Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Sportsmans Golf Course

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3800 Linglestown Rd
Harrisburg, PA 17110-3630, United States
717 545 0023

Sportsman's, an 18 hole public golf course was built in 1965. It is a slightly rolling course having four holes with tight fairways; water comes into play on seven others. The most demanding hole is number 14, a 635-yard, par five.

Course Details
GPS Mapped:Yes what is this?
Guest Policy:open
Dress Code:No Tanktops or Cuttoffs
Pro Shop :yes
Driving Range:Grass hitting surface
Short Game Practice:none
Water Hazards:Scarce
Sand Bunkers:Moderate

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  seminole07 - 10/14/13
Bad form Sportsman's!!
They did not warn the golfers that they just reseeded the greens (and covered them in sand) before tee-off.
I would expect a discounted rate during this kind of maintenance. I was basically laughed at when I said a free hotdog would be nice at the turn.
It will be a long time until I play this course again.
  chipnputt71 - 6/5/11
Will never play this course AGAIN.
  TCutchall - 7/17/10
In good shape, hasn't been this nice for awhile. All new staff and management.
  weber2nd11 - 5/8/09
This course takes the cake for being the worst course in the Harrisburg area. Between the fact that it's not a very challenging course, the sheer condition and upkeep of the course, and the terrible management, I wouldn't recommend anybody wasting their time or money to play here. Yesterday, one of my friends was trying to reserve us a tee time and called around to all the courses in the area. Unfortunately, Sportsmans was the only course (on the east shore) that didn't have league play that evening, so he booked us a tee time for 3:45. The person that answered the phone abbruptly the tee time and prematurely hung up the phone. My friend had to call back because the employee hung up before my friend could give him his name or the number of players for our tee time. My friend beat me to the course, only to find out that there WAS in fact a league scheduled to play at OUR tee time. When he went to the pro shop to pay his greens fee, he was met with a, to put it nicely, less than professional attitude from the man working in the pro shop. The man barked at him and said there's no way we reserved a tee time at that time. When I arrived at the course, I asked the the same man to speak to a manager, and the guy had the nerve to give me attitude and made the accusation that I was upset because I didn't make it to the course before my tee time, although I was standing in the pro shop during that conversation 10+ minutes before our tee time... Long story short, the course is terrible and the employees are idiots. PLEASE DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY AT THIS COURSE.
  Breezy - 8/29/08
I do not see the hype with this course. The greens were filled with ball marks and the fairways are burned. Looks like one big yellow mess. In the same area Daughin Highlands in Harrisburg has better views, same money and a better overall experience. I was not impressed.

  igotgame - 9/7/07
I feel that the maintenance crew do the best job they can fighting mother nature all year round north east courses are hard to keep in as nice shape as sportsmans is. it is a picturesque lay out and the people at the bar and proshop do a nice job of making you feel like you belong.It is a challenging golf course that's why people sometime say it is not in good shape because they score less at an easier golf course. keep things just like they are nice job staff !!
  tendon - 6/5/07
The scenery is the best part of this course . The layout, maintenance and certainly the hospitality are all below average.
  Josh - 5/21/07
Robert, you really need to give some of the other courses in the area a try. There are definitely nicer courses for the money. I live right around the corner from Sportsman's and have always felt that it was far to expensive for the state the course is in. Check out Deer Valley for example, it's not quite as difficult as Sportsman's but I for one thing it is a far "nicer" course, it's also only about 15 minutes from Sportsman's. If you're up for a little more of a drive (30 minutes from Sportsman's) Iron Valley is great and a fair bit more challenging than Sportsman's, just played there for the first time last week.

Don't get me wrong Sportsman's is ok, but I think there are some nicer options in the area.
  Robert Demaris - 5/19/07
I live in Salisbury, MD. I come to Harrisburg 4 or 5 time a year to visit my wife's mother, regardless to the season, I make it a habit to play Sportsman's Golf Course. When I finish playing here, I return to MD and seem to play a whole lot better because Sportsman's is a tough course compared to the Maryland courses I play. Keep up the great work. Sportsman's is worth the 200+ miles I drive to get there. See ya Memorial Day weekend!!!!
  rcrobak - 9/30/15
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Score Golfer Date
70 Jim_Smallwood_Jr. 9/4/10
72 TCutchall 6/7/10
76 greens84 4/21/11
37* fedu35 4/20/10
37* Jshoop 6/24/10
77 mh97jettvr6 7/5/13
77 draz 6/21/13
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