John F. Byrne Golf Course

2.6867647059 2.7 stars from 5 (56)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 67
  • Length: 5193 yards
  • Slope: 107
  • Rating: 65.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 67 5193 yards 65.0 107
White 67 4931 yards 63.9 105
Red (W) 67 4266 yards 61.4 98

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.1 stars from 5
Value: 3.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 56 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
18
3 stars:
19
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

39 out of 56 reviews


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5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"City course"


u000006635911's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

It’s a good place to work on your game. Bunkers, tee boxes some fairways, carts and cart path need work. I will play again as it is close and a great value.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Needs A Lot of Work"


u184768126's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee boxes need a lot of work

Rough and fairways need to be cleaned up

Greens need to be cut better (like putting on a fringe, too fluffy)


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course




2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"This Place Needs Work"


Robmullin47's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

This was my second time playing here. First time I paid for 18 holes late in the day. The back 9 had a lot players so I decided to play the front twice. After 4 holes the second time around, they were going around collecting the flags to wrap their day up. The sun had even set yet! Second time, I Called in earlier to get a 9 hole walking rate. They said $20. When I got there, they say “we don’t offer 9 hole rates”....like what? They were nice enough to give me the discount but the course itself is not maintained well at all. A lot of tee boxes are literally like hitting out of a bunker, all sand. Grass on greens was Long so they were really slow. Fairways were the best part and even they are average. $25 isn’t even worth these conditions


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



Frank4496521's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"J Pop"


James3073580's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Just plain horrible. The cart path was the worst I’ve ever seen


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"John Byrne"


Slyons160's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a great course for mediocre golfers. Challenging enough to better yourself but not to much where you never want to play again. I wish the course was marked better, but other then that great for inner city golf course. Would recommend


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"be aware of your surroundings"


Brothermike's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Yes some of the holes have incoming, just look for people blasting off on other tees because there is a good chance that they are going to land in your fairway. Once you play here a few times and know what to look for it becomes a lot less dangerous. I highly recommend riding if one is suffering from constipation, I promise a round here a week will be having you regular like nobodies business. Seriously, if you keep expectations in check you might just be glad you played here. Not for the elites, that course is across the street.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"A course to practice on."


u799896792's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

The golf staff was friendly and the pro shop is nice. However, the course needs a lot of work. The tee boxes are a mess; they are rock hard and it’s very difficult to get your tee into the ground. The cart paths are brutal as well, all sand with giant potholes, the bridges are sketchy and look as if they are about to fall apart (multiple bridges have broken wood pieces). The other golfers playing here the day I played we very rude and disrespectful (not everyone was, but the vast majority was). For example, I would tee off, hop into my cart and quickly drive down to my ball location. Then, after quickly grabbing a club and setting up for next shot, I see another ball roll right by me. The majority of golfers here, at least on the day I played, have no sense of etiquette.

As a result, I will never play this course again and do not recommended this course. However, if you enjoy rock hard tee boxes, dangerous cart paths/bridges, and lack of etiquette by other golfers this is the go to course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Good for getting some swings."


jkrajews2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you need some practice, not a bad local course. The tee boxes were bad however. Practically hitting of dirt at times.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Better than before"


u629670316's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Although this is an inexpensive city owned course that we only play when there are no better options, this time I found the greens immaculate. The fringes and aprons had crabgrass, the roughs had large area's of bare spots. The cart paths will jar your teeth loose.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Byrne"


u8398564's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has no fairways. There is hardly any grass on the tee box. The cart path is very bumpy in spots.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"The Price is Right!"


732Tully's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We had a mid morning tee off and finished in under 4.5 hours, in my book that's a tremendous success for 30 bucks. Confirming our reservation was handled efficiently and course conditions were good. Besides a minor disagreement with the ranger [regarding our pace - 10 holes in 2:20... but who's counting, right?], my company and I had a great time playing here. Although Ranger Rick cited a complaint from someone behind us, everyone we encountered was very conscientious and courteous. Far better than any other experience I've had a public course in the Philly area.

The level of experience in our foursome varied a bit, but we all agreed that it was a great course for our intentions. I would recommend this course to those looking for something a bit more challenging than a Par 68/Executive 9. If you're new to the game be forewarned, this course can get a bit tight on a few holes due to the course's crisscrossing fairways. Beginners/Intermediate golfers interested in challenging themselves will surely leave satisfied as the approach shots and greens can be a bit tricky.

First time playing the course and I definitely see myself playing here again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/18/2019

I had one encounter with Ranger Rick and he is what you would expect for a publc municipal course. Not the kind of guy that can communicate in a positive manner and make helpful suggestions. He will just bark out orders.



Michael1037476's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Poor tee boxes couldn't get tee in ground. Fairways were rough and hard as rocks. Course was not worth the money.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



Michael2410512's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is fun to play couple nice holes not overwhelming for new players it's uphill and downhill shots I feel gives an advantage over playing flat courses a few water areas and creeks.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Best Municipal Course"


Damian8579622's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Played here on 9/18/16. Course was in good shape for a truly municipal course. The pace of play was excellent and th course had some challenges. My only suggestion would be for more signage to point you in the direction of the next holes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Watch out"


u000005590025's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a course as it would seem. Very short and very tight. Balls flying all over the place( four is commonly heard). Don't expect anything and you won't be disappointed, expect a decent track and you will be.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Not worth the money"


Philyoo85's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee boxes are horrible. They are mostly uneven, barely manicured and you can't get a tee into the ground without bending or breaking it. Fairways are actually okay. Greens were a tad slow but better than expected. Overall, not impressed. In my opinion, you should pay a few bucks more and go to a golf course that is better maintained.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



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