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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6531 yards
Slope 116
Rating 70.0
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6531 yards 70.0 116
White 72 6080 yards 70.0 113
Gold (W) 72 5201 yards 70.0 110
Scorecard for Rittswood
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: 73.1/123 508 202 381 535 433 177 365 378 392 3371 480 363 331 164 519 162 356 372 413 3160 6531
White M: 70.7/121 478 170 351 511 404 157 338 351 365 3125 450 331 325 146 492 144 334 350 383 2955 6080
Gold M: 69.2/117 421 165 281 410 334 149 297 308 328 2693 402 267 297 142 448 134 292 330 350 2662 5355
Red W: 67.1/113 408 155 267 394 298 142 285 297 309 2555 381 255 236 131 432 126 280 310 326 2477 5032
Handicap 9 5 13 3 1 15 17 11 7 8 12 6 18 4 16 14 10 2
Par 5 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 36 5 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1966
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect James Harrison (1966) Ferdinand Garbin (1966)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.2
33 Reviews (33)
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4.0
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Previously Played

Took forever

The course was on good condition for November. We had a good time, but could have been great if it wasn’t for the foursome ahead of us. They wouldn’t let us play through. We waited on every shot. Some people should take some lessons before going to a course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golfing at the RITTSwood

Greens are in very good shape and fast, fairways were good. Only thing that upset us was a few groups had no course
Etiquette.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Family owned and operated

Nothing fancy from Rittwood. The course is in reasonably good shape. Layout is unimaginative, forgiving, but not overly short. It's a good place to "get a round in". The 'hot deal' price was great.
Was disappointed that the woman, who I believe to be the owner, said she was not renewing with GolfNow because she was disappointed with them. Didn't elaborate.

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

Water

The course was like a parking lot. I couldn't put a tee in the ground.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day to play golf

The staff was super friendly. The course was in great shape, the price was right, need I go on? I will return again and again.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice variety of holes and great greens. Good old fashion layout.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Made us wait till our tee time

Arrived 45 minutes early to do some putting. No one on the course, as weather was hot and rain was expected. Wouldn't let us go out early, we had to wait 45 minutes for our tee time. meanwhile no one was playing. Wasn't real happy with this attitude, and stated that we won't be back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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zieglerg
Commented On 2017-09-02T13:21:46.000+00:00

Worst customer service ever! Same experience!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Late for tee time

Nice course and good staff but not very accommodating. I made the mistake of showing
up late for my tee time. It was a honest mistake on my part but the course was not very accommodating. The staff would not honor my golf now booking and made my group pay to play the course. I agree it was my fault for miss communicating the tee time to the group but some courses would have honored my reservation (Hiland Golf course in Butler) if possible. All in all it cost my group about $52.75 a person to play a $21.00 round. To be fair the course did allow us to play at a discounted rate.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Worst customer service imaginable

Crazy backwoods lady at desk (cash only) course is upset with life. I've played here twice and received the same treatment. Stated she "wants to cancel their golf now contract" because golf now players don't follow rules. Booked the course on a last minute tee time 25 minutes prior to tee off on a rainy day. 5 cars in the lot. She told me I have to ride with the others at the tee time I selected! Scolded me! No cart for myself, needed to skip that 1st 3 holes for being 10 minutes late. Seriously, this happened. Backwoods hill billy husband drove me out the group (ended up having fun with these guys) where we all had the same feelings and stories about the treatment. Never again.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Great Option north of Pittsburgh

Its been a few years since I have been to Rittswood. Its come a long way over the years. BEST GREENS I PUTTED THIS YEAR. Smooth and fast. And not easy to hit, feels like they reduced the size of the greens making it a tough challenge.

The family that owns the course are all tremendous people and couldn't be nicer and are always working hard to make sure that the course it as good as it can be.

Honestly, give it a chance.. Its a great value too. $38 to ride 18. Others in the are want close to 50 on the weekend and probably aren't worth it. But this is moderately priced and very worth it. CASH ONLY THOUGH!! which isnt a problem.. just putting it out there!

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

Ritswood..

Very nice staff for sure. Course is in good shape and I would play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice Course

This was a nice course, not great. I would definitely play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Mean Lady

The lady that was at the clubhouse was just not a nice person to be around. Could tell from the first words spoken to her that she was not in the mood today. No alcohol allowed on the course!? Huge wasp nest right in the parking lot close to the clubhouse. The greens are about the size of a baby pool and the pin locations are not specified by color... Bring a hammer with you because you will not be able to get your tee in the ground on the tee boxes.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Way too expensive, poor condition, no fun

Myself and two friends were looking to try something new last weekend. Unfortunately we ended up trying out Rittswood Golf Club. We paid 38 bucks through golfnow.com, which isn't expensive for a weekend in Southwest PA. We knew from the very beginning we were in trouble. The sign for the course is fairly small and constructed out of rotten wood. Immediately, I thought "uh oh"

We checked in to the course. There was no starter or much of anything going on when we arrived. Pretty confused, considering it was Father's Day, as to why this course was so expensive but so empty and dead.

