The Lebanon Country Club golf course was established in 1920 and designed by Scottish Architect Alexander Findlay. It is a USGA and Audubon-certified course open for play year round. The golf course is a wonderful test of parkland golf, and serves as a perennial host to the USGA, The Philadelphia Section PGA, the Golf Association of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Golf Association, the Harrisburg District Golf Association, the Women’s Central Penn Golf Association, the Lebanon County Juniors, and is the host facility of the Lebanon Valley College Men’s and Women’s Golf Teams.

A par 72, the course design balances a wonderful mix of shot selection and hole lengths. Set in the picturesque rolling terrain of Lebanon County, the course affords playability to all skill levels of golfers from beginner to scratch. Whether it’s member activities or outside events, the golf course always receives tremendous acclaim, and is a bucket list item for anyone visiting the Lebanon Valley.

Exciting recognition: Lebanon CC is the proud host of the 2020 PA State Women’s Championships!


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Hole 1

Hole 1

A difficult starting hole, requires a tee shot of over 200 yards to get a look at the green.

A pond on the left can be intimidating, catching a lot of drives by players trying to cut the corner of the dogleg.

Typical Lebanon Country Club well bunkered small green awaits the second shot.


Hole 2

Hole 2

A slight dogleg left par five.

Reachable in two by the big hitters. Fairway bunkers off the tee and on the second shot come into play for the average players.

The green is protected by two bunkers, a birdie opportunity awaits.


Hole 3

Hole 3

Short par three, but big on problems.

A very difficult green to putt depending on pin location. Pin middle to front makes it difficult to stay below the cup, a must to avoid three putts. Bunkers front and right await errant shots.

Not as easy as it looks.


Hole 4

Hole 4

A slightly uphill medium length par four.

It takes a carry of 200 yards to get over the hill and avoid a nasty uphill lie. For the longer hitter using a driver it can bring the pine trees to the right into play. A fairway wood could be a wise choice.

A medium iron shot into a small green requires some accuracy. Again staying below the hole is a must. Three putts are the norm about the hole.

A very good par 4.


Hole 5

Hole 5

Runs parallel to number four.

Plays downhill off the tee, thus it plays shorter. Fairway bunker left is a good target for the average hitter, longer hitters can reach the bunker with the driver. A short to mid iron is required on the second shot to an uphill green.

The green is fairly flat and one of the easier to putt.


Hole 6

Hole 6

Short par four, blind tee shot with a hidden bunker.

Again for the long hitter a club to stay short of the bunker may be wise. A short to mid iron 2nd into a green that slopes away slightly. Bunkers left and right guard a relatively flat green.

Keep in mind, any missed green is a challenge at LCC because of the mounding and small size of the greens.


Hole 7

Hole 7

A dogleg right par five of medium length.

It's very reachable in two by the big hitters. Fairway bunkers protect the corner off the tee. The uphill second shot requires placement to avoid a series of fairway bunkers on the right.

If we get the ball in position on the second shot, we are looking at a short shot into the green. That looks easy. Beware another treacherous green awaits. Get above the hole and watch it go.

A good chance for a bird if we can putt uphill.


Hole 8

Hole 8

The toughest par four on the front nine awaits.

Good length, out of bounds left trees to the right, bunkers guarding the fairway. Need I say more. The tee ball needs to be long and straight, with a good tee shot we are faced with a long second shot into a small green.

Bunkers left and right make it look small. A missed green is a difficult up and down. Long is trouble. A great hole.


Hole 9

Hole 9

A medium length par three that looks simple enough.

Beck Creek runs in front, the green is open to run the ball on. So what’s the problem? It plays longer than it looks, get the ball above the pin and it gets silly. Go long and hope for bogey. The rule at Lebanon is when in doubt be short.

Thank goodness there’s a halfway house to gather some energy for the difficult back nine.


Hole 10

Hole 10

The fun begins.

A moderate length par five that plays longer than the yardage being uphill all the way after the drive. Out of bounds left trees to the right require an accurate tee ball. Out of bounds left continues through the hole. It can be reached in two, be careful not to hit it left off the uphill lie. Another difficult green to contend with if we get above the pin.

A bird would be nice to help us through the challenges ahead.


Hole 11

Hole 11

“Built right around my game. It doesn’t touch any of it.” A quote front Australian Bruce Crampton former PGA tour star after a double bogey at eleven.

A long tight par four with out of bounds left and woods to the right. Accuracy is of the utmost. With a good tee shot, you are still faced with a medium to long second shot blind to the green and usually off and uneven lie.

The green has a lot of slope making it difficult to get to the pin and to putt. The hole plays longer than it measure due to being uphill off the tee and playing a club other than driver to avoid trouble.

There are no bunkers needed to make this a monster. Bogey is not bad.


Hole 12

Hole 12

No relief in sight. A difficult three can play to 200 yards depending on pin location.

Out of bounds tight left and difficult bunkers right make for a scary tee shot, not much room for error. Things don’t get easier on the green.

Plenty of undulations couple with quickness can be a challenge to the best of putters. Hopefully you do not hope to climb the famous LCC wall to retrieve your ball out of the field.

A great Alexander Findlay golf hole.


Hole 13

Hole 13

A little breather? Maybe, you decide.

A relatively short par four. However, with tight out-of-bounds left and trees to the right, the tee ball needs to be accurate. Little Beck Creek should not be a problem, but it is only twenty yards from the front of the green.

The green is very small and double tiered to boot. Two deep bunkers guard the sides.

Long is disaster, a ball putted from the upper level to the lower could end up in the creek.

It may not be long but it’s tough!


Hole 14

Hole 14

Redesigned by Ron Force, it fits right into the Findlay layout.

Perhaps a little breather playing of medium length uphill. A large deep bunker guards the left, and with typical Findlay mounding.

Miss the green and we have a tough up and down. The green gives us a little break from the fast undulating greens of previous holes, enjoy the breather.


Hole 15

Hole 15

The most difficult par five on the course, with a combination of length and obstacles.

Starting out with a blind tee shot, downhill with tree problems left and right. Second shot requires length and accuracy to avoid trees and a very deep grass bunker. The third shot plays to a well bunkered elevated green. Shots going past the pin can lead to 3 putts.

Shots hit a bit short can back down the hill leaving another difficult pitch, a very good par five.


Hole 16

Hole 16

A medium length par four.

Elevated tee shot, straight away and downhill, a great driving hole. A row of pine trees protects the right side and a series of bunkers the left side.

A short to mid iron second shot into a green guarded by deep bunkers and mounding. Another green that slopes from back to front. An uphill putt is highly recommended.


Hole 17

Hole 17

A short but very challenging par four.

A sharp dogleg left with trees right and left, fairway bunkers left and at the end of the dogleg. For the tee shot accuracy and the proper distance are important.

The second shot will be a short iron to an elevated green, bunkers left and right. Having the proper distance off the tee will give you the angle to avoid being blocked by trees.

A false front makes the second shot more difficult to judge.


Hole 18

Hole 18

“Take me to the Barn,” the main clubhouse was the barn to the original farm.

The eighteenth at Lebanon is a great finishing hole. One of our longer par fours, it requires an accurate tee shot to avoid trees left and right.

The second shot will be a mid to long iron, perhaps a fairway wood into a green guarded by a bunker and mounding. Miss the green and you are forced with a difficult pitch from any direction. A great hole that puts the finishing touches on a wonderful old golf course.

We hope you enjoyed your round, come back again!