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Delaware Water Gap, PA  18327
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Wolf Hollow Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

72 par | 6,238 yards | 124 slope

69.0 rating | Blue grass


Wolf Hollow Golf Course


The 18-hole "Wolf Hollow" course at the Wolf Hollow At Water Gap Country Club facility in Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania features 6,238 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 69.0 and it has a slope rating of 124 on Blue grass. Designed by Robert White, the Wolf Hollow golf course opened in 1920. Shaun Lyons manages the course as the President/Owner/General Manager.

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Reviewed October 29, 2012

Almost all of the preceding comments are on the mark. Everyone will not like this course because it is old school and affords a whole lot of blind shots. Perhaps the toughest task on this course is picking where to place your shots so the first time you play it you will wish you could retee for a different line. #14 is so blind you have no idea where to aim so just aim at the lowest spot at the top of the hill just in front of you. Maybe you will get lucky and find the fairway. It might take 10-12 rounds just to pick the optimum line for that shot. Lots of ups and downs, great scenery, some maintenance shortcomings, a good but not great buy at normal prices but the Tee-time book will salve your wounds. It is a good test on an old school layout. Could be improved but there is not much to be done about the contour changes. Don't be afraid to go up a club....length is only modestly beneficial on this course.

Reviewed September 07, 2010

Reviewed July 09, 2008

A true "old-school" golf course, Water Gap Country Club's 18 holes are laid out on the natural terrain, which is hilly to say the least. The beginner golfer may find this course a bit frustrating, but after a few rounds, most duffers are hooked by it's combination of short holes that require precision, and long holes that will test anyone's game. Be aware that holes 10 thru 14 may be the toughest stretch of holes anywhere in Pennsylvania. #10 is a long par 5 that requires three good shots to reach the green. #11 is an uphill, dogleg left, with trouble on either side of the fairway. #12 may be the prettiest hole on the course, but it's a tough little par 3. #13 features a tee shot that needs to land on the left side of the fairway to maiximize the roll of the downward sloping fairway. If the tee shot is not long enough, you may need to lay up on the second shot. This will leave you with about 100 yards to the flag, which is down below in the valley. #14 has a tee box just left of the 13th green. Most of us "hit and hope" on this hole and wonder when the fun will begin again. 12, 13, & 14 are all along a ravine that must be crossed on the tee shot of every one of those holes. YIKES!!! The back nine finishes with 4 short holes that each have their own risk/reward situations.

It's been said that you can play your worst, or your best round at Water Gap Country Club. After playing with the same group of guys every Sunday morning, we all agree that's true. We love the atmosphere, the people who belong to the club, and the staff, which always goes above and beyond to make golfers feel welcome.

Reviewed June 08, 2008

Do you like uphill and downhill lies when you hit a great tee shot down the middle of a fairway? Do you like strange and inconsistent layouts? If so, the DWGCC is for you.

Now that I've said that, it's a middle of the road course, and yes, you can get out for next to nothing. It's an old school type of place with a lot of good things going for it on the service/ameneties side of things.

Ultimately, the layout just isn't right... it's decently kept and the people who run it should take pride in that. It's just that it was built in 1925, and back then bulldozers weren't readily available to level fairways and whatnot, so it's not always fair.

Not a bad course, but there are other alternatives within a few miles (see Shawnee) that are much more appealing.

Reviewed June 06, 2008

I took a shot on Water Gap today, June 5th. With a discount i found through golf.com it was only $18 which i thought couldn't be beat. My friend and I thought pretty highly of the course considering what we paid for it. I loved the old locker room with the poker table in the middle of it. The resturaunt and club house was also quite nice. You can tell the place has some history behind it. As for the course itself, i thought it was a fun play. The course certaintly isn't long, about 5870 for white, but with the elevation changes some holes play shorter/longer then the listed length. I enjoyed hitting wedges, low irons into some par 4's instead of battling today's 400+ yard bohemiths. The conditions were good. The fairways were plush and the greens i thought were real slick with a lot of subtle breaks. There was some bear spots in the rough and a couple tee boxes were chopped up but that's pretty nit picky. I agree that some of the holes do need some redesigning just to make it a little more up to date but i wouldn't change much. I know there's a lot of competition in the area but if you around and don't feel like forking over $65+ i would give Water Gap CC a shot. I deffinately plan on playing here again this summer if i can catch another discount. It's well worth the money and it's the type of course you'll score better the second time around with some of the blind shots on the course. I'm going to be playing Shawnee, Buck Hill and a couple others in the next few weeks.

