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400 Illicks Mill Rd
Bethlehem, PA  18017-3129
United States
P: (610) 691-9393
F: (610) 865-7322
www.bethlehemgc.com
Monoacacy Course

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

71 par | 7,017 yards | 127 slope

73.6 rating | Rye grass

Recommend this course: +1 -0

Monoacacy Golf Course


The 18-hole "Monoacacy" course at the Bethlehem Golf Club facility in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania features 7,017 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71.The course rating is 73.6 and it has a slope rating of 127 on Rye grass. Designed by William F. Gordon, ASGCA/David W. Gordon, ASGCA, the Monoacacy golf course opened in 1956. Tom Wilchak manages the course as the General Manager/Superintendent.

Course Reviews


Nothing to write home about but some interesting holes. This is another course that tries to make up for a lack of distance with severely sloping greens. Tee boxes and fairways can be fairly beat up but greens were a decent speed (at least on the day I played). Helps to know which greens will accept an approach shot and which ones when hit on the front of the green with a high, spinning lob wedge will roll over the back of the green.

I played this course for the first time today, 5/17. I've played several courses in the Lehigh Valley Southmoore, Whitetail, Olde Homestead, Wedgewood, Riverview and Green Pond so Bethlehem Muni was another one to check off the list. I found the course to be a really nice layout, very old school, but loooong. The $46 non resident fee was very fair. We played from the blues which might have been a mistake in hindsight, at least as a first time player here. I'm a decent driver, consistent 250-260, and hitting 3 and 4 hybrids in to par 4's over and over became a grind. I just got new irons and other than a couple par 3's and few other shots i never really hit them. It was always driver, hybrid, chip. I believe there's only 2 par 4's that play less than 400 from the blues and several are in the 440/450 range. It's a looong course, par 71 too. It's also fairly tight in some spots although the back seemed much more open. The greens offered plenty of undulations and rolled true. They were a little inconsistent speed wise but i think that had to do with the weather. Bethlehem Muni would be a very very solid test for any player from the tips, 7100. If the rough was grown out and the greens rolled, this could be one of the toughest courses in the Valley. As it is it's a nice muni that's slighty over played. With a little more TLC this place could really seperate itself from some other places in the area. If i played it again i might play from the whites just to change it up. The problem is the White are 6200 which is quite a drastic drop off. If you're in the area don't hesitate to play here. It's a very solid, straight forward course.

Bob lopez is a great assistant to myself, tom berback

Driving up to it confirmed what I've heard. The place was in great shape. Greens though not marble, were true and plush. Not a tough layout, very fair and enjoyable to play. All is in front. No water, no forced carries. Great place to sharped skills. Best bang for the buck I've played for sure. Will be back.

Good public course.

Nice layout, good conditions, affordable price. I play here several times each season, and feel that it was worth the price and the extra drive. One of the better public courses in the Lehigh Valley.

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  • Overall
  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 joe K. 14 53 39 05/28/11
2 Jason C. N/A 58 58 06/06/08
3 suzanne B. N/A 62 62 07/15/11
4 Matthew Z. 37 104 67 09/07/08
5 David S. 17 85 68 06/04/10
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
19 Walter F. 18 91 73 05/09/15
6 Walter F. 18 87 69 12/21/14
50 Walter F. 18 97 79 09/28/14
53 Walter F. 17 97 80 08/07/14
54 Walter F. 17 97 80 05/26/14

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About Bethlehem, Monoacacy

Bethlehem Golf Club

Golf Only facility

36 tees driving range

18 regulation holes | 9 executive holes

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Course Staff

Tom Wilchak, General Manager/Superintendent
Paul Viola, PGA, Golf Professional
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