Golf

The success of a round of golf relies on the skill of the golfer and the maintenance of the course played. The Country Club of Scranton’s Championship Course offers a fantastic location to excel without any elements holding a golfer back.

The Country Club of Scranton is host to an original 18-hole course designed by the famous Golf Course Architect Walter Travis in 1927. The “New Nine,” as it was named, was designed by Dr. Michael Hurdzan in 1988 and, like the original course, is best known for its large undulating greens. The three nines, appropriately named the Pines, Willows and Falls, combine to make three eighteen-hole courses, the Old, North, and South. Each nine offers a wide variety of challenges but each is still forgiving in its own way, which makes the course attractive to both low- and high-handicaps players alike. The facility includes 27 championship holes of golf, a large multi-tiered putting green, a practice range with target greens, and a pitching and chipping area.

Throughout the 2000’s the golf course has undergone a multitude of renovations to improve the quality of each game for our members. Some of the projects include a state of the art irrigation system installed and completed in 2004, fairway topdressing program was implemented in 2007 to provide firm fairways that drain well and remain healthy even during wet times of the year, installed XGD Drainage Systems in all of the Old Course Greens in 2009, in the Fall of 2010 renovation plans began to introduce more desire grass species and remove undesirable grass from the primary rough, the completed Course Renovation in July of 2012 that included, new green complex, new bunkers on the Old Course, 5 new tees to shorten the course for higher handicap players. Miles of new Drainage was installed during this time, which continues to improve drainage throughout the property. These are some of the examples of the constant effort made to produce the best golfing experience in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Members have the option of receiving golf guidance and training from our professional Golf staff, trained to ensure each player’s swing is accurate and on point.

The Country Club of Scranton played host to the Pennsylvania Amateur Championship in 1997 and 2003, as well as the Pennsylvania State Women's Golf Association Championship in 1999. The facility includes 27 championship holes of golf, a large multi-tiered putting green, a practice range with target greens, a pitching and chipping area, and an on-site professional golf staff. Ranked #92 in Golf Week’s “Top 100 Classical Courses in 2013”, ranks it undoubtedly as one of the best Golfing facilities in Pennsylvania.