Wilkes-Barre GCWilkes-Barre Golf Club

Wilkes-Barre Golf Club
1001 Fairway Dr
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18702
Luzerne County

Phone(s): (570) 472-3590
Fax: (570) 472-9506
Website: wilkes-barregc.com


The 18-hole Wilkes-Barre Golf Club in Wilkes Barre, PA is a public-municipal golf course that opened in 1967. Designed by Geoffrey Cornish and Bill Robinson, Wilkes-Barre Golf Club measures 7020 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 125 and a 72.8 USGA rating.

Wilkes-Barre Golf Club
2.5 stars out of 5 (based on 4 reviews)
See all reviews | Submit your rating

A view from the right side of a fairway at Wilkes-Barre Golf ClubA view of a green protected by a bunker at Wilkes-Barre Golf ClubA fall view from Wilkes-Barre Golf Club

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Bill Robinson, Geoffrey Cornish
  • Public/Private: Municipal
  • Year opened: 1967
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Welcomed
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:

Facilities

  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $20 - $30
  • Weekends: $25 - $40

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Collared shirts
  • Credit cards accepted:

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Black 72 7020 125 72.8
Blue 72 6494 124 70.3
White 72 6312 122 70.2
Yellow 72 6054 115 66.9
Red (W) 73 5425 121 72.6

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Wilkes-Barre Golf Club
    1 stars out of 5
    by victor
    on May 26th, 2016 05:04
    Very sad what has happened to this course. This course has one of the nicest layouts in the area, but the course isn't being managed at all. The greens are a disaster, fairways covered with weeds, bunkers are filled with stones, club house needs to be rebuilt. The layout of the course though is so great it keeps people coming back, but that won't last long with the current conditions. If the city can't afford the course then maybe they should consider selling off to a private entity. On a positive note, the staff is always very pleasant.

    Some suggestions:

    If you're going to aerate the greens, put some sand on them and roll them afterwards. Fill and rake some of the bunkers. Many of the greens are gathering water and giant dirt patches are starting to form, work on green drainage. Also, a little fertilizer won't hurt! Maybe try having someone clear out all the weeds from the flower beds to help out with eye appeal.
  • Wilkes-Barre Golf Club
    1 stars out of 5
    by Stan
    on June 01st, 2014 18:14
    It's a shame the way the city of Wilkes Barre has let this course fall into a state of neglect. Played this course in June 2014. Half of the greens were actually dirt that covered a good portion of the greens. Tee boxes were horrible. Fairways had wheel ruts where water collected. Sand traps were absolutely unplayable - look like they had not been groomed all year. Came up to the first tee as a twosome. Someone drove by alone, jumped us and went to hole #2. This course used to be the jewel of public courses. My advice? Shell out a few more bucks and play Blue Ridge, Edgewood or Sand Springs. Stay away from this course.
  • Wilkes-Barre Golf Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by steven
    on March 31st, 2014 16:49
    one of the best courses in the area . challenging but fair. Very
    well maintained, enthralling ambiance.
    great staff and crew
  • Wilkes-Barre Golf Club
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Mike Koltonuk
    on August 31st, 2012 18:11
    Nice layout, greens and overall course condition. Great scenery. Good length from all tees. Each hole secluded from the next.
Submit your rating of the course: