Challenging holes combined with a breathtaking scenery
The front nine of Lenape Heights Golf Course feature water hazards and sand traps, as well as stunning views of the beautiful hills of Pennsylvania. Tee it up and enjoy!
From the first tee, you have a breathtaking view of the beautiful rolling hills of Western Pennsylvania, as well as a good view of most of the holes on the front nine. This short par 4 offers an uphill approach to a green sloped from back to front. Avoid the fairway bunker on the right side, and this becomes a good birdie hole.
The second hole is the first par 5 on the course and it is a great birdie hole. From the tee the fairway drops significantly with trouble far left and pine trees lining the right hand side. A good drive down the center of the fairway leaves long hitters an opportunity to go for the green on their second shot. Shorter hitters can lay up and cannot take the green-side traps out of play. Most players will walk away with a par or better.
This 150-yard par 3 offers a unique shot uphill toward a large green. After you successfully clear the water hazard in front of the tee, you will be contending with two large sand bunkers that surround an undulating green. Par is a great score here.
Arguably one of the hardest holes on the golf course, this long par 5 demands an accurate tee shot. Tee shots to the right will find a lake starting at 220 yards from the tee and drives missed to the left will find a lateral hazard. There is a one stroke on-course out of bounds to the right and the hole has out of bounds all along the left side. Laying up on the tee shot is the smart play and will increase your scoring chances. A par is a great score here.
One of the longer par 4s on the course, five plays straight away from an elevated tee positioned in a cutout of the woods. The fairway rolls left to right and wayward tee shots to the right will find the water hazard. The approach is slightly uphill to a large green protected by sand traps.
Do not let the large tree to the left of the tee box snag your drive on this hole. If it is not this tree, there is a line of trees on the right side of the fairway. Your uphill approach shot will be to a well-protected green by sand bunkers. A good birdie opportunity.
The second and final par 3 on the front nine is the longest of the four par 3s. This 200-yard tee shot will call for a long iron or fairway metal to a green sloping from front to back. The green is protected on every side by large sand bunkers and a shot hitting the front apron usually sets you up in a good position.
Listed as the number one handicap hole on the golf course, the eighth is a severe dogleg right going uphill all the way. A drive to the corner of the dogleg leaves you an approach inside of 150 yards. Hitting this turtleback green is a challenge and the green side traps often come into play. Par is always a good score here.
When standing on the tee of the ninth, it is sometimes hard to concentrate as you look ahead to the beautiful clubhouse perched above the ninth green. This short par 4 lends itself to many birdie opportunities, as you will be hitting a short approach to a large green.