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4.2
Value
4.8
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.7
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 71
Length 6264 yards
Slope 128
Rating 70.1

Opened in 1925, Sylvan Heights Golf Course is one of the oldest municipal courses in Pennsylvania. Over the years, the course has hosted a number of well known names, including Arnold Palmer who played in the West Penn Amateur at Sylvan Heights in 1948. The golf course underwent a major renovation in 1998 but its classic features were kept in tact. The golf course was made more challenging with the addition of sand traps and also more playable with the restructuring of the men's and women's tees. Throughout the years, golfers have all enjoyed the same stunning views of the surrounding hills, framed by the shady canopies of mature trees. Sylvan Heights has garnered a loyal following over the years. It's the local favorite for an affordable round.

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6264 yards 70.1 128
White 71 6037 yards 69.0 127
Red (W) 73 5259 yards 70.0 117
Gold 73 5259 yards 68.9 119
Scorecard for Sylvan Heights
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: 69.7/119 354 324 184 551 198 360 380 405 494 3250 440 137 340 377 501 518 185 332 184 3014 6264
White M: 69.0/118 W: 70.7/121 340 310 170 539 186 344 370 377 480 3116 431 129 331 365 491 507 171 322 174 2921 6037
Red W: 69.2/117 335 296 165 534 182 335 365 372 475 3059 426 126 317 360 486 502 168 297 169 2851 5910
Handicap 11 13 17 1 15 9 3 7 5 4 18 10 8 6 2 16 12 14
Par 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 4 5 36 4 3 4 4 5 5 3 4 3 35 71
Handicap (W) 13 9 17 1 15 5 11 7 3 6 18 8 12 4 2 16 10 14

Course Details

Year Built 1928
Golf Season April - October

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.8
17 Reviews (17)
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Plays Once a week
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5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Best Pro Shop

Greens are smaller then i remember years ago but they were fast and true. I can see why this is voted the best Pro Shop in Western Pa. Great buys on balls, hats and shirts. I was able to pick up a few fitted hats for $ 20, these hats are $ 35 at other shops.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Best Pro Shop

The green are not big but, I haven't played on any better greens. The Pro Shop is excellent. I spent a lot of money in the Pro Shop, I bought a few Titleist fitted hats for $ 20 each, Antigua shirts for $ 25 and I purchased some balls and a few gloves

Conditions Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

very nice course

Excellent course for the money and very nice set up. Pro shop has amazing deals and staff could not be friendlier.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good place for a quick 9

This is a decent course for being municple run. Plays fairly wide open but greens are relatively small. There are a few low spots that get soggy after rain where your ball will plug. But as the review title states, this is a fun course to get a quick 9 in on the evenings. The back half ends with two par 5s, downhill par 3, short par 4 with green front lake, and an uphill par 3 that allows for some low scores to end the round.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course layout

Like the course layout except signs weren't very well posted on some holes

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great deal for the money!

The course is in good shape. The greens are rolling true and relatively fast. The Red Hot Deal is the best you can find on Golfnow.com. Bring some cash and spend it in the small proshop.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Thought course was great for the money.

Thought this course was good. Actually we played the week before also and both my husband and myself really liked the course. Would recommend this golf course and GolfNow to my family and friends

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Below average course

Value of this course depends on how far you have to travel. It's about an hour for me and I would not make the trip again. This was the second time I played the course and it was only because of the $12 hot deal time. Many areas of the course need a lot of attention. Some of the fairways were like hitting off of concrete. On some areas of the course the layout is confusfing and poorly marked. Also the cclubhouse conditions are deplorable. Unless you're looking for a cheap round, I would not recommend this place.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I always have fun!

Greens have good speed and roll true. Some good long holes. Can tell it gets played a bunch but why not?

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

beginner course

rough was short and fairways long. not much different. staff was friendly. great course for beginner or novice golfer. tee boxes were fairly good. don't expect a big challenge or pristine conditions.
greens were in fairly good shape. not great, but no need to complain, for the cost

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Couse is in way better condition compared to several years ago.

Enjoyable to play. Would definitely play again. Only issue is that a twosome that was just starting was on the #10 tee as we finished #9. But they let us play through.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nothing good to say about this course

The tee boxes were bare and lumpy, tough to get a good stance. The fairways were ok but at least 3 different types of grass, plus crab grass, growing 3 different ways made for some tough lies. The greens would not hold an approach shot very hard to get close to the pin, and when we tried to play short and let it run up to the pin the fringe and apron was so thick and soft that the ball would just hit and stick. The greens were filled with ball marks and putted remarkable slow considering we could not keep an approach on the green, but they did roll true if you were able to miss a ball mark on the way to the hole.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Great value, friendly staff

Long open fairways, great for beginner's to intermediate. Staff was very friendly, we plan to return regularly,

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

A great course for the price.

The course is good for the price. The greens are well maintained. The fairways are not too bad either.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

The course has great greens. Pace of play is good.

Great value for the cost. Greens are the best public greens around Western Pennsylvania. Pro Shop has great prices on golf balls and equipment. Pro Shop has Taylor Made and Titleist demo clubs to hit. Certified Taylor Made fitter.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor

Good value.

Course has nice layout and is always worth the trip

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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