Golf Courses

June 3, 2012 

This cost breakdown is for the nine courses in the region. Belles Springs, Freestone, Penn State and Toftrees are the public courses.
Belles Springs
www.bellessprings.com
Pro and general manager: Judd Caruso, ninth year
Telephone: 570-726-4222
Location: one mile north of Exit 178 (Lock Haven) of Interstate 80 near Mackeyville
Course: The 6,575-yard, par-72 layout has a course rating of 71.5 and a course slope of 121 from the white tees.
Rates: Season passes: $845 for adults; $200 for college students and $150 for juniors. Green fees: $28 for 18 holes and $19 for nine holes on weekdays; $34 for 18 holes and $21.50 for nine holes on weekends; $20 for 18 holes and $12 for nine holes for age 14 and younger, with an adult. Belles Springs offers online specials and tee times. Golfers can also phone a week in advance for tee times.

Centre Hills Country Club
www.centrehillscc.com
Pro: Jeb Boyle, 25th year
Telephone: 238-0111
Location: between East College Avenue and U.S. Route 322 in State College
Course: The 6,461-yard, par-71 layout has a course rating of 71.9 and a course slope of 136. Centre Hills also maintains a nine-hole course and driving range off of Scenery Drive.
Rates: For membership information, including yearly food assessment and an initiation fee, call the club office at 238-0111.
Boyle’s staff includes Chet Zuchelli, Gary Dillon and Ken Miller. The manager of golf course operations is Chip Fogleman, the golf course superintendent is Gabe Menna and the clubhouse manager is Lisa McDonald.

Clinton Country Club
www.clintoncountryclub.com
Pro: Sean Kaczynski, third year
Telephone: 570-748-6061
Location: off state Route 150 outside Mill Hall
Course: The 6,781-yard, par-73 layout has a course rating of 70.3 and a course slope of 126.
Rates: Single membership, $1,100; family membership, $2,000; student membership, $250. Honorary and corporate memberships are also available.

Nittany Country Club
nittanycc.ning.com
Pro: Scott Frey, third year
Telephone: 383-2611
Location: Mingoville, off state Route 64
Course: The course features nine holes. When played from different tee positions, it is a 6,014-yard, par-72 layout for 18 holes that has a course rating of 69.2 and a course slope of 116.
Rates: The club is semiprivate. First-year membership costs $950. Nonresident ($300) and junior memberships ($250) are available. The course is open to the public until Memorial Day and after Labor Day. Cost is $45 for 18 holes and $30 for nine holes. Cost with American Cancer Society card is $27 and $16.

Penn State Golf Courses
www.pennstategolfcourses.com
Pro and general manager: Joe Hughes, 10th year
Telephone: 865-4653
Location: West College Avenue, State College
Courses: The Penn State courses consist of the White Course (6,344-yard, par-72 layout with a course rating of 69.6 and a slope of 130) and the Blue Course (7,172-yard, par-72 layout with a 70.6 course rating and a slope of 135).
Rates: General membership includes unlimited play on both courses and nine-day advance tee time reservations. Community: $1,315 individual, $795 for each additional family member; Penn State faculty and staff: $1,200 individual, $700 additional family members; Penn State students: $690; 17 and younger, $450.
A special Eric A. Walker membership is available at $1,675 per person and $1,145 for each additional family member; faculty/staff individual membership is $1,590 and $1,095 for each additional family member. The membership includes unlimited play on both courses, 11-day advance tee time reservations, unlimited range balls, a 20 percent golf shop discount, excluding clubs and balls, and reduced faculty-staff rate for guests.
Semester memberships to the White Course are available for Penn State students: late summer (June 15-Aug. 31), $155; fall (Aug. 15-Dec. 31), $205.
Half-season memberships begin and end July 15: Walker: $1,045 individual, $730 additional family members; community: $805 individual, $490 additional family members; Penn State students (Jan. 1-May 15 and Aug. 15-Dec. 31): $320.
Public green fee for the Blue Course: Monday-Thursday, $33 for 18 and $24 for nine; weekends, $47 and $24. White Course: Monday-Thursday, $28 for 18 and $21 for nine; weekends, $37 and $21. Tee times and specials are posted on the course website.

