The Links At Thistledown

TLAT . . . where golf is more than just another four letter word.

Nestled between Cancer Creek and Gold Finch Drive just outside of Campbelltown PA, this 842 yard Par 2 layout will challenge even the most skilled golfers, while still be enjoyable for those who suck. The layout, designed and built by the world infamous course design firm Reidmachinlisner is set up to insure that a cooler is always only a hole away.

Operating as usual


Below is the official scorecard for TLAT. Welcome back and enjoy!

almostGolf - #1 Practice Ball 06/20/2023

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TLAT is BACK! For the first time since September 2016, the TLAT will be open for play starting Wednesday, June 21! The course layout is the same as before with 7 Par-2 holes and 2 Par-3 holes and is Par 20 for 9 holes.

We will not be hosting any leagues this year, but may have a few tournament events over the summer/fall.

The course will be maintained as best as we can each week. Maintaining the course comes with various expenses (gas, equipment upkeep, flags, paint, etc) that add up over the course of the summer. Donations to the course are appreciated and will help keep the course maintained.

There will be a donation box placed at the tree by #1 green or donations can be sent via paypal to

Course Notes:

* NO REAL GOLF BALLS – Only “Almost Golf Balls” are permitted and can be found at or on Amazon under Almost Golf Balls
Note: The course will not be supplying golf balls, so please bring your own Almost Golf balls
* 1 CLUB ONLY permitted per player
* Tee Times NOT Required 😊 but please be cognizant of others on the course.
*Ball MUST be completely inside orange circle (not touching any orange)
*Tees are marked with White Tee markers. On Holes 4,5,8,9 Ladies *Tees are noted by Orange Paint Marks
*Please be respectful of neighbors, their yards, etc. If a ball goes into a yard, please promptly remove. No hitting balls from yards.

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The South Londonderry Township Zoning Hearing Board will be meeting on 4/29 at 7:00PM to consider a zoning variance allowing Verizon Wireless to erect a cell phone tower measuring a total of 125ft high on a platform measuring 11' x 19'. The location is identified as 777 Lingle Avenue (across the creek and behind the 8th tee box). As per the existing policy, a minimum of 500 ft from the nearest property is the required . . . however, the requested variance is for 277 ft . . . almost half the distance. The Links of Thistledown strongly opposes such a tower (regardless of the variance request) and encourages all members to please consider attended the 4/29 meeting. Please forward this along to anyone else you feel would like to know about this meeting and/or would like to attend. Thank you.


The Links at Thistledown lost a very dear friend this week. Ken Cook, a long time member of The Links passed away this past Monday after a long and courageous fight with cancer. Ken was a tremendous individual and will be forever missed by all who were lucky enough to know him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Chris, Jen, and Meg . . . rest in peace, buddy.


Stay tuned for a major announcement from TLAT . . .


The Links at Thistledown is asking its members to please keep Ken Cook and his family in their prayers. Ken (one of the charter members of TLAT) was recently diagnosed with stage four renal cell carcinoma and has begun his radiation treatment. Hang in there, Ken . . .


The following items were left behind after Sunday's post-tournament festivities. If they are yours, please make arrangements to pick them up.

* A green lawn chair
* A blue lawn chair
* A green cooler with four Rolling Rocks and about a quarter of a bottle of Tortilla Tequila (no promises that the Rolling Rocks will still be there, but the tequila is all yours)


Great day at the 1st Annual TLAT Alumni Labor Day Golf Tournament/Drinkfest. Thanks to everyone who came out . . . a good time was had by all.


Since TLAT was closed for the summer, wanted to see if any former TLAT members would be interested in getting together for some golf at Tree Top over Labor Day weekend. Tree Top has said that if we get enough players, we would get a discounted rate. We are looking at the Sunday morning of Labor Day weekend. If anyone is interested, please respond by Friday of this week.


The Links have had a number of inquiries about league play this year. Unfortunately, there will not be weekly league nights this year as the level of course maintenance and organization needed to run the weekly league has surpassed resources. There may be opportunities to have a few events throughout the summer, however, so please stay tuned. TLAT wishes to thank everyone who has supported and enjoyed the course over the years. It's been a great ride!




