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3.7
167 Reviews (167)
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
3.5
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
76.4%
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3.9
30 Reviews (30)
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
83.3%
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25 out of 30 reviews
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3.9
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
83.3%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6096 yards
Slope 130
Rating 70.0

Grand View Golf Club in North Braddock is one of the area's most challenging layouts. The course's 160 acres were carefully carved from a woodland hilltop. From its perch, the golf course overlooks the Mon Valley with views stretching to the Edgar Thompson facility, Western Pennsylvania's first and last major steel mill. The distinctive layout will test your creative shot-making skills. It may seem relatively short at 6,111 yards from the back tees but it feels much longer thanks to the rolling fairways and undulating greens. The tight fairways are lined with cliffs, brush, and trees, leaving little room for error. You should also be prepared for forced carries and tricky doglegs. Grand View Golf Club can be punishing for the low handicapper, but high handicappers will find this course to be a unique test of their skills.

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Course Details

Year Built 1996
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ferdinand Garbin (1996)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed Soft spikes only
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.7
167 Reviews (167)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 21
19th Hole Scenic Views 20
Dinner 17
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 34
Elevation Changes 33
Forced Carries 14
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 29
Advanced Golfers 27
Locals 20
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 29
Worth the Drive 14
In the 'Burbs 9

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Handicap 10-14
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Windy weather
Used cart

Greens are great!

This course has an unusual layout, which requires precise drives and approach shots. Its nickname, per my son, is the Golfball Graveyard. However, it is fun to play, and the course is kept in very good condition. One of the players in my group, it was the first time he played the course, said that the greens were the best for any public course in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented On 05/24/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us nedt. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Grand View Golf Club thanks you!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Short but tough

Well maintained, very unique course; but not for the faint of heart. The location of this course, basically carved into a mountainside, makes it naturally punishing for anyone not able to hit the ball where they want to. At about 6000yds the course isn't long, but if you're not hitting the ball straight you're all but guaranteed to lose any shot into an unplayable situation. Wouldn't suggest playing here when it's cart-path only if you're not in decent shape.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/24/2019

Greg6356634, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Grand View Golf Club.

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Perfect day

The course was in excellent shape. The greens were fairly fast and beautifully cared for. The fairways were excellent despite the heavy rain the previous two days. The pace of play was great. All in all, a perfect day

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 05/17/2019

Hi Tom4264717. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Grand View Golf Club.

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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Well Kept, Great Challenge

Grand View offers a demanding, well kept, super tight layout. I promise you will never play a course like it anywhere. Hitting irons off the tee is a must as you need to be in the correct position to hit the tight, well kept greens. Par is good food for a lot of these holes. Listen it can be tough your first couple of times. You need a little knowledge of the course to actually score. If you keep it straight it plays fair and there is a lot of opportunity to get up and down. Great quick electric carts with GPS. Awesome friendly staff. Been playing here for a few years now and will always come back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented On 05/10/2019

tjbrendan5, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Grand View Golf Club.

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Early Early

Yes it is early but the Golf Course was very playable if you played winter rules. The Greens were Good and rolled well. Tee boxes fine but traps/bunkers were bad. Nobody had touched them but again early! Most public courses ignore the bunkers and this is too bad! I guess it is a manpower issue. The man in the Golf Shop was super friendly. He is not the Pro but the this course like most public courses does NOT need PGA affiliated Pro’s. If they keep up with things it is worth a return trip or 2! Hope they cut the Fairways soon!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 04/23/2019

Thank you for the great feedback! We do have a PGA Pro on staff, Tom Beeler, if you're ever interested in lessons.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented On 04/23/2019

Thank you for leaving us five stars, Dominic!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 04/22/2019

Thank you for leaving us five stars!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 09/06/2019

Hello, myronb98. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

What golf course aerates in Mid August?

Pace of play always slows down here but just really disappointing to see the greens aerated this early. I wouldn't have golfed here if I knew that. So much sand on the greens too

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented On 08/23/2019

Thank you for the feedback. Aeration is a natural necessity to keep the greens as healthy as possible, especially during a very hot summer. We hope you'll return in the future.

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Wow

I want to begin by saying that the course is beautifully maintained, and you should absolutely come out and play this course. Personally, I will be back soon.

However, bring your shag bag. I used to be a +2, and I lost 4 golf balls yesterday. That has never happened to me before.

Several birdie opportunities, though, and all 4 par 3s offer you a chance at a hole in one because they play extremely short. #1 and #6 are drivable par 4s. #10 is easily reachable in 2. Opportunities are there.

There are holes that you give you no bailout off the tee, but all approach shots give you a bailout.

