Broad Run Golfer's Club

4.2495529412 4.2 stars from 5 (63)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6751 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 72.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared golf shirt or mock turtleneck. Golf style shorts or pant
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6751 yards 72.8 136
Blue 72 6380 yards 68.8 127
White 72 6080 yards 70.9 132
Yellow (W) 72 5438 yards 69.8 127
Red (W) 72 5211 yards 65.8 111

Designed by Rees Jones, Broad Run Golfer's Club boasts one of the best layouts in the area. The course sprawls across over 370 acres of rolling hills countryside. The dramatic elevations are definitely not something you would expect from a golf course that is conveniently situated so close to downtown Philadelphia. The elevated tees feel as though they're in the clouds and mature trees frame most of the holes. There are hazards lurking throughout the golf course including swampy marshlands and tall, dense grasses that are all just waiting to swallow errant shots. It is a challenging layout no doubt but it is made more player friendly with generous fairways and Jones was also light on the bunkering. One of the most difficult and scenic holes is the par-5 15th. This hole plays uphill, featuring a blind tee shot to a plateau green surrounded by trees.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 63 Reviews
5 stars:
27
4 stars:
29
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

57 out of 63 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs   Great for wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include elevation changes   Great for drinks  

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u000004935487's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Invited a friend,it was his first time playing at Broad Run.He is looking forward to bringing his son there to play.

Great day at Broad Run !


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2019
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Reviewed on

Great layout, beautiful vistas, and friendly staff. My go to course


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


"Good course"


psuray99's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2019
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Reviewed on

Got to be in the fairways, not very forgiving if you have a slice or the yips


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Referred by someone on Easter Sunday at The Golden Pheasant golf course"


u111099855's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

I was in very pleased at this picturesque course , every hole is beautiful ! Absolutely no chance of getting hit by someone's ball , or hitting someone , because all the tee boxes are far from the previous green ! One thing to note is there is a lot of walking , due to the cavernous greens. Which I didn't mind at all , due to the fact that I need the exercise ! There is elevation changes all over the course ! I would play here every week if it wasn't an hour and a half away !!!!!!! And to cap it off , I had one of the best bloody Mary's after my 3 hour round !!!!!!!


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



Tim3962452's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Sweet Surprise"


dano266's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were told on several other golf outings by others to try Broad Run. It’s a half hour drive for us, which isn’t too bad. Once we got there we were pleasantly surprised! This place is daunting at first, as it plays like a mountain course. We absolutely loved the lay out. Staff were friendly and personable and thanked us for our business no less than 5 times. Greens had been recently aerated, but once that fills in we will definitely be back!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



redman63's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Aerated but otherwise in great shape!"


u000007194714's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2019
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in GREAT shape!! The had just aerated but we knew that going in so other than the greens the course was amazing.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not A Walking Course"


Garyjohnson's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Pennsylvania Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not only is this a hilly course, the distance from green to tee is long (supposedly 1 mile from the18th green to the clubhouse). There are some very interesting holes and the course was in good condition. The greens were moderately fast and rolled true.

The driving range is into the side of a hill, and is only good for loosing up. The senior rate of $59 is too high, and consequently the course was fairly empty.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"No flat lies."


BruceKauffman's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2019
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Reviewed on

Hills, hills and more hills. Beautiful course with a wide variety of holes. Not for the faint of heart. If you love nature and wildlife and being outdoors enjoying the beauty around you, this is the place.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"disappointed"


sixeagles's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Philly Advisor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I had known about this course and had seen numerous promotions on TV and remember playing it once before a number of years ago. On this day there was a group in front of us that was slow and no on course personnel to help. It was a very long frustrating day seeing open holes and not being able to get into a rhythm on a Friday morning. I liked the design of the golf holes but the set up for carts was very awkward and I can't imagine how any seniors can play the course. Also the course is so big that walking it is nearly impossible for all but the younger well fit players. Lots of hills used well in design and greens were deceiving trying to read breaks. As I said, I liked the golf holes themselves but overall it was not a positive experience. Don't think I will go back based on what happened today.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Fun course but SLOW"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Broad Run on Saturday and the course is great. It's very hilly and you get to do some fun shots over ravines and off moutain tops. The pace of play however is really slow. There is no starter and no one keeping things moving in terms of pace pf play. There is also no beverage cart and the snacks at the turn are nothing special.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/24/2018

Pace of play on a open in golf course in front of the group in front of us made for a negative experience as much as I tried to enjoy the golf course itself. Glad to hear someone else has same opinion.


"Great layout, great course"


Stephen3175662's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Broad run is like yoga for golfer. The elevation puts your mind at peace. Course was in good condition. Only minor complaint would be the pace of play. There was a foursome in front of us with a handicap cart and they were slow. Would have been nice to see a ranger speak with them to keep pace. Otherwise, great round!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Awesome and Challenging Course"


ddotson2's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
North Carolina Advisor
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

Broad Run is a very unique course in that you feel like you're playing on the sides of a mountain. Some holes are straight uphill all the way, others have valleys with long drop-offs. Each hole is very unique and challenging in its own way. The greens aren't impossibly but they will test even a good putter.

I was very impressed with Broad Run, with everything from the friendly and professional staff (who helped a first time player at the course feel very welcome) to the great conditions to the exceptional views of the surrounding area. The only problem was the pace of play (4:45), which can partially be attributed to the length and difficulty of the course.

It may be challenging, but Broad Run is one of the most scenic and unique courses in the area.

WARNING: Do not walk this course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/29/2017

Ha! I actually walked the front 9 till one of my playing partners ran into my pushcart & broke it! Yeah, definitely would not recommend walking because even if you're a world-class athlete you'll hold up your group.


"Great Shape"


u000007194714's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in GREAT shape. With leaves starting to change color, the course is beautiful this time of year. It it very hilly and offers several risk/reward opportunities. Highly recommended.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This is a Must play!"


atthe19th's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Pennsylvania Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

one of my favorites in the country! If you haven't gotten to this gem I would definitely make the opportunity especially before more houses go up. right now the course might be in the best shape I've ever seen it in! Except for a couple of the bunkers that had hardly any sand in them!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u3798796's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2017
First time playing 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: Excellent


I recommend this course



u888896878's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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