All the courses played today were good. Rare.
Starting with Little Lehigh in Allentown: Great course. Mostly 3's, but challenging and long and open. The trees craft shots, and it has elevation and water in play. Poor rubber/carpet tee pads. Absolutely no signage, I spent well over an hour trying to find the holes. Beginning with finding hole #5, which took 20 minutes. It is a 1,000 ft walk over a road. Then hole #10 or was it #11 i don't think I ever found, after walking half a mile the wrong way and up a hill. Then after #13, you have to walk another 1,000+ ft bacl past the parking lot across a river and find the tee in the shade behind some pine tree. It can drive you nuts trying to play here for the first time by yourself, ends up being worth it.
Next to South Mountain park in Bethlehem: Good, short tight woods course on a mountain. The fairways are pure rock and boulder strewn. There's not much rough and it's easy to play and figure out. Good holes, challenging shots.
Tinicum @Erwinna, PA: Getting here was hard, it seems to be in the middle of nowhere, at least coming from Bethlehem. The roads are winding are poorly marked with no white lines on the sides (I thought they were supposed to have white lines, that's what I learned in driver's ed, do these people pay no taxes or something??). My GPS kept telling me to keep left, right, etc. But one time it failed, and I made a wrong turn (no street signs at all at that intersection, seems to be a THEME).
The course is fantastic. Extremely long (though set up in short positions for me of course). Open, only 3-4 holes are tight woods. The rest are in a field of mowed grass with sparse to dense trees, no brush or rough. Not much hazard, good shots are rewarded and bad shots aren't punished. The tees are a but rutty and hard to get adjusted to. Great tee signs, and it's very easy to navigate. Not much shade. Set in longs, this would be a true par-66 type course, physically demanding long throws. Big arm helps here.
Hacketts @Easton, PA: Very nice city park on a grassy hill side. Some holes get nasty and tight (3 of them) the rest are open well designed shots using all the trees that are there. Horrid tee boxes, slanty and rutted dirt. Signage is good.
Same hotel again tonight, they are all pretty close together around here.