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.

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
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Dye, Pete

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Pete Dye

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Dye, Pete

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

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Hurdzan/Fry

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Hurdzan/Fry Design (Dr Michael J. Hurdzan & Dana Fry).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Nagode, Don

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Don Nagode

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Jones, Rees

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Rees Jones

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Love, William

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William R. Love

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Love, Bill

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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.
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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).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
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Wilson & Palmer

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Original design by Dick Wilson (1959); significant renovations by Arnold Palmer (2003).

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

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

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Tournaments

Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).

Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24). 

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Who's Who

Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.

Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.

Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.

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