Makefield Highlands Golf Club

3.9679176471 4.0 stars from 5 (20)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7058 yards
  • Slope: 128
  • Rating: 74.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire including a shirt with collar. No T-Shirts, jeans/denim, sweat pants, gym shorts/cut-off shirts.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7058 yards 74.2 128
Blue 72 6619 yards 71.9 124
White 72 6157 yards 69.4 120
Gold (W) 72 5653 yards 71.6 122
Gold 72 5653 yards 66.8 116
Red 72 5065 yards 64.6 114
Red (W) 72 5065 yards 68.6 118

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 20 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
14
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

19 out of 20 reviews


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"good condition"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

On a normal busy weekday it was still a 4 hour round for our foursome following other golfers. Greens don't look pristine but they putted very well with speed. Course overall is in great shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Not worth the money"


Joepa32191's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I am a resident of Lower Makefield Township, so even with the discounted rate, they charge me 41$ for twilight 9 holes... A non resident would have paid close to 60$ for 9 holes and a cart. Not worth the primetime money. Greens looked beat up. I have seen the course in better condition. I'd say max to play here would be 50$ for 18 holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very enjoyable layout, attentive staff."


Steve3709753's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Philly Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

I played this course twice in ten days, and enjoyed it both times. The layout is varied and lots of good views and some tough pin placements. The greens were really fast the first time, medium speed the second but I’m guessing they were letting them grow for aeration that was about to occur. Lots of sand traps and visible from almost all shots so it’s no surprise if you enter one. It plays as long plays as long or short as you desire. Having played on a Friday the regulars were there, with a mix of men and women and ages, with everyone playing the appropriate tees for their skills (a rare courtesy on most courses and worth noting here).

The course conditions were good from tee to green. The only complaint I had was the rough had inconsistent plants, weeds, or whatever. Light and thick and deep and not. I’d recommend they spend time on the rough, something I’ve never recommended.

Staff were all really good, Marshalls were common and didn’t hassle folks. Just watching play and speed. Golf shop, restaurant, starter, everyone was polite and friendly. We ate a meal and it was decent.

It’s one of the most enjoyable courses I’ve played. I took three guests with me for their first time on my second visit, first time I went alone, and all three said they enjoyed the course more than normal. There’s no type a category for enjoying the round. I rated each category individually but I won’t over hype a category just t push up the numbers but it deserves more. I simply enjoyed it and will make the 90 minute ride again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Wide open"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Always an enjoyable and fun course to play. It's links style works for players of all skill levels with five teeing areas. On this day the greens were still struggling from quirky weather but they putted OK.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of the Best in the Area"


ACal24's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2017
Previously played Walked Wet weather

Reviewed on

I love Links-Style courses. There is a great blend of everything here, short par 4's, short/long par 3's and some great hole layouts. The course is maintained and ran very well.

Beverage carts make appearances 4-5 times during the summer. Range/Putting/Chipping greens are all nice. Walking and Riding are both great. I recommend any outings the course puts together.

Full Price Weekend/Summer is a bit too much, but anything less than $80 is worth it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"better conditions"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Shot a career round 76 and the course has recovered from mid season iffy conditioning issues. Recently aerated greens healed well.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"condition questionable"


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 07/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

On this day the course conditions were questionable. The greens were scarred up pretty badly and there was noticeable crab grass in several areas around the course. This is not normal for this course but over the course of this season there are two other public courses in the area in much better condition for lesser greens fee. Based on the course conditions today I would say this course is overpriced.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"Pricey"


geriw117's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

If you are not a senior, this course can get pricey - 86+cart on weekends. During week, cost reasonable provided you are > 60. Somewhat of a links style course. Make sure to check yardage as some holes are deceiving, especially on back 9.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Conditions"


u000003821987's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I have played Makefield Highlands over 20 times and the condition of the course was the best I have seen it over the past 3 years. This is probably do to the cool and wet spring that we have had. The course was very green and the greens were rolling perfect and quick on this Saturday morning. Fairways were green and at a nice height.

