You are ready to tee off on the last hole. Maybe you’ve been playing the round of your life, or maybe you’ve lost a week’s salary worth of golf balls. Either way, the risk, reward and redemption of the 18th hole await.
A great finishing hole should have all the elements we love about golf: the beauty, the architect’s final design statement, the competition, the strategy, the side bets, the fun and the camaraderie. A hole that’s equal parts challenging, tactical and social. What’s your plan: play for par and have a chance to halve it, or go for broke and steal a birdie to take the final skin?
Here are some of the area’s best finishing holes, ones that will leave you challenged, inspired, and ready for another round on another day. A job well done, time well spent, money well earned, and a few chops to bust as you head to the 19th hole to relive the day. That’s the beauty of the 18th: golf’s grand finale.
Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club
Bulle Rock Golf Course
Lookaway Golf Club
Other notable finishing holes (acknowledged by area golf pros):
Pine Valley Golf Club
Lancaster Country Club
Huntingdon Valley Country Club
Saucon Valley Country Club
(Old and Weyhill courses)
Waynesborough Country Club
For more from the 2013 Golf Guide, click here.