Four Must-Play Golf Courses in Allentown, PA

5108692875 94cb158348 nAllentown offers a variety of activities and attractions to enjoy year-round. One activity suitable for all ages is a vigorous round of golf at one of these four Allentown golf courses.

Allentown Municipal Golf Course

Winner of the “Best of the Valley” Award for 2016 as the “Best Public Golf Course,” Allentown Municipal Golf Course offers a challenging golfing experience for all level of players. Opened in 1952, the course is laid out beautifully, featuring sculptured bunkers, irrigated fairways, and lush greens.


Players can get in a little practice at one of two putting greens or at the driving range. At the Proshop, players can choose from an array of equipment and accessories. After playing the 18-hole course, relax and socialize with friends at Jack’s Slice for Italian fare and a slice of hand-tossed pizza for lunch or an early dinner.

Shepherd Hills Golf Club

Located less than 10 minutes from Allentown amid Lehigh Valley, Shepherd Hills Golf Club has an impressive par-70 course that stretches over 6,028 yards with emerald-colored greens. Shepherd Hills, in business since 1963, offers a complete day of golf challenges suitable for all ages and skill levels.


Conveniently book tee times online and save on select days. At the pro shop, gift cards, apparel, and accessories are available. The club also has a pavilion that accommodates 200 people for special events, an outdoor Tiki Bar for refreshment, and the Foundation Tavern Pub for dining.

Iron Lakes Country Club

Built in the late 1950s on an old iron ore mine location, Iron Lakes Country Club is an all-in-one public golfing destination.  Enjoy the beauty of the vintage area blended with modern technology and amenities while playing on landscaped greens that feature elevated tees and water challenges.


Players of all ages can practice and hone their skills on the driving range, pick up accessories at the pro shop, or schedule one-on-one lessons for adults or juniors in a variety of options.

Start the day with a delicious breakfast guaranteed at the Hickory Grill or stop by after a game and choose from a variety of menu options for lunch.

Lehigh Country Club

Founded in 1908, Lehigh Country Club is a private club where membership is by invitation only. The beautifully detailed club and exquisite greens designed by William Flynn offer a luxury environment for socializing and gameplay.


Lehigh is an 18-hole course and offers access to a putting green, practice area, driving range, and practice hole. When not on the links, members can enjoy six tennis courts, three soft courts, and three paddle tennis courts for an exciting match with friends. Refresh yourself in the swimming pool, show off your techniques in the diving pool, or relax with the kids at the baby pool.


Meet with friends at the Clubhouse for an a la carte meal or book time at the fitness area for an invigorating workout.


When planning an outdoor activity that offers beautiful surroundings, exercise, and an opportunity to spend quality time with friends or family, consider one of Allentown’s local golf courses. From expert players to beginners, there’s a “tee time” to fit every skill level.

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