About Three Ponds Golf Club

About Three Ponds Golf Club

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Nestled at the base of a pine and hardwood covered hillside, Knoebels Three Ponds Golf Club boasts 4 sets of tees appealing to players of all ability. The semi-private club is a regulation 18 hole par 71 golf course and rated 70.1 from the blue tees with a slope of 127. 

There are 37 strategically placed bunkers throughout the course to add to the golfer's challenge. Water features include a total of 14 ponds with an active creek running throughout the back nine. For added golfer appeal, numerous perennial gardens and fescue areas are sprinkled throughout the course. For every golfer to warm up or hone their skills, a practice putting/chipping green is located beside the clubhouse.

Our 19th Hole Restaurant and Bar features a wide variety of assorted sandwiches, beverages. Our clubhouse can accommodate group outings & tournaments for up to 125 people.  Additional tented areas are available for larger groups. Stop by our Pro Shop, where you’ll find the latest and greatest in equipment and merchandise to fulfill your style needs. To schedule the facility, please contact Jonathan Hoffman, Head Golf Pro.   

Learn more about daily fees and memberships.  Rates

Wildlife on the Course

Rabbit, fox, raccoon, deer, groundhog, squirrels, muskrat, turkey, hawk, ducks, geese, fish, turtles, and the occasional sighting of a bald eagle or black bear!

Fun Fact

Knoebels Three Ponds Golf Club has been part of the Amusement Resort since 2007. Designed by Steven Jepko, Sr., the Three Ponds Golf Club opened its doors in 1967 as a 9 hole facility built on farmland owned by the Jepko Family. At that time, the 9 hole course consisted of “Three Ponds”. In 1972, the Jepko’s acquired more land and built an additional 9 holes to make it an 18 hole course. To date, the original front nine still maintain those original three ponds.

 Meet the Staff

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Jonathan Hoffman, Head Golf Professional

Born and raised in Elysburg, PA Jonathan turned pro at age 18 and has been involved in the golf industry ever since.  After entering the PGA PGM program, he went on to complete internships at the Reading Country Club and Bent Creek Country Club before accepting the Director of Instruction position at Frosty Valley Country Club in 2005. Jonathan joined the team at Knoebels Three Ponds Golf Club in March of 2008.

Career Notables:

  • Passed Player Ability Test upon first entry
  • Won Philadelphia Section Chapter Tournament at Elkview C.C.
  • Callaway Elite Staff Member

John M. Hollick, Superintendent

John began by working on golf carts for private owners at Berwick Golf Club, where his uncle was a member, for extra cash and complementary play. He then went to Edgewood in the Pines Golf Club as a part-time golf cart mechanic. Next was Sugarloaf Golf Club, hired again part-time as a Marshal, then moved to the greens department where he caught the bug for maintaining the golf course.

A life changing experience prompted him to seek acceptance to the Turf Management program at Penn State University, part of which included a six month internship at Dowingtown Country Club, where a total renovation of that course was taking place.

Graduating from PSU in 1997, he was fortunate to be hired as a Second Assistant Superintendent building the Jack Nicklaus designed, Great Bear CC, In Marshals Creek, PA. He then moved to Frosty Valley CC in 1999 as an Assistant, training to replace their retiring Superintendent. This was the move that attained his goal of living and working near his children.  

Indian Hills CC in Paxinos, PA came calling in 2000, looking to replace their Super who was leaving for another job. John was superintendent there for six years before coming to Knoebels Three Ponds GC at the recommendation of Steve Jepko, former owner of Three Ponds, in 2007. He strives to continue to improve the esthetics, conditions, and playability here along with the Knoebel family.

 Contact Us

Jonathan Hoffman
Head Golf Professional
954 State Route 487
Elysburg, PA 17824

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 Course News

Jonathan Hoffman was recently chosen to be an instructor at the renowned Kramer Academy Clinic.  

Featured L to R:  Jonathan Hoffman (Head Golf Professional at Three Ponds Golf Club), Lou Guzzi (National PGA Teacher of the Year; Golf Digest Top 100 Instructor), Bob Kramer (PGA Philadelphia Section Teacher of the Year), Clay Myers (Tour Professional, Golf Channel's Big Break Contestant).

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