Olde Stonewall Golf Club

4.5042000000 4.5 stars from 5 (47)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 7103 yards
  • Slope: 148
  • Rating: 74.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Epic/Gray 70 7103 yards 74.2 148
Medieval/Black 70 6681 yards 72.2 144
Stonewall/White 70 6200 yards 69.8 141
Stonewall/White (W) 70 6200 yards 75.8 138
Feudal/Gold 70 5708 yards 67.4 129
Feudal/Gold (W) 70 5708 yards 73.1 132
Rustic/Red 70 5241 yards 69.6 124

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 47 Reviews
5 stars:
42
4 stars:
4
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

44 out of 46 reviews


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u574471765's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great all around experience"


dtcstylez10's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

We were about fifteen minutes early to our tee time at Olde Stonewall but wanted to hit some balls. So we asked if we could warm up and push us back on the tee sheet. Not a problem at all. Extremely accommodating. The starter then came to get us on the range when we were next on the tee, about twenty minutes after our initial tee time.

The conditions were fantastic considering the time of the year. I can imagine I would've given it five stars if it were earlier in the season so I almost feel guilty about not giving it five stars.

Pace was great and the starters ensure that groups are spread out enough so we won't be playing up behind anyone or have anyone playing up on us (even though the group behind us did but that's a long story).

I love the clubhouse that's designed like a castle. Truly one of a kind. To make a long story short, this place was fantastic and on par with every other high end public course that I have been to.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"#1 Overpriced Course in PA"


D2Golfsnob's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This is a beautiful course. Well maintained, well manicured, and always in good shape. Nice interesting and unique layout, never too crowded that I've seen.

Several holes are on the slide of a mountain, which are a little sketchy, but easily overlooked on an overall basis.

Plain truth is it's a nice track, and everything is positive except that it is ridiculously overpriced. It's not a $150+ course.

Some articles rate it as Pennsylvania's #1 Public Course. I respectfully disagree. It might be top 10, but no way #1. If you are looking for #1, try Mystic Rock or Bedford Springs? Both Public and closer to worth the large sum of $.

Sorry, again, nice layout and well maintained, but it's just not a $150 course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



JimTricarichi's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2017
Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Cool Course, Steep Price"


NEPAGolfer05's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2017
First time playing Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I played Olde Stonewall last summer when I was passing through Western PA. The course had been on my bucket list for a few years prior to playing it. The course is littered with memorable holes and the facilities in general are outstanding. Even the locker room was really nice!

Overall, I liked the front 9 a little better than the back. I thought the hole layouts were more traditional. The back 9 is more visually appealing but there's 3 or 4 holes that seemed a bit forced. The two consecutive par 3's on back were very tough imo. The 2nd of which is one of the hardest par 3's I've played (and i've played a ton) given the awkward angle, forced carry and trouble surrounding the green.

While it's a great course and an awesome overall experience I'm not sure it's worth the $150-$175 regular rate given it's location. I paid the $100 twilight fee which I felt was "ok". With all that said, I'd play it again. Just not a peak $$$....


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Sometimes, it's okay to judge a book by its cover..."


sorenj's avatar
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Idaho Advisor
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Sometimes, a course just knows how to appeal to you at a very simple level. The back tees at Olde Stonewall are called the “Epic” tees; they are also rated a 74.3 and carry a 149 slope; so, as much primal appeal as they may have had, I stayed away. Which didn’t mean I didn’t get to play from “cool” tees, it was the medieval’s for me (still a knee-knocking 72.4/146). Beyond the names of the tees, there’s the castle (yes a castle!) clubhouse and a staggering amount of rock work throughout the course. Visually, Olde Stonewall hits all the marks.

You can play some golf here as well, and the 140+ slope on all of the first three sets of tees is no joke. Even the front-most tees play to a 127 and 132 respectively; so there is challenge no matter what tees you choose to play. Elevation change, water, well planned landing areas, and forest lined fairways are hallmarks of most holes on this robust track which can play from 5241 all the way out to 7103. Once holding the #50 spot on golf Digests “top 100 courses you can play” list and a “top ten best new courses” winner in 1999 “Epic” seems appropriate.

There are multiple high vista holes throughout the course with fantastic views of the surrounding areas and really elevated tee boxes; for example, the Epic tee box on the 474 yard par four 16th (which I played because once you stand there, there’s no way you are walking back down to the Medieval tees) turned my 220-230 yard 3 wood into a 281 yard “driver.” However, for my money, the best golf hole is the far more sedate number four. This 414 treat plays to water on the right and has a small pine perfectly placed at the edge of the opposite side of the fairway providing just enough to think about on a challenging yet scoreable hole.

In general I found the holes to be a good golf test while still being playable. There weren’t many “gimmick” holes (unless you consider very elevated tee boxes a gimmick); and while most of the golf was straightforward, there were some “target golf” holes for fans of more extensive “game management” as well. The course uses its bunkers, and to a lesser degree water hazards, judiciously to defend landing areas and greens without being overly excessive or punitive. The bent grass greens are also in great shape and play true (which means really paying attention to not just the break of the green but also the flow of the grain or your putting pace could be a real issue).

Olde Stonewall was in fantastic condition and since I was first out, pace of play wasn’t an issue either. When I finished and observed the other groups going out and making the turn, there were no signs that anything had changed in that area after I got on the course. Both the club pro and the starter were engaging and helpful with course information (including an interesting history on how the course came into being), and the grounds crew was attentive and courteous as well.

Oh, one last thing... this is *NOT* a walking course. Tons of elevation change and some pretty long commutes from green to the next tee box. Even if you are up for the hike, there is no way you can walk it without effecting pace of play unless you are the last person on the course for the day.

