Top 13 Golf Courses in Pittsburgh to Visit with Your Friends

Whether you are an avid golfer or a casual hobbyist, you’ll love the wide selection of golf courses Pittsburgh has to offer.

Pittsburgh is a great city for sports lovers. Golf, in particular, is played by many yinzers. Perhaps it’s because golf legend Arnold Palmer hails from nearby Latrobe and was beloved by many Pittsburghers. Or maybe golf is loved by so many locals because the U.S. Open has been played on the course at Oakmont multiple times. Whatever the reason, the number of courses in the area attests to the fact that golf is played — and enjoyed — by a lot of Pittsburghers.

If you know someone who loves to get a few rounds in each weekend, why not treat them to a GiftYa electronic gift card to use at their favorite course? They’re accepted at these courses — as well as ones across the country — and can never be forgotten or lost. Perhaps you know a kid who would like to learn to play golf — or has never been on a course before. This would be a perfect gift for them!

1. Oakmont Country Club

Prestigious golf course located in Oakmont

Oakmont Country Club
Image courtesy of Oakmont Country Club. This is one of the most beautiful courses in the country, and it’s right in Pittsburgh!

1233 Holton Rd. | Oakmont | oakmont-countryclub.org

Oakmont Country Club is the most prestigious course that Pittsburgh offers, having played host to multiple U.S. Opens and PGA Championships. It also boasts of being one of the most difficult courses in the United States, and challenges even the professional golfers that visit it. This is a private club, but members are allowed to bring guests to enjoy a game of golf. The club house is known throughout Pittsburgh as one of the most elegant, and weddings and other private events keep weekends here booked.

“Oakmont's golf course can rival any in the world for its design conditions and beauty. Greens are as good as any you'll ever see. I've been a member about 9 years and loved it from the start." - Yelp Review

2. Mt. Lebanon Golf Course

Popular public golf course that offers 99 acres of golfing

M. Lebanon Golf Course
Image courtesy of Mt. Lebanon Magazine. This course is a local favorite, and one of the places to get in a quick game with friends.

100 Pine Ave. | Mt. Lebanon | mtlebanon.org

Mt. Lebanon Golf Course is a public course that is local and easily accessible to those in not only the South Hills, but all over Pittsburgh. This 99 acre course is also home to local high school golf teams-- including both Mt. Lebanon High School and neighboring Keystone Oaks-- that take advantage of its professionally maintained greens. Its smaller size keeps the green fees low, and it's the perfect spot to host multiple local charity events throughout the year.

“Love this course! Staff is always happy and nice. Great location. Greens and fairways always kept up." - Google Review

3. South Park Golf Course

Laid back and spacious golf course that is perfect for beginners

Teeing off at South Park Golf Course
Image courtesy of South Park Golf Course. Enjoy either the 18 or 9 hole layouts at this public course. Located in South Park, this course is a great option whether you’re a novice or more experienced.

East Park Dr. | South Park Township | alleghenycounty.us

The South Park Golf Course is one of two public golf courses operated in Allegheny County park. It has two layouts — one 18 hole and one 9 hole — which is perfect for either the experienced golfer or the novice.

This would be a great course to sharpen your skills before venturing to other, more crowded greens. While it does not offer as many perks as a private club, this course still offers cart rental and is a USGA member. It is also conveniently located close to shopping and other amenities for post-game relaxing.

“This is a great public course for the journeyman golfer in most of us. I play the 9 hole course with my league - The South Park Men's 60+ League. It's an honest course...not too challenging and offers a good range of challenges." - Yelp Review

4. South Hills Country Club

Charming country club that just renovated its clubhouse

South Hills Country Club
Image courtesy of South Hills Country Club. This course requires a membership, but there are various levels available, including one for non-residents.

4305 Brownsville Rd. | Whitehall | southhillscc.org

The South Hills Country Club is one of the most popular courses in Pittsburgh. Golfers love taking in a game as they admire the gorgeous natural surroundings. The club has been around since the 1920s, and is as popular for its swimming pool and patio almost as much as it is for golf. The club house has recently undergone renovations, and now boasts of a stone fireplace and wood-accented windows. It is a popular spot for weddings!

