Galen Hall Country Club

Galen Hall Rd, Wernersville, Pennsylvania, 19565
Type: Semi-Private, open to the public
No. Holes: 18
610-678-9535
Architect: Alex Findlay (26)
                       A. W. Tillinghast (76)
                       William Gordon (40)
                       David Gordon (39)
                      
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Detailed description of Galen Hall Country Club

Galen Hall Country Club is a Semi-Private 18 hole golf course located in Wernersville, Pennsylvania.

The Galen Hall Country Club golf course first opened for play in 1910. The original 9-hole course was designed by Alex Findlay. The course was redesigned and expanded to 18-holes in 1917 by A. W. Tillinghast. Rennovation of the course in 1955 was designed by William and David Gordon.

Among the touches added by course designer A. W. Tillinghast's in 1917, is the 15th hole and perhaps the "crown jewel" of the course. This challenging hole, very aptly called the "Moat Hole", is a tangible piece of golf history which is readily available to the general golfing public. Elevation changes, sidehill lies and undulating greens are features that make playing Galen Hall Golf Club a unique and challenging experience.

#15, "The Moat Hole" is a true island green and according to some historians, the first island green ever created. # 15 Yardage: Back 193, Middle 148, and Forward 95, was built in 1917 by renowned architect A. W. Tillinghast, the Moat Hole is sometimes compared to the seventeenth at TPC Sawgrass. The hole is not nearly as visually intimidating as the seventeenth at Sawgrass. However, from the championship tees it is much harder to hit the green. The green is surrounded by a 15-foot wide moat with ten-foot high banks. Three bridges are used to access the green.

Par for the historic Galen Hall golf course is 72. From the back tees the course plays to 6271 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 5117 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 12, a par-5 that plays to 520 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 7, a par-3 that plays to 136 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 14, a 453 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at Galen Hall Country Club is # 2, a 475 yard par-5.

This course has been reviewed 4 times
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$36 (cart included), played on Sunday, July 2015 at 10:06 AM

By far one of the best courses if you like a challenge, blind shots, a mote hole, water, this course has it all. Hard to find a better challenge anywhere!

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Expensive and worth it
 
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Rank ID # : 027774
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York, PA

$31 (cart included), played on Friday, June 2011 at noon

The greens at Galen Hall are excellent; fast and tricky. The overall course condition is excellent as well. With plenty of elevation changes and blind shots, the course is very challenging. The layout, however, closes in on crazy. The 2nd hole includes a blind shot across a public road. A public road also bisects the 3rd's fairway. There are two tee boxes on the back directly in harm's way from other holes' tee shots. Carts parked at the 11th tee are less than 10 yards from the 10th's green. Besides the on course layout liabilities, the place also has the worst situated bag drop area I have ever seen. The positives are great, but the layout issues are myriad. I can't decide whether I love the course, or hate it.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 014624
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Vineland, NJ

$26 (cart included), played on Monday, October 2009 at 10am

We have been coming on vacation to Galen Hall for many years. Just love he course and espcially the fast greens. For most the first time you play it will be tough especially reading the greens. But go back again, it grows on you!

Would travel: 120-300 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 009935
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Eagleville, PA

$21 (cart included), played on Friday, April 2010 at 10am

Love this course and it's almost 50 miles from my home. A most difficult course to play because of the greens are so great...I try to make the trip 6 or eight times a year. So far this year 3 times.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 009886
4.5/5
Based on 4 reviews
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