|Address:||450 S Whitehorse Rd, Phoenixville, PA 19460, USA|
Played yesterday. Course was in decent enough shape. Greens were great as were most fairways. The carts and paths were in need of a little TLC. The path layout is rather unique as some paths finish nowhere near some of the greens which can be confusing or irritating to some. We didnt mind so much. The one thing I will say is that the older gent inside was one of the more rude clubhouse workers I have ever come across. We played on a GroupGolfer voucher and were told flatly "Man, cant wait until you guys stop bringing these things in. Its ridiculous, I told the owner never to do this and he aint gonna be doing it again. Cant wait until next week when they are done so you dont come in." Made us feel extremely welcomed during our first round here in about 8 years. Maybe pretend to actually not hate your existence next time? IDK, it made for a very awkward and interesting experience as we just stood there confused and in utter silence. To the point where I would not want to even think about going back solely because of that guys attitude. I run a small business and know client interactions are a key for success. If I were the owner of this club, I would want to know and would consider having a serious talk with the guy and tell him to lighten the hell up so it does not come at the expense of losing customers. In any event, the clubhouse itself is rather old school but the course does have a few interesting holes that call for precise tee shots. Accuracy over distance is key when playing.
A Private User
interesting layout, forgiving rough. The staff was very nonchalant which i found refreshing. the facilities are very farmhouse rustic with the pro/snack shop in what looks like used to be a barn. The course itself is fun. interesting layout, and on many holes, a bad tee shot may still be recoverable. I was driving great, my friend however was not. The rough was forgiving, some wooded areas were actually playable, most holes without a water hazard can be played with little stress for a beginner. fairways are very hilly so come prepared to adjust. well placed bunkers. bring bug spray; had to reapply about 5 times. just started playing 9 weeks. full 18 every tuesday. 6 courses played so far, including loch nairn, ingleside, and ocean resorts in berlin, md. this is probably my favorite. no frills, nice golf
A Private User
We joke, "Never a level lie at Pickering". There are a lot of hills making this course a real challenge. Its a nice place to improve your game but will seem frustrating for beginners. If you want a low score golf elsewhere. If youre tired of flat fairways yielding a drive and pitching wedge every par 4, try this course. Its better suited for the accurate hitter and less for the long hitter. Long hitters will spend a lot of time in the woods unless they drop to a fairway off the tee. Overall I like the course as if has some real nice views and every hole is unique. Definitely not a curse to walk unless youre part Billy goat. Staff is friendly as its a family run business. Try their traditional PA Tomato pie if available.
Any positive review about this course is obviously written by the staff. I mean, its not the worst course ever, but definitely not good enough to give it 4+M stars. I used to like to golf here a few years ago, but conditions have gotten worse every year, and prices go up every year. Tee boxes are small and rarely have grass on them, fairways can be quite rough in the summer. For the same kind of money, you can golf at much nicer courses in the area. They really need to spend the money to take care of this course, yet they never do.
Great layout with some wonderful views and interesting holes. Better hammer your putts as the greens are super slow. Tough course to walk with the elevation changes but a great workout. Tee boxes could use a little TLC. Fairways were in great shape. Got paired up with a local who felt the need to spit every 10 seconds on every green on a 95 degree day. Too cool for school I guess? Came across and fixed a lot of ball marks on greens from prior groups. Not bad for a municipal course. Recommend playing at least once if youve never played.
I am very new to golf and played during late summer and fall multiple times. I found the course very enjoyable pro-shop people courtious and generally great views. My one biggest complaint is about the shape of cart path. Some of the areas (especially going down hill from tee at 2nd and 16th hole (as well as few more hole), the cart path is pathetic at minimum and dangerous at worse. It is not cheap to play, so if they can fic their cart paths it would be great
Ive been playing Pickering for the better part of 4 years. The course layout is very interesting, with the front and back representing different styles of golf. The course conditions are on par with any of the higher-end courses in the area: Broad Run, Wyncote, etc. The practice range is one of the best in the area. Weekend on-season rates in my opinion are a little steep, but besides that I only have nice things to say about the course.
I cannot imagine giving this place anything but a great review. Its a tough layout. Front 9 is wider and more forgiving. Back 9 is real tough. I know a lot of folks dont play it because it is too tough -- I get that. But I love this course and layout. Thompsons all seem like great folks. Easy to sit down with and have a beer after a round.
Cart path needs fixing, trees need trimming, greens need cleaning. For the state of the course in early April, they should not be charging Summer Rates. Lets reserve Summer Rates for after you have to cut the grass for the first time (at least), and clean up winter debris. If Broad Run isnt on Summer Rates, Pickering definitely should not be.
Great course!!!!!! It is hilly I will admit but that just makes it harder yippie if you like golfing and are a pro this is the place for you. Yes the lathes end suddenly but so what just go on the grass I really cant say anything about this negative. You really should try this course. Thanks Pickering valley golf course Tyler Effgen
A Private User
Been in this area 6 years. Seen a lot of good, really good and bad public golf courses. This one is a sad, sad, sad experience. Condition is the worst Ive seen. Wonderful setting. Nice layout. Been there two times. The first time and the last time.
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Have played this course several times over 15 years. Condition today was very good including greens. Cart paths could use some work, but the course remains very challenging in a beautiful setting. $50 on a Saturday in prime time including cart!
Good value for the money. I golfed on a Sunday in August it cost about $50 for the cart and 18 holes. The course was challenging but forgiving. The course is hilly, which resulted in nice views from some of the higher elevations.
Even though I wasnt here to golf and was here for the rockhounding at the old mine site looking for quartz the golf staff were exceptional. They gladly pointed me in the right direction. I found a few nice pieces for sure.