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About

Holes 9
Type Public/Municipal
Par 34
Length 2652 yards
Slope 117
Rating 35.4
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White (W) 34 2652 yards 35.4 117
White 34 2652 yards 32.8 107
Scorecard for Nine Hole
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
White M: 32.8/107 W: 35.4/117 309 295 166 323 460 264 455 187 400 2859 2859
Handicap 4 6 9 7 2 5 3 8 1
Par 4 4 3 4 5 4 5 3 4 36 36

Course Details

Year Built 1938
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Caddies No
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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Perfect weather

DO NOT GO HERE

This place is just awful. It's pushing 100 years old and you can certainly tell. There are no fairways, it's just crabgrass that blends into the rough. The staff are all crusty old men who would rather sit under a gazebo and talk to the regular old men who have came to this course since they were toddlers. The one time we rented a cart, it would not stop when you tried to park it. It's comical how horrible this course is. It's like a cartoon of what you'd imagine a terrible course is. The staff don't greet you, and the old men who "work" there will not help you, they'll shove their younger staff to help you even when they don't know what they're doing. Many people walk this course, and a 9 hole play-through can take up to 4 hours with a 2 or 3 group. It's infuriating. DO NOT GO HERE unless you love giving your money to people who ONLY want your money, and care so little about you, they refuse to greet you.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Any other course but this one

Terrible. It's official. I will never play south park course ever again. Usually play here 2-3 times a week. 45 mins and only teeing off on the 3rd hole. 2 5somes no ranger and they seem dumbfounded that people are upset. This place is a joke. Please don't waste your money or time going here.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Ugh, THAT place.

If Schenley Park Golf course had a "goofy looking" cousin, it would be the South Park Golf Course (18 hole). It and its sibling the South Park (9 hole) make up two of the worst kept courses my clubs have ever hit a ball on. If it weren’t for the 2 guys I regularly play with to beg me to go there, I’d never actively frequent that course on my own. The course is in desperate need of water, I’ve never seen a fairway there that isn’t burned up or damaged by some sort of sun damage. Then there are the greens, they are a terrible sight to look at. I’m sure that the average golfer wouldn’t even allow their dog to take a leak on them. Then, of course, there is the lovely staff at the course which is basically a group of retired old men who would rather spend their day doing nothing and mooching off the county than maintaining the carts and being helpful to the golfers that provide the business to the course. Being a guy, and a big guy, I CAN say that the course does offer decent food and at least beer specials, so at least they have that going for them. But as a whole, this place I’m sure was great in it’s heyday, the clubhouse is massive and you can tell there was some history there, but the glamor is gone and with it obviously went the pride in the gold course and it shows. I’d love to see it come back but aside from a private citizen hitting the powerball and reviving the ole girl…I just don’t see it happening, nor my recommendation to others.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
First Time Playing

This place is awful.

Probably one of the most atrocious golf courses I've ever been too. the workers are rude and the course isn't maintained whatsoever. never coming back here.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

DONT GO HERE

Do not go to this course. This course is atrocious. It feels like they let a 5 year old take care of the course. The fairways are as thick as the rough. The fairways also are not grass! They are just grown in weeds. They don't fertilize it and it's terrible. The putting greens are all beat up and awful. The tee boxes are not cut and are not treated. The one hole is literally just a cup and flag stick on a pile of dirt. The price for the course is $20 which includes a cart. You can go to Westwood Golf Club in West Mifflin and play 9 for the same price and also includes a cart. This course is 10x better and well treated. Just don't waste your time going here at all. The staff is rude and feels like they don't care. It is poorly maintained. I'm warning you. DONT GO HERE.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

The Longest Round in the Greater Pittsburgh Area

Beware: At South Park Public, you will play THE longest round of your life. The atrocious pace of play could be attributed to any number of common public course afflictions: Inexperienced golfers; poor course management by the starters; entitled, oblivious, and sluggish senior players; or bargain bin greens fees-- the list goes on. Although the park does not take tee times, many of the elder regulars line up well before 8am on Saturdays and Sundays to sign up multiple foursomes at a time. Additionally, the staff are no strangers to nepotism. Expect to see the starters rubbing elbows with the regulars and providing preferential treatment to familiar faces, the likes of which I could only assume were distant relatives given the jocular manner in which they carried on while ignoring the other paying patrons who seemed to lie in perpetual wait for their chance to tee off. Most of the park faithful have never heard of ready golf. Forget playing through: I've never experienced such rude behavior on the course, part part of which I attribute to amateurism, the majority of which I attribute to a lack of consideration for others. In general, South Park is a muni nightmare.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Good weather

Stick to the 18 Hole Course

Of all the public courses in the South Hills region of Pittsburgh, this course holds the record for the most poorly maintained and aggravating course in the region.

The course is on the shorter side, yet takes longer than most due to a lack of etiquette from patrons (cheap greens fees attract some of the less-desireable playing partners and groups). Holes 7 and 9 seem to the nicest holes on the course, which are both medium length dogleg-left holes. The rest are oddly shaped and will often yield an interesting reaction when you arrive on the tee box.

Many bunkers have been removed and turned to grass, there is no water, and if you miss the fairway you'll be hitting off of a dirt / rough combination that often feels like cement.

If you're playing South Park, stick to the 18 hole course if possible. If you must play 9, look elsewhere as the only satisfaction you will find is putting out on the 9th green knowing that you can finally leave.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

The Longest Round in the Pittsburgh Area

Beware: At South Park Public, you will play THE longest round of your life. The atrocious pace of play could be attributed to any number of common public course afflictions: Inexperienced golfers; poor course management by the starters; entitled, oblivious, and sluggish senior players; or bargain bin greens fees-- the list goes on. Although the park does not take tee times, many of the elder regulars line up well before 8am on Saturdays and Sundays to sign up multiple foursomes at a time. Additionally, the staff are no strangers to nepotism. Expect to see the starters rubbing elbows with the regulars and providing preferential treatment to familiar faces, the likes of which I could only assume were distant relatives given the jocular manner in which they carried on while ignoring the other paying patrons who seemed to lie in perpetual wait for their chance to tee off. Most of the park faithful have never heard of ready golf. Forget playing through: I've never experienced such rude behavior on the course, part part of which I attribute to amateurism, the majority of which I attribute to a lack of consideration for others. In general, South Park is a muni nightmare.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Very fair test

If you walk the course, your in trouble, too many hills and it will challenge come the 17th. It is an old school course, the greens can be challenging because they are smaller than most newer courses. Most holes are very fair with a nice overall layout of par 5's and 3's. There are several challenging holes mostly on the back nine. #'s 11 13 and 17 are above average difficulty and provide a nice test of your A game. Best to play this course in the spring, once the weather gets hot and dry, the course drops to below average because of not enough sprinklers.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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$279 Starting price
Valid dates: Apr 18, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019
Come experience why Golf Digest awarded our course with Four Stars and recognized us on their Top 50 Great Service Facilities List.
E Park Dr, Library, Pennsylvania 15129, Allegheny County
(412) 835-3545
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