Play to 165 yd. out on #8 and #15. Seriously. Thank me later.

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

Unfriendly service

A friend and I wanted to catch up and play privately together as a twosome so we called around and the gentleman we spoke with over the phone the night before said they’d be happy to reserve a tee time for us. We clarified that we were requesting not to play with four total golfers and he said that wouldn’t be a problem at all. After we arrived at the course and paid, the starter said that we’d be paired up with another twosome. After we explained that we called ahead of time to reserve a tee time for a twosome we were told “they don’t control the tee times in there, I do. If you don’t like it then go request a refund”. We got our refund and left. It’s a shame such a nice looking course has such unfriendly staff.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Response from Grand View Golf Club on 07/18/2018:
We apologize for any miscommunication on our part. Unfortunately, during primetime, we cannot guarantee that players can play solo or in groups of two, as all tee times are for foursomes. In off-peak times or in the evenings, it's far easier for us to accommodate a twosome. Or, if you prefer to play during primetime as a twosome, we can accommodate that if you pay for the full foursome. Again, we apologize if you in any way felt disrespected and we hope you'll return in the future.
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Response from Grand View Golf Club on 06/19/2018:
Thank you for leaving us four stars! We're glad to hear that your round was both scenic and challenging. Please come and see us again soon.
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Response from Grand View Golf Club on 06/19/2018:
Thank you for leaving us four stars!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Lost Ball Paradise

If you cannot consistently hit fairway off the tee followed by plopping your ball on the green, this course is nearly impossible. Running through a case of balls because you hit 2ft off the fairway is not fun. The "decision" to not hit driver off the tee each hole is to prevent from losing your ball. Disappointing because the course is well maintained and the golf carts are awesome. Perhaps building a course on a cliff wasn't the best idea

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Response from Grand View Golf Club on 05/18/2018:
Thank you for the great feedback! We do realize our course presents some unique challenges, but practicing here a few more times will definitely help you in mastering some of those challenges. We hope you return again in the future.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Such a fun course and layout. Lots of blind shots. Not easy for the longer hitters! Always so much fun!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from Grand View Golf Club on 05/18/2018:
We're so pleased that you had a great time. Please come and see us again soon.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Don’t bother!

Staff was rude. Food and drink were poor quality. Course had a poor design and horrible condition. Golf elsewhere!

Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Response from Grand View Golf Club on 04/26/2018:
If this review is in response to the Grandview in the news currently for engaging in racism, please note that you have the wrong Grand View. We're a totally different golf course located hours away in Pittsburgh. We're completely unaffiliated with the course in York. Please amend or delete your review, as you're hurting the reputation of the wrong business.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

This course is awesome and challenging

I play this course weekly. It is so much fun. It challenges you to actually play golf instead of just grabbing your driver on every hole. It is very unforgiving and you really have to think about your ball placement. It is one of the best keep courses around. The food is excellent. I would recommend to everyone.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Grand View Golf Club on 05/21/2018:
Thank you for the wonderful five-star review and recommendation! We're so pleased to hear that you embrace the inherent challenges of our course. Please come and see us again soon.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

A Grand View Indeed

Play this course about once a week and have played here several years. It is a challenging layout and requires accuracy on all shots and I have to admit, an acquired taste. The course is not too long but some of the holes have very tight landing areas and there are quite a few blind shots. For a public course, they do a pretty good job of maintaining the fairways and greens. With the elevation changes on this course, your club selection is critical.

Probably the most impressive thing about the course are the views. The Pittsburgh skyline is visible and one can easily see Pitt, Duquesne, PA and Kennywood amusement park as well as a working integrated steel plant.

If this is your first time playing here, bring plenty of ammo (golf balls). You're gonna need 'em.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from Grand View Golf Club on 01/12/2018:
Thank you so much for the terrific five-star review! We’re thrilled that you had a great time with us and enjoyed our views. We look forward to your next visit!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Response from Grand View Golf Club on 01/12/2018:
Thank you for the four stars! During the late fall and winter, we do ask our golfers to call ahead to make sure tee times are available and that someone will be on hand to check them in. We hope that you had a fun round and we look forward to seeing you again on the course in the future.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tight course

Course was decent shape. They had just punched the greens but that was not weighing in on my rating. This layout is very tight and holes are on top of each other. This perhaps could have been a really nice 9 hole course. It’s on the top of a mountain so many blind holes and short drives. Only played one other course in Pittsburgh on golf trip which was quicksilver which I gave a five rating

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Response from Grand View Golf Club on 10/24/2017:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us great feedback. We do have a uniquely-challenging course that may not appeal to all golfers. We appreciate your review and we hope you have a terrific day!
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