Golf Bucks County

By Bob Oliver

Middletown Country Club

Middletown is a compact 80 acres of challenging golf, with rolling hills and large specimen trees that have watched many golfers travel its fairways over time. It has retained its old time feel with tees and greens in close proximity, allowing golfers to walk the course if they choose.

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Pennsylvania

Five Ponds receives award

Written by Bob Oliver on .

It's great to see local golf courses awarded recognition, especially when it's truly earned.
Warminster's own Five Ponds Golf Club received the Pennsylvania Golf Course Owners Golf Course of the Year award recently. The local municipal course, operated by Spirit Golf Management, was given the prestigious  award after being judge as best in state when considering various criteria.
Included were exceptional quality of the overall golf course, exceptional quality of ownership and management, outstanding contributions to its community and significant contribution to the game of golf. 
“Five Ponds not only exhibits the qualities we look for every year when choosing a course of the year, but we also recognize Spirit Golf for continued excellence in golf course management, and a commitment to the fellowship, advocacy, and best practices as members of the PGO,” said PGO Executive Director Gregg Acri.
Makefield Highlands received the award in 2015. 

Jaworski golf snares Downingtown

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Downingtown - Leave it to Ron Jaworski Golf to continue it's goal of overseeing stellar golf courses. 

Jaworski, along with Ken Kochenour of GF Management, Ira Lubert and Joe Williamson, has acquired the historic Downingtown Country Club. 

The George Fazio design, which made its debut in 1967, was updated by Gil Hanse and is a true test. It features a strong mixture of holes, strong bunkering complexes and rolling fairways. It has long been known for its strong conditioning. Par is 72, with the back tee yardage at 6,619.

RJG - Jaworski Golf is known for taking over courses and sprucing them up. Witness Bue Heron Pines, Running Deer and RiverWinds which all have joined the Jaworski Group and saw immediate improvements. 

Stay tuned for more details. 

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Fairways G.C.: Compact, fun

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"We like to say we are the best kept secret in Bucks County," quipped president Joe Lightkep about his Fairways Golf and Country Club in Warrington.

 

Indeed there are no big billboards or signs but lots of word of mouth advertising. . You can drive down Street Road north of Easton Road and go past the access road into the club through an established housing development and not know it.