Philipsburg Elks Lodge and Country Club
www.philipsburgelkscc.com
Pro: Paul Fischer, 17th year
Telephone: 342-1114
Location: on Windy Hill off U.S. Route 322 east of Philipsburg.
Course: The club is a nine-hole 5,595-yard, par-70 layout. The course rating is 68.2 while the course slope is 129.
Rates: A single membership is $775; family membership (two golfers) is $1,000; a single new membership is $500; a family new membership is $750. Junior and student memberships are also available.
Guest green fees are $25 for 18 holes and $15 for nine holes on weekdays and $42 (with cart) for 18 holes and $24 (with cart) for nine holes on weekends. Those using the American Cancer Society card can play 18 holes for $25 with cart Monday-Thursday. Call the pro shop for specials.

State College Elks Lodge and Country Club
www.statecollegeelks.com
Pro: Aaron Palen, second year
Telephone: 466-6451
Location: between state Route 45 and U.S. Route 322 near Boalsburg.
Course: This spring, the Ramada Conference Center began operating the 6,358-yard, par-71 layout has a course rating of 70.6 and a course slope of 130.
Rates: The cost for a full individual membership is $1,500; new full individual membership, $1,300; full family (husband and wife) membership, $2,400; new full family membership, $1,600; young adult (younger than 35) individual membership, $1,100; young adult family membership, $1,750; senior (65 years old) individual membership, $1,250; senior family membership, $1,800. Junior memberships and golf leagues are also available. Green fees: through through Sept. 17, $31 ($49 with cart) for 18 holes and $21 ($31 with cart) for nine holes Mondays-Thursdays, $41 ($59 with cart) for 18 holes, $25 ($35 with cart) for nine holes weekends, $39 (includes cart fee) at 3 p.m. daily through Sept. 3, $39 (includes cart fee) at 2 p.m. daily starting Sept. 4; starting Sept. 18, $40 (includes cart and greens fee) for 18 holes and $25 (includes cart and greens fee) for nine holes daily. The course is on the American Cancer Society card.

Skytop Mountain Golf Club
www.skytopgolf.com
Pro: Jere Trostle, first year
Superintendent: Michael Stine
Phone: 692-4249
Location: Interstate 99 Exit 68, Skytop Mountain Road, Port Matilda
Course: Matchplay Management Corp. acquired the former Freestone Golf Course. The par-72, 18-hole layout is 6,535 yards and the course has a rating of 71.4 from the back tees with a slope rating of 129. Skytop offers a natural grass driving range with seven target greens.
Rates: Annual club membership for unlimited golf is $599, which includes a number of member benefits. Open for public play; walking rates — nine holes, $12, 18 holes, $19; with cart rental, nine holes, $20, 18 holes, $35. Junior golfers 15 and younger play with a parent for $1.

Toftrees Golf Resort
www.toftreesgolf.com
Director of golf: Tom Katancik, 15th year
Head golf pro: Derrick Strub, second year
Telephone: 238-7600
Location: off Interstate 99 at Toftrees/Woodycrest exit
Managed by Marriott Golf
Course: The 7,062-yard, par-72 layout has a course rating of 74.3 and a course slope of 138.
Rates: The membership fee is $2,250 for an individual, $750 for additional family (spouse, children younger than 21). Toftrees also has several golf, pool, tennis, social and resort packages available. Green fees: through Oct. 7, $54, $49 from 2 to 3:50 p.m., $44 after 4 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, $74, $59 from 2 to 3:50 p.m., $54 after 4 p.m weekends; Oct. 8-28, $49, $39 after 1 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, $59, $49 after 1 p.m. weekends; Oct. 29-Nov. 30; $39, $34 after 1 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, $49, $44 after 1 p.m. weekends. Tee times can be booked online or by phone.

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