Golf at Edgewood Country Club

 

 

Edgewood Country Club, a Donald Ross design course is one of the oldest and most recognized clubs in Western Pennsylvania,  Ross, one of golf's all-time greatest golf architects, has designed over 500 courses in the United States, including such courses as Pinehurst #2, Oak Hill, Seminole & Scioto Country Clubs.

Ross' philosophy of golf architecture can best be described by a quotation he often used, "Golf should be a pleasure, not a penance." his interpretation of the word pleasure was very broad, implying not only a fair course which presents problems and challenges to all types of golfers, but also which is a natural as possible.

Edgewood, chartered in 1898, is golf at its best, but the weather rules.  The course plays its best when it is dry.  Fairness of the pin placements and speed of the greens dictates how the course plays; they magnify the golfer's mistakes and course subtleties.

Once on the tee box, you know where you have to play every shot. Edgewood is a straightforward course. However, factor in the rolling fairways, the bunkers and sometimes, considerable amounts of undulation with the greens and you have the level of difficulty that is simply put - Ross at his best.  There have been some changes to his original design but the course remains generally the same.

Our max yardage of 6,537 can be deceiving.  Edgewood still presents a formidable challenge to better players.  Hitting a shot on the green does not necessarily mean a two-putt par.  In fact, if the conditions are dry, and the pin placements are in proper spots, three-putts and four-putts are not uncommonly mentioned in the Donald Ross Grille after a round.

Simply stated, "This is a fair test of golf."  Any player can go out and post a good number on this course. However, one or two bad swings can spoil it as well. This is golf in its purist form.

For more golf course information please follow the Golf Links under the Club Info Tab at the top of this page. 

Click the links below to visit the USGA Website and the West Penn Golf Association Website.


 

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