|Address:||4219 Upper Mountain Rd, Buckingham, PA 18912, USA|
I’ve been a member for quite some time. Unfortunately, the club is clearly on the wrong path. 2016 Was another horrific year at Lookaway. It continues to be a great golf course but a horrible golf club. For the most part, members are good people and the course & pace of play are very good. But the aging management (i.e. a handful of guys that control the Board of Directors) continues to target fun members for disciplinary action, expel good members, price gouge the people who use the club the most, intimidate the workforce, and generally create an aura of dissatisfaction and frustration. There is without a doubt an “us vs. them” culture at this club. The board re-votes themselves in year after year with almost no recourse to the members. Members leave and just turn in their shares with no recoverable equity since the club’s reputation is well known in the high-end golf community and there are not nearly enough new members to overcome the Board’s actions. I truly cannot see a long-range future for this club. It is a pity that a handful of guys just don’t have the foresight to recognize the need for change and the courage to realize that it is time to let go.
Although I agree with some of the past posts with the course becoming "board of director" driven. The board is changing. They have instituted a program to get younger people involved while taking a good look at themselves and their policies. Their focus was always on the course and how it played. This led to problems with not paying attention to dedicated members and the overall view of the club. Since they have now starting changing, still have plenty of way to go, the club has become younger, lighter, and more enthusiastic to play the game of golf. I had my doubts for a long time that the board wouldnt change but sometimes you just have to give people a chance. They are improving an already incredible course.
Lookaway is top notch in all aspects. The well groomed course is maintained by the top grounds superintendent in the area. Our well respected Caddie Master runs the areas top caddy program and although there are no teetimes there is never a long wait. The professional PGA staff is comprised of accomplished and skilled Professionals who provide expert teaching and club fitting to help improve our members golf games. The historic clubhouse features an extraordinarily friendly service staff and a highly skilled culinary team that create memorable experiences. If you get the opportunity to come to Lookaway, you will surely be delighted.
A Private User
Nice club to play as a guest but if they ask you to become a member - run as fast as you can. The club was founded by a very small group of men who are now aging and completely out of touch with the membership. They control the board and everything that happens in the club. Members are greatly dissatisfied, employees are intimidated, and the general mood around the club is misery. Reese Jones would be ashamed to see what has become of his creation. Only Stalin would be proud of the way the club is run.
Putting politics aside, Lookaway is a great day of golf with an outstanding service staff in all measures. Best caddie master in the business, great golf staff, wait staff, grounds superintendent. While a member from its origin, I dont get to visit as often as in the past but have seen the same consistent beautiful golf venue and professional staff each time out. Each time I bring out guests they leave impressed and eager to return.
A Private User
I am a member so I am biased. Lookaway is the best kept secret in Bucks County. Even though I dont play well and the course is not easy I always have a good time. Staff is top notch and club well managed. Food is great too.
Nice country/golf club. We used their conference room for an event and it was well done, good food, great service and a nice location.
Private golf club. But if you get invite be sure to play. You will be impressed.
Good private course.Play if you get the opportunity.
Beautiful course, impeccably maintained
Fantastic private course. Great food
Great private golf course!