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The Links at Gettysburg

A Review On: The Links at Gettysburg

The Links at Gettysburg

Rated # 3 in Pennsylvania
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Pros: Greens, Fairways, layout and just about anything.

Cons: coures of this level should have GPS in the carts, Bring more feel of the history of the area to the course

The links at Gettysburg  is a prime course just south of the historic town of Gettysburg Pa. They have a very nice club house and facilities. The pro shop is small and to the point and the bar and eating area is very nice.  The thing I love the most is the outside porch that lets you sit up high on a cliff above the 18th green and look out over the back 9 of the course. They have a very up to date cart fleet. They are electric powered Yamaha units that have some speed to them. They are decked out with 2 canisters of divot mix, a cooler for drinks, and even a club and ball cleaner on the cart.  Only thing they are missing is a GPS unit in the carts. They do have a range area that is by the tee boxes for the #1 hole. It is for the most part a links style layout except for a few holes that bring some thick trees into play.  At 6666 yards from the blue tees and over 7000 yards from the black tees this monster is a total ball eater.  If you are not dead in the fairway you will be in water or tall fescue grass.  Your chances of finding a ball in the thick there is slim to none.  Bring 2+ boxes off balls if you are not good off the tees you will need them. The course is very well maintained with bentgrass fairways with lots of roll on a dry day. The greens are very good I would say when I played they seemed to be running at about a 12-13 speed.  They were good an fast. There are just too many nice things to describe about each hole.  A few of them do stand out. The #3 hole is a par 3 played from an elevated tee box. You hit down to the green that does not have a big fringe in the front at all. Plus if you over shoot the green you are in a sand trap that wraps the entire backside of the green and goes right up to about a 50 foot cliff.  This is a very scenic hold and a good challenge for a par 3. It is one of them if you do not pin the green you are in a world of hurt. Another monster of a hole is the #7 hole.  It is an elevated tee box as well.  You hit out and down in to a slight dogleg with water on both sides of the fairways.  Over all I think this is a great course and at $78.00 on the weekends I do not think that is out of line at all for a course this good. The only thing is I thought they would have a few more things on the course to give the feel of the history of the area. Aside from the tee markers that are cannons on the first and tenth hole you would have no idea if you were golfing in historic Gettysburg or somewhere in mind Ohio. They do not need to go Disney Land with it but trying to work in some of the old fencing and making some of the maintenance sheds out on the course look older would just add a feel to the area. To end this it is a top notch course and I highly recommend it if you get in the area.


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