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Top 10 Courses to Play in Pittsburgh

Pittburgh is a town of many nicknames; The Steel City, The City of Bridges (there are more than 400!), and America’s Most Livable City.

Pittsburgh is also a sports fan’s haven with three professional sports teams within the city limits – the Pirates (MLB), Penguins (NHL) and Steelers (NFL).

With all the arts, culture, sports, entertainment and history that Pittsburgh has to offer, its deep roots in golf are often overlooked. But, PGA TOUR legends Arnold Palmer, Jim Furyk and Rocco Mediate are said to have spent their early career years playing golf in the Pittsburgh area, and the historic Oakmont Country Club has played host to more combined USGA and PGA championships than any other course in the U.S., including eight U. S. Opens.

GolfNow offers tee times at more than 50 Pittsburgh area courses. Here’s a look at which ones are rated the highest by everyday golfers.

  1. The Links at Spring Church (Apollo)
  2. Lenape Heights Golf Course (Ford City)
  3. Champion Lakes Golf Resort (Bolivar)
  4. Del Mar Golf Course  (Wampum)
  5. The Madison Club (Madison)
  6. Pine Grove Golf Course (Grove City)
  7. Stonecrest Golf Course (Wampum)
  8. Chestnut Ridge Resort (Blairsville)
  9. Glengarry Golf Links (Latrobe)
  10. Mount Odin Park Golf Course (Greensburg)

Of the more than 50 GolfNow courses in the Pittsburgh area, The Links at Spring Church and Lenape Heights scored the highest.

Spring Church

Located just north of Arnold Palmer’s hometown of Latrobe, Penn., Spring Church Golf Course is said to be challenging, yet fun. Photo by The Links at Spring Church

Designed by Dominic Palomba, Jr., the 18-hole Spring Church golf course opened in 2000, and features 6,618 yards of serene western Pennsylvania golf. Located just north of Arnold Palmer’s hometown of Latrobe, Penn., this course is said to be challenging, yet fun, and golfers tout its pristine upkeep.

“The Links At Spring Church is one of my favorite courses in the area. I found a great rate… and it is worth every penny,” said one golfer in his review of the course.

Photo by Tee

One golfer called Lenape Heights Golf Course “one of the best kept secrets in western Pennsylvania.” Photo by Tee

Lenape Heights Golf Course is a well-designed 18-hole track located on the sprawling, hilly acres of the impressive Lenape Heights Resort. The course features sand traps and lakes and some of the best greens in the area, along with excellent conditions, friendly staff and breathtaking views from a modern clubhouse.

“This is one of the best kept secrets in western Pennsylvania,” one golfer wrote in his review of Lenape Heights.  “I am not sure there is a better public course out there in regards to how well the course is maintained. It’s easily on ‘par’ with many private courses I have played. Excellent track.”

Find more information on these and other Pittsburgh area courses, including all golfer ratings and reviews at

GolfNow’s top-10 rankings are compiled using a star rating system and are calculated based on the number of recommendations a course receives from reviewing golfers. Since launched in October 2012, more than 236,000 reviews have been submitted by golfers after playing their rounds.


Featured image of Spring Church Golf Course courtesy of The Links at Spring Church.

3 responses to “Top 10 Courses to Play in Pittsburgh”

  1. Eric Kok says:

    Mount Odin in top 10? Are you kidding me?

  2. Walt says:


  3. hacker says:

    I agree! Played it once. Never again. I’m too old to play bad golf courses.

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