Saucon Valley Country Club

2050 Saucon Valley Rd,

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015

  • Office

    +1 (610) 758 7150
  • Pro shop

    +1 (610) 758 7177
  • Fax

    +1 (610) 758 7140
  • Golf pro

    Gene Mattare (General Mgr & Director of Golf); Mike Wood (Head Golf Professional).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland.

  • Designer:

    Old course: original design by Herbert Strong (1921), with later renovations by Perry Maxwell (1943) and Tom Fazio (2008).
    Grace course: designed by William & David Gordon (1957).
    Weyhill course: designed by William & David Gordon (1968), with later revisions by Tom Fazio (2010).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7126
6337
5677
Par
71
71
71
SSS or slope
74.6
70.7
73.0

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Old course. Also at Saucon Valley is the 18-hole par-72 Grace course (7091 yds from back tees; designed by father/son team of William & David Gordon; opened 1951); 18-hole par-72 Weyhill course (6928 yds; also designed by the Gordons; opened 1965; revised by Tom Fazio in 2010) and the 6 hole par-23 Short course (1652 yds).

Location

Latitude:

40.561669

Longitude:

-75.389214

How to get there:

4.5 mi S of Bethlehem / 9 mi SE of Allentown / 54 mi N of Philadelphia.

Saucon Valley Country Club (Old course)

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.

Est. 1921

The Old Course at Saucon Valley Country Club is one of the top-rated and finest championship layouts in Pennsylvania. The excellent tree-lined and open parkland course contains a wealth of wonderfully crafted, memorable and challenging holes. Definitely a course that will challenge your all-round game. However, this is a private course generally playable only by members and their guests.

List of courses: Around Philly & Atlantic City

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Saucon Valley is a private club. Guests may only play if hosted by a member.

Green fees

Outside visitor fee not applicable; course exclusively for members and their guests.

Other information

Non-metal spike facility.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

In 1920, sixteen Bethlehem business leaders, including a core group from Bethlehem Steel Corporation, acquired 205 acres of farmland along the Saucon Creek to establish a country club with “a golf links and other facilities for athletic sports.” From modest beginnings, Saucon Valley CC has evolved over the years to become a world-class and still family-centred facility.

Saucon Valley has hosted many top level tournaments and national championships, including a US Amateur Championship, US Senior Opens, US Women's Open, US Junior Amateur and US Senior Amateur Championships (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Saucon Valley).

Published ranking

Weyhill course:
State: 9th best course in Pennsylvania (Golf Digest, 2019/20).
Old course:
State: 11th best course in Pennsylvania (Golf Digest, 2019/20).
Grace course:
World: formerly ranked world's 94th best course (GOLF magazine, 1991; not in subsequent editions of this ranking).
State: 21st best course in Pennsylvania (Golf Digest, 2019/20).

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