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PO Box 421
357 Golf Dr.
Buck Hill Falls, PA  18323-0421
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Red Course

9 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

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Red Golf Course

The 9-hole "Red" course at the Buck Hill Golf Club facility in Buck Hill Falls, Pennsylvania features all the hallmarks of Pennsylvania golf. Designed by Donald J. Ross, ASGCA, the Red golf course opened in 1907. Michael R. O'Shea manages the course as the General Manager & Owner.

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Reviewed September 03, 2008

Compare this course to skytop, right up the road -- and the two are very similar. But there are some key differences:

a) buck hill is more regulars and less tourists.
b) buck hill offers 27 holes
c) buck hills conditions are slightly better

I can't find anything to complain about with this course, hence my high rating. I thought the layout was fantastic. I thought the conditions were fantastic. I found the individuals in the pro shop, as well as the starter to be very polite and helpful. The pace of play (played on a sunday) to be swift (we were a twosome and we played in about 3 hours). I just can't complain.

Reviewed August 04, 2008

It is a great course. Try to play white and blue. Good Maintnence. We got out on a Sunday in August around 11 and was a breeze to get on.

Reviewed July 09, 2008

Played Buck Hill on Monday 7/7. I started out on the Blue course which i found to be a really fun, scenic 9. The back-2-back par 5's were mountain golf at its best, very tight but very fair. The par 4 8th was another beautiful hole. Standing on the tee box i must have been able to see for a good 60-70 miles. The conditions of the blue were very good. The fairways were plush, the rough nice and thick, tee boxes full and the greens rolled true. The biggest problem i had was leaving my ball above the hole way too many times on the first few holes before i finally learned my lesson. For my second 9 i played the red course because the white was pretty crowded. The red started off pretty slow, a ho hum par 3, par 4 and another par 3 before it picked up after that. The conditions were once again very good although the rough did have some brown spots. This 9 wasn't quite as appealing as the Blue but never the less very enjoyable. The greens weren't quite as tricky and the holes weren't as tight except for 5 which was a brutal par 4, 410 yard uphill tunnel. All in all Buck Hill is a great course and i think the price is very reasonable compared to other courses in the area. I fully intend to play here again so i can get on the white.

Reviewed November 05, 2007

Buck Hill Falls is a pocket of old world affluence nestled in the Poconos, and the Buck Hill Golf Club continues to reflect this in many ways. The slogan there is “Play Through History,” and this was relevant for me as it was the first time in roughly 35 years that I had returned to the area. (For years during my youth my family spent the holidays at The Inn with elderly relatives who would otherwise be alone during these times. Sadly, the grand old Inn today sits high atop a hill, long since closed, decaying and awaiting investment. You should make a point of looking for it if you go.)

This golf course is great. My son and I played it twice this fall and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. A real joy. There are 3 nines: Blue, white and red. Play all 27 holes if you have the time. It’s the best value, because you pay for the first 18, and then just a cart fee for the last 9. If you can only manage 18, then play blue and red for the most scenic round. (Red is our favorite nine.)

Though it was Sept./Oct. (the club essentially shuts down at the end of October) when we played, the fairways were in remarkable condition, even though there was obvious end-of-season work going on. Same to be said about the greens, many of which are very small, feature subtle undulations, or both. A real challenge. The tee boxes reflected a fair amout of wear. Tractor mounted leaf blowers are used to clear the fairways and rough this time of year, which was helpful since looking for your ball in the rough amongst the leaves is as maddening as it gets.

Speaking of lost golf balls, do yourself a favor: If you are inconsistent in hitting the fairways off the tee, then go out and buy the cheapest balls you can find. The fairways here are narow and I lost more balls on these two days than on any other course I’ve ever played. Hit one into the woods and it’s gone forever.

Sand traps are in stark contrast to the fairways. Some are fine, but a number contain a mixture of sand and rocks, while others are so tightly packed that you can walk through them without leaving a footprint. A real surprise.

As for amenities, I would say just ok. There was no refreshment cart circulating and no attendants on the course, but we played on Mondays so the lack of crowds may be the explanation. The restaurant features a full bar and has kind of a nice look, but when you get to the menu you realize this is just a basic, fast food snack bar. The pro shop is small, but features a nice assortment of logo apparel. And I must say that the folks who work at the course are very courteous and pleasant.

If we didn’t live 1.5 hours away, we would be here regularly. For nostalgic reasons I rate this course higher than others might, but if you have a sense of history, you'll probably enjoy it as much as we did.

Reviewed October 02, 2007

Just returned from golf trip that included an opening 27 holes at Buck Hill. We played all three nines.

Like most courses in the area it is cut among the woods of the area. It has an old time feel to what we consider a challenging layout.

The staff was courteous, helpful and accomadating. There is a nice little clubhouse with an attached restaurant. The afternoon we played in addition to the golfers eating inside was some local residents.

The course has a driving range available that is out of sight of the clubhouse. If you need to hit balls before your round don't forget about it.

We played the courses in the Blue, White and Red lineup and found them to be seamless in appearance and playability.

We originally played it several years ago on a rainy day and found a lot of wet areas that turned off some of the group. We did play during a very wet period at that time. This year we had some rain on several holes but the wet area issue never was a problem.

An enjoyable course that we will play again


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  • Latest Scores
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Ned S. 8 77 69 06/16/07
2 Brian W. N/A 70 70 11/03/12
3 Christopher J. 29 100 71 08/21/08
4 Randy L. 15 86 71 07/26/07
5 Jonathan H. N/A 83 83 05/17/08
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About Buck Hill, Red

Buck Hill Golf Club

Resort and Community facility

12 tees driving range

27 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Michael R. O'Shea, General Manager & Owner
Tom O'Malley, Golf Professional
Mark Stettler, Superintendent

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