Due to tornadic conditions in the area, TLAT will be closed today. Sorry for the inconvenience.


As promised, here are the winners from this past weekend's Tournament of Champions. Congratulations to the victors!

Closest to the Pin: Chris Cook
Skin Hole #1: Eric Ihli
Skin Hole #4: Eric Ihli
Skin Hole #10: Lee Felty
Skin Hole #16: Jen Cook

Team Low Net Better Ball: Eric Ihli/Scott Reidmiller (35)
Individual Low Net: Ken Cook (42)
Individual Low Gross: Scott Reidmiller (46)


As yet another league season comes to a close, TLAT would like to thank everyone who participated in the Tournament of Champions yesterday and attended the after-tournament festivities. A great time was had by all. Final tournament results will be posted soon. As always, a big thank you to Scott Reidmiller for yet another great job of organizing everything this year and to his assistant greenskeeper Jake Reidmiller for helping to keep the course in great shape. Keep hitting 'em straight, TLATers, and we'll see you next year!!


An email with the details listed below was sent out yesterday. If you did not receive the email, please let us know. As a reminder, there will be NO league play on Friday in preparation for the Tournament of Champions scheduled for this Saturday, August 20th.

In order to plan properly for food and the tourney, please RSVP by Friday @ 12PM if you plan on golfing. For the picnic, families are welcome, so please let us know how many will be attending.

Everyone is welcome to attend and play golf or spectate on Saturday and there will also be prizes, etc. for those that did not qualify for the actual TOC

TOC is $5 entry fee like normal plus any additional games (skins, closest to pin)

Snacks and sides are welcome. TLAT will be providing Subs.

Schedule of Events for Saturday:
4:00pm – 4:30pm à Registration
4:30PM -- 6:30PM à Golf
6:30PM -- ? à Food, Drink, Awards, etc.

1st & 2nd -- Team Better Ball
1st & 2nd -- Low Net Individual
1st & 2nd -- Low Gross Individual
Closest to the Pin - $1.00 entry fee (all $ pd. out)
Skins Game -- $2 entry (all $ pd. out)


A few other scheduling notes . . .

* League night next week will be Thursday night (8/4) at 6:30
* Final League night will be Friday (8/12) at 6:30
* Tournament of Champions will be Saturday 8/20 at 4:00 with season ending ceremonies/party to follow


League night is back on this week! Please let Scott know if you are playing this week and please plan on arriving by 6:30.


Week #5 results are in . . .

Individual Low Gross: Scott Reidmiller 45*
Individual Low Net: Chris Carangelo 35
Team Low Better Ball: Chris Carangelo/Mark Watt 30

There will be league night this Friday (7/1) due to the Fourth of July weekend. League play will resume Friday (7/8).


Week #4 starts up tomorrow. An email went out this morning requesting to let us know if you plan on planning this week (if you would like to be included on mailing list, please private message us with your email address). Please show up no later than 6:30 so teams can be formed. Thanks and good luck!!


Tonight is week #3 of league play. Please plan on getting to the clubhouse by 6:30 so teams can be assigned. See you this evening and Happy TLAT-ing!


Week #1 is in the books . . . good to see everyone out there last night. Congratulations to this week's winners:

Team Low Net Better Ball: Chris Cook/Theresa Reidmiller (35)
Individual Low Net: Scott Reidmiller (39)
Individual Low Gross: Scott Reidmiller (42)

See ya next week!


Less than one week from the start of the 2016 season . . . are you ready?


The tee boxes are set and the flags are up. The course is officially open for pre-league activity! Come on out and get some practice in before the league season starts up!


Mark your calendars . . . another season at TLAT begins on 5/27/16. An email went out to all registered club members today with details. If you didn't receive an email and would like to be included on the TLAT mailing list, please let us know.

Happy TLAT-ing!!!


The Links At Thistledown


Free golf today!!