My friends proceeded to ask about alcohol and they were informed that the golf course does not sell, or allow, any alcohol on the premises. This was a big let down for my group, but we pressed on.

You will be disappointed to know that there were ZERO sand traps on all 18 holes. Let me repeat that. ZERO sand traps. The greens appeared to not have been watered since the winter. I did not see a single sprinkler head in the ground. The greens were so dry that flying any green and holding was virtually impossible.

The one thing i will say is that the greens were very small and located in challenging positions, which i enjoyed. However, flying a green from 150 out with a sky shot and not holding is pretty frustrating when it happens every....single....time.

Oh and hole 18 was supposed to be a long par 4 but they were working on the tee boxes so they changed it to a short par 3....ummmm okay?

Will not be returning and will not be recommending this to anyone. If you can't find somewhere to play, avoid this spot. Make your way to a municipal course and save the money

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Rittswood
Commented On 2017-07-07T14:34:42.000+00:00

Our weed free grass bunkers are every bit as challenging as sand-traps. With the over abundance of rain this season we have had to address an issue of a drainage problem on one of our fairways. It was clearly mentioned on a sign at the front counter and at the tee box itself. The temporary tee that we have built for this hole has been maintained as well as the other tees. We are sorry for the inconvenience to our golfers and with drier weather have reopened #18 fairway. Although the township we are located in forbids the sale of alcohol we do allow golfers to bring their own cans of beer. Sorry you didn't enjoy your round.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Very disappointed

We booked a tee time for this course through golfnow. I went to the course with my father for Father's Day looking for a fun round of golf together. We showed up 5 minutes past our tee time due to traffic on the way to the course. The lady who owned the course met us in the parking lot before we could ever make it into the clubhouse to tell us we would not be allowed to play because we were late for our tee time. She said the only way we could play is if we paid the full price again. There was no one waiting to tee off or playing on holes one through three when she told us we were no longer allowed to play. I contacted golfnow to see if there was anything they could do. They weren't able to refund us for our round, but they sent me a dozen Taylor made project A golf balls to compensate for the money we spent on both rounds...needless to say I would not recommend this golf to anyone, and would STAY AWAY!!!!

Thank you golf now for the golf balls, I will continue to use your service.

That is all,
Tyler

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course management was rude and course in bad shape

We signed up or a 2:40 tee time. We hit a bucket of balls and no one had gone out for about half an hour. We wanted to tee off at 2:30 but they came running out of the club house and screamed at us that they made no money on "golf Now" and that we had to wait until 2:30 and play with 2 other golfers. They said if we wanted more flexibility we should have paid them directly and not used gold now. The other 2 golfers were on the tee a 2:40. We teed off and held up the course. They had mowed very very thin fairways and even around the greens the grass was high. Very bad experience.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Rittswood
Commented On 2017-07-07T14:21:17.000+00:00

The tee time you signed up for was the deal of the day. When you signed up the terms and conditions were clearly stated: twosomes would be pared and you would tee off at that particular tee time. Sorry you did not enjoy your round.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Rittswood: Not the Ritz

I rarely write reviews for golf courses; however, I feel that the four stars that this course has is highly overstated and needed to be corrected. I got there on a Sunday and expected a fun round by myself. I got there and was not allowed to play by myself even though the course was empty. The lady in charge (who was on a complete power trip) warned me that next time if I was not 20 minutes early, she would charge me an extra $10. I was 15 minutes early. I got paired up with three other guys and asked for my own cart. That was not allowed. There was a sign on the inside of what I guess you can loosely call a clubhouse that stated there was a $10 charge for being grumpy. I asked if I could at least get a six pack of beer and it was a DRY COURSE. Great. Now I cant even take the edge off. Its burning hot outside; no water fountains. You could buy water bottles, but it was cash only and the ATM did not work. Finally, to top it all off, the course was in terrible condition and very hard due to a weird design with doglegs everywhere and ground under repair. Do yourself a favor and just choose a different course for your next Sunday round.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Rittswood
Commented On 2017-07-07T14:14:15.000+00:00

I'm sorry you paid for a deal of the day rate and had to play with another 3 people that also had the deal of the day rate for the same tee time. When you sign up for that special rate it clearly states that you will be pared with other golfers. Also we are located in a township that prohibits the sale of alcohol. You are allowed to bring your own beer in cans.

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