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100 Hanshue Rd
Hummelstown, PA  17036
United States
P: (717) 533-0890
F: (717) 534-0898
www.hersheylinks.com
Hershey Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

72 par | 7,014 yards


Hershey Golf Course


The 18-hole "Hershey" course at the Hershey Links facility in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania features 7,014 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72.Designed by Dr. Michael Hurdzan, ASGCA/Dana Fry, ASGCA, the Hershey golf course opened in 2003. Robert Kreider, PGA manages the course as the Golf Professional/General Manager.

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Reviewed September 24, 2013

Excellent test of golf. Course was wet so we got zero roll in the fairways. Greens very fast and true. Would be very difficult to walk. Sign up for their e-mail offers and birthday club to get discounts and a free round on your birthday. Course was empty on a weekday morning.

Course closes at the end of 2013 so get there while you can.

Reviewed August 03, 2012

Reviewed October 24, 2011

Cannot say enough about the staff at Hershey Links! They make you feel at home. Nothing needs said about the golf course, because it is the best in central PA. It keeps moving up Golfweek's list of best course to play in PA, among other accolades. Young course with a bright future! The peak prices are high for the average golfer, but they have many offers and significant price breaks at later times of the day. During the summer...twilight rate (all the golf you want) on the best course around...can't beat it. Check out their holiday packages as well! I will keep going back!

Reviewed July 28, 2008

July 2008; Played as a twosome on a Sunday morning. Over-all a very good golf course. Wide fairways allow you to let the "big dawg eat"...but if you miss a fairway, you're in the heather...and good luck. Better bring your A game as there are many forced carries over the ravines, especially on longish Par 4's and 5's. Greens have undulations and are fairly quick -- they protect par. As with many modern courses, it cannot be walked -- too much distance between green and tee box. Staff was very friendly and marshalls kept play moving. As a twosome, players on the course accommodated us by allowing us to go through, which we did and then flew through the course.
Final assessment: Course is in great shape even in heat of the summer; a few tricked up holes, but all in all, a good play. Is it worth $ 100 to play? Yes, but if I were a "local", I wouldn't play it more than three times a year at that price. I wonder if it is sustainable at those green fees. We'll see, especially if they need to finance the Club House they are building. Mid-high handicappers should take notice of the tee box they choose. You can lose some balls out here to be sure.

Reviewed April 25, 2008

Excellent course. nice balance of difficult & mild holes. shot a 7 over as an 8 hdcper, even with an o.b. on the first hole. Played with an assistant pro of another course who shot a 2 over from the black, with an o.b. and only 2 birdies. he was a deadly sharpshooter!
On the first hole, the ravine is reachable with a 5 wood, because of the downhill slope at the end section of the plateau. Definitely use a 4 or 3 iron.
This course is graced with beautiful holes, and for a links style course that's an accomplishment. The head pro, Bob is very helpful, amiable, and knowledgeable. The whole staff is courteous too. The price is upscale, but so is the service and conveniences. The ball washers have real towels, and there's one for your cart too. I'm an ardent walker( walk dauphin highlands & pilrim's oak), but with the multitude of ravines, only a billy goat or a hiker would walk this course. Sprinkler heads are marked. The only missing accomodation is the ravine distances.
Before playing for the first or even second time, recommend going to their website and writing down the ravine and hazard distances. Not too much water problems here unless you spray the ball.
greens and fairways were excellent. rough was lush and about 3 1/2 inches, making it difficult for accurate shots to the pin. fairways were generously wide.
I'd rate the course a little less in difficulty than pilgrim's oak. It was a pleasure to play.

Reviewed August 23, 2007

Beautiful course. Rather expensive. Very well maintained. Tee boxes, fairways, and greens are in excellent condition. A fun course if you keep it in the fairway. In spite of all the good things it is too expensive to play more than once a year.

Reviewed August 14, 2007

I have now played this course twice. Each time I was extremely pleased with both the course and the staff. Each time I played, the round was under 4 hours without rushing. HINT: If new to the course buy a course map book. This will save numerous strokes. Play it and have fun!

Reviewed July 03, 2007

Great course

Great course. The fairways were wide and well kept, and the greens were perfect with challenging undulation. If you can place your ball where you want, hit it long and straight you should do well. It will all come down to your putter.
If you spray your drives and have little control with your irons, you should maybe go to Herseypark instead.
A great course with fairways and greens that are impeccably maintained, that match the level of service you experience from the moment you drive into the parking lot.
A must play!

Reviewed June 21, 2007

a gem of a course

I had a fantastic time playing this extremely well maintained, difficult course. The fairways were wide and inviting. Although I never found the fescue, it screamed out..."stay the hell out or else!"
The greens were fair considering the course was wet from heavy rain the night before.
There are some great golf holes on this course: #s 6&7 two back to back testers. A 610 yard bear of a par 5 in #16, followed by a 400+ par 4 #17 with second shot over a ravine to a smallish green...a true golf enthusiast or masochist will love the challange.
Being from NJ where greens fees are outrageous, service is lousy, and play is slow, Wren Dale was a treat. Albeit the club house is in the planning stage, the make shift temp is forgivable. Wren Dale execs are putting their funds into the course.
Over all, I had a terrific experience. Great course, Great practice facilities, Great service. (And I shot 73 from the tips) not bad for the first time playing.
If you go, stay out of the fescue!

Reviewed June 04, 2007

US Open & British Open Rolled into ONE

If you don't carry a 10 handicap or less, save your money. This is not a course for high handicap players, or those who can't keep it straight.

Our 5 hour round included at least one hour looking for balls in the 18" tall grass rough. After every hole we checked each other to move the numerous ticks that we picked up playing the hole.

On the first hole our group lost one ball, but found 7. Lots of blind shots and shots that required "x" yards of carry over a ravine or water. but there was no way to determine the carry without wasting time driving forward to locate a yardage marker in the fairway, then back again to the closest marker to one's ball and subtract the 2 to get the distance. The card should have this information on it, but it doesn't

On the plus side, the greens were true and fair.

Oh yea, even with a cart, you WILL do a signficant amount of (hilly and steep) walking on this course.

Bottom line, $75 green fees during the week is about $50 too much for this course.

Reviewed April 03, 2007

WrenDale

It is a wonderful, true links set-up. The front nine is wide open with lots of ravines and undulation. If you keep the ball in the middle though, low scoring is possible, but if in the fescue grass, just re-tee and hit 3. The back nine starts with some trees, but still wide open. If the wind is up it challenges your game, this course has some bite if windy, especially 7, 482yd uphill into the wind par 4, yikes. But the back nine has some short holes that you must take advantage of. then you get to 16, oh god the true 3 shot par 5. then 17 and 18 are good enders. All in all good round and great value.

Reviewed September 08, 2006

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  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Brian M. 8 73 65 09/25/10
2 Matt R. 4 71 67 11/18/09
3 tp N. 10 78 68 08/25/12
4 Brian M. 8 79 71 09/04/10
5 Raymond O. 14 86 72 07/07/11
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
28 tp N. 11 99 88 09/24/13
11 tp N. 11 86 75 08/01/13
23 Jerry A. 15 95 80 05/01/13
6 tp N. 11 84 73 12/04/12
3 tp N. 10 78 68 08/25/12

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About Hershey Links

Hershey Links

Golf Only facility

100 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

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Robert Kreider, PGA, Golf Professional/General Manager
Matt Malick, Superintendent
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