Cranberry Highlands Golf Course
|Middle/Black (W)||70||5497 yards||71.3||128|
|Cranberry M: 71.3/131 W: 77.2/140||359||561||194||427||369||198||549||207||405||3269||385||322||347||184||424||218||404||438||573||3295||6564|
|Blue M: 69.0/127 W: 74.5/134||318||542||176||391||341||139||524||168||379||2978||366||304||320||169||405||181||369||419||560||3093||6071|
|Black M: 66.2/121 W: 71.3/128||292||503||167||369||317||107||506||145||306||2712||315||272||288||150||353||161||348||359||539||2785||5497|
|White M: 62.6/114 W: 67.1/113||241||467||124||305||267||98||429||118||273||2322||270||218||243||110||345||143||294||329||446||2398||4720|
Played this course towards end of August for the first time. Everyone was nice, no one was pushy. You saw all kinds of workers doing work all day, which is refreshing. Greens, fairways, and bunkers were all in perfect shape. GPS with auto brakes on the carts was a little dumb, but they want to take care of their beautiful course. If you're not a Cranberry Township resident, don't complain about the rate, because anywhere but where we live, this course would be $125-$150. I will play again!
Went to the unknown, having never golfed in the Pittsburgh area. A lot of the reviews on this site lament the staffs courteousness or lack of. However, my wife and I found the staff to be delightful and helpful. Pace of play was awfully slow in my eyes (5 hour plus round). Club house was shut down before we finished the round due to a wedding, so it was difficult to get back in and get a drink or a souvenir of our visit.
It is well maintained but it is uneven in the respect to the length of the holes. Lots of short par 4’s and some very long par 5’s(#18 570 yds uphill into the wind from the standard men’s tees). If they would lengthen some of the par 4’s and shorten some par 5’s it would be a great public course. Rangers could use some lessons on manners too.
Muni links course
Cranberry highlands is a well manicured and challenging municipal course.
We played on a Saturday morning on the back Cranberry tees as the regular tees play a lot shorter at around 6000 yards. The driving range is on top of the hill so only irons can be used there for practice.
The course was in real nice shape but the consensus among the foursome was that the 66.00 was a little pricey. There is however a senior citizen discount available during the week.
The cart girl came around a few times but we never did see a ranger on the course. Play can be slower because of the heavy fescue surrounding much of the course but the local rule is that you play it like a lateral hazard.
Accuracy from the tee and distance control are at a premium at CH. Misses around the green are penalized with unpredictable rough or oddly shaped bunkers. Sitting atop a plateau the wind swirls and is a significant factor in the early part of the playing season. The setting is beautiful, the design satisfying and the conditions are equal to the very best public courses in Western PA.
Pro Shop and Starters
The pro shop staff and the starters that work at this course are unfriendly and rude. They only know how to say no, and go out of their way to impose their "authority" on everyone who plays there. Especially the large starter who I have seen on several occasions treat the golfers badly and go out of his way to cause problems. I live in the township and like playing the course but I dread paying and getting off the first tee with the people who work there. They also follow you around the course on just about every hole. Every year I hope the owners hire people other than old retired men who have the worst dispositions. They work at a golf course, you would think at lease they would be in a good mood. I have given up on this place.
Good Value, good course
Cranberry Highlands is a very nice track, not to tough but it has the right amount of challenges. If you are a better player go to the tips, it's not a much of a challenge from the middle tees. Greens were not fast, would like to see them a bit speedier but they are about a 9 on the stimp.
Great Course and Value!
Played Oakmont on Saturday and an early 18 here before heading back to Cleveland on Sunday afternoon. Was expecting to be underwhelmed after Oakmont but I was impressed by every facet of this course.
The other reviewers had poor experiences and rated with low stars. Please do not judge this course by the disgruntled few who chose not to praise in public and criticize in private. We've all had bad days influenced by factors outside of our control including pace of play.
Solid course and great value.
Perfect Example of a "GovernmentGolf Course"
I play 60-70 rounds per year on golf courses all over the country, and can count on one hand the numbers of times I have had a bad experience with a golf club. Two of those occurrences (out of only three rounds) have been at this course. I will not be back, but:
Play here if you like the following:
1. Rigid tee time rules that treat discounting at 4:30 PM as if it's an attempt at robbery. 2. Three marshals that, while they track carts via GPS, will drive out in the fairway and accuse the wrong foursome of holding up play (while you have been waiting to hit each shot for the group in front of you), while the group in front of you has two open holes in front of them. 3. No ability to play 18 holes with 4-1/2 hours of light left, because the employees would like to get home and enjoy the evening with their families.
I could go on, but you probably get the picture by now.
Great layout and well kept
Very nice. Pretty expensive for a public course but you get what you pay for. Great greens, well kept, and pretty scenic. Fairways were a little scuffed up for this early in May. Always a favorite to play!