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116 Reviews (116)
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.8
84.6%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6504 yards
Slope 140
Rating 73.4

3 Lakes Golf Course originally opened in 1923 under the name Alcoma Golf Course. Along with the name change, it also opened its doors to the public and has since become a local favorite. It's known as one of the best values for your money in the area, offering country club-style golf at public rates. The layout was designed by Emil Loeffler, who designed two other courses in Pittsburgh – Highland Country Club and Shannopin Country Club. The course sprawls across more than 150 acres of gently rolling terrain, providing rolling fairways and undulating greens. The classic layout is tough but fair. You'll be tested with a variety of different lies and the holes have plenty of diversity as well, ranging from some that are on the shorter side to others that are monstrous.

Course Details

Year Built 1923
Golf Season Year round
Architect Emil Loeffler (1923) John McGlynn Ferdinand Garbin (1984)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $15
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Lockers, Locker Rooms

Reviews

3.8
116 Reviews (116)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 16
Bunkers 9
Undulating Greens 8
This course/club is great for:
Locals 11
Advanced Golfers 6
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 10
Convenient to the City 8

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Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Overbooked

This is something a lot of courses let happen but habitually in western PA; no rangers anywhere, quit after 9 because 2:40 is absurd.
I’d say Covid is the cause of the congestion but it’s been this way for years.
Course is average but for the first time in the 5-6 years I’ve played this course, it wasn’t soggy wet so that was a huge plus. The actual course was in pretty good shape also.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

More staff needed

The course and staff were good but they need a starter and a ranger. My assigned playing partner was determined to play as a single so when I showed up on the 1st tee and introduced myself, he said he was slow and took off for the 10th hole. I ended playing as a single and had to play through several groups.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Ok course with terrible staff, will never play there again

The course is Ok (much worse than a few years ago). However, the staff of the course were extremely rude, especially the ranger. He may bother you for no reason whenever you are preparing for shot or putting. They screw up your game, and will never say sorry to you. You will feel you are not welcome to play there. Don't waste your money.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hilly is an understatement

Nice course we'll groomed, and various degrees of Hill slopes. 5th Hole Par 5, the fairway seems nearly a 45 degree angle.

The pace of play was a snail's pace. Stopped after 9 of my 18 holes, after 2.15 hours for front 9.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pleasantly surprized

After seeing reviews and. 3 stars from golfnow I expected fair to average conditions. But experienced so much better, the fairways were nice and the greens rolled true. Overall great course to play! I guve it 4 stars easily

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Day!

Staff extremely friendly, out of their way to ensure you have a good day. Heavily booked around our time, and pace was great. I cannot state how fun this course is, used every club in the bag. If you don't like it, not sure what you would you enjoy.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

course in good shape, exception of bunkers