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Pocono Manor, PA  18349-9900
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West Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

72 par | 7,003 yards | 117 slope

72.0 rating


West Golf Course


The 18-hole "West" course at the Pocono Manor Resort & Spa Golf Course facility in Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania features 7,003 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72.The course rating is 72.0 and it has a slope rating of 117. West golf course opened in 1910. Highgate Hotels manages this facility, with Dan Harris as the General Manager.

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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Played West course today- most of the greens (except last 3 in back nine) are in really bad shape. Course layout fun for high handicappers. No bunkers or water; mainly a very flat course. Good thing booked teetime on-line at $25 (all incl.) as at course it was $40.

Reviewed September 17, 2012

My buddies and I recently played this course 4 times on an extended golf weekend. The group consisted of both lower, mid-level and higher handicap players (with myself in the latter category). While Pocono Manor could be considered a good value, it is not an experience that I think anyone in our party of 10 is likely to repeat anytime soon. Going into the 4-day weekend, I had expected a challenge due to the length of this course from the White Tees (over 6700 yards). However, length is not the issue on this course. The rock hard fairways and greens will allow your ball to travel much farther than your normal club lengths. In fact, I ended up using 2 club lengths less than usual for approach shots due to the course conditions. Like other reviews here, maintenance was okay but definitely spotty. The men's tee boxes were bare in spots and packed so hard on others that getting a tee in the ground was a challenge. The Women's and some of the seniors tees were not even really a tee box but merely a marked off area near the fairways.

The fairways were okay. As mentioned above, the ground is hard packed, so expect a lot of roll on your shots. It also made it tough on 2nd or 3rd shots to get underneath the ball at times. The grass was green and although there were one or two bare spots, it was nothing to worry about. The rough was worse. Lots of bare spots and often hitting off dirt while trying to avoid the rocks that seem to crop up randomly everywhere. Although there are woods on either side of the fairways and plenty of fescue mounds to catch stray shots, my companions and I managed to lose very few balls over the course of the 4 rounds.

What really bothered everyone in the group was the greens. Harder than rocks, the greens fail to hold any shots whatsoever. Even approach and chip shots that land well in front of the greens will more likely than not release and roll off the back side easily. By way of example, of the 72 hols played, I only had to repair two divot marks on the greens. Everything else merely bounced high and far. Many of the greens are domed or otherwise heavily sloped, so putting was also an adventure. As one of my playing partners remarked, the greens simply make the course "unfair" as there are very few rewards for good shots and players are instead often punished on those otherwise good shots.

I do have to say that the staff was generally friendly although service overall at the resort was extremely slow. I used to think that service staff in the Florida Keys moved at a snail's pace. This staff would lose a foot race to them by a (Pocono) country mile.

If you do decide to go to Pocono Manor, I would recommend the East Course (a review of that course will be posted soon). If I do ever return, I will not be replaying the West course.

Reviewed August 11, 2009

Reviewed June 28, 2009

The course is challenging and enjoyable except for the diffulty in finding balls that leave the fairway and the fact that the food and beverage shack was closed on a very hot day. There is no drinking water on the course either.

Reviewed June 08, 2009

I played on a Sunday afternoon and my friend and I were the only players on the course. The West course looks easy enough with its open fairways, but the long, long holes were a challenge.
The women's tees looked like they were set up at various spots on the fairways ahead of the tees built into the course. Most were spare, but that didn't bother setting up the drive.
The course was dry, probably for lack of underground irrigation, so our balls rolled nice.
The greens were beautifully maintained, small as are all older courses, fast and challenging.
The lay of the course was flat, but it went through a beautiful forest, serene and enjoyable.
I didn't realize until we were enjoying a drink at the hotel bar that the course had no sand bunkers and no water. Still we lost several balls near the fairways and a couple near the greens. The Caddyshack gopher was at work!
I love to play older courses. Pocono Manor West could use some more TLC, but for the price it was a very enjoyable round. Will come again and play the East Course.

Reviewed July 11, 2008

I played this course on 7/10 for the first time. After about 3-4 holes i seriously considered leaving or asking to be put on the east course instead hoping that it might be in better shape. I don't even no where to begin with this place. From the time i arrived everything was a disaster.

The clubhouse/driving range area is quite nice but then i approached the the young man working in the clubhouse and everything went downhill. He seemed bothered that i was there and offered little help to direct me around since despite the fact he knew i was never there. The starter wasn't much better. He was rather rude and seemed completely disinterested in providing any sort of help.

As for the course itself, just plain bad. The whole round i coudn't get over the fact that Pocono Manor completely let a Fazio course go to hell. The piece of land that the west course is set on it fantastic. I've never played so many tight tree lined fairways and i've played a lot of Pocono/NEPA courses. Each hole you feel like you're in your own little world. The lack of bunkers and water does seem a little unusual but that didn't bother me. Niether did the teeny tiny greens even though it does get frustrating given the length of the course. There's a bunch of 400-450 yard holes which means long irons for most players and with the greens being the size of my living room it makes it very difficult to hit GIR's. What bothered me is the condition of the course.

The greens were very well kept and that was about it. The fairways were shaggy and suffered from weed infestation. The tee boxes were bare and uneven. If you're a woman forget about the ladies tees, 75% were completely unkept. The rough had bare spots as well and there was actually numerous brown areas despite the above average amount of rain the area has received since early spring. Then there's the numerous rock beds around the course. Miss the pint size greens by 5-10 yards and you run the risk of having your ball go flying off of the numerous exposed rocks that seem everywhere on the course. It's just a total shame that the owners don't seem to care about the condition of this course. Maybe the East is better kept but i doubt i'll ever make the 30 minute drive again from the Scranton area to find out. A little work and this could be a gem, all be it a quirky one, in the area. As it is it's a wooded cow pasture.

If you're looking for a course in the area go to Buck Hill, Water Gap, Shawnee, Split Rock, Mt. Laurel and avoid this place like a plague.

Reviewed April 23, 2008

Reviewed January 29, 2008

Reviewed August 19, 2007

The course did have small greens but but made it as challenging as if there was sand and water.not a bad course at all for the money.

Reviewed July 28, 2007

Wow, this course is one of the worst I have ever played. Almost all the greens are less than 20 feet wide. Not 1 bunker, not 1 water hazard on the whole course! would not play again there for free

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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Thomas L. 15 84 69 08/26/07
2 Jet W. 10 81 71 07/10/13
3 William H. 30 101 71 09/14/12
4 LENNY P. 18 89 71 08/06/11
5 Sandy V. 37 109 72 07/28/09
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
27 Joshua W. 29 111 82 08/02/13
6 Jet W. 10 83 73 07/12/13
2 Jet W. 10 81 71 07/10/13
16 gerald K. 13 91 78 06/01/13
9 gerald K. 13 88 75 05/25/13

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About Pocono Manor Resort & Spa, West

Pocono Manor Resort & Spa Golf Course

Resort facility

Managed by Highgate Hotels

25 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Dan Harris, General Manager
Greg Wall, Director of Golf
Tom Stemm, Superintendent
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