I agree with past reviews that this course gets a ton of play, ( tee sheet filled from 6am till 1pm on this day) and sometimes there are a lot of divots on the fairways but right now there are not a lot. Hopefully with its good start the course can stand up to the tough summer months ahead and provide a great golfing season


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Iffy conditioning"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Usually well conditioned, on this occasion mid Spring I was disappointed in slow greens and fairways not fully grown in. We were allowed preferred lies for GAP match this day in own fairway. Course is always a test and generally always with wind and direction affects play greatly on certain holes like 15 coming out of a chute up hill to the fairway then back down to a long thing green protected by water into the wind.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great for a winter round"


jscalici's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/21/2017
Previously played Walked Cold weather

Reviewed on

I've played at Makefield a handful of times mainly in the summer or fall and I've always had one issue with it, wear and tear. This track gets a ton of play in season and with the lack of trees on this pseudo-links design the hot summers absolutely nuke it. My friends and I decided to play Makefield on back to back weeks in January. While temps were cold to "way to cold to really be playing golf" the course conditions were absolutely perfect. Unlike many course in the area Makefield clearly punched their greens at the right time and had them grow in over the late fall/early winter. Even in the cold (38 degrees at tee) the fairways and greens were accepting of shots with a few inconsistencies here and there. The layout of Makefield is also a bright spot. Though fairly open off the tee MH has a few risk reward par 4s and some challenging par 3s. The most challenging hole, the par 4 15th, is a tough dog leg left to a narrow bean-shaped green over water. With that said there are 3 nearly drivable par 4s before you get to the tough closing stretch so make your hay before hand. Overall this course is awesome and honestly one of the best conditions wise I've ever played in the winter up here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"conditions improved"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

From when I played the course over this difficult weather summer the conditions have turned around with fairways back and greens putting fast and smooth. I play here more often than any area course as a golf association member. Regular rates dropped for a month for "shoulder season" but senior rates remain the same as already discounted. Always seems to be windy and today with lower temps it made for less than ideal conditions...but...it is late October.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"course condition down"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The course was in less than good condition on tees and fairways than I am used to seeing there. I was told it was worse before weekend rains as far as dry and hard turf. Greens were good but not as fast as they usually are even in hot summer conditions. I have a couple photos on my phone but haven't transferred them to the computer. Overall a good experience as I don't go there too often.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful eastern PA track"


Luckyshank's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
New York Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2016
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Played on a Monday so pace should be pretty quick. Had to play the front 9 twice due to aeration on the back. Course conditions were beautiful, almost country club like. This course is lengthy, especially if you try playing from the tips. For a player who gets off the tee well, you might score well because its pretty open. If you're in the area its a must play. Price might be a little high for a non-resident. Definitely one of the nicer public course in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Highlands a good name"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

This is an open links style course with many challenges of short drivable holes and long tough ones. It hosted local US Open qualifying in 2015. It is always in good condition with fast greens and the bunkers make you think about challenging them in spots. Staff is friendly. It's on the pricey side but has good senior rates. It is walkable but there are a couple of rough spots for walkers to navigate. It's worth a trip there and it's just 5 minutes off I-95.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent as always..."


z01brk's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

Love the front 9. Always have my best 9 hole score here... Back 9 tightens up and adds challenge. Great course. You won't regret playing it. Excellent practice facility too. Keep it up!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"golfnow contracts not valid with Makefield Highlands"


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/23/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I booked my tee time with golfnow for this course. It was supposed to be $45.00 a person. A week or so after the tee time was booked, Makefield Highlands called me and said they cancelled their contract with golfnow.com this past May, and that I would have to pay the full non-resident green fees of 80.00 bucks. The course was nice, though. There was no ATM in the building, and the bartender took a while to get drinks.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"poor staff"


u000006634930's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/25/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff were very stuck up. If you weren't a resedent they wanted nothing to do with you. When I showed up it was 45 and windy and the lady at counter said You have a collard shirt right. I said yes right under my sweatshirt and jacket. She did not like the fact that we got discont from golf now app. Some people need to get with reality.besides the service the course was great.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice playable course"


rvega09's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course good condition not worth the money they charge. Got lucky got a deal on golfnow


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"course a bit pricey for out of county players. but overall a nice course..."


Anthony8375729's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

enjoyed the links style course. a little easier than most courses I have played. still charging summer rates with less then a week from Thanksgiving...(strange)


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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