“Really well maintained and beautiful golf course which is a lot of fun to play on. The golf pro shop has a good selection of products and friendly helpful staff." - Yelp Review

5. Bob O’Connor Golf Course at Schenley Park

18-hole golf course located in Oakland

Bob O'Connor Golf Course
Image courtesy of Bob O’Connor Golf Course. Named after the former mayor of Pittsburgh, this lovely course sits right in the heart of Pittsburgh.

5370 Schenley Dr. | Oakland | thebobgc.com

Bob O’Connor Golf Course, formerly Schenley Park Golf Course, is situated right in the heart of Pittsburgh. It is an 18 hole course that boasts 4,620 yards of golf and a par of 67. This would be a great course to take any out-of-town guests too, since it is so close to the city. Right down the hill is the bustling neighborhood of Oakland, filled with shops and restaurants to visit.

“I took my son here for his first golf outing and he had a great time. Many compliments to the staff on their great service and great friendliness...went out of their way to be friendly and helpful." - Google Review

6. Edgewood Country Club

Upscale country club offering a pool, clubhouse, and set of tennis courts 

Edgewood Country Club
Image courtesy of Edgewood Country Club. Try your skills at this challenging course located just east of Pittsburgh.

100 Churchill Rd. | Edgewood | eccgolf.com

Edgewood Country Club offers a great green for Pittsburghers to play a round of golf on. It also has all the other amenities that go with a country club-- clubhouse, pool, patio, tennis courts, and banquet rooms-- all situated in the quiet Edgewood neighborhood. This is a private club, but it encourages new members to apply. Edgewood Country Club is another well-known place in Pittsburgh for banquets or weddings, and the use of their facilities is available for non-members as well as members.

“The women (golfers) really know how to have a fun time. I've been lucky because I've been invited to play in their ladies invitational and their Queens day. The pro shop does a great job with the tournaments and the food is always good." - Facebook Review

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7. Longue Vue Club and Golf Course

Gorgeous country club and golf course offering scenic views of the Allegheny River

Longue Vue Club and Golf course
Image courtesy of Longue Vue Club and Golf Course. The lush rolling greens of this course make it a popular golf spot.

400 Longue Vue Drive | Verona | longuevue.org

Created in the 1920s as a retreat for wealthy industrialists, Longue Vue has since transformed into a beautiful club that offers great golfing overlooking the Allegheny River. It offers both golf and social memberships, but guests are also welcome to use the facilities as well. In addition to golf, this club offers tennis, swimming, and skeet and trap shooting. Lessons are offered on site as well, encouraging members to have their children learn the joys of golf at a young age.

“Beautiful course and wonderful facility!!" - Facebook Review

8. Lindenwood Golf Club

Golf club in Canonsburg that is perfect for people in the suburbs

Lindenwood Gold Club
Image courtesy of Lindenwood Golf Club. This gorgeous golf course is located in Canonsburg, and offers a 27 hole championship layout.

360 Galley Road | Canonsburg | lindenwoodgolf.com

Lindenwood Golf Club is just 25 miles south of Pittsburgh and is a great option for those looking to try a golf course they haven’t played on yet. In addition to its 27 hole championship layout, it also features a driving range, putting green, chipping green and sand bunker. These are a great way to practice part of your game or to just loosen up before hitting the course. Be sure to check out the golf outing packages, and make an entire day out of it!

“My very favorite golf club. The jewel of the South Hills. Super friendly staff and great food." - Facebook Review

9. Clover Hill Golf Course

Year-round golf course located in Franklin Park

Clover Hill Golf Course
Image courtesy of Clover Hill Golf Course. This public course located in Franklin Park is open all year. Weather permitting, this means golfers don’t need to take the winter off to work on their skills.

2200 Reis Run Rd. | Franklin Park | pa-franklinparkborough.civicplus.com

You’d almost never know this 9 hole golf course located in Franklin Park was there, but it has been challenging golfers since 1990. Clover Hill Golf Course is one of the few golf courses in the area that is maintained and open all year round.

