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1523 W College Ave
University Park, PA  16802-3008
United States
P: (814) 865-4653
F: (814) 863-8992
Blue Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

72 par | 6,525 yards | 128 slope

72.0 rating | Bent grass

Blue Golf Course

The 18-hole "Blue" course at the Penn State Golf Courses/ PGA PGM facility in University Park, Pennsylvania features 6,525 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 128 on Bent grass. Designed by James G. Harrison, ASGCA/Ferdinand Garbin, ASGCA, the Blue golf course opened in 1965. Joe Hughes manages the course as the General Manager.


Time5am - 9pm
Price $0 - $500
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Reviewed August 19, 2010

I played this course yesterday, and the course was in very nice shape. The sand was fluffy and light, the fairways (what little I saw of them) were in good shape, and the greens were soft and held nicely. The course was well worth the price, as my group all had American Cancer Society golf books, with which you only pay the cart fees (also good for several other courses in the area). A wonderful treat for a duffer like me.

Reviewed July 12, 2010

Overall I really like the course and its layout, but I was left quite a bit disappointed by the conditions. It’s been a hot dry summer thus far and thus totally expect that any non irrigated / wild areas to be brown and dry. However, a lot of the primary play surfaces such as tee boxes and fairways also had large patches of dead totally dry grass and/or nuisance species that have crept in and overtaken the grass. A few other things like the odd dandelion growing out of a bunker wall or sand that was hard and compacted also just contributed to the impression that course maintenance was being left to slide a bit.
As things were on the day I played, I’d say the current conditions do not justify the prices being charged. However, if the maintenance was a bit better I’d happily pay to play here again since I really did enjoy the course itself.

Reviewed July 08, 2010

I didn't let the name "Penn State" determine my review...I based my review in comparison to over 150 other courses I've rated. Sorry...there wasnt' anything about the Blue Course that made it any more special than other courses costing much less. Sure it is mid-summer when the fairways are continuosly watered and the rough somewhat burnt...greens somewhat chewed and the round somewhat hot. But from tee to green, there just wasn't that special "catch of the eye" to a course that cost over $50 a person. The only holes I would consider scenic are the Par 3 14th over a pond with a fountain and the Par 4 15th with a swarm of traps on the right side of the rough. Bunker placements in the fairways on the back offered more challenge to some of the drives, but I found that by hitting the ball straight (which is what you're supppose to do), there was little trouble. It's a good round of golf...but nothing out of the ordinary...just pricey for what it is.

Reviewed October 12, 2008

Really nice, played here earlier this summer. I was challenged the whole time. My only problem with this place is that the staff said nothing about work being done on the course. We had to deal with a few chewed-up tee boxes and two greens that were basically unplayable.
Very enjoyable round, but just be warned that some parts of the course may be under construction.

Reviewed May 06, 2008

Reviewed June 28, 2007

A Great Risk/Reward Factor

I am a member here and the yardages on golf link are wrong. Go to to see the actual yardages for the blue course. Th eblue course was renovated about two years ago. And its finally finished. i play from the black tees wwhich is about 7200 yards. And it is very hard to shoot in the low 70's here. But this is the most enjoyable course i have ever played. Mabey not the best mantained, but certainly worth the cash to play a round or two.....


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  • Latest Scores
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 rob M. 32 99 67 09/19/07
2 Connor M. 14 84 70 06/06/09
3 Jayme G. 30 101 71 07/31/10
4 Michael R. 7 79 72 06/11/08
5 Ryan F. 12 86 74 08/20/07
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About Penn State Golf Courses/ PGA PGM, Blue

Penn State Golf Courses/ PGA PGM

University facility

31 tees driving range

36 regulation holes

Awards at Penn State Golf Courses/ PGA PGM, Blue

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Course Staff

Joe Hughes, General Manager
Brian Short, Golf Professional
Richard M. Pagett, GCSAA, Superintendent
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6008 yards, par 70
0.0 miles from center of University Park

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