The Club at Shannondell

3.5902235294 3.6 stars from 5 (185)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6122 yards
  • Slope: 121
  • Rating: 69.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: 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 70 6122 yards 69.9 121
White 70 5950 yards 68.1 120
Gold 70 5212 yards 65.3 113
Red (W) 71 5068 yards 69.5 115

The Club at Shannondell, formerly known as George Washington Golf Course, has been ranked by Golf Digest as one of the "25 Best Golf Courses in Pennsylvania" and it's also on their list of "Best Places to Play." From the back tees, the course is just over 6,100 yards. Put away your driver because there won't be many chances to grip it and rip it on this course. It's a seemingly mild layout with wide, gently rolling fairways that appear forgiving, but the strategically placed hazards along the pitched greens demand well placed shots. The cut of the rough is also higher and there are several doglegs, placing even further emphasis on accuracy. Proper club selection is also very important on this golf course. The Club at Shannondell is a fun but fair test for players of all skill levels.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 185 Reviews
5 stars:
33
4 stars:
71
3 stars:
52
2 stars:
18
1 stars:
11

recommend this course

142 out of 185 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals walkers beginners   Challenges include narrow fairways bunkers thick rough   Great for drinks dinner patio dining  

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"Course of last resort"


darbillcco's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2019
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Reviewed on

Outside of the greens, management puts little or no money into maintaining the course. The sand traps are a tragedy, and the course does not drain well - avoid it after rain. They pump group after group out on the first tee, and don’t range the course, so pace of play is brutal. I play this course when nothing else is available, and because it’s cheap.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



sundaytopic's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2019
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



John9445173's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Business as usual"


u159875808's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

the course at Shannondell is tight but well designed with plenty of hazards to keep the enthusiastic amateur engaged. pace of play can be an issue, but this Saturday was pretty good.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Okay for $18.00"


u000005574385's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Decided to try this course because of the Hot Deal, but won’t be back mainly because it’s too far from my house.

Also, rough needs to be trimmed a bit, sand added to traps, divots repaired, and greens addressed. You could see that areas are seeded for repair, so they are trying. Ball did not roll true on greens making putting a nightmare. That said, for $18.00 it was okay.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2019
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"March 2019"


u000005226094's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2019
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rated the course average because it is very wet. Quite a few places were swamped out. Overcast day but beat the rain. About 3 1/2 hours playing alone due to cart path only.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Rough start to the season"


templeowls555's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2019
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Reviewed on

This review is not a reflection of the staff, who were friendly and attentive. But forcing groups to start on the 5th hole + frost delay meant late starts for everyone. Pace of play was pathetic- in 2+ hours on the course I wasn’t even 6 holes into my round and there was 0 chance of getting into any kind of rhythm.

I would hesitate to recommend this course to a friend, but less because of the course than the pace of play, which can be attributed to the quality of the typical player on the course rather than the staff. It would be nice if they would block off tee times for better/faster players early in the day to avoid the logjam of duffers.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Horrible drainage!"


u910639509's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was completely muddy everywhere. It hasn't rained in a few days and there was standing water all over the course. Even some of the actual holes had water in them. I would never go back to this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



u000004396136's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2019

Reviewed on


I don't recommend this course


"Great weather in March"


over50now's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2019
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I went out due to the unbelievable 75 degree weather on March 15th. The course was still wet from the soaking weather all winter long. This made it muddy in some areas. This was a great start to the season


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course layout is too cramped"


davepena's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course conditions are always quite good. But every time I play this course I come away feeling a bit dissatisfied. No memorable holes. Starts with 4 very tight holes then breaks into wide open with parallel fairways and a major road running alongside. Feels like a low end muni in for about half the course. Finishing holes challenging. 18th calls for a draw that only low handicappers can hit.

Very nice clubhouse but not a “golfers” layout.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



NewJackSwing's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Doglegs"


charles8863623's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I can say nothing bad about the course ? We played after heavy rains , but course was very playable. Just wet

A little long for me and a few more doglegs then I like . But again I would recommend the course from tees to green every thing was in good shap


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Slippery"


u000004954336's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was slippery due to significant rain fall. Beautiful day. Some of the green recently airrate

Enjoy the day. Staff was courteous.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Had a great time from start to finish"


u942619101's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is a great challenging place to play. The course fairways and greens were in pretty good shape with staff working to blow away fallen leaves which slowed up play looking for balls. The 19th was the extra to the day great staff and delicious food


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



johncheap1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


I recommend this course


"Great shape"


u000007815232's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape for all the rain of late. Pace of play was hard to judge because nobody was on the course.

I don’t like that the course does not end by the pro shop at 9. However, it wouldn’t matter. The restaurant was closed and at 11:30 they did not have any dogs on the grill.

Grumpy was the theme of the day for the staff


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course



u000007597523's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average


I recommend this course


"Good value"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hard to find a public course with nicer greens for the money. Pace of play outside of very early mornings is often very slow, the sand traps are horrible, and the 17th & 18th holes are brutally frustrating finishing holes. No range and the practice green is too far from the first tee to be useful. All that said, this is my fallback course when tee times are not available at my usual favorites.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course



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