit steep, but it's well worth the occasional splurge. We'll be back.....

Scott B. 

Played this course May 21, 2013. The condition of the tee boxes, fairways and greens was outstanding. The course is extremely playable with no forced carries, very little water and bunkers that were well situated but not unduly penal. The staff was very friendly and helpful...didn't see any rangers or cart attendants, but we didn't see more than half a dozen other golfers. The dining area is quaint, old school comfortable. This is how a 'country club' in the mountains of Pennsylvania should look and feel. And, the price was more than reasonable. Not easy to find, but if you are anywhere near Buck Hill Falls, Pa and looking for a great experience, make the effort and go to this fine venue.

Ken B. 

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