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650 Pinkerton Rd
Mount Joy, PA  17552-9239
United States
P: (717) 653-2048
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Highlands of Donegal Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

71 par | 6,403 yards | 121 slope

70.6 rating

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Highlands of Donegal Golf Course

The 18-hole "Highlands of Donegal" course at the Highlands of Donegal Golf Club facility in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania features 6,403 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 70.6 and it has a slope rating of 121. Designed by Edward M. Beidel, ASGCA, the Highlands of Donegal golf course opened in 1998. Matthew Groff manages the course as the Director of Golf.


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Reviewed August 26, 2020

Haven't played this course in years due to it's condition, layout and lack of investment in the course by the owners. Went back today (8/20) and this course is still little more than a farm trying to be a golf course. "pro shop" is old and has never been updated, carts are old and run poorly. Course is in terrible shape. Fairways horrible. Weeds growing 6 to 12 inches tall, fairway are not cut. Some balls in fairways were 1/2 covered by grass. Greens very slow due to grass to high. Cups were terrible. Not cut properly with ragged edges and grass growing into cup. This course has always been a "farm" that was cheaply turned into a golf course and it has not improved in many years.

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Reviewed September 27, 2010

Avery average course which can have some maintenace problems. The 8th hole which is downhill 80 yard par 3 is hated by most players.

Reviewed July 01, 2010

An excellent value if you want to take your 12 or under child with you. They play free!

Course was in pretty good shape although the greens showed a lot of usage. Still, they rolled pretty fast.

Some sporty holes, like the short par 3 on the front 9. Some blind shots.

We had fun and will try to play again this summer.

Reviewed October 05, 2008

Nice course for a scramble event, greens were beat up a little bit, but overall it was a nice course.

Reviewed September 26, 2008

very well maintained greens, fairways, bunkers, etc. links-style course. don't be fooled by the lack of trees, fairways are constricted and rough is high enough to make your approach shots difficult. holes 7,8, & 9 are hilly & are non-links. Criticism is warranted on the staff's setup for 7 & 8. No. 7 should be kept as a par 5, but is flipped between par 5 & 4. It is more fun as a par 5, with the tee shot carry over the 3 bunkers on the right, and the tree-lined embankment drop on the left. Then a blind downhill shot over 2 trees on the right. as a par 4, you hit down to the edge of a drop to the green. No. 8 is a 80 yd. par 3 straight downhill. If you hit a line drive, you're over the green into the stream. If you pop your tee shot, you likely will catch one of 2 bunkers. It would be better if the distance on this drop shot was back to 100 yds, to allow for a full swing of a sand wedge, rather than a punch shot. the pace of play was reasonable, and the strategic placement of fairway curves had you perplexed why your straight drive landed in the rough. greens held approach shots. course appears easy but it's sneaky tough. staff very courteous.

Reviewed July 16, 2008

Reviewed June 19, 2008

This course has on-course out-of-bounds which I always find annoying. It is very poorly maintained. You will not worry about the grounds crew getting in your way since you will probably not see one person out working on the course. The place could be decent, but it really is not worth playing as is.

Reviewed October 08, 2007

Can't really remember much about the course. A few holes across the road were good. Kinda weird layout with dogleg going around teeboxes. Wear a hardhat.

Reviewed September 17, 2007

Reviewed August 18, 2007

Reviewed December 27, 2006


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  • Latest Scores
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Carol K. 30 96 66 07/01/12
2 David S. 10 78 68 08/28/15
3 Kyle T. 27 95 68 07/20/14
4 Andy T. 12 80 68 10/04/08
5 Chris W. 13 81 68 10/18/08
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About Highlands of Donegal

Highlands of Donegal Golf Club

Golf Only facility

30 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Matthew Groff, Director of Golf
Charles Groff, Owner