Pittsburgh Field Club - Pennsylvania - USA

Pittsburgh Field Club,
121 Field Club Road,
Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania (PA) 15238,
USA


  • +1 412 963 8500


Venue for the PGA Championship in 1937, the course at Pittsburgh Field Club is an Alex Findlay design from 1915. It’s a rather hilly layout that’s been modified by many of the golfing greats down the years, including Donald Ross, AW Tillinghast and Robert Trent Jones Snr.

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Description: Venue for the PGA Championship in 1937, the course at Pittsburgh Field Club is a rather hilly and much-modified Alex Findlay design from 1915. Rating: 8 out of 10 Reviews: 2
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Fergal O'Leary

One of the most thrilling opening tee-shots anywhere in America. From an elevated perch at the back of the clubhouse, you launch your first drive up into the sky with 8 or 9 seconds of hang time before it finally touches down. The opening 7 holes at the Field Club play on a tight East-West parcel of land with a variety of par 3s, 4s and a reachable par 5 back up the steep slope that is parallel to the first hole. The 8th hole is index 1, and certainly lives up to it given a blind drive over a plateau to a pinched landing area, followed by at least 180 yards to a green surrounded by a massive grass ravine area. Hitting this green is regulation is a truly memorable and rewarding experience.

The joy of the back nine is the constant change in direction, particularly holes 8-10 that are considered the courses best stretch. The land heaves at the Field Club, and the back nine certainly plays a few shots tougher. The long downhill par 3 14th and 16th holes play at least 215 yards, and ironically, 3 of the last 5 holes are par 3s. The course finishes with an elevator ride from the short par 4 17th (which has a highly debatable big tree overhanging the right side of the green) up to the newly discovered par 3 18th tee. Rumour has it that the hole used to be a closing par 4, but numerous members struggled with heart & respiratory issues getting up 18, that the club installed a lift to get to a par 3 finisher!

I’ve no doubt that this club produces highly talented players, as the land that the course is constructed on is a significantly challenging canvas. Alex Findlay originally laid out this course, but it is Tillinghast’s hands that created the course we play today. The membership is blessed with a brilliant classic course that is all you can handle on any given day. This club and course easily holds its own against its famous neighbours, but as a primary course, it gets my vote for enjoyment.

July 20, 2020
7 / 10
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Micah Williams

Greens are always in great shape. Number 1 is one of the best opening holes in Pennsylvania. Fairways are so pure. The elevator makes the course very unique. I would highly recommend it.

July 06, 2020
9 / 10
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