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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Pittsburgh

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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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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 "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).

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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Hurdzan/Fry Design (Dr Michael J. 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

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Rees Jones

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Tournaments

Tournament of Champions: the PGA Tour’s calendar-year starts, as it has done since 1999, with this iconic event in Hawaii. The field is drawn from players who won a PGA Tour event in 2022, or were amongst the top 30 in last year’s FedEx Cup final standings (Jan 6-9).

Desert Swing: the European (DP World) Tour launches into 2023 with three events in its UAE “Desert Swing”. Up first is the Abu Dhabi Championship (Jan 19-22), followed by the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 26-29) and the Ras Al Kaimah Championship (Feb 2-5).

Who's Who

Kathy Whitworth: the end of 2022 saw the passing of LPGA Tour legend Kathy Whitworth. Her 88 LPGA Tour victories is more than achieved by any other golfer on either the LPGA or PGA Tours. Amongst her victories were six major championship titles.

Barry Lane: the golfing world was also saddened by the passing of Barry Lane, one of the European Tour and European Senior Tours most popular players. Enjoying success on both Tours, Lane was know for his excellent ball-striking and amiable personality.

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.

Costa Cruise & Golf

Costa’s "Cruise & Golf" allows golfers and their families to combine a unique golfing experience with the relaxation and fun of a cruise on board Costa Smeralda. Golf enthusiasts are offered a choice from 23 top-quality golf clubs; their chosen courses are played during the ship’s port calls in Italy, France and Spain. While the golfers are driving the fairways, accompanying non-golfers are able to enjoy the amenities and activities on-board, or explore wonderful places on day excursions organised by Costa. Read more ...

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