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3.7
227 Reviews (227)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
3.7
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.4
81.3%
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164 out of 227 reviews
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3.8
5 Reviews (5)
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Conditions
3.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
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3.6
16 Reviews (16)
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Conditions
3.7
Value
3.9
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
3.4
75.0%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6933 yards
Slope 138
Rating 74.4

Formerly known as Deer Run, Pittsburgh National Golf Club has undergone major renovations since management has changed hands over the years, including complete reconditioning of the greens and the addition of 60 new renovated bunkers. The championship golf course that exists today is more challenging than the original though it has retained the same playability. With no blind shots to be found and wide fairways that are player-friendly, the course is inviting to beginners and also offers a casual but interesting round for more advanced players. During the renovation, the club also added a practice facility that includes a grass driving range with heated hitting stalls for year-round use, it is one of the only public grass ranges in the Greater Pittsburgh area. There is also a putting green and chipping area with sand bunkers.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6933 yards 74.4 138
Blue 72 6464 yards 71.2 135
White 72 5989 yards 69.4 124
Red (W) 73 5184 yards 70.7 124
Scorecard for Pittsburgh National Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Pro M: 74.4/138 386 536 397 410 420 191 527 190 420 3477 497 412 223 328 545 380 211 426 434 3456 6933
Back M: 71.2/135 369 518 367 338 385 177 486 166 371 3177 473 387 201 310 528 361 198 414 415 3287 6464
Middle M: 69.4/124 W: 72.5/128 313 493 326 303 347 158 433 144 351 2868 460 373 190 300 509 349 176 386 378 3121 5989
Standard M: 67.1/120 W: 70.7/124 290 449 274 271 276 111 397 122 317 2507 405 344 156 186 434 319 143 358 332 2677 5184
Forward M: 65.7/118 W: 64.3/116 232 449 274 248 276 111 397 122 257 2366 405 344 156 186 434 319 143 358 332 2677 5043
Handicap 10 2 12 14 8 16 4 18 6 9 1 15 13 3 5 17 11 7
Par 4 5 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 36 5 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 6 10 12 18 4 16 2 14 8 3 5 15 13 7 11 17 9 1

Course Details

Year Built 1994
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ron Forse (1994)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

3.7
227 Reviews (227)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 15
Brunch 8
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 27
Bunkers 24
Undulating Greens 19
This course/club is great for:
Locals 23
Advanced Golfers 17
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 12
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 21
Convenient to the City 17
Worth the Drive 14

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Terrific Golf Experience is Waiting to Happen

Entertaining and challenging course to play. Above average conditions - ownership is obviously making some major improvements, but attention to some details (traps, rutted lies, course management) is needed. My biggest gripe here is that the pro shop allows (or is clueless) players to start on #10 when players are making the turn from nine. Case in point - my twosome played the front nine in one hour and 40 minutes. Back nine - two hours and 25 minutes. We waited at the turn for over 20 minutes.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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3.0
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Previously Played

Good day. Good round

4 1/2 hrs for 18 on a Monday afternoon was a little too long. Greens and tee boxes need some help but overall the course was very playable. I always enjoy the layout at PNGC.

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

Great track for the money

They are improving 10 and 11. Should be great when work is completed.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great time

Wish the driving range was open, just picked a bad time. Also, #10 and 11 were a bit of a mess but it's understandable when making changes. Still very playable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Used cart

Nice layout

Very well maintained. Continually making improvements.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hilly but nice layout

Started at around 1:00. Did our first 9 in 1 1/2 hours. There was no one in front of us .Came around to do second 9 and found several foursomes on # 10 tee. There was a league going off at 2:30 on both 9's. We complained and the management gave us a rain check for the second 9. Was nice of them to do this. Suggest calling ahead to find out if there are leagues going off and when. Kind of early for a league.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poorly Run Course

Staff not friendly
No water on course to drink
No starter
Super slow play
Won't be back

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

S - L - O - W play

I had not played Pittsburgh National in a while...the weather was perfect and there was a 5:54 tee time on Golf Now. I figured I wouldn't get in 18 holes, but whatever, play till dark. I arrive and learn they have weekday leagues M-Th, sometimes twice a day. Pace of play was agonizingly slow. The ranger shooed my cart away from the 1st green, but never tried to speed up play. Waited on every shot, took 2.5 hours to play 9 holes. Carts had to be in a half hour before sunset, so I left after 10 holes. Was on edge the entire time.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Awful Experience

We started behind 2 twosomes and the pace of play was pretty good but after a few holes we were waiting 5-10 minutes on almost every shot.

After making the turn the twosome in front of us drove ahead of a group of five players which was obviously the reason the entire course was backed up. I called the pro shop to make them aware of the fivesome on the 11th hole. Typically, I would not call in but all five of the players were just standing around in the fairway and nobody was even preparing to hit their ball.

They sent a "ranger" out that told them they couldn't play as five and to let us play through. When we went to play through on the next hole the guys started berating me and my gf using vulgar language but the ranger had already went back to the clubhouse. The ranger should have stayed on the tee when we approached as well as make sure they stopped playing as five which they never did. They laughed at my gf when she hit her tee shot and continued to yell at us as we progressed through the hole.

We decided to just quit on the next hole because my gf was extremely upset and it was ridiculous that the course allowed this entire situation to occur. We went to the pro shop and were given a voucher for $30 but the chance of us actually playing here ever again is doubtful. It's a shame because I have been playing at this course for nearly 15 years but the fact that they never have a ranger on the course and did not properly take care of this situation is inexcusable.

Those five players should have been kicked off the golf course. This is the perfect example why golf courses continue to lose business and people don't have the time to play golf because it takes too long.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 06/25/2018

I hope that the club responds to your concern. I am from out of town, but I enjoy playing here and they should make an attempt to better address this.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

You money is better spent else where

The management team thinks the course is all high and mighty, its not. You would be better hitting out of the sand then off of 90% of their tee boxes. the greens look like the maintenance team could not give a care about keeping them rolling smooth. Overall its a nice layout and is fairly easy but its not the top notch course that it is advertised to be. The inside bar is nice and cozy. the stand at the turn on 10 is a nice touch, but not having it open and a blistering 90 degree day on a Sunday afternoon is a disappointment.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor pro shop employee

Pro shop employee looked down at us because we used Golf Now.
Very poor management.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Condition of course was excellent

Course is the best its been in years. Finished round in 3 hrs. Go play the best course around for a great price.

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

Great Condition

I really like how they are bringing this course back to its original condition. The greens are in excellent shape and the fairways are well defined. The sodded and seeded tees are almost ready for play. All that is left is to get some new sand in the bunkers and it will be in top shape. I will continue playing here as long as they continue to invest.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value. Pace of play can be slow during the season

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The course has great potential

This layout is very nice. The course was fine for this time of the year. For some reason, however they have the worst sand trap and tee conditions year after year.

Sand is poor quality and tee are very uneven and not
very level. most have bad slant and too many are crowned.

Shame as it is close to me and could be an excellent layout.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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