Allentown won Best of the Valley Award for Best Public Golf Course in 2016!! Congrats to all
The Allentown Municipal Golf Course at 3400 Tilghman Street is an 18 hole Championship golf course. It is not only challenging, the 6845 yard layout is fun.
Originally opened in 1952, the course has since been reconstructed with new tees and greens, sculptured bunkers, fairway irrigation and two ponds. A.M.G.C. has been providing a great course for a reasonable rate and is considered a must play...you will not be disappointed.
Allentown Municipal is a full service facility! The course features a lighted driving range with a new hybrid hitting surface installed and a short game practice area with two additional practice putting greens. The ProShop features a variety of golf equipment, balls and gloves for your golfing needs. After your round enjoy a beverage and meal at Jack's Slice.
Golf course will be closed for the month of January to complete a number of projects to aid in improving the turf quality and playability. We are expected to reopen on February 1 weather permitting.
Saturday, 14, 2017
The snow has all but melted on the course except in some bunkers and isolated areas. We received almost 0.25 inches this week. The course is very wet, to say the least. We have moved off the course and to the entrance for tree work currently until the ground refreezes, hopefully this upcoming week. So far this week the pines between 6 and 3 green have been removed and the area looks great!
Also this past week our new bedknife grinder arrived, Frontier’s Model BG1500. Rob Muth, our golf course mechanic, was in the process of grinding mower reels and now he has moved on to replacing and grinding bedknifes. With the new grinder arrival, he said the BG1500 cuts down on grinding times and gives the knife a sharper and more percise edge. Having the ability to maintain the sharpest edge possible is the critical element in establishing high levels of cut quality across the golf course. Thank you, Finch Services
Happy New Year to everyone! May it bring all of us good golfing and great weather! The golf course has experienced two minimal snows, and two subsequent melts in the last month. December's temperatures ranged from a low of 12 to a high of 58. The Turf is doing very well thanks to timely melting of any ice formation, and nice insulation from snow cover during those very cold nights. So far, so good!
We have started our annual tree work. Most tree work this winter is an effort of removing trees around the Green Complexes and other areas that currently have shade and air movement issues.There is no reasonable substitute for good sunlight penetration to a putting green and turf in general. If shade is present, it can cause poor quality growing conditions.
Three White Pine and a Norway Spruce were removed so far around the 15th green improving sunlight to the Green Complex. Prior to the removal, these trees blocked sunlight from the hours of 10am to 3pm in the winter months causing ice build up and decreased melting on warmer days. Now, this area will receive the proper hours of daylight, with an overall improvement of airflow and growing environment.