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Prestigious Golf Course in the Poconos
Over a century ago, Buck Hill Golf Club opened its first nine holes and quickly became one of the most preeminent golf courses in the Pocono Mountains. Our course has since tripled in size, but its longstanding reputation remains.
Acclaimed 27-Hole Golf Course
In 1907, famed golf course architect and first PGA president Robert White designed the first nine of what would later be Buck Hill’s 27 holes along an immensely open and hilly stretch of the Poconos mountainside. Nearly 25 years later, we contracted another accomplished golfer and course designer, Donald Ross, to add the final 18 holes. Using his modus operandi of attention to detail and an appeal to a natural aesthetic, Ross integrated two more nine-hole courses into our existing layout. For generations, Buck Hill Golf Club members have enjoyed each course for its unmatched beauty and varied challenges.
Meet the Director of Golf
Tom O’Malley, Director of Golf, brings extensive knowledge and expertise to Buck Hill Golf Club through experience gained within our club and in building his accomplished career prior to joining us. A member of the PGA since 1987, he worked as a golf professional at clubs in the Philadelphia area, including Hershey’s Mill Golf Club in West Chester and Philmont Country Club in Huntingdon Valley. Tom offers private golf instruction to club members.
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Carts: Yes – included in green fees
Pro shop available: Yes
Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Year built: 1907
Architect(s): Donald Ross, Robert White
Season: Open: 4/15 Closed: 11/15
Explore the Course
As you play through the wooded, rolling mountainside terrain, you will experience the timeless design of legendary architects Donald Ross and Robert White.
Our acclaimed 27-hole golf course consists of three nine-hole courses:
1. White Course: The front nine of Donald Ross’s 18, the 36-par White Course is our longest and flattest course, weaving through our charming golf cottage community.
2. Red Course: Robert White’s masterful design, the Red Course is our most open and hilly. It’s also our shortest, but it boasts some of our most difficult par 4s.
3. Blue Course: Embracing the other courses’ choice features, Ross merged the hilliness of the Red with the length of the White to create a compact course with notably elevated greens and tees. Our iconic Swarthmore Shelter appears on the Blue Course.
With stunning views of dense woods and mountain silhouettes, Buck Hill Golf Club has provided members of Buck Hill Falls with a one-of-a-kind recreational experience for generations. A retreat from the ordinary, our highly sought after 27-hole course offers abundant opportunities to seek out a new challenge or enjoy a relaxing game. Visit our promotions page to see our seasonal specials and then go to our online tee sheet to schedule a tee time.
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.
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.
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.
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Ratings & Reviews
Voted Pocono Record Readers’ Choice 2017 & 2018: Best Golf Course, Greens, and Pro Shop in the Pocono Mountains.
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.
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.....
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.