Honeybrook is a mixture of tree-lined fairways and subtle elevation changes amidst beautiful PA farm country. The layout is superb and the atmosphere is friendly and laid back. Upon arriving, we were met by Ben Ingles, the assistant to the golf professional, who graciously gave us the low down on the course, the conditions, and just about everything else. We couldn't have asked for a better intro!
Protected wetlands weave throughout the course to form breathtaking vistas and memorable target greens. I was also surprised to hear the clip-clop of horse-drawn buggies as I tee'd up on one of the first holes. I didn't realize we were that close to Amish country. In any case, there's an old world calmness to that.
At 6341 yards from the tips, Honeybrook is not an absurdly long track, but you'll get your money's worth. With water coming into play on several holes, some tough bunkers, and additional challenging rough placement, even the most accomplished golfer will be challenged.
The early spring conditions couldn't have been better. The greens showed minor signs of aeration, but nothing that would affect play. The fairways were lush, yet finely cut, and the surrounding vegetation was starting to fill in.
This attention to quality golf, along with the simple beauty of the environment, breeds a loyal following who call Honeybrook their home.