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Edgewood Country Club100 Churchill Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15235
Phone: (412)823-2220Fax: (412)829-2776
This hilly course has thirteen holes with severe drop offs behind or alongside the greens. The design also includes several sand bunkers. The greens make the course layout even more demanding, as they are fast, well contoured and difficult to lag. Although this is a short course, it does have its difficulties. There are many scenic and beautiful views to be seen throughout the course. Arthur Hills redesigned this course in 1990.
|Holes: 18||Greens: Bent Grass||Fairways: Winter Rye|
|Dress Code:||No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required|
|Season:||Open all year (closed on Mondays)|
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| 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
An underrated classic Donald Ross design, Jul 08, 2007
from Allentown, PA
|Lots of Donald Ross design traits (tricks) can be experienced in this circa-1926 course. It is really a 4+ star rated course and club facility. The course plays longer than listed, as the fairways tend to be on the soft side (Pittsburgh weather). Unfortunately, the 5-pars are very short for the 21st century . It would be difficult to lengthen the course significantly without compromising the Ross design. The par threes have good diversity and can play very difficult. The par 3, 14th is only about 125 yards, but the green has two distinct "halves", a design trick observed on other Ross designs. It makes par all but impossible, if your teeshot finds the half where the pin is not! Many of the greens fall sharply off the front or sides. Members like to taunt you that you just got "Ross'd", when a decent shot, or even a putt, ends up 30 or 40 yards down the fairway. Art Hills did a great job of creating a master plan for upgrading the course He was clear that he did not want to jeopardize the Ross heritage. He really only made a few suggestions that strategically affected the shotmaking, mainly tightening up the short par fives. More of his upgrade was: installing improved drainage, removing trees for better turf condition, re-routing cart paths, adding (a few) bunkers to conteract the improvement in equipment technology, and changing mowing patterns which returned greens to their original size and shape, bringing greenside bunkering into play the way Ross had visioned. Always in excellent condition, Edgewood is a "must play" for Ross afficionados. Be sure to look up Bob Maxwell at the gin table in the men's grill. He is a lovable curmudgeon (is that an oxymoron?) who knows his golf history. PS: don't expect him to buy you a drink!|
| 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Traditional Donald Ross layout, Jan 20, 2004
|reviewer: D Smith
from Pittsburgh, PA USA
|Edgewood is a graceful example of a Donald Ross design, with elevated, contoured and fast greens. The traditional, tree lined layout is picturesqe and plays longer than its listed length. Par 4s #2 and #18 are each 420 yard gems. Three of the Par 5s are reachable with two long shots. 5-8 on the front is where the golf course really tests you. The course is always in good condition, and despite its hills, is a good walking course with a solid caddy program.|