7 Essential Golf Courses in the Carbondale Area

For golf destinations that are in another league, look beyond the boundaries of the Scranton area. Some of the best golf courses in Northeast PA are just minutes from downtown Carbondale. These hidden gems are carved out of the scenic countryside that surrounds the city. Golfers of every ability will find challenging play amidst an atmosphere that’s naturally striking.

Spend your day on the course and then come back to Hotel Anthracite for a cocktail in our outdoor courtyard. Take a little time for yourself and relax on the links with a round of golf at one of these golf courses near Carbondale.

When your travels bring you to Carbondale or the Scranton area for work or for play, don’t forget to download our free Northeastern Pennsylvania Destination Guide. Having this free guide on hand will make planning your stay a breeze. From golf courses near Carbondale to upcoming events and live music, our guide is filled with great information you’ll need when you visit.


One of Northeast PA’s oldest 18-hole public golf courses is located just three miles from downtown Carbondale. The course first opened in 1962 on farm land that was settled in the mid-1800s. Wide tree-lined fairways, rolling terrain, a stream, ponds and a picturesque red barn make the course as scenic as it is challenging. Players of every ability will enjoy the 4,821-yard, par 67 course which includes a regulation front nine and executive back nine. A farmhouse serves as the clubhouse. The golf course is open daily. Players may walk or rent a cart. Route 106, Carbondale. 570-282-5197


Scenic views and tree-lined fairways are signatures of this 19-hole championship public golf course. Opened in 1987 the 5,186-yard course includes an executive front nine and challenging executive back 10. Walk the course or rent a cart. After a round of golf, enjoy entrees, hot and cold sandwiches and drinks in the clubhouse. Sleepy Hollow Golf Course is located five miles from downtown Carbondale. 140 Sandy Bank Rd., Greenfield Twp.570-254-4653.


At 7,256 yards, Panorama ranks as one of the longest public golf courses in Pennsylvania. It’s located less than seven miles from downtown Carbondale. PGA professionals Bill Griffiths and Paul Kern designed the layout of the 160-acre course that was once a dairy farm. Players of every ability will find the 18-hole USGA Championship course a challenge. The dairy barn was renovated to serve as the Pro Shop with a bar and grill on the second floor. Tee times are recommended on weekends and holidays. Cart rental available.1124 State Route 2023, Clifford Twp, PA. 570-222-3525.


Relaxing nine-hole golf course and teaching facility located nine miles from downtown Carbondale. The beautifully landscaped course takes full advantage of the surrounding mountain views. Walk or rent a cart. A light menu is available in the Clubhouse. The outdoor deck and patio seating are BYOB. Facilities at Scott Greens Golf Club include a mini putting course and an indoor state-of-the-art, high definition golf simulator, which is open year-round. 455 Green Grove Rd. Scott Twp. 570-254-6979.


This public, nine-hole course encompasses 33 scenic acres. The Clubhouse features a fully stocked pro shop, restaurant and outdoor patio that overlooks the second green. Cart rentals available. Year-round indoor golf is available on two simulators. Play up to 20 different courses depicted in a virtual environment. A fully stocked bar features multiple televisions. Wemberly HIlls Golf Course is 11 miles from downtown Carbondale. 66 Clubhouse Lane, Scott Twp. 570-563-1902.


A family-owned and operated course opened in 1964. This nine-hole regulation public course is beautifully designed as a par 33, 2,400-yard course. Cart rentals available. You’ll find Red Maples Golf Course eight miles from downtown Carbondale on 2322 Easton Turnpike, Waymart. 570-937-4543.


The newest golf course in the area features nine challenging holes and is located six miles from downtown Carbondale in Archbald. The USGA certified course is ideal for a quick round of golf yet demanding for players of every ability. Flat terrain makes the course highly walkable, but carts are available to rent. The Club at the Highlands offers a Pro Shop and Highlanders Pub for post-game snacks, meals and spirits. Walk-on or call for tee times. 570-521-4143.

Start Planning Your Getaway to Hotel Anthracite in Carbondale

When you come to the Scranton area to play at one of these courses, you’ll need a relaxing place to rest at the end of the day. Hotel Anthracite is a modern hotel with 61 guest rooms, a fine dining steakhouse, a café, and live entertainment to enjoy during your stay. Because our location is close to many local restaurants, parks, and golf courses to play, you won’t be far from all of the attractions the area has to offer.

If you are traveling for business, we are an ideal accommodation. Hotel Anthracite offers a variety of meeting spaces, free Wi-Fi, smart TVs, discounted room blocks and delicious cuisine. We also have an onsite gym, access to a nearby pool, and free parking.

Contact us for more information. We can’t wait to welcome you.