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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 69
Length 5000 yards
Slope 94
Rating 61.7

Dogwood Hills Golf Course in Claysville is tucked away in the rolling hills of southwestern Pennsylvania. The landscape provides an ideal terrain for golf complete with mature trees and of course plenty of changes in elevation. Be prepared for tricky uneven lies and a few tough blind shots as well. The small, undulating greens and tree-lined fairways demand accuracy and careful course management. You won't find much water on the golf course but you'll hardly miss it with the strategically placed bunkers and rolling contours. Dogwood Hills provides a challenging round for the casual scratch golfer but the forward tees are also great practice for beginners. This hidden gem is one of the most affordable golf courses in the Pittsburgh area.

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Course Details

Year Built 1970
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect William J. Elli (1970)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.6
32 Reviews (32)

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Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 7
This course/club is great for:
Locals 7

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Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course

Just need to cut grass different couldn’t tell fairways for rough was cut all the same but the course is fun to play

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Boys Day Out!

This was one of my boys first times out. It was short, but challenging and a lot of fun was had between father and sons. Would recommend to anyone for a fun day out on the course.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

Easy course - good value

Only 2 sets of tees and a very short course but the layout wasn't bad with some nice doglegs. LOTS of hills. Greens are small but were in very nice shape (PLEASE fix your ball marks!). The (kinda) fairways and rough were long but that was due to a lot of recent rain. Staff was very nice. This course is in a dry county so they do not sell alcohol but they will allow you to bring a small cooler that fits in the basket on the course. We played the round on a Sunday afternoon in a little over 3 hours and the price was very affordable.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hilly course, great condition limited hazards!

Shot my best round this year! Short course played the white tees, no need for senior tees. Great condition, greens very challenging!
Played in 4 hours had. Good time!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather

Hilly Course

Not bad bang for the buck. Short course. A few blind holes. 'Hills' is in the name for a reason. Friendly staff. Reliable golf carts. 17 & 18 were 2 best holes, in my opinion.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

As golf should be "FUN"

The coarse is built on the side of the hills. Placement of each shot is crucial. If someone is looking for a coarse away from all the formal details and waiting to just enjoy the game of golf this is it. Will the owner is a hard working guy but a joy to share time and conversation with. I wish I lived closer my wife and I would definitely be members!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Great pleasure

You will not find a nicer owner anywhere in gold. Mom and Pop course that is as manacured from tee to green as any I have ever play. Hilly yes bur if you like a little chalange from a short course you found ir. Real bonus is the $1.50 hot dogs. Will is a great guy and i will definitely be back. Once again, stay below the hole or your score will really show you that a short course can be difficult. Quick greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 48
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Barbara & Bruce Dogwood

Dogwood Hills Golf Course (par 69, 5000 yards) is a hidden jewel in the hills of south west Pennsylvania. The owners Will and Jodi are the friendless folks I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. I had called for a tee time and was told by Will the course was wide open. Ten minutes later Will call me back to explain the course details and that it was not a country club but a was fun hilly course to play. I thought his call back was over and above what was required. We then booked out tee time through GolfNow. The course was very hilly which is the reason for the par 69, 5000 yards but the tees, fairways and greens were in excellent condition. We would play this course again when back in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Interesting find

First time playing this course. Short hilly course. Enjoyed the course as a first time player. Great rate, just couldn't pass up the opportunity. I'd play here again.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Short Hilly Course with Good greens

Hills and more hills, this course is shorter (5,000 yds) but challenging due to the hilly terrain and very few level lies. This area hasn't seen rain in over 40 days so the fairways are hard, lots of roll especially with the slope. Greens are great, they roll true. Certain holes have some very impressive views. A fun afternoon!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great fun

Challenging course. Short yet still need to hit your mark. Greens are small which makes up for the overall shorter length. Staff are remarkable. Always friendly and accommodating. Always an enjoyable experience, what golfing is all about for me.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not Worth It

Booked a $15 tee time, felt robbed. This course is in pitiful shape. Along with the facilities, and carts, that are poorly maintained. Don't waste your money.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 09/07/2015

I'm sorry that you did not enjoy our facility. Would have loved to have spoken with you particularly in regards to the staff friendliness and pace of play. We are limited in our irrigation practice to the greens and tees only. I can assure you that we make every effort to make golfers of all skill levels feel welcome and we hope for a positive experience. The greens are some of the best in the area, though small, but in very good condition. Please let us know how we could have made your experience better. Thanks for your comments.

Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Fun course with a great view.

We had a great time playing here, and hope to return to do it again. Everyone was nice and friendly, and the course was mowed and the greens are super. Well worth the time to check it out. And not to far away from the dog track.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value

Hilly but great scenery and staff. Kid/$ friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Nice but short

The course is only 4800 yards. Most holes play like long par 3s. Even the Par 5s are only 440. Very hilly which adds challenge. Not bad.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

hilly...even the fairways

This was definitely a unique course: very short, lots of blind shots, and extremely hilly. I took my teenagers and this course was perfect for them.

My only real complaint would be that the fairways were not great and if you are able to keep your ball on it, you probably won't have a level lie

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very hilly

While this course is short in length, the hilly conditions make it very challenging. This was the first time playing here as I was in town for the weekend. I'll play it again for sure. Great value! Go play!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

One-Time Experience

Wasn't expecting the course to be as short as it was. Even though the rating says 5000 yards, it played about 4500 from the Black Tees. Almost every hole was reachable from the tee. The course was in good condition and definitely a good motivational boost for a struggling player or someone just starting out. I would probably play this course once a year.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Worth the trip

While a little out of the way, this is a well-maintained course. It is very hilly, you will have to practice hitting from some awkward stances.

The course is set up well with each tee almost immediately after the previous hole. I was stuck behind a somewhat slow foursome, but still made it through 18 in just over 3 hours, thanks in part to how easy it is to navigate. This would be a fine walking course, though I took a cart.

Some of the cart paths could be in better shape, and there are definitely areas of the course where the cart struggles to make it uphill. They do mark off the worst-offending hillsides, but even while avoiding those you will need to be careful if taking a cart.

As a beginner, the course wasn't too challenging, but as mentioned the hills will test your stance. The greens were very fast on the day I played and made it difficult to pace my putts. My score was about average.

The staff person was very friendly and I would be happy to give them my business again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great course for the money

Excellent course. Lots of elevation changes make it more challenging than the short distance would have you think. Greens are in good shape. Can't beat the value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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