Rich Valley Golf Reviews

227 Rich Valley Road Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
Average Rating: 
1.7
 of 5.0  
Based on 3 member reviews
Average Cost: $27.00        
3 member(s) paid on avg $27.00
Rich Valley Golf is a public golf course that features 18 holes of fine golf in Cumberland County. This par 71 golf club is located in Mechanicsburg, PA.
Par: 71 Holes: 18
Phone: 717.691.8805
Website: Rich Valley Golf
Range: Turf
Courses Near By:
Silver Spring Golf Cour... ~ 3 miles, Armitage Golf Club ~ 6 miles,

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Mechanicsburg, PA
26 Reviews
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Overall Rating:  
1.0 out of 5.0
  Cost: $17
Well, I played this place again. I guess I wanted to see if, after a summer of "league pounding" events, whether this place could endure. It can't!

The course is in the worse shape I've ever seen. It's now the new “Silver Springs GC”! For those of you ‘locals’ who remember, SSGC was down by the creek. We called it “the swamp”! That was because it was underwater from flooding every couple of years or so. But we still played the place, because it was cheap and had the best greens around.

Well Rich Valley is no value. It’s not only “not cheap” by comparison to other quality courses in the area, it’s poorly maintained, overplayed and just overall bad! At this point, they need to be ‘paying’ the customers to play there instead of the other way around.

It’s really about the maintenance. I was charged $17 to walk nine holes and traverse a landscape that was so poorly ‘aerated’ that I had fertilizer pellets every square inch. The bunkers were hard as concrete, the greens where bumpy with ‘thousands’ of unrepaired balls marks that couldn’t heal because the grass was too short. The owner thinks this is beautiful. Yes, it may look beautiful from the road, but get you ‘boots on the ground’ and you will find this course needs a lot of work. It’s could use some redesign, lengthening a couple of holes, moving a couple of holes and adding two new holes. But most of all, it needs better management and maintenance.

It could be a great place. It has potential. But not at this time. I would stay away until next spring. If it doesn’t improve by next season, I would suggest returning it to its “roots” (i.e., farmland). But for now, it can’t even compete with SSGC – which BTW – went out of business a couple of years ago. It’s now a housing development. I don’t want to see RV follow in its footsteps. But it could happen!

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Mechanicsburg, PA
26 Reviews
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Overall Rating:  
2.0 out of 5.0
  Cost: $35
It's been awhile since I've played this one. Not much has changed. Still overpriced for the product. The course was in better shape than before in that the owner finally decided that 'green' aeration is an important part of course maintenance. No longer to your approach shots bounce off the green like ping pong balls. Now you actually get a ball mark.

This is a course you must score well on the front. The back nine is much more difficult and the finishing holes will make your score go way up unless you are playing well. I have two problems with this course - the layout and the management.

The layout - much of the space was misused. The front nine could have been stretched out to use the rest of the available land which would have made it longer and not so tight. The back nine needs rearranged with the #13 tees moved and then #18 lengthened to a Par 5. As it stands now, as a Par 4, it's next to impossible to make a Par - consistently.

The management - too many leagues. Front and back every night. All spring, summer and fall. Any you know what that means. Chewed up greens with un-repaired ball marks. Just not a good place to play as a regular. The three-hole Executive course is the only place you can play during the week. Sad.

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Mechanicsburg, PA
26 Reviews
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Overall Rating:  
2.0 out of 5.0
  Cost: $29
This course is a Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde. The front nine is wide open - no trees - back and forth - tight - and the wind is always blowing in your face or cross-wind. The back nine is hilly and somewhat out of the wind - with a tree or two - then back up to the wide open. Then you finish with three Par 4's - 462, 495 and 452, It's just too confusing. Super easy holes short 300 yard Par 4's and then PGA tour only holes. I don't recommend it often play. You have to score birdies on the front nine on the short holes, because the last 4 holes will eat you up.

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