Northern Pines Golf Club

3.8750000000 3.9 stars from 5 (24)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6557 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 71.6
  • Layout


Year built: 1972
Architect(s): George Swatt (1972)
Type: Public
Style: Parkland/Links
Greens: Bentgrass
Fairways: Rye Grass

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: Soft spikes only

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6557 yards 71.6 124
White 71 6030 yards 69.6 120
Red (W) 71 4990 yards 66.2 114

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 24 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
16
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

21 out of 24 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs near the airport   Great for locals seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers narrow fairways water hazards  

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Reviews


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"northern pines cicero ny"


u960029121's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

Weather was hot/humid, had a few showers for a brief
moment. It was the day after heavy rain storm, but fairways were decent only few wet spots. Greens in good shape. Did not have any issues if on the fairways, drainage was good. Would recommend.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Syracuse - road trip"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2015
First time playing Played as a single Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course. In fine shape with some interesting holes.

Well worth it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good course for the money"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played on the hottest day of the year.
course was in good condition with spots of water damage. Greens were at the best I've seen for the course all year


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"golfing at Northern pines"


Joan1636's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My friend and I golf every week at Northern Pines and have the best time. The help is excellent and that means a lot to us plus the course is in great shape considering all the rain we have had. Keep giving us bargains and we will keep golfing at Northern Pines.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice course!"


u000007816790's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Northern Pines is a nice course, two of us played a round in about 3:45. Course was well maintained, and the staff took good care of us. We will definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good Time"


77gregory's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This had potential to be outstanding. It had rained a lot previous so bunkers were unplayable. Greens were great and held good shots


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice course, friendly staff"


gmaderi's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in great shape. Fairways are cut tight, greens are fast and true. Not good for walking as distance from green to next tee can be quite long.
Very friendly staff.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Value!"


Toc18's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course! Challenging and rewarding. Very well manicured. Tough greens on the back 9 make for a challenging round. Will definitely be playing this course again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Spring Golf Conditions Noticeable on Back Nine"


DomScored66's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

We experienced reasonable conditions on the front nine, in particular the greens were in very good shape but not fast. There is a chronic water accumulation on a few holes on the back nine, which should be addressed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Excellent executive course"


grubstopper's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course to play-in very good condition-only a few holes are wet. Most are very playable. Greens in good condition-fair to putt. Very little sand or water to cause difficulty. A pretty course-enjoyable to play. Not too challenging or too easy-just right. Cart preferable as walking 18 could get tiresome.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very Wet"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

I like this course and have played it 4-5 times last year. First time out this year, the course is wet. Casual water in a lot of areas. If you can naviagate the watery conditions and the cart path only issues with distance, it is a fun course to play. Lots of plugged balls, mud balls, etc.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"For very early spring - this course was ideal"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Traveled down from Canada to play a couple of rounds before our courses open up north. Course was well maintained and greens were very good for the time of year. Yes, the fairways were very soft, but after 5 months of snow, this was a great weekend and a chance to play a new course with a nice layout. We'll be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"uncooperative weather"


wehave4boyz's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

picked the wrong day, since it was chilly and rainy so could only do 13 holes before conditions put a halt to our round


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"good course"


dlavall2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course has lots of hills that run along side the fairways, if you go a rye you will be shooting on the side of those hills


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"well kept course-good value"


kidmac32's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the greens are tricky. word of advice be below the hole if you want to score well. seems to play longer that the yardage markers say. hit an extra club or two.


I recommend this course


"A Little Rain and Rumble of Thunder but able to finish"


u000005370954's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

We enjoyed our game here. The weather was iffy so it was not busy. Even so, a pair of walkers held things up on the front 9. The greens and fairways are in good shape and there are lots of interesting shots. The greens are small and have elevation changes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course, good for walkers"


Golfeveryday1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great value for the money. Staff was very pleasant. Lots of sand traps. Has left to right and right to left. It can be intimidating for first round player. Grounds nicely kept . Greens perfect condition. Would definitely play here again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Scramble"


u000007753097's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course management let 4 person scramble (6 foursomes) out during regular play slowing things down considerably. If they are going to do this they should close the course for an amount of time and use a shotgun start for the scramble. Everyone was complaining. It would be great if Golf Now had more courses in the Syracuse, NY area.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"fun with a couple tuff holes"


janovsky1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 9 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was well maintained and greens held your shots. there was a couple of fairways where you had to control your distance. That is fun for the first time golfing the course. Greens rolled true and I had fun playing the course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


cact41b's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lots of sand, I think I tested all the traps. Greens were in great condition.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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