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595 Golf Course Rd
Altoona, PA  16601-8201
United States
P: (814) 684-0662
F: (814) 684-3385
Sinking Valley Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

72 par | 6,755 yards | 132 slope

73.4 rating | Rye grass

Sinking Valley Golf Course

The 18-hole "Sinking Valley" course at the Sinking Valley Country Club facility in Altoona, Pennsylvania features 6,755 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 73.4 and it has a slope rating of 132 on Rye grass. Designed by Edmund B. Ault, ASGCA, the Sinking Valley golf course opened in 1963. Troy Monahan manages the course as the Golf Professional.

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Time5am - 9pm
Price $0 - $500
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Reviewed May 24, 2014

Played with a group of golfers who know their golf courses. Here is our description. Clubhouse was OK. Pro shop was well kept and attendant was very friendly. Tees and fairways were very well maintained. Rough was extremely tough since there have been recent rain storms. However, there are too many holes that go "up the mountain". About 8 holes were very difficult, even for single digit handicappers. 390 playing 440. Other than that, I would play this course again, when the greens were just a tad faster and the rough was not as "rough".

Reviewed July 26, 2011

Very disappointed in the staff at this course. By far the most expensive round we played while traveling through PA. Except for the girl working in the pro shop, everyone else was very rude. It was over 100 degrees when we played and we weren't allowed to bring water on the course unless we bought it from their clubhouse. There were also no coolers on the course, and only a water fountain that didn't work in the clubhouse. Thieves!!

Course was OK but not worth the drive out of the way that it is. It's a shame because I really pushed for us to stop and play it. I played there 3 years ago and it was a great round and a great experience. Save your gas, find a coupon and go play Penn State's Blue or White Courses. They run circles around Sinking Valley.

Reviewed May 12, 2009

I grew up playing on this course when I was five years old. While I got older I learned every inch of the course which I learned may have been a negative as much as a positive. The course is very tough and a strategy is important from tee to green. The front nine is very forgiving and gives players and chance to find their groove. The greens are almost a foreplay of what awaits you on the back nine. Sinking Valley is famous for the quickness of the greens and the finishing nine will not disappoint you. Add in the fact that the back nine is tree lined and as tight as any course you will find in the area. You will not find a better test of your game then at Sinking Valley.

Reviewed April 09, 2009

Nice people...nice course. Though there is some monotony to the course, it is well worth a play when in the area. Three holes up the mountain and three holes down on the front and the same on the back. Long course with well placed traps...very little water. For early April, the course was in immaculate shape. A bit long for some, but very fair and open.

Reviewed September 16, 2008

I just love this course.I got a coupon and played here for just $30 w/cart.This course was in fantastic shape, fairways and especially the speedy greens stay below the hole.If you are in the Altoona/Tyrone area stop by it is well worth the drive.

Reviewed July 31, 2007

Beautiful scenery, with well maintained fast greens and fairways throughout the entire golf season. Price is just right, no matter the location. Highly suggest giving the course a round, it will be enjoyable.

Reviewed July 14, 2007

Reviewed May 22, 2007

Prices drives people away

I was fortunate to play this course many years ago while in college while trying out for the golf team. I got to play for free and enjoy a couple days of golf while trying out. I had only played for about one year, but figured it was going to be fun to play some golf for nothing. Anyhow, what I can remember is that the course was very long. Many narrow holes that required accurate shots. Elevation changes were very frequent and can cause trouble. The course was definitely one of the more difficult courses in the area. I would like to go back, but the price is high for this area. People cannot afford to pay their prices for a round of golf in this part of the state. There are many other courses where you can get relatively the same conditions for a fraction of the cost. If they ever decide to reduce the prices I'll definitely play this course. I would love the challenge to see if I could get into the mid 70s since I've been playing now for about 7 years. Overall, nice course, too pricy.


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 anthony S. 23 45 22 07/24/07
2 rob M. 33 102 69 08/26/07
3 Ed A. 10 80 70 08/22/13
4 David B. 24 96 72 04/12/10
5 william L. 12 85 73 04/17/14
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
5 william L. 12 86 74 04/24/14
5 william L. 12 86 74 04/19/14
5 william L. 12 94 82 04/18/14
5 william L. 12 85 73 04/17/14
5 william L. 12 95 83 04/16/14

Golf Course Information

About Sinking Valley

Sinking Valley Country Club

Golf Only facility

20 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Troy Monahan, Golf Professional
Neil Gartland, Superintendent
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