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“Frustrating if you are not a really good golfer.”

Penn State Golf Courses
State College, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Frustrating if you are not a really good golfer.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

The course is very well kept, but with the last expansion to meet NCAA expectations, it has become longer and less forgiving. Somehow I mind it less hitting a ball into the water at some other courses than making a good shot over a sand trap only to find my ball invisible in a thick, unmowed section of grass hidden behind the bunker (but next to the middle of the fairway). I play in a 9 hole evening league and there is never anyone coming around with the refreshment cart.

Visited July 2013
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English first
New Canaan, Connecticut
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“White Course is Very Average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2013

I will avoid the White course from now on as it is a poor layout, unimaginative and the skill level seems to be more oriented towards women golfers. The play was sooooo slow - I mean it was ridiculous with some of the kids they let on as they couldn't hit a thing and held up play reducing the enjoyment. They wouldn't let groups pass them on the par 3 holes. Range is great and staff very helpful.

Visited June 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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532 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
“Blue course review, nice course with moderate difficulty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2013

Despite visiting Penn State many times, I had never played at the golf courses before. Got a tee time for the White course during a recent visit, only to be "upgraded" to the Blue course by the starter due to it being backed up on the white course upon my arrival. While I didn't necessarily play my best golf, the course did have some good variety of holes and some good challenges. Most notable were the fairway bunkers present on a number of holes, as well as significantly long rough that you could find if you were fairly wayward on some tee shots. The front 9 was longer and harder than the back, but both 9's were challenging in their own way. When I return next i'll certainly want to try out the White course, but I enjoyed trying out the Blue and I would certainly return.

Visited June 2013
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“White Course challenge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2013

The staff was friendly and helpful. The course was fun and in great shape. Watch out for the rough, it's deep!

Visited May 2013
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State College, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Prefer the Blue.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2013

I always enjoy playing the Penn State Courses. The Blue course is a better layout for walkers and is a better test for serious golfers. The White plays a few strokes easier, but also attracts more high handicappers, who sometimes frustrate me with their lack of golfing etiquette. Both courses are kept in good shape given the high numbers of players that use these facilities. The club house staff is always friendly and accommodating. Go on a weekday after 11:00 am and walk for the best value.

Visited September 2012
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