We've been taking our son to Honeybrook for the past 2 yrs for after school and summer golf camps. Nice course, reasonable rates, and the boys love their instructor, Ryan. He is always fun, friendly and ready to help. Very happy with their programs!
Honeybrook Golf Club sits along the historic West Branch of the Brandywine Creek, among the Amish farms of Chester County, Pennsylvania. On the day we played, the winds were ripping across this wide-open links course, but the grounds conditions were anything but harsh.
Honeybrook is a mixture of tree-lined fairways and subtle elevation changes amidst beautiful PA farm country. The layout is superb and the atmosphere is friendly and laid back. Upon arriving, we were met by Ben Ingles, the assistant to the golf professional, who graciously gave us the low down on the course, the conditions, and just about everything else. We couldn't have asked for a better intro!
Protected wetlands weave throughout the course to form breathtaking vistas and memorable target greens. I was also surprised to hear the clip-clop of horse-drawn buggies as I tee'd up on one of the first holes. I didn't realize we were that close to Amish country. In any case, there's an old world calmness to that.
At 6341 yards from the tips, Honeybrook is not an absurdly long track, but you'll get your money's worth. With water coming into play on several holes, some tough bunkers, and additional challenging rough placement, even the most accomplished golfer will be challenged.
The early spring conditions couldn't have been better. The greens showed minor signs of aeration, but nothing that would affect play. The fairways were lush, yet finely cut, and the surrounding vegetation was starting to fill in.
The first day I only got to play 9 holes. This place gets a lot of play. I was playing there on an early Saturday afternoon. I was part of a twosome. We were stuck behind a foursome and the front 9 took almost 3 hours! I walked off the course. Something I have NEVER done.
My problem with the foursome was that there was a teenager learning the game and his Father was giving him lessons WHICH YOU DO NOT DO ON PRIME TIME WEEKENDS ON THE COURSE. He was allowing him to hit multiple shots which is just ludicrous. We had to wait a long time, on EVERY shot. There are no marshals going around.
My experience on Sunday was much better. We were part of a foursome and although the course was crowded, it moved well. Play took 4 1/2 hours.
The course is in great shape and fun to play. Great scenery. Greens fee rates were very good.
The starters are young guys and they are excellent. They are very attentive and courteous. Great job!
Have played Honeybrook several times and found it to be a reasonably priced, very well maintained course. The course is laid our through rolling farm land so the grade changes are not very severe and there are not too many nasty hazards on most of the course. That leaves the course fairly wide open and easy to play.
There are a couple holes with tight drives due to some woods ... you'll know them by the Amish kids selling lost golf balls to you at the tee, and chasing any shot you slice into the woods.
If it were closer to the city, Honeybrook would probably be packed and cost twice as much. As it is it's a great place to play and well worth the drive.
Beautifully maintained, reasonably priced par 70 18-hole golf course with pastoral farm views. I played with a friend and his father and we all found ourselves taking pause to marvel at how absolutely beautiful the surrounding vistas are. The course is relatively flat but is laid out nicely. The carts run well (gas), the snack cart is well-stocked, and the clubhouse has a full bar, food and a pro shop.
I'm looking forward to playing Honeybrook again soon...