Fern Hill Golf & Country Club

3.6578352941 3.7 stars from 5 (152)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 5810 yards
  • Slope: 120
  • Rating: 67.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: No
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 5810 yards 67.3 120
White 70 5604 yards 66.7 118
Ladies' 73 4400 yards 65.2 103

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 152 Reviews
5 stars:
25
4 stars:
57
3 stars:
42
2 stars:
19
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

120 out of 151 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals beginners seniors   Challenges include water hazards narrow fairways   Great for drinks dinner brunch  

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Reviews


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u000001533637's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2019
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Not Bad"


shawn2321's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

Tight fairways, we played a Tuesday afternoon and it got jammed up pretty good. On a weekend this course is probably crazy with how tight the fairways are. Pace of play was hit and miss. Condition of the course par, tee boxes could use attention. Greens were tough. Overall not a horrible course if you get a good deal. No beer cart either on a Tuesday in June, so it's get something at the turn or your SOL.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Pace of play"


u000006107238's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2019
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Reviewed on

The course needs a range out because the pace of play is pretty slow you have golfers out there that takes advantage of a ranger not being out there. The last time I play there was a foursomes in front of us and they were playing at a very slow pace we were waiting every hole to the point of us almost leaving and that happens every time we play there I would play there more often if the pace was better


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Descent course"


u894020766's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was descent. Price was $5 less if you played 9 holes versus 18. Back 9 was flooded and not available.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"High price for 9 holes weekdays. Senior rate."


u894020766's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2019
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Booked Tee time for 18 holes. We we arrived we were told the back 9 was flooded but if we wanted we could shoot the front 9 twice. We decided to just golf 9 and the biggest thing was it was $5 less than shooting 18 holes. Course was fine and would go back again under Duffy circumstances.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/30/2019

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Craig1014248's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The club house is very nice and clean.. the course was a little confusing with most tee boxes “under construction “ so you tee’d off in a random spot. The back started off very wet but prolly do to the river flooding . I would play again .


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



jcd323's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Local Course. Great Value."


u921943848's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Fern Hill was in exceptional shape this spring. Great job to the keepers for the care taken during the offseason and early season, to get the track back in good shape. Though, the tee boxes could use some work, and were in need of moving. I've played this course many times over the years, and it has always been a great course, especially for the price. Pace of play was ok, but I'm a hacker, along with most I play with, so a good twosome may feel slowed down. Great course for beginners, but still has some challenges for longer hitters off the tee. Longer players will have to use course management.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



frankp53's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Worst Layout I have ever encountered."


efcbiii's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

I typically play tee times from golf now 3 to 4 times a week and I play a different course nearly every time. On this particular instance I used a promo code in conjunction with the hot deals to pay only six dollars to play this course. Somehow, this still wasn’t cheap enough to make this course worth the money. The conditions were perfectly acceptable, the pace of play was better than average, but the course layout is the single worst design I have ever seen. I’ve played hundreds of courses, ranging in price and prestige from TPC’s, to the Old Course, to municipal nine hole par 3’s. I hope that this was the first and last design of whoever built this course. There isn’t nearly enough space to hold 18 holes yet they somehow managed to cram them in side by side. There are multiple fairways no wider than 15 yards, with about 25 yards between the right and left tree lines. There’s a 400 yard par four with an oak tree right in the middle of the fairway at about 250 yards that’s so large that it takes up a literally the entire fairway. I was disappointed to see many beginner golfers out here due to the sheer narrowness of the course. I can’t imagine they have much fun hitting nearly every ball into the woods. This course is so overgrown I question if the maintenance crew owns a chainsaw. I would recommend this course to no one unless they are physically incapable of hitting a shot more than 3 yards off-line. A good golf course is one which presents the player with options. There are safe plays and aggressive plays and one can be rewarded for well executed aggressive shots. There are no options at Fern Hill. Often times it’s so narrow that it’s hard to tell where you’re supposed to be playing too because the fairway looks like just another gap in the trees. Please do not spend money to play here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Nice course"


albatross137's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Good course fairways were maintained well very thick rough greens were quite dirty however also had a pair in front of us threaten to snap our clubs for hitting 40 yards from them so that was unpleasant. Cart girl was great don’t remember her name


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/30/2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.



u000006957285's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/30/2019

Hey there - Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back!


"hot Sunday"


dgale2jr's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had some inconsiderate people behind us

that were shooting up on us which in turn soured the round. Thought of saying something to them but didn't go golfing to have a confrontation.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good beginner place."


u000007849551's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course for the money. Greens were in great condition, can't say the same for some of the tee boxes. The short par 3 tee boxes were basically dirt and super hard. Couldn't play of the deck, a d couldn't get a tee into the ground. Fairways were a good shape but could use a bit more definition between fairway and rough.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A good course for the price."


WileEEEE's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nothing special here, just a good old fashioned course. Mostly flat, tree lined with some dog legs and a creek that comes into play on many holes. Greens are in great shape. Only 5700 yards so most holes are reasonable for the average golfer. Definitely worth the Golfnow price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Decent course"


u011233410's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2018
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Reviewed on

Decent course, in decent shape overall. Played a morning round and the sprinklers were on for several holes, which ruined my pace of play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Thomas6169119's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I don't recommend this course



u4623520's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great day"


sarge472's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played only 9 as my 7 year old grandson played with us. When iI called about booking, I was told to just pay for 3 and my grandson could play with us. When we got to the course, I was told that he couldn’t play for free. No problem paying, just two different messages. Other then that, course was in good shape and pace of play was good. Grandson hit them good as well.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"NASTY Back nine!!!!!"


u000001752037's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Have enjoyed playing here over the years as I live just up the road. First time here this year and the fairways were in the worst condition I have ever seen. Way to much dead grass/dirt fairway, play was better from the rough much of the time. Bug Problem/Lack of water? Not sure, but much work is needed. As always, staff was very friendly, course layout is challenging and pace of play was very good. I usual play this course 2 or 3 times a year. i will not go back. Front nine isn't too bad, back nine is nasty, you are better off too play out of the rough. It looks like they are forgetting too move the markers on the tee boxes, all tore up, looks like they have been teeing off from that spot for over a month.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course



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