Pheasant Ridge Golf Club
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Best Course Conditions in the area
I play golf 4 or more times a week. I like to play a variety of local courses. Of all the local courses I am never disappointed in the conditions at Pheasant Ridge Golf Club which I can not say about the other local courses. The staff and owners are the absolute best. They always accommodate my desire to play a round regardless of how crowded the course might be. If you want an enjoyable and somewhat challenging round play Pheasant Ridge!
First and last time playing here. First off...the course is well maintained and the greens are major league. The fairways are extremely tight and lined with so many mounds that you lose track of what mound your ball went behind. The course is extremely hilly and most of the holes are blind from the tee boxes. There is a 525 yard par 5 from the Whites that you hit from an elevated tee box over a ravine, to a rising multi-tiered fairway. You can’t see the tip of the flagstaff until the 150 marker. With so many blind holes it’s not target golf...it’s hit and pray golf. Play it once and move on
Had an 11:20 tee time, played the course in 2:35 as a single, 3 foursomes let me play through. Fairways and greens were in fantastic shape, tee boxes where a little beat up but so goes towards the end of the summer busy season. One guy running the bar/proshop, was very friendly. Added bonus was able to grab a sleeve of the mythical kirkland signature balls for $9. Highly recommend for a midweek round.
Tight Fairways, Blind Shots, and Slow Play
Pittsburgh area golfer who played PR first time this past weekend. Course was in very good condition and staff should be complimented... However, we really didn't like the course design and play was painfully slow with only twosomes and threesomes in front and behind (but it was a weekend). From my recollection, there are 12 blind shots that are required due mostly to abundant elevation changes, which is way too many for efficient play and particularly troublesome for golfers not familiar with the layout. There is no map on the card or GPS of the holes to assist. A couple tight holes is nice for any track, but this course's main challenge derives almost entirely from tight fairways with only a few moderately wide areas that justify using a driver. While we did not lose many balls, it is apparent from the narrow tree lined fairways and lack of sight distance at PR, why play might be slow if a golfer cannot regularly see where the ball lands. Never played the rescue club (for control) as often as I did here. The price was moderate. All in all, my partners and I felt our experience here was just "ok," and we probably would not return in the near future without some incentive to bring us back.
HOW DID I NOT PLAY HERE SOONER?
Played 36 on Pheasant Ridge.....wow! I had seen the signs for this course on Route 8 and Bakerstown Rd, but had never played it. Got out early and just MOVED! The first 18 played from the tips. What a challenge. Every club in the bag...lots of hazards, good mix of tight fairways and open, great greens with contour, conditions were fantastic! Played the second 18 from the whites and broke par. The layout was a great use of the land and very well thought out...uphill, downhill, right-to-left, left to right, great bunkers, forced carries over water....a thinking and shot making course.. The staff was friendly and got us right back out for the 2nd round for $15! DEFINITELY coming back!!!
I was charged for my round at the golf course when I checked in and discovered that “Golf Now” also charged my account.
Is it possible to speak to anybody about this??
Weekends, not good
I like the course, staff is great. Just don't play on a weekend unless you have 6+ hours to kill and don't mind bobbing and weaving as balls are flying everywhere. Oh, and carts may be crossing your fairway by someone looking for a ball from 2 or 3 holes over to either side. To be fair, probably not much different than other local courses on a weekend. It is a fun course and a great layout, good value.
Get what you pay for...
I have been playing many different courses public and semi private golf courses north of the city the last few years. Many of these courses were on golfnow.com. You can get a good deal on a great lay out through this website, but i have noticed the courses really start to see wear. This was my first round at Pheasant Ridge since they got off of golf now. They have a flat rate of $50 on the weekend mornings and i thing that is the best thing they did. People that are willing to spend a bit more to play are also willing to fix a ball mark on the greens or replace a divot in the fairway. The greens rolled well and true.
I had 7 other guys with me at 9:30 am on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend. The course was full and busy; however the pace of play did not suffer. We did not wait for more than a handful of shots nor did our groups get pushed at all. When we did wait it was for your usual par 3's or a shorter par 5.
The starter was friendly and made sure we got a complimentary yardage book to help our group whom many of never played the track.
There are a few holes that have a bit of a weird layout, but what courses don't in Western Pa.
I would say we got exactly what we paid for.
Great Value, Great Course!
This course is under "new" management and has been very well upgraded & maintained! My foursomes have enjoyed this course over the last couple of years and feel that it is a "great value" for the money!
Great pace of play
Best greens I’ve played this year. Beautiful shape. 3:15 round of golf. Fantastic!!!!
A Fun Course
Pheasant Ridge is a fun course. A variety in hills, dog-legs, short and long holes. It is a beautiful course with nice trees surrounding the holes and fairways.
NOT great, but not bad either.
Golf cart looked like it had not been cleaned in many years- caked dirt on floor, etc. - The greens were in pretty good shape - above average for public coarse. But fairways were below average and the tee areas were terrible. Too many blind shots - not only blind tee shots on a dogleg, but several approach shots to the green were blind due to large elevation changes. With all the blind shots - balls were all over - you can't find a ball if you cant even see where in went into the rough or woods. A short coarse that is challenging due to narrow fairways, many blind shots, multi-teared greens. Holes run parallel to each other with not enough space between ( and that space is hard pan under sparse trees) holes so errant shots bounce thru from one hole to the other possibly hitting someone. I liked the GPS on the carts.
Found this course by accident! What a cool accident! Tight fairways, elevated greens and multiple tee boxes will challenge all forms of golfers! Staff was very helpful with a tip book we used as the bible to this well kept gem!
I tried this course because they advertised best greens in the area. I am not sure what was slower the pace of play or the greens.I have played a variety of courses and these are not even close to best greens in the area. Pace of play was very slow. They took my money and when I made the turn I ran right into the middle of a league. A warning would of been nice. Course is short and very hilly with a bunch of blind shots. I definitely will not be making another visit to this place. If you do give it a try prepare for a long day on slow greens that are not true. Good luck.
POOR CONDITION POOR MANAGEMENT
This course is not worth the time(min 5+ hrs min) or the over priced green fees. The greens are slow and roll inconsistent. The pins are in the same place every Monday. The greens need to be rolled on a far more frequent schedule. The bunkers are horrid some have little to no sand and others are filled with sand. They say they made upgrades by adding new paths. That upgrade is for their own benefit to save the wear and tear on THEIR carts. this has no effect for the playablity of the course. The management could care less about the regular league customers who are there on a weekly basis. I think this falls directly on the owner. He would rather overbook and throw groups into middle of leagues to maximize revenue at the expense of loyal customers. One would think if you are going to close a course for whatever reason you would contact those who have tee times. In summary this is an overpriced course with less than ideal conditions and is ran by people who could care less what happens to you on the course after they already have your money.