Three Hershey Golf courses open for the season
As we say “goodbye” to winter and head into spring, we look forward to seeing the carts on the paths and the golfers on the greens.
Hershey Golf boasts three award-winning courses, 36 championship holes of golf, and a nine-hole family friendly course. The West and East courses comprise Hershey Country Club (HCC). Spring Creek Golf Course is a nine-hole course perfect for juniors, beginners and golfers seeking a shorter day on the greens.
The West and East courses are open only to HCC Members, their guests and guests staying at Hershey Resorts. Spring Creek is open to the public and also offers FootGolf, an exciting combination of soccer and golf.
Whether you’re a novice golfer or have a single-digit handicap, Hershey Golf offers courses for all levels of play.
Designed by Maurice McCarthy in 1930, the West Course is a traditional, yet ever-enjoyable course. Enjoy sweet, bird’s-eye views of the town of Hershey as you play your way through a leisurely day of golf. The West Course requires all 14 clubs, making it great practice for golfers of all skill levels! This 18-hole, par 73 West Course features 6,860 yards of tree-lined fairways, lush greens and challenging hazards with holes ranging between par 3, 4, and 5.
Iconic Hole - #5
Hole #5 on the West Course is the most photographed hole in Hershey. Not only is it elevated above other holes, but its putting green lies on the property of the famous High Point Mansion. The Mansion holds history as Milton and Catherine Hershey’s home, as well as HCC’s first Clubhouse when it opened in 1930.
The West Course is the most played course in Hershey, but it is one of the more difficult. The obvious tip for this course is to keep the ball on the fairway. The rough on this course is high, thick and tough to get out of because of the vast amount of trees. On your approach shot, aim for the fairway!
The East Course captures the beauty of Central Pennsylvania’s countryside at each and every hole. As our longest and most challenging course, the East Course remains a fan-favorite for golfers of the highest skill-level. Players will enjoy elevated greens, three sparkling lakes, and more than 100 bunkers through which to maneuver. The 18-hole, par 71 East Course features 7,061 yards of rolling fairways, daunting greens, bunkers and natural hazards with holes ranging between par 3, 4, and 5.
Iconic Hole - #18
The 18th hole on the East Course is a Member and Pro favorite at HCC. At the very end of playing all 18, the East Course leads you right back to the main Clubhouse for a fantastic view. On this last hole you will have a great outlook of the pond with the entire Clubhouse behind it. The scenery is captivating and makes for a great photo opp!
Since this course has a lot of green elevation, getting your approach shot to go directly on to the green is key. Using extra club will always help you on the East Course!
Designed in 1932 as the first course in the United States open to players age 17 and younger, Spring Creek Golf Course remains beginner-friendly and is open to the public. The course features lush greens, holes lined with mature trees and the natural Spring Creek gently winding throughout.
In 2016 the course underwent renovations to add FootGolf, which is a new, fun game combining soccer and golf!
Hole #1 is a par 4 and the longest hole on the course. With Chocolate Avenue bordering the entire left side, a strong tee shot followed by a precise second into the deep green is required. Judging the four or five club differences from front pin placements to hole locations at the back of the green is a challenge.
HCC has two banquet rooms called “Fazio” and “McCarthy,” named after George Fazio who designed the East Course and Maurice McCarthy who designed the West Course.
To learn more about Hershey Golf and to book a tee time, visit our website.