Wanango Country Club

4.8823529412 4.9 stars from 5 (3)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6246 yards
  • Slope: 121
  • Rating: 69.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: Soft spikes only
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 71 6246 yards 69.7 121
Gold 71 5487 yards 66.4 117
Gold (W) 71 5487 yards 69.7 120
Ladies 71 4710 yards 69.7 120

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 3 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
1
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

3 out of 3 reviews


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Reviews


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"Semi-Private Tillinghast/Ross"


walterzjr's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This course is a must play if you are in the area. The staff did an excellent job getting us out on the course even though there was an outing going on. The pace of play was under 4 hours.

Its a course designed originally in 1914 By Donald Ross and is a fun play that is not overly challenging and is worth the trip.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A great classic era track"


u000005179922's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2016

Reviewed on

I don't live in the area any more, so I'm only able to play Wanango once every few years, but try to do so whenever possible. I grew up as a junior golfer there and played it hundreds of times.

While short, it's challenging and fun. And why wouldn't it be? It's a beautiful, hilly piece of property, with a course laid out by three of the best architects in golf history (Ross, Bendelow, and Tillinghast). There are four par 4s under 315, no par 3s beyond 170, and three (arguably four) reachable par 5s. The greens are small and wonderfully contoured. Nearly all of the par 4s are tree-lined on both sides. There is no water on the course.

A player who hits it straight will score well. A top player on his game will score very well. Jim Simons decided to turn pro after setting the course record at 63 at Wanango in 1972.

As for conditions, I can't speak to that, not having played it recently. The club is under new ownership this year. Too bad it couldn't have come sooner. A former owner defiled the oak grove between the 11th and 14th fairways. Think, say, of chopping down the trees on the right side of the 18th fairway at Augusta. Otherwise this place is still the same wonderful course it has been for over 100 years.

If you're looking to golf in the area, Wanango is the place.


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A gem in northwest PA"


andrux's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2013
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This is the nicest course in the area. Tillinghast did a great job laying this one out on top of a mountain. The course layout favors a draw. Lots of changes in elevation.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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