Oasis – Bethlehem, PA

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Played August 14th, 2012
Reviewed by the Pink Putter

Growing up in Bethlehem, this course was a childhood classic for me, however it has been completely renovated since my memories from the early 1990’s. It’s got a family restaurant with a full ice cream/sundae menu and is located across the street from a great italian restaurant (Fiesta Italiana) and less than a mile from the Lehigh Valley International Airport.

Rating

Par– This course was complete with a cave, a waterfall and two rivers. It had one hole with fun water play and a few holes with varied pipe routes. Aside from the rain that had stopped less than an hour before we played (see photos below), the course was well manicured and maintained. The holes had a good amount of variety, but the course really lacked a sense of fun and kitsch. Clean with a bit of challenge and a dose of boring.

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The first course we’ve played with flags!
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View from Hole 2.
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The giant water puddle was a result of the pouring rain the entire morning before we went out to play.
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This hole took me 6 strokes to get through the flooding.
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Classic cave play.
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This hole was designed specifically to play your ball down the river and onto the lower green.

Pros
Clean and well-maintained.
Fun water and pipe plays.
Credit Cards accepted.
Ice cream/mini-arcade on property.
Flags!

Cons
Visually boring- not enough kitsch!
Flooded holes (due to rain)
No fun 18th hole or prizes for the winner.

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Nerdy Notes:

  • 18 holes, Par 43
  • $5.50 (credit cards accepted)
  • Flags in the holes
  • Metal putters with no rubber covers
  • “For every 4 paing golf players, one free pass will be given to the lowest score player in that group. Only one Free Pass can be used per group”

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