Apollo Elks Country Club

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4.3
129
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
75
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.7
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.1
96.8%
Recommend this course
121 out of 128 reviews
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4.3
24
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
95.8%
Recommend this course
23 out of 24 reviews
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Average Rating
4.3
24
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
95.8%
Recommend this course
23 out of 24 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6123
Slope 115
Rating 70.1
Type Private
Apollo Elks Country Club, situated just northeast of Pittsburgh, is considered one of the area's must-play golf courses. It has appeal for a wide range of skill levels with a layout that is challenging enough for seasoned golfers but also not too difficult for beginners to approach. There is an interesting mix of holes ranging from reachable par 5s to short, tough par 3s and each hole has a distinct character. The greens are fast and the gently rolling terrain provides some subtle breaks that can be tricky. Bunkering is sparsely but strategically placed along the fairways and greensides. There are also a few water hazards that come into play at Apollo Elks Country Club. The round has plenty to hold your attention but don't forget to stop and admire the beautiful western Pennsylvania scenery.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6123 yards 70.1 115
White 71 5885 yards 69.0 112
Red (W) 72 5060 yards 68.7 112
Scorecard for Elks
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 70.1/115 379 378 397 169 465 411 331 455 209 3194 312 138 379 442 481 372 135 336 334 2929 6123
White M: 69.0/112 373 365 355 158 460 402 321 447 203 3084 306 128 371 435 466 321 119 330 325 2801 5885
Red W: 65.6/108 363 307 337 155 429 348 273 409 157 2778 300 118 274 328 411 311 115 325 226 2408 5186
Handicap 7 1 3 11 13 5 17 15 9 14 18 10 6 8 2 16 12 4
Par 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 5 3 36 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 35 71
Handicap (W) 12 6 10 18 4 2 14 16 8 9 15 13 3 5 17 1 11 7

Course Details

Year Built 1972
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.3
129

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 18
Bunkers 15
Water Hazards 12
This course/club is great for:
Locals 28
Seniors 14
Beginners 10
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 20
In the 'Burbs 14
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

The golf course is in excellent shape. Job well done.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice layout

Good condition considering the weather we have been having.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice greens and tee boxes

Nice greens and tee boxes. Many par 4 holes. Liked the course. But the cart paths are quiet rough.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Great looking course for the value

Other than the cart paths being horrendous it's a great course to play

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Nice wide fairways well kept fair to all ages greens are semi fast nice contours with readable breaks. Would play here anytime

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Good Golf Day

A good course for the m oney, nothing great but good.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Apollo Elks

The course was in good condition considering the amount of rain recently experienced. I personally enjoyed it as it is, in my opinion, an expansive property. Some green to tee rides are a beautiful jaunt through the woods so follow the signs. The greens were in impeccable condition and sometimes deceiving. The fairways were well maintained and the roughs were as they should be. Thoroughly enjoyed the round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

SOLID COURSE FOR THE MONEY

We ended up paying $17 a person with a hot deal and discount code. For the money it was a very good deal. The course was nice and the greens were great. my only complaint was the carts and facility weren't very good. but over all a solid course and would recommend it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course for the money

The front nine layout was ok, but the back nine was great. Cart paths were very poor, but overall a great course for the price.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

If you aren't afraid of bumpy cart paths. This is the best value course within 50 miles.

This year they really hiked their rates up quite a but. Up until June 1st, this course cost $12 for 9 and a cart. Golf now used to have many deals for <$15 for 18 holes here and it was the best value golf I've ever played.

If you have to choose between the front and the back check recent weather. If there's been alot of rain recently the first 3/4 holes get swamped out pretty good. Play the back. If the weather has been nice play the front. If you're old and hate bumpy cart paths, the front is much smoother than the back. The back is far more scenic and in the woods though. If you want some privacy, definitely play the back.

The greens at Elks are consistently the nicest greens around. Not necessarily the fastest but from beginning of the year on the first nice days in Feb until the last days you can squeeze in in October/November, Apollo Elks has absolutely MINT greens. Any review that tells you otherwise is lying.

A weird fact you may not even notice is there are only two holes on this course (not counting par 3's) that you can see the pin from where you tee off. Albeit that, the course isn't particularly difficult.

There are 3 staff members I've seen in 2018. The older guy is incredibly nice and fun to joke around with. Be happy if you see him. The other staff members are a younger kid and middle aged woman. I've seen them both be nice and both be jerks at times. The clubhouse is a PoS. Show up, pay quickly, and get out on the beautiful course.

I'd pay a ton of money over the course of the year playing at Apollo Elks if their summer rates weren't so high. Check across the street at The Links of Spring Church and if the rates are very close, play the Links.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hidden gem

Great layout and better than what my friends thought.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun Course To Play

Other than the cart paths being eroded with water, this is a fun course to play and the greens and tees are always in good condition.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent conditioned course! Always one of the better manicured greens in Western Pennsylvania. Unbeatable value!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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$199 Starting price
Valid dates: Oct 19, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018
The package includes overnight accommodations, unlimited rounds of golf for two players, daily American breakfast for two at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar and 10% savings offered at the Golf Shop.
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