Pennsylvania has a collection of more than 500 public golf courses with many of them located right here in Pittsburgh. In the public sphere, the best golf courses in Pittsburgh take full advantage of the rolling and hilly wooded terrain that dominates the Western Pennsylvania landscape, though you have to go a ways out of town to get to them.
This highly livable city may not seem like a hotbed of golf, but it holds an exalted place in golf history. Arnold Palmer, “The King,” who did more than anyone to popularize the sport, learned the game under his father’s tutelage just 40 miles east of town at Latrobe Country Club, and he returned every year to spend his summers there. The golf courses in Pittsburgh offer an excellent variety of diverse courses that appeal to every level of golfer.
Public Golf Courses
Totteridge Golf Club
A captivating landscape. Elite golf course designer Rees Jones planned both a great golf course and complimentary residential community. Just east of Pittsburgh, the rolling hills that surround the course will transport anyone to the rural English landscape. Eighteen-hole, links-style layout takes full advantage of the rolling hills and breathtaking vistas. Elevated tee boxes, natural fairway mounding, selective bunkering, and fast greens provide an enjoyable challenge.
325 Hannastown Rd., Greensburg, PA 150601
Mt. Odin Golf Course
One of the best golf course experiences in Westmoreland County, the Mt. Odin Golf Course offers a challenging 18-hole golf course and driving range. The course is perfect for all levels of golfers to be pushed while having a lot of fun. A survey placed the Pro Shop as "Top 3" in Westmoreland County as one of the best-stocked golf equipment retail outlets in Westmoreland County!
247 Tollgate Hill, Greensburg, PA 15601
Quicksilver Golf Club
Tucked among Western Pennsylvania's rolling hills, you’ll find the fairways lush, and the greens fast and true. Offering the best quality golf facility at affordable prices. The award-winning course has been host to the Senior PGA TOUR and the Ben Hogan tour. Just seven minutes from Pittsburgh International Airport.
2000 Quicksilver Rd. Midway, PA 15060
North Park Golf Course
North Park Golf Course is an 18-hole golf course and is a long and hilly course. Sand bunkers and trees that come into play throughout the entire layout. The signature hole is number one, a 511-yard, par 5, featuring a tree-lined, dogleg left fairway. The course plays to a par-72 and a maximum distance of 6,810 yards. First opened for play in 1933.
10200 Kummer Rd., Wexford, PA 15090
South Park Golf Course
The 18-hole course at the South Park Golf Course facility features 6,584 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 70.9, and it has a slope rating of 123 on Rye grass. Opened in 1925.
E. Park Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Mystic Rock at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Mystic Rock spans acres of scenic highlands, offering players championship golf in a spectacular setting. A par-72 course layout, the course has a rating of 77 and slope of 149 from the championship tees, one of the highest ratings in the country.
Shepherd’s Rock at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
High atop the Pennsylvania Allegheny Mountains, the 7,151-yard Shepherd's Rock golf course offers extraordinary golf in a unique setting. The course has a USGA rating and slope of 74.7/138 from the championship tees.
1001 LaFayette Dr., Farmington, PA 15437
Award-winning architect Dr. Michael Hurdzan has sculpted 18 beautiful holes of golf out of 160 wooded acres.
116 Hickory Dr., Bridgeville, PA 15017
Bob O'Connor Golf Course, Schenley Park
In 1897, a nine-hole course was laid out in Schenley Park, and the first golfers began roaming the scenic, rolling hills nestled between the Oakland and Squirrel Hill neighborhoods. As the popularity of golf grew in Pittsburgh, an 18-hole course was constructed in 1903. The walking-only, 4,620-yard, par-67 golf course remains virtually unchanged since it debuted, and is open daily throughout the year, weather permitting.
5370 Schenley Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Private Golf Courses
The Club at Nevillewood
Opened in 1992, The Club at Nevillewood features the only Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course within 100 miles. Players of all levels can experience the game at its most enjoyable. It’s a challenging course – difficult enough to be interesting, but not a handicap-wrecker. Superb greens … level sight lines … incredible views on each hole … these are just a few of the things that make the course at the Club at Nevillewood so unique.
1000 Nevillewood Dr., Presto, PA 15142
Southpointe Golf Club
Southpointe Golf Club is a privately owned 18-hole championship golf course designed by Arthur Hills, ASGCA. Built and open to membership in June of 1994, the 18-hole course features 6,856 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 72.9, and it has a slope rating of 135. The Southpointe Golf Club Golf Course exemplifies what Southwestern Pennsylvania is all about!
360 Southpointe Blvd., Canonsburg, PA 15317
Oakmont Country Club
Introduced in 1903 by designer Henry Fownes, Oakmont Country Club has hosted more combined USGA and PGA championships than any other course in the U.S., including nine United States Opens, five U.S. Amateurs, three PGA Championships, and two U.S. Women's Opens. Oakmont remains perhaps the most difficult course in North America, with 175 deep bunkers (personified by the Church Pews), hard and slick greens that slope away from the player, and tight fairways requiring the utmost precision. Oakmont was the site of "the greatest round of the 20th century": Johnny Miller's final round 63 at the 1973 U.S. Open. Golf Digest ranks Oakmont number five in its most recent version of America's Top 100 courses.
1233 Hulton Rd., Oakmont, PA 15139