Jericho National Golf Club, is a Private, 18 hole golf course located in New Hope, Pennsylvania.
Jericho National golf course first opened for play in 1999. The course was designed by Dr. Michael Hurdzan, and Dana Fry.
Jericho National Golf Club plays to a par of 72 and a maximum distance of 7,127 yards for a par course rating is 74.1 and a slope rating of 127. Overlooking Jericho Mountain and the wooded hills of central Bucks County are the rolling fairways of Jericho National Golf Club.
Gold tees: 7,127 yards, 74.1 / 127
Blue tees: 6,666 yards, 71.7 / 124
White tees: 6,152 yards, 69.3 / 121
Black tees: 5,606 yards, 66.4 / 114
Red tees: 5,130 yards.
Yardages for course descriptions based on Gold tees:
Hole #1 - Par Five - 577 Yards - "Starting Gate" The opening hole is an excellent par five with many of the challenges that our course will provide throughout your round. The tee shot for the opening hole should be targeted to the right side of the fairway. From there, the angle to avoid the bunkers on the right side is best. Stay below the pin, as the green slopes hard from back to front.
Hole #2 - Par Three - 231 Yards - "Pines" A long par three that can play shorter than the yardage indicates, be sure to land your ball toward the front, left hand portion of the green. Bunkers on the right protect this long and fairly narrow putting surface. Putts from the left side to the right side of the green are devilishly fast.
Hole #3 - Par Four - 363 Yards - "Ne Left" This interesting par four provides your first "risk vs. reward" challenge. Long hitters can carry the ball onto the putting surface with a precise tee shot. The safe play off the tee is a well placed shot toward the 150 yard marker. The second shot is slightly downhill to a green with a large collection area off the front, left hand portion of the putting surface. If you don't pay attention, this short hole may hurt you!
Hole #4 - Par Four - 406 Yards - "Plateau" The prevailing wind can affect play on this medium length par four. You have another choice off the tee. To play safe, take the longer route down the right side toward the target fairway bunkers. The aggressive play is to skirt the fescue covered mounds down the left where a well placed tee shot will leave a very short iron into the green. The kidney shaped green is larger than it appears, but don't miss long as the neighboring cows may not appreciate your visit.
Hole #5 - Par Three - 192 Yards - "Accurate" The key to this beautiful par three is to know when to gamble and when not to do so. An open green awaits your shot on the left side of this downhill par three. Be aggressive and fire away at a pin on the left side. However, if the pin is on the right, you must be accurate, as the green runs away to the right and is protected by a two deep bunkers just short of the putting surface.
Hole #6 - Par Four - 403 Yards - "Dilemma" The wise play on this medium length par four is a tee shot favoring the right side. Longer hitters are challenged by the fairway bunkers on the right side of the fairway. Shorter hitters have a large depression to deal with on the left side. The key to this difficult hole is the second shot. A large bunker, mounds and collection area guard the large putting surface. Be sure to not short-side yourself on the approach, as up-and-downs are hard to come by on hole number six.
Hole #7 - Par Five - 525 Yards - "Big Easy" A wide fairway is available for your tee shot, which should favor the left side. Longer hitters can attempt to challenge the right side off the tee, but fairway bunkers and fescue await a mis-hit tee shot in that direction. The second shot should be played down the right side for the best angle into the green. The putting surface slopes from front to back, so allow for a bit more roll on your approach shot.
Hole #8 - Par Four - 300 Yards - "Cape" Modeled after a hole from the National Golf Links of America, "Cape" forces you to commit to your choice of clubs off the tee. The smart play is to lay up with an iron down the right side of the fairway. The length of the hole will tempt longer hitters to go for the green with driver. Those attempting this shot will have to maneuver around several well placed bunkers, the water hazard down the left side and mounds with fescue on the right. The green is severe, with several small humps and bumps designed to challenge any length putt.
Hole #9 - Par Four - 439 Yards - "Far Away" A big tee shot is an advantage on this dogleg left. The drive should favor the right side of the fairway in order to get a good view of the green. The putting surface has a wide opening in front that welcomes the long approach shot. Two good shots are required for par here.
Hole #10 - Par Four - 438 Yards - "Cattails" This dogleg right has a surprise in store for you. The tee shot and approach to the green must avoid a large lake that is not visible from the tee. Be sure to place your second shot on the side of the green that the pin is cut, as you will face a difficult two-putt if your ball lies on the opposite side of the flag.
Hole #11 - Par Four - 362 Yards - "Craters" You have a choice off the tee on this short par four. The safe play is to play down the middle of the wide fairway. Longer hitters can choose to cut off the dogleg, but will have to maneuver their ball around several well placed bunkers. On your approach, be sure to miss long, as there are two collection areas ready to gobble up any balls that do not make it up the steep slope on the front part of the green.
Hole #12 - Par Three - 145 Yards - "Vista" Short and treacherous, the tee shot must fly over the largest and deepest bunkers on the course. A kidney shaped green awaits your approach. Be sure to hit your shot on the side of the green where the pin is cut or you will be left with a very difficult two-putt.
Hole #13 - Par Four - 424 Yards - "Left" One of the most scenic and difficult holes on the course, "Left" begins Jericho National's version of "Amen Corner," consisting of holes 13 through 16. Number 13 requires a tee shot that favors the left side of the fairway, as the right side is protected by a deep fairway bunker and a steep slope covered with fescue. The second shot plays approximately 10 yards shorter than the yardage indicates, and the putting surface slopes hard from left to right.
Hole #14 - Par Five - 643 Yards - "Needle's Eye" The longest hole at Jericho, "Needle's Eye" may end up being the longest par five you will ever play! Winding through trees on both sides with a hazard to the left, two big shots are needed to clear the three cross bunkers dividing the fairway. An accurate third shot is required, as the hole finishes with a two-level green tilted from right to left.
Hole #15 - Par Three - 254 Yards - "Willows" Your next challenge after the longest five-par is the longest three-par on the course. A large green is designed to accept a long-iron or fairway wood approach. If you miss the putting surface, try to miss short of the green. Take your par and run!
Hole #16 - Par Four - 441 Yards - "Long" The final hole of JNGC's "Amen Corner", number 16 is a dogleg left that tempts you to cheat down the left side of the fairway. If you cut the corner too close, the overhanging trees and hazard may come into play. Be precise with the second shot, as several hazards guard the green that slopes from right to left.
Hole #17 - Par Five - 549 Yards - "Split" "Split" is arguably the most strategic hole on the course. A wide fairway moving uphill lulls you into a false sense of security. After the tee shot, it's decision time. You may either challenge the bunkers on the right fairway by going over them, or aim for the left fairway that has a more difficult angle for the approach to the green. If you miss the putting surface, be sure to leave your shot just short and right of the green for an easier chip.
Hole #18 - Par Four - 435 Yards - "Center Face" An elevated tee gives you one of the best views on the course. For the best angle to the green, keep your tee shot to the left of the fairway bunkers. An uphill second shot to a well guarded and sloping green is needed. With the prevailing wind in your face, this is a great finishing hole every time you play it.
Guest (cart included), played on Tuesday, July 2009 at 2pm
It's a terrific layout. It can be as hard as you want or as easy. We played the blue tees, we are all about a 7 to 10 handicap and it was a good test of our skills. The greens are fast and true. What you see is what you get. Great course...............gonna join!!
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