Flying Hills golf course is a Berks County course that is less than a 10 minute drive for me to get to. I play the course a number of times throughout the year.
PROS - The atmosphere of this course is great. The people that run this course truly understand that not every course needs to act like Pebble Beach. If the game needs to attract new players, beginners need a place to play and Flying Hills is great for that. It is not uncommon to see a person playing jeans or a person duff a few tee shots at flying hills. In addition, greens fees are very inexpensive and with a tee time book you can play a round here for under $20 so I routinely go to this course in the late afternoon to play a round by myself instead of hitting up the range.
The course itself is relatively short (6000 yards from the blue tees) but it requires accuracy as the course winds through a housing development or trees on almost every hole. The par 5 3rd hole and par 4th 16 are unique and challenging holes.
CONS - A course full of beginners can sometimes be slow, however, I always have fun when I am at this course. Additionally, this course will never be winning any awards for its maintenance. Bring a few extra balls if you are playing in the fall as finding your ball among the leaves can be difficult.
Overall, this course is a good value in my book that can be played by all levels of golfers. I will continue to visit this course.
Every year I play the Trooper Thorn golf outing and it's a great golf course to play a scrabble. The greens nice but good luck with putting because this pin placement gets a little tricky. Not to much water to worry about but if you have a crazy drive you most likely won't be finding your ball. But if you can hit in on the fairways then the rest of your game should be easy. Can't wait for next years outing.