Happy New Year from the staff and board of directors! 09/08/2015

Knights of Columbus Spirit Scramble

The Church of the Holy Spirit Knights of Columbus are hosting their 4th annual Golf Scramble this Saturday at Royal Oaks. It is a four person scramble format ($320 per team) with plenty of opportunity for prizes, food, drinks, etc. See the attached link for more details. Annual golf tournament to benefit the Knights of Columbus, Palmyra, PA council 10502


We just don't know what to do with ourselves on this Friday night now that the league season is over . . . oh wait . . . I see some gin and bleu cheese olives . . . problem solved.


Would the owners of the following please stop by TLAT to retrieve them or else they will be included in a peace offering package to our disgruntled neighbors:

Two blue folding lawn chairs
One blue cooler with the name Rossi written on it
One multi-colored clear water bottle
One red small serving tray with the word "Cheers" on it
One plastic clear serving tray
One trophy for the 2015 TLAT TOC Team Event



Well, TLAT guesses the post-round festivities were not a complete hit with everyone. While TLAT strives to be a good neighbor, TLAT recognizes that TLAT may have over-stepped some boundaries on Saturday. So for the person who shall remain nameless who posted (and then took down) her commentary regarding TLAT's "disregard for the rest of the neighborhood," TLAT issues a very heartfelt and sincere apology. It certainly was not TLAT's intent to offend, irritate, or anger anyone. Thanks again for your patience and understanding. -- Your friends (and neighbors) at TLAT.


Well that was fun! Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday for the Tournament of Champions and the post-round festivities. A great time was had by all. Special thanks to Run For Cover for putting on their usual great show, the Rossi's for helping to coordinate everything, and of course our superintendent/head greens keeper Scott Reidmiller for yet another great season. Thanks everyone . . . see you next year.


The course is in great shape . . . the beer is cold . . . the band has completed its sound check. Sounds like all is well with the world. T.O.C starts in about an hour. Are you ready??


The following people have qualified for the TOC at TLAT this Saturday at 5:00. Please be at the clubhouse no later than 4:45 for team selection. PLEASE NOTE: EVEN IF YOU DID NOT QUALIFY FOR THE TOURNAMENT, YOU CAN STILL ATTEND THE POST-TOURNAMENT FESTIVITIES.

Scott Reidmiller, Jim Albus, Laura Albus, John Ihli, Rick Misner, Kevin Karczewski, Jeremy Herr, Jake Reidmiller, Eric Ihli, Ron Machamer, Ken Cook, Tom Szeltner, Marlene Reidmiller, Sarah Misner, Dale McCoy, Tracie Teahl, Theresa Reidmiller, Doug Teahl, Chris Hoffman, Krista Foutz, Kathy Lubbers, Chris Cook, Tommy Miller, Mike Johnson, Chris Carangelo, Joe Zimmerman, Allan Rossi, Marc Lubbers, Michelle Karczewski, Natalie Hoffman, Chris Foutz, Darlene Carangelo

Chris Hoffman, Tracie Teahl, Chris Cook, Scott Reidmiller, Chris Foutz, Joe Zimmerman, Tom Szeltner, John Ihli, Natalie Hoffman, Jake Reidmiller, Michelle Karczewski, Laura Albus, Darlene Carangelo, Marlene Reidmiller, Jim Albus, Rick Misner


Quick reminder about The Links of Thistledown Tournament of Champions this Saturday. Tee off is at 5:00, followed by the awards ceremony and a concert by Run For Cover. Beer and food will be available, but it would be great if you could also bring a side, snacks, or a dessert to share. Also, remember to bring chairs with you as well. Thanks and look forward to seeing you all on Saturday!


Another successful regular season has come to a close. Thanks to those who were able to come out at some point and knock a few balls around. Here are the results of last week's play:

Team Low Net Better Ball
1) John Ihli/Marlene Reidmiller 31
2) Lou H/Barry Betz 35
3) Tommy Miller/Tom Szeltner 35

Individual Low Net
1) John Ihli 36
2) Tom Szeltner 38
3) Barry Betz 40

Individual Low Gross
1) John Ihli 39
2) Scott Reidmiller 45
3) Tom Szeltner 45

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