When planning your trip to Cumberland Valley, don’t forget to pack your clubs and schedule a tee time at one of our nine challenging courses.
Carlisle Barracks Golf Course measures over 6,300 yards, has a par 72, and is open to the public. Their practice facility includes a driving range, practice putting green, and a green with a bunker. End the day with food and beverages at the 19th Hole Snack Bar located in the clubhouse.
A quick five-minute drive from downtown Carlisle, Cumberland Golf Club is ideal for all skill levels with each hole featuring four teeing areas. This course has a par 72 with a length of 6,777 yards. There is also a driving range and putting green. After 18 holes, you’ve earned a chance to relax with dinner, beer or cocktails inside the Silver Cup Lounge or on the adjacent outdoor patio.
The picturesque Eagles Crossing Golf Club features scenic views of the Conodoguinet Creek and North and South Mountains. With a length of 6,475 yards and a par 72, the course features four man-made ponds and numerous elevation changes. To round out your experience, there is a pro shop, a driving range, and a snack bar inside the club house.
If you only have a short amount of time, try the 9-hole, par 33 Forest Hills Golf Course located at the Bongiorno Conference Center but open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis – no tee times are necessary for small groups. The third oldest golf course in Pennsylvania, you are just six miles from downtown Carlisle but it will feel worlds away as the course is surrounded by scenic Pennsylvania countryside and offers very reasonable rates.
Mayapple Golf Club is best known for its unique links style design. With a length of 6,542 yards and a par of 71, the course features grassy knolls, tall windswept fescue, and elevated greens. To be at your best for this challenging course, take full advantage of the 5,000 square-foot grass tee, full driving range, and teaching facility. Players enjoy use of the locker rooms and showers to freshen up after a round. They can then head to Fiddler’s Bar & Grille, with a full bar, expansive menu and a deck that overlooks the links.
Located in Mechanicsburg, Armitage Golf Club offers an exciting test for golfers of all skill levels with narrow, sculpted fairways that combine challenging greens and strategic bunkering. The 5,933-yard course has a par of 70 and was named “Simply the Best” public golf course in 2017 by Harrisburg Magazine. The Caddy Shack Restaurant features a full menu and is a great place to unwind with friends and family at the end of the day.
The 18-hole, par 63 Liberty Forge Golf Course is designed to challenge the serious golfer but also be playable for beginners with three different tee boxes. The course features all bent grass tees, fairways and greens. Water is in play on half the holes, including an island landing area on the 18th fairway. Warm-up beforehand at the 34-station driving range. For extra fun, bring the family for a round of miniature golf located along the scenic Yellow Breeches Creek. For history geeks, the land where the golf course is situated was once called Liberty Forge Plantation and was an active site for farming and iron-making dating back to the time of George Washington.
Rich Valley Golf’s 18-hole, par 71 golf course has bent grass greens, tee, and fairways that advance players will enjoy. But all skill levels and ages are welcome to Rich Valley, which has a number of features ideal for beginners and weekend warriors looking to sharpen their skills. There is a natural grass, full-service driving range with an adjacent putting green. There is also a putting and chipping green next to the pro shop. (TIP: There is no charge to use the putting greens.) Plus everyone in the family is invited to learn the game of golf at the three-hole, walking only course for beginners. If your family isn’t quite up to a challenging game of golf, head to the miniature golf course instead.
Although located on a military facility, Riverview Golf Club is open to the public. Guests must first obtain a visitor pass and then can head out to enjoy the tree-lined 9-hole golf course which features fairly wide fairways and small greens. Three sets of tee markers are designed for players of all abilities. There is also a practice range.
Mini-Golf and Disc Golf
In addition to Rich Valley and Liberty Forge, you can also find fun at Carlisle Sports Emporium which has two miniature golf courses or on City Island where an 18-hole course features scenic views of the Susquehanna River.
Or, test your precision and accuracy at one of the Valley’s 10 disc golf courses.