So here's the deal with Glen Mills, the layout is terrific, the course is in terrific shape, the greens are challenging, and the staff is friendly. The downsides are that it is pricey and it's in the middle of nowhere.
However, the single best part about Glen Mills and the reason why I would choose to play there over just about anywhere else is that it saves me time -- and time is my most precious resource. Glen Mills spaces tee times at 12 minutes, not the usual 8 at most courses, and the rangers are diligent about monitoring slow players. This means that it doesn't get nearly as backed up as most courses and your chances of getting trapped in a 5 hour round are much lower here than other courses. Well worth the investment.
Excellent course. A little pricey but you get what you pay for. Great layout. Excellent condition.
This course has been rated one of The Top 100 public courses in the U.S. and I must admit, I've played it many times, it is awesome. Interesting variety of holes, always in excellent condition, reasonably priced for this type of course, around $79 with cart. I don't know what they're thinking. Played it this past Tuesday. Their rough was one as in past U.S. Opens and I don't mean the one last week. Virtually around almost every trap there was rough so high, if you were lucky enough to find your ball it was virtually impossible to hit out. On many of the holes, just slightly off the second cut of the fairway was just the same. Myself and my fellow golfers that day, enjoy a challenge but seems silly to take much of the enjoyment of a great golf course away by having us trying to hit out of rough between 1 and 2 feet high.
If I could give 10 stars I would. What an amazing golf course. Perfect conditions, excellent staff and just a fun course overall. The front 9 are fairly open. wide to semi-wide fairways with big greens. The back nine is much narrower and it takes some strategy to attack the hole. Every hole is different and just a complete blast to play. Lots of old trees that really make for a scenic and just peaceful atmosphere. The pace of play was perfect at 4hrs 15min. (for a Saturday morning your really can't ask for better). At $95 a round I don't think you can get much better. I play a lot of different golf courses in the tri-state area (Wyncote, Broad Run, White Clay Creek, Lederach, Honeybrook etc..) and Glen Mills just moved into first place in my book. If you love golf and can control where your balls goes make it a point to play Glen Mills you defiantly will not be disappointed.