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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.2
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
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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

3.9
171 Reviews (171)

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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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very close to downtown

The only knock on this course is the driving range.

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

It is I Grand View

Excellent greens and fairways . Blind shots made it a bit more difficult . A couple of easy par 3s and par 5s made for great scoring opportunities.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Choose club wisely

With a picturesque view of the city in the distance, this course offers many delights. But don't allow yourself to become too distracted because the course deserves and demands your attention to detail with your shot selection. From holes that have blind shots to hitting off an elevated tee to fairway/green below you, you'll need to rethink hitting the big dog to a more controlled wood or iron shot. But even at normal price, this course is well worth the price of admission and repeated play. Definitely one of my favorites in the 'burgh area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Tricky Course

Very well maintained; tough club/shot selection off several tee boxes

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

Fun course

Beautiful views, moderately challenging course. Some blind drives, some par 4s that you can't drive. Second time playing, would play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Nightmare Round

First timer at this course and I will never be back. Cart path only on every hole. They clearly overbooked and there was a 10-15 minute wait at each hole to tee off, followed by more standing around waiting for the group ahead of us to hit their next shot. At one point there was 3 separate groups waiting to tee off on the same hole. It took 3 hours to play 9 holes, so we figured we'd grab lunch before the back 9 and let the backup thin out a bit. We ordered a couple of beers and some sandwiches. My beer came to me with a fly floating in it (I know, appetizing). My sandwich that was supposed to come on a pretzel bun came out on a regular bun, which isn't a huge deal, but just added to the hits that kept coming. We finished up our lunch and came out to start the back 9 and there were 3 groups waiting to tee off at 10. At that point we decided to just cut our losses and call it a day. None of us were looking forward to another 9 holes of standing around and waiting for our turn to hit our shots.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Too narrow

The fairways are too narrow. In front of us, 6 guys are playing so they are too slow. We've skipped the hole, but 5 guys are playing at the next hole.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Loved the course, not the bar staff so much

First time at the Monster on The Mon and loved it. Intriguing holes, unique challenges. I think was prepared for the difficulty and blind shots by all the reviews and the starter, so as a result it didn't feel as intimidating. Fantastic views, great smart carts and despite a terrible week of rain, the course held up very well.

Bar staff was terrible. All we needed were 2 hot dogs at the turn. Completely unprepared, rude when asked, went on to other tasks before getting the food, complained about having to do it and threw the food on the rollers...without anything to handle it with. I work in the golf industry and this great facility does not need that kind of staff bringing it down.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

The conditions and views were awesome. The greens rolled really true. The fairways are really tight and intimidating, but the course is kind of short so it's playable. The pace was pretty slow though. I went at 8 am sunday morning. The 4 some in front of me was just inconsiderate I think. Terrible players, terrible knowledge of what you're supposed to do. I'd definitely go back. Got it on gold now for 20$

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not your average course

Fun, challenging, and tight course. Very well kept with beautiful views that keep me coming back.

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

Grand View

I love this course! Beautiful scenery, and very challenging. They need to shut down the back 9 and fix the cart paths, but other than that, everything is fantastic.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

wet conditions

This course is to difficult to make club selection from across fairway and keep a pace of play. Was only wet on two or three holes with smart GPS could have been 90 on most holes and cart path on those

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Tight course with beautiful views

I have golfed this course a few times. I tend to enjoy it every time. It is kind of carved into a hillside, so you can pay pretty hefty prices for missing the fairway, with steep slopes on either side. With all of the blind shots, I find myself hitting a lot of provisional balls - if I don't literally see the ball come to rest, I don't trust that I'll find it. Not much in the way of sand/water.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

GPS carts and blind shots

Great course, unparalleled views...
Lots of blind shots but the GPS carts are there to help.
I will be back

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wow

This was a hilly course, but great views! Had many blind shots that were a little trying for our first time. Bring a lot of extra golf balls for there is very little forgiveness if you miss the fairway or greens. The course was in great shape, and ya do not think about walking it. My only complaint was no restrooms on the course, and the driving range was BAD! The putting green a bit small.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Excellent Course for the Price

It had been raining very hard the past 2 days so the course condition was not all that great. But it was in better condition than I thought it would be. The staff was great and no one was out so the pace of play was amazing.
I will absolutely play this course again. It is difficult and really challanges one to hit the ball straight and pick the right club to use.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Great Challenge

Some fairways are tight, greens were in the winter mode (not easy to read and debris on them - to be expected at this time of year). Front nine greens were "punched" so played the back nine twice. Very early round, but a good day. Will return whent he weather is better.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Incredible views

Many holes had incredible views of Pittsburgh or nearby neighborhoods from a very high elevation- hence the name of the course. When we were there, the greens had been aerated within the last week or so and were quite rough, but otherwise the course was in very fine shape. The pace of play was excellent when we were there.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Course Improvements

Disappointed to find greens had been air rated (sp) and covered with sand. I believe the course and or Golf Now should be responsible to advise the golfers of repairs or upgrades performed to the course before booking. Allowing the golfer to decide if he wants to play. I wasted a day of golf because the greens were not in playable condition (ie bumpy and extremely slow ).

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Solid

Great value through GolfNow. Course is still in excellent shape heading into the fall. Short but not easy due to tons of blind shots.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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