18 Hole Golf Course

18 Hole Golf Course

Olde Homestead Golf Club proudly offers an award-winning 18-Hole Championship Course which is open to the general public. With continuous cart paths that literally go over the river and through the woods, along with some that follow the rolling hills of Pennsylvania's countryside, Olde Homestead's 18-Hole Course is truly one to be seen. This links style course is also home to several aspects of Olde Homestead's ancestral heritage including a summer kitchen from the original 1700's homestead, a restored one-room schoolhouse, and a pair of drive-through corn cribs.

Olde Homestead's 18-Hole daily fee course was designed by Jim Blaukovitch Associates and opened in 1995. Each hole features five tee boxes making the course fair and enjoyable for scratch golfers and high handicappers alike. Our rye-grass fairways are fairly wide and trees are typically not a factor in play. Greens are medium speed with a fair (but not excessive) number of green-side bunkers.

Challenges include water hazards, which come into play on 10 of the 18 holes, and undulating bent-grass greens, many with three tiers. The course features an above-average number of fairway bunkers and a defined cut of deep rough which can add strokes to your score if you're not careful.

Hole 1

A great starting hole. This three shot par 5 gives you lots of room on the right side with a creek in front of the green. Lay-up far enough back to put some spin on your 3rd shot to this three tiered green.





 

Hole 2

This hole plays uphill all the way. An uphill second shot plays longer than it looks. Deep bunkers guard the right side of the green. Par here is a good score.





 
 

Hole 3

Tee shot is critical on this hole as the fairway slopes severely to the left. Second shot should be a mid to long iron to a two tiered green.



 
 
 

Hole 4

This par 3 requires a precise tee shot to carry a marshy, wetland area to a wide but narrow green. Take enough club or you will be using the designated drop area to the left of the green.



 
 
 

Hole 5

This hole has everything a golf hole can have, except for length. Wetlands and bunkers guard the left, and trees and wetlands guard the right. A well placed tee shot to the left of center will help avoid the large tree on the right, and the wetlands in the front on the 2nd shot.



 
 

Hole 6

Out of bounds along the entire right side can spell disaster on this hole. The fairway slopes towards the wetlands on the left, so be careful. The 2nd shot will be a long iron over a wetland area. Par on this hole will be a nice reward.




 
 

Hole 7

This is the shortest par 4 on the frontside, but be careful. Tee shot must be straight and the 2nd shot must clear a natural wetland to a two tiered green. Birdies are a possibility here.



 
 

Hole 8

This three shot par 5 is uphill till you get to the green. Ideal lay-up shot will leave you on the right side of the fairway to avoid a deep bunker in front of the green for your 3rd shot.



 
 

Hole 9

This par 3 will require you to hit the green with your tee shot or take the consequences. Two ponds guard the left side and two bunkers guard the right side and rear of the green.




 

 
 

Hole 10

Favor the left side of the fairway on your tee shot to avoid the 6 acre lake. The second shot must be precise to avoid a small stream and a bunker in front of the green.



 
 

Hole 11

Tee shot must be accurately struck to avoid waste bunker, which sits at the water's edge on the right side of the fairway. Second shot should be a short iron to a well protected green.




Hole 12

For those who hit a good drive past the directional flag, it could be possible to get home in two. The majority of golfers will need three shots to have a chance at birdie.



 
 

Hole 13

This par 3 plays uphill all the way, so take an extra club. Bunkers to the rear and left, and mounding to the right can spell trouble for an errant tee shot.



 
 

Hole 14

A solid tee shot is required to reach the top of the hill to have a view of the green. A second shot with a short to mid iron must be precise to this large two tiered green.



 
 

Hole 15

A solid tee shot is required to reach the top of the hill to have a view of the green. A second shot with a short to mid iron must be precise to this large two tiered green.



 
 

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Hole 16

This three shot par 5 requires a very accurate tee shot through an opening in the trees. The second shot must navigate the fairway bunker to allow a short pitch shot to a slightly elevated green, which is protected by mounds and bunkers on all sides.




Hole 17

The longest par 3 on the course. This hole will test all golfers with a long shot from tee to green. Take lots of club as this green is very deep.




Hole 18

The ideal tee shot will be down the left side in close proximity to the fairway bunkers. The mid to short iron approach into the green will need to be precise, due to a bunker that encircles the entire rear portion of the green.



 
 

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To get the most out of your Olde Homestead experience we recommend that you play from the tee box that most closely coincides with your level of play. So decide which tee box is right for you:

Trailblazer

Recommended Handicap: 0 - 6
73.2 rating
134 slope
6,800 yards

Pioneer

Recommended Handicap: 7 - 12
71.9 rating
129 slope
6,247 yards

Homesteader

Recommended Handicap: 13 - 19 
69.5 rating
125 slope
6,002 yards

Settler

Recommended Handicap: 20 - 26 
67.3 rating
118 slope
5,346 yards

Frontiersman

Recommended Handicap: 27+
69.7 rating
121 slope
4,926 yards

Local Rules:

USGA RULES GOVERN ALL PLAY EXCEPT WHERE MODIFIED BY THE FOLLOWING:

- All paved surfaces, bridges (outside of a hazard), buildings, newly planted staked trees, 150-yard grasses, and fences not surrounding the course are immovable obstructions.
- Relief: One club length from nearest point of relief, no nearer the hole, without penalty. All un-mowed areas may be played as lateral hazards.
- Player must proceed to designated drop area after hitting tee shot into hazard on hole 4.
- Player may use point of entry on the right side out-of-bounds of hole 5 and drop no nearer the hole with a 1 stroke penalty (an additional option to the rule of golf).
- Player may elect to proceed to designated drop area after hitting tee shot into hazard on holes 10 and 16.

FOR THE ENJOYMENT OF ALL GOLFERS PLEASE OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING:

- Player assistants and starters are provided for the benefit of all golfers. Golfers must follow their instructions.
- Replace divots, repair ball marks on greens, and rake bunkers after play.
- Golf carts must stay on path around tees and greens, all par 3s, and hole 7.
- Wetlands are protected. PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB! Players may not play out of protected wetlands.
- You are responsible for keeping pace with the group in front of you. Please play without delay.
- Soft spikes only.