Bella Vista Golf Course

Opening to the public on March 22, 2002, a new course will be added to your “must play” list.That course is Bella Vista Golf Course. The name Bella Vista translated from Italian means Beautiful View, and this course lives up to its title. An expertly designed course, Bella Vista will test the skills of both amateurs and pros alike. Located in Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania (New Hanover Township), Bella Vista Golf Course offers easy access from Rte 422 and the NE Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, making it a perfect meeting point for a wonderful day of golf.

Carved out of the countryside of an old farmstead from the1800’s, Bella Vista brings a touch of the Old World back to a new golf facility. The Jim Blaukovitch-designed championship course is a par-70 layout with a rating of 71.0 and a slope of 146 from the tips. Four sets of tees will provide a challenging experience for players of all abilities. Well-manicured bent grass conditions from tee to green have been growing for the last year, waiting for you to come and play. With each round you’ll enjoy the unique challenges found throughout the rolling hills and exceptional views.

The main house on the farmstead will serve as the clubhouse facility. The clubhouse will have a full-service bar and restaurant with private meeting facilities available upon request. This stunning clubhouse has picturesque views of players finishing their rounds on the 18th hole with terraced tees and a green shielded on three sides, by water and trees. The guesthouse will serve as a full service pro shop offering all the amenities of a private facility with locker rooms, club fitting, club repair and PGA staff members. All these special touches will make Bella Vista Golf Course feel like your country club for the day.

This is the second venture into the golf courses for owners Sal and Maria Lapio. In 1995, they purchased Mainland Golf Course and did a wonderful job giving the course a new face-lift and premium golfing conditions. This second venture with Bella Vista Golf Course is a brand new facility and allowed them to start from scratch. Building their dream golf facility for these two enthusiasts has been in the works for the past seven years, and once again they come up with a winner.

Players can also look forward to reasonable pricing from Bella Vista Golf Course. Ranging from $25 to walk on weekdays to $50 on weekends, cart included. Check out the website for all rates, Internet tee time book, directions and a view of the facility at or call 610-705-1855.


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