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Penn State Golf Courses

1523 West College Avenue, State College, PA 16801
(814) 863-0257
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Type: Golf Courses
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- Jan 10, 2014
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Princeton, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Played the white course during the summer. The conditions were a little rough on the course, but it was pretty reasonable for the cost. It would be much better if the driving range permitted regular folks to use the grass tees as opposed to the mats, but the practice putting green is nice (it has some contour, which is not... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Our son played the Blue course in a junior tournament here. The course is beautiful and open. The fairways are wide and there are not too many trees. The course is in great shape. There is a Turf Management degree at Penn State so the condition of their courses is a matter of importance. There is also a White course... More

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State College, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Blue Course is quite good; White a little less so. Courses are always in excellent condition. Can be painfully slow on heavy-play days. A big drawback: grass practice tees are almost never open and the mats are impossible to use a tee on.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The course is very well kept, but with the last expansion to meet NCAA expectations, it has become longer and less forgiving. Somehow I mind it less hitting a ball into the water at some other courses than making a good shot over a sand trap only to find my ball invisible in a thick, unmowed section of grass hidden... More

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

I will avoid the White course from now on as it is a poor layout, unimaginative and the skill level seems to be more oriented towards women golfers. The play was sooooo slow - I mean it was ridiculous with some of the kids they let on as they couldn't hit a thing and held up play reducing the enjoyment.... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Despite visiting Penn State many times, I had never played at the golf courses before. Got a tee time for the White course during a recent visit, only to be "upgraded" to the Blue course by the starter due to it being backed up on the white course upon my arrival. While I didn't necessarily play my best golf, the... More

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

The staff was friendly and helpful. The course was fun and in great shape. Watch out for the rough, it's deep!

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

I always enjoy playing the Penn State Courses. The Blue course is a better layout for walkers and is a better test for serious golfers. The White plays a few strokes easier, but also attracts more high handicappers, who sometimes frustrate me with their lack of golfing etiquette. Both courses are kept in good shape given the high numbers of... More

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Boalsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

ive played both blue and white. they are nice courses but pricey. if youre playing on white course make sure you take a cart otherwise its a long walk back

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Well kept course (so is White). Played there as a student and the course remains a great place to play. Some challenges but not too difficult for the weekend warrior.

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