I really enjoyed my experience at Olde Stonewall and look forward to visiting again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



"A must play for any golfer"


tommy91772's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I have played Olde Stonewall 4 times now and I have never been disappointed. This place is by far the nicest course in PA. The fairways & greens are always in championship conditions. I would recommend that everyone play this course , it's very challenging especially the back 9. Also the staff here is great, they are always happy to help w/ any questions you

May have and never make you feel like you don't belong there no matter how good (or bad like me) of a golfer you are. If you are around the western PA area treat yourself to a round here you will not be disappointed


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Has great views and challenging"


u3992041's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course is a must play course.The course has great views elevation changes and is well kept even during the winter months.The staff is very helpful and friendly and they make you feel like your at home.The pro shop is well stocked with top of the line equipment and clothing.This is a course that you must play if your in the western Pa. area..It is a top 5 course in Western Pa and my number 1 course.I wish I would have found it years ago.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nicest course in western Pa."


u000005087245's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

A course you can play everyday and never get bored with it. Beautiful greens . Lots of sand. Spectacular views. Great practice facilities. Bring your A game. Or bring some extra balls. Play the white tees unless your a 5 or below handicap.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Doesn't Get Any Better!"


MeekGolfDaddy1's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

There is no better place to play than Olde Stonewall. The course is kept in impeccable shape, every hole is better than the next, the views are incredible, the greens run true and fast, its beauty is second to none and the staff makes you feel like its your home. It truly a special place to play.

On top of all the amenities, pro shop has all the name apparel and new clubs at lower than big box stores. If all that does not bring you out, the restaurant is top notch.

Olde Stonewall needs to be on your don't miss list.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beauty and challenge"


Coachjeff10's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I have played this course for 5 years. I am constantly amazed at the way the course challenges your game. No putt on the green is the same. The course is in pristine shape all the time. The staff is exceptional. I like to play early morning golf. I tend to follow the staff around the course. They are so friendly and accommodating. You always have a great lie in the fairway and the greens are fast and true. I recommend this course to anyone traveling through Western Pennsylvania. Fantastic.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful layout"


RH1966's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Has something for everyone, challenging yet forgiving!! Beautiful layout!! Great greens!! Great fairways!! Great course!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"All the golf course you need!"


ddh2os's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course is always in great shape. Green all year round! Fairways are great, greens are fast and undulating and tons of sand traps! When people see the length of the course, many will travel to the tees further back forgetting that it is a Par 70 course. Two less par 5's makes the white tees plenty long! This course has all the challenge you need from any of the tees. Go to the Epic tees (championship tees) to see the course as it was designed! When you arrive to when you conclude, the staff is incredibly friendly and accommodating! This is a great place to play golf


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Amazing, Must-Play Course"


PaigeDad's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

You will not find a better course in the area and it is more convenient to get to than you might think. Every hole provides a different challenge and it is always in pristine condition. The front 9 makes you think on every shot, from tee to green. The back 9 is more picturesque and provides elevations that make you think twice before every swing. If you hit straight, definitely a course you can score on. But don't plan on hitting wedges into every hole. You will use every club in your bag, whether you play from the whites or the tips. The golf carts are the best I've been around and for getting to play in February, the course was in great shape already. I've played a number of times over the years there, and between the actual course, the staff, the amenities and the restaurant (Shakepeare's), you won't find a better place anywhere close to Olde Stonewall. Mark my word.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"country club quality available to the public"


greedtoad's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

A great course no matter what your handicap or skill level. Each tee box will provide a fun but challenging round. The course will make you think and appreciate shot selection. When the fescue is up and the greens are rolling you won't find a more challenging public course. It's rivals some of the top CCs in the area. The course is always in great shape and maintained just like it was a country club. Calling this a public course doesn't do it justice.

The back nine is as tough as any nine you may find and boasts some of the hardest holes you'll play anywhere (The par 3 15th from the tips is worth the try).

The stone walls and other aesthetics gives this course great views during play.

The staff is super friendly and overly accommodating and the restaurant is top notch.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"back nine is to die for"


jkridgen's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

best course this side of Oakmont. Great staff, challenging course, wonderful setting. If you get a chance to play take it, you will not be sorry.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course has a great layout"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Cannot say enough good things about Olde Stonewall. This is truly a great golf course with a great staff. This course is always in great condition, the greens run true and fast. This course is a great test of golf skills. After play the Shakespeare Restaurant is a great place to eat. The bar area is very nice.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course is stunning!"


dporco's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

A very fun golf course to play. To say that the elevations are stunning does not still give it enough credit. The views are incredible as you work your way into the back nine. The course plays fair to all, and the fairways are immaculate. The Golf Carts have very accurate GPS, and the staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. If you are any kind of golfer, you will appreciate the uniqueness of this course. Highly recommended to play!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This is the place"


billpro's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course is spectacular!! Greens are extremely prepared the layout will take your breath

The staff is better than my CC , friendly, informed and all ways willing to help

One of the best places I've played in the US

This is as good as it gets


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A Perfect Choice, A Perfect Day"


EdMarotta's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2016
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Olde Stonewall is one of those rare courses that combine natural beauty with a layout that is both challenging and fair. Starting with the first hole, a premium is placed on keeping the ball on the fairway. The bunkers are deep and well-maintained, the fairways are in excellent condition, and the greens are very fast. Overall, the course is extremely playable with five sets of tees.

The staff is friendly and accommodating, and they make you feel that they are genuinely happy to see you. There are lockers and shower facilities available for day players, a restaurant with a full menu, and a fully stocked golf shop.

For an enjoyable day of golf, Olde Stonewall is the perfect choice


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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