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2601 Sunset Drive
Middletown, PA  17057
United States
P: (717) 944-5415
F: (717) 944-2405
www.sunsetgc.com
Sunset Course

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

70 par | 6,373 yards | 113 slope

69.0 rating | Rye grass

Recommend this course: +0 -0

Sunset Golf Course


The 18-hole "Sunset" course at the Sunset Golf Club facility in Middletown, Pennsylvania features 6,373 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70.The course rating is 69.0 and it has a slope rating of 113 on Rye grass. Designed by Army Corp of Engineers, the Sunset golf course opened in 1963. Mike Johnson manages the course as the General Manager.

Course Reviews


Played this course today a nd found it in good condition for this time of year. The asthetics of the course being on the river and on the flight path of planes landing at the near by airport was very unique. I will be back again in the near future.

This course surprised me with its asthetics. Its actually a fun course with reachable par 5s. Relatively forgiving and wide fairways (a few exceptions of course) and some bizzare greens. This course also had some of the more playable sand that I've found on a public course in the area. If you've played the nicer courses in the area and are looking to branch out and try something different you could do a lot worse than Sunset.

I couldn't agree more with Don's earlier comments, right on the money. My employer has an outing there 2 times every year and they treat us very well. Our outing was on 5/29 and did not disappoint except for the rain. Price is excellent at about $25 to ride. Again, I'm not a very good golfer, but I've played there several times.

Your scoring opportunities are in the front, the back 9 requires well placed shots. For the serious players, here is my take with some decent players comments I've heard: 1 - easy hole, 2 - hardest par 4, I agree, up and down the hill, 3 - plays longer than the yardage, 4 to 9 are where the good players will score. 10 - down the hill, 11 - 2 tier green a nightmare for novice players, 12 - trouble on both sides, 13 - up a hill, blind to the green, 14 - let it rip, 15 & 16 - good players will score here, 17 - trouble on both sides, 18 - blind drive.

The staff has always been cordial, never a problem. The course continues to get nicer each year. Although there is trouble, you won't loose balls. Good place for both hackers and serious players, and very inviting for outings.

I live only a few miles from this course and I'm glad I do. The pro shop manager guy is a little quick tempered but overall it's a great place to spend an afternoon.

I love how I can schedule tee times via the internet, calling someone for a tee time should be a thing of the past. Hole number 10 is awesome! I can really rip 'em off that cliff.

Go ahead and give this course a shot, it's not too expensive and the 18 hole course will be a delight for th beginner or the advanced.

I respectfully disagree with golflover. great value for the money. course is only 3 miles from rt283. very nice clubhouse. greens and fairways in fine shape. greens are slightly less than average size, making approach accuracy tantamount. most holes have little trouble for wayward tee shots. no. 10 has a wonderful vista as mentioned. you almost want to puff out your chest and shout "I'm king of the golf world"! the hardest holes: no. 2 a long par 4; no. 3 take an extra club even though you are elevated, as the green slopes back to front, and seems to deflect shots on the front; no. 11 a double-tiered right to left sloped green, and usually the pin is in the back; no. 13, par 4 uphill blind approach shot to green; no. 17, a par 4 requires a carefully threaded shot on the left side of the fairway, if you pull it you'll catch the trees, that will at best knock down a shot about 200 yds away, if too far right then the trees on the right side will need scaling to reach the green; no. 18 is short, but a blind tee shot over a plateau, flanked by woods, too much either way and you're dropping for your 3rd shot, then the green rest on a uphill mound. there's chances for birdies, as all par 5's are reachable in 2 shots, and without duffing, should be parred, and all but 2 par 4's are under 400 yds. It presents enough challenges that you need to be accurate to score low; very little sand along the fairways, and roughs are modest. So if you can take advantage of the easy holes, you can offset the problems encountered on the hard ones.
the price is one of the cheapest in the area to walk.
suggestion: if you decide to walk, after hitting your drive on no. 10, recommend tossing your club & push cart into your car, and drive down and park at the maintenance shed along the road. Then after finishing no 18, instead of a steep grueling climb back to the clubhouse, you merely walk across the 10th fairway, and only in range of very short drives from that tee box, to your car.

Okay, I don't know how this course is getting good reviews. Its a dinky little course that is cramped and loud.

The Good:
The greens and fairways are reasonably well kept.

The bad:
planes constantly flying literally 200 feet over your head.
the course is short and slightly cramped
its not really convenient to anywhere.
Three mile island is right next door.

Its nothing special and certainly not worth going out of your way for.

Just played this place for the first time the other day and loved it! Well maintained, picturesque, and unique. You will not forget #10 (like driving off a cliff) and it made me very happy that we didn't call it quits after nine. Lots of elevation changes on the other holes too. I'd recommend a cart as coming up that hill at the end of the day is absolutely brutal. Beware using a GPS to find the place. Ours put us on a dirt road to a gate (which I actually think WAS the back side of the course somehow. Anyway, big thumbs up for Sunset!

I played here for the first time recently and very much enjoyed the experience. Every hole is truly unique with lots of elevation changes. On that subject, number 10 is really a lot of fun... it's like hitting your tee shot off the roof of a tall building!

Overall the course conditions were very good and the price is fantastic.

One odd characteristic (which is either unique or annoying depending on how you look at it) is that the course is right on the approach path for the runway at Harrisburg International Airport so you might get jets zooming overhead quite frequently, and loudly, but it didn't really bother me.

Overall, this is a great course and certainly one to check out.

Sunset is a tale of two courses...the front nine sits on a high hill with occasional views of the Susquehanna River while the back nine sits much lower with views of the Three Mile Island smoke stacks (impressive views). On my afternoon round in mid-April, I found this course to be in excellent condition with fairways and roughs clearly defined. The Par 3 3rd hole is very picturesque and many of the fairways on the front are lined with ocaassional pine trees. Nothing overly inconvenient or challenging, just very fair. The tee-shot from the 10th tee is unforgettable...one of the steepest drops I've encountered in nearly 100 courses...so you can really drive the ball here. Keep your drive straight in the fairway on Hole 12 since water does come into play on the left and a well placed bunker sits to the right. This was my favorite hole...looking back from the green with pine trees framing Three Mile Island. The uphill 13th is the most challenging hole on the course. The rest of the holes were enjoyable. This is well worth a visit!

not a long course but it is well maintained. greens were very nice but of course with a course that isn't long it had a few more divot marks on the green because most players can reach the green in reg.

it is pretty good.

It's a pretty nice place. The holes aren't very big. Some of the holes are hard but most of them are easy.

Nice golf course

Not long, but you have to use every club in your bag.

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  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 FRED K. 16 46 30 02/03/08
2 Maureen C. 8 43 35 05/01/14
3 Maureen C. 8 48 40 04/19/15
4 scott A. N/A 41 41 08/06/07
5 Maureen C. 8 53 45 05/04/12
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
37 tp N. 10 82 72 12/15/15
14 tp N. 9 77 68 09/15/15
9 Maureen C. 8 75 67 08/03/15
8 Maureen C. 8 74 66 07/26/15
27 Maureen C. 8 79 71 07/12/15

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About Sunset

Sunset Golf Club

Golf Only facility

10 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Mike Johnson, General Manager
Sam Risteff, Superintendent
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