Pine Hill Golf Club is a Tom Fazio design, constructed upon 360 acres of sandy, southern-New Jersey land atop the highest elevation point in the area. The course is heavily wooded, as the fairways are lined with pine, oak, maple, and walnut trees that serve as hazards and also keep golfers secluded from other holes on the course. Water is sparse on the course, coming into play on only two holes, Nos. 14 and 15.
The course is situated upon the site of a former ski resort and features holes that provide distinctly different characteristics. Panoramic views of the area even include the skyline of neighboring Philadelphia from certain holes.
The 18-hole, par-70 course plays to just under 7,000 yards from the back tees, with a USGA rating of 74.5 and a hefty slope rating of 145 on Bent grass tees, fairways and greens. The course, which opened for play in 2000, has been described as "immaculate,'' and also features some links-style elements. The fairways are ample and undulating, and also feature some large bunkers and grassy mounding in certain areas.
Hole No. 2 is a good example. This short par-3 plays to 174 yards from the Black tees, 150 from the Whites. It features a slightly elevated tee and calls for a forced carry over a large sand-gully waste bunker, to a green guarded by another bunker on the right.
Hole No. 5 is similar, another par-3 that plays to 210 yards from the tips, and features a sandy waste area that runs for about 150 yards up the left side of the hole and along the green.
Hole No. 10 is a par-4 that plays to a lengthy 477 yards from the back tees. The hole plays downhill, however, along a twisting, sloping fairway. Approach shots may not find a level lie on this hole, and must play to a saucer-like green that's narrow, long and guarded by two bunkers on the right.
Hole No. 17 is the #1-handicap hole on the course, as well as one of its most picturesque. This par-4 plays to 453 yards from the back tees and features a fairway that dips into a sandy waste area at its midpoint. Tee shots will want to land short of that area, then play to a slightly elevated green tucked between trees and guarded by a bunker on the left.
Since opening, the course has received several honors, including being ranked as high as #31 on the Best Places to Play list of some golf publications.
Practice facilities at Pine Hill include a two-tiered range with target greens, as well as two putting greens, along with chipping and bunker area practice greens.
Pine Hill also features a spacious, 43,000-square-foot clubhouse, which offers views of the surrounding landscape and the Philadelphia city skyline. The clubhouse is also home to The Grille & Pub at Pine Hill, which offers a casual dining experience.