Best golf courses: Around Pittsburgh

When in Pittsburgh, the Mystic Rock course at Nemacolin Woodlands is worth your time. Offering two Peter Dye championship layouts that have featured in Golf Digest's list of 'America's 100 Greatest Public Courses', the course is praised for its character, fall colors and challenging holes. Olde Stonewall is another spectacular championship course whose significant elevations and lush scenery promise an unforgettable golfing experience.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Pittsburgh
Spencer, Tillinghast et al

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Original layout by Spencer Oldham (1895), later reworked by Albert W. Tillinghast (1912) and Donald Ross (1923). Restoration project led by Ron Forse (2006).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Pittsburgh
Love, Bill

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Pittsburgh

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Tom's Run designed by Bill Love and Ault Clark (1994). Chestnut Ridge designed by Jim Harris and his son-in-law Fred Garbin (1964).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Pittsburgh
Love, William

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Visitors welcome

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Pittsburgh

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William R. Love
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Pittsburgh
Wilson & Palmer

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Private club

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Pittsburgh

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Original design by Dick Wilson (1959); significant renovations by Arnold Palmer (2003).
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Pittsburgh
Dye, Pete

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Pittsburgh

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Pete Dye

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Pittsburgh
Dye, Pete

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Pittsburgh

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Original design by Willard Rockwell (1987); redesigned by Pete Dye (2016).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Pittsburgh
Fownes, Henry

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Private club

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Pittsburgh

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Oakmont was designed by its founder Henry Clay ("HC") Fownes. Over the years it has been tweaked by Fownes' son William Clay ("WC") Fownes Jr (1930s), as well as Robert Trent Jones Sr (1961), Arnold Palmer (1977), Fred Garbin (1982), Arthur Hills (1984) and Tom Fazio (2001).

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Pittsburgh
Hurdzan & Fry

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Pittsburgh

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Dr Michael Hurdzan & Dana Fry
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Pittsburgh
Nagode, Don

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Pittsburgh

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Don Nagode
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Pittsburgh
Jones, Rees

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Visitors welcome

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Pittsburgh

Designer

Rees Jones

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