Reviewed October 01, 2007

Reviewed August 12, 2007

The best attribute about this course is the price for what you get. Almost always they have some type of discount going on.

This is a funky type of course....hilly, with some blind shots, and be ready for the ball always being above or below your feet. Many of the greens are elevated above your approach shot...so, bring your 60 degree wedge.

Local knowledge really helps your score here...and playing it a few times gives you a sense of what to do. Greens are fast, and have some break to them.

Overall, I like this course...and the pricetag brings me back. In summer, 07 they've had a problem with a sand wasps on holes 3-5....nasty, huge intimidating wasps that are not for the bug phobic types. Expect numerous fly-bys that make you wish you brought your anti-aircraft guns with you. Unlike yellow jackets, they are not all that aggressive torwards humans.

Reviewed July 17, 2007

Reviewed April 13, 2007

Water Gap Country Club

My friend and I played Water Gap Country Club on 04/13/07. It was a cold and windy day (so much for global warming), and the course was fairly deserted. We are from The Binghamton area (upstate N.Y.)so we were hoping that if we travelled a little further south, we would get a small break on the weather. Their website offered free green fees in April if you completed a short, online questionnaire. We did so, and only paid $19 each for the cart fee. You'll also find some VERY valuable information regarding tips on playing the course that I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND you print and bring with you. The course was easy to locate and the staff were friendly and accomodating. The course is attached to a resort and as such has some very nice facilities. The pro-shop is small, but well stocked. We had lunch at the bar/grille on the turn and found the food to be good and the prices reasonable. The carts are gasoline powered, but seemed well maintained. The course was pretty nice, even this early in the season. There is alot of history here, which you can also read about on their website. This course is VERY hilly, and you'll be hard pressed to find a level lie. I'm not fond of courses that punish you for good shots, but this course was fair in that you could at least predict where your ball would wind up if you hit the target zone. The greens were FAST and UNDULATING, so skip the caffeine before your round. You'll find most of them to be acceptably sized and receptive though. The traps were raked and generally clean, though I did notice some rocks in a few of them. Many of the greens sit up on shelves, making pinpoint wedge play a MUST. The biggest foe however, is the trees. While many of the fairways seem wide and receptive, we found that a shot placed in the wrong part of the fairway often left a second shot into overhanging tree limbs. The trees almost create a tunnel effect here, and I can just imagine what they must be like in full foliage-(solar eclipse). After having played this course, I honestly believe that I now have a better mastery of the punch shot than most touring pros. Another thing to watch out for is blind tee shots and greens. Hole #5 is the best example of this. The course is quirky, and a couple of the holes seemed a little cramped, but all in all it's a nice play. Again-read the website before playing here. It will enhance the experience tremendously.

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  • Latest Scores
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 edward K. 26 70 44 10/18/08
2 Evan C. N/A 69 69 06/24/08
3 Young H. 8 80 72 08/05/07
4 james R. 18 91 73 08/13/08
5 Jason R. 27 100 73 07/25/10
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
10 Steven A. 21 97 76 06/07/15
17 richard S. 27 108 81 07/26/14
16 David V. 27 110 83 04/20/14
19 Bob A. 31 116 85 08/10/13
16 David V. 27 113 86 08/04/13

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About Wolf Hollow At Water Gap

Wolf Hollow At Water Gap Country Club

Golf Only facility

10 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

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Shaun Lyons, President/Owner/General Manager
Bill Lee, PGA, Head Golf Professional
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