If you want to be ranked at the top of courses in the State of Pennsylvania, you better bring something that is truly a gem of a playing delight and this is exactly what The Links at Gettysburg does for all of its golfers.
It is hard to imagine that 150 years ago the area surrounding the Links was the site of the most historic battle in United States History and what better way to relive everything this area has to offer than with an amazing golf course that sits just above the Mason-Dixon line and just a few miles from where Abe Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg Address. So pack your clubs, lots of balls and start your own battle on the Links.
The Links at Gettysburg is an exceptionally scenic golf course, with dramatic red cliffs and red-sand bunkers contrasting beautifully with the lush-green, wall-to-wall bent grass. The rolling terrain is lined with 14 lakes and streams, which come into play often, very often we might add. This is an exceptional course to consider at the end of the season with the leaves changing, the views will be simply amazing.
After getting through the front nine, which we were able to drive the green on a couple of holes, it was time to find out what the Links at Gettysburg's was all about. This begins on hole No. 13 through No. 16. The 13th is the second-hardest hole, with the landing area squeezed by water on one side and trees on the other, and No. 14 is a long par 5. The 15th is a very tricky, but pretty par 3. Just a short 233 yards over water from the back tees, meant a few lost balls for our staff. If we were looking to take off a few strokes it certainly didn’t come on the 16th, which is a short, tricky par 5 with a two-tiered green.
The front nine is the best part of this course and a great way to warm up for the back nine. Our favorite was probably the par-3 third, with its green framed by a sheer, red cliff wall, and No. 7, a beautiful, 600-yard, risk/reward par 5. One hint for golfers on this one, do not and repeat don't try to carry the water on the right , it's longer than it looks and is a hole that will have you reaching for another drop ball in your bag. It's even a tricky shot to lay up safely to the left; there's water there as well if you're too long.
Once you have finished exploring your game and adding up to really see what your score is, you can’t miss the options that the Red Rock Grille offers. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and specializing in grilled foods with a full bar, there is an option for all golfers. Both indoor and outdoor seating offers spectacular course and mountain views.
Some of the menu items we highly suggest and we had the chance to sample were hamburgers. The Cajun burger is grilled to perfection and served with fries and definitely leave you craving more.
If you are on a health kick, try one of their chicken wraps. Packed full of chicken, this is great option and served with fresh fruit.
If you are a beer and wings kind of golfer, then we highly recommend the large order of wings and one of their selections of draft beers on tap. They have a full bar stocked full of various liquors to wash away the sorrows of a bad round. This time we didn’t need one, but a few of these holes might drive you to drink.
The Links at Gettysburg is just a short trip from Baltimore, Frederick and Washington D.C. For more information or to book tee times check out their website below.
The Links at Gettysburg
601 Mason Dixon Rd
Gettysburg, PA 17325-8642
P: (717) 359-8000
F: (717) 359-8020