Which means if Pittsburgh happens to get a nice spell in March, be ready to take to the green! Clover Hill isn’t as long as other courses in the area, but it was designed to be a test of skill and accuracy. Utilizing sand traps, rolling greens, and water hazards, this course will definitely put your golf skills to the test.

“It is a great place to play nine. Course was in great shape and the pro shop staff were very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend it. I had a great time." - Facebook Review

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10. Chartiers Country Club

Private golf course hidden among the Pittsburgh hills

Image courtesy of Yelp. Pictured above is a photo from the popular Ryder Cup Weekend.

601 Baldwin Rd | Pittsburgh | chartierscc.com

Almost a century ago, famous golf course architect Willie Park, Jr. traveled to Pittsburgh to build a new championship course among its gorgeous wooded hills. His course, Chartiers Country Club, eventually became one of the most prestigious golf clubs in the city. Famous players including Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, and Arnold Palmer have all teed off on its famed grounds. In addition to its expansive course, Chartiers Country Club also offers an olympic-sized heated swimming pool, five full-service dining rooms, and several special event facilities. 

“Great club! The golf course is beautiful and challenging (at least for me lol). The pool is a lot of fun, especially with poolside cocktail service. It's definitely a friendly, community vibe, not stuffy at all..... like some other country clubs. The food is pretty good, and the staff are ALL incredibly friendly and welcoming.” - Yelp Review

11. Quicksilver Golf Club

Award-winning golf club available to guests at an affordable rate

Image courtesy of Yelp. Enjoy a lovely game of golf at the Quicksilver Golf Club.

2000 Quicksilver Rd | McDonald | quicksilvergolf.com 

Located in McDonald, PA, the Quicksilver Golf Club is the perfect destination for golfers looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Gorgeous greenery and wide pastures surround you for miles on end. In the past, the Quicksilver Golf Club played host to the Senior PGA Tour and Ben Hogan Tour. Hungry? The Quicksilver Pub offers a full pub dining menu. Sandwiches, wraps, hoagies, and more popular bar foods are offered at this bustling restaurant.
“This is a terrific course to play, and worth the travel to get there. It's long, and the terrain features bring a challenge to moderate to good golfers. Shot placement and overall course management skills can reward the skilled player.” - Yelp Review

12. North Park Golf Course

Public golf course outside Pittsburgh in Allison Park, PA

Image courtesy of Yelp. North Park Golf Course offers stunning views of the woods.

303 Pierce Mill Rd | Allison Park | golflink.com

The North Park Golf Course is situated in the quiet town of Allison Park. This 18-hole course is open to the public and offers a challenging but fun experience for golfers. As you navigate the course, you will be treated to gorgeous views of the surrounding woods and nearby river. While you are there, you can purchase some new equipment at the pro shop or grab a bite to eat at the cafe. 

“Between the water, the trees, and the more specialized areas of the park, there is literally something here for every visitor. Hiking, fishing, kayaking, golfing, swimming, ice skating, ball games, off-leash hotspots...it's all here! Access to some activities varies by season, but there's always something to do at North Park no matter the time of year.” - Yelp Review

13. Mystic Rock at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

Top-rated golf course situated in the scenic Fayette County

Image courtesy of Golf Pass. Mystic Rock contains tons of gorgeous scenery and foliage.

1001 Lafayette Dr | Fayette County | nemacolin.com

If you’re looking for a challenge, we recommend visiting Mystic Rock at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. This popular course rests atop the historic Pennsylvania Allegheny Mountains, offering visitors stunning and breathtaking views of the nearby Laurel Highlands. Designed by the famous Pete Dye, Mystic Rock offers a championship-level golf experience for players. Over the years, Mystic Rock has earned numerous distinctions from Golfweek, Golf Digest, and other prestigious publications. 

“Mystic Rock is a challenging, but fair course that demands you bring your A-game. The facilities give you every chance to get your game tuned up before the first tee. I would recommend this course/resort for anyone ever in the Pittsburgh area and worth the trip to the resort. The staff takes as good care of the players as they do of the courses. A+ all around.” - GolfPass Review

If you’re looking to try out a new course, consider some of these great local options. Or if you’d like to try a new one, grab some friends and make a day out of it! What is your favorite Pittsburgh golf course and why? Let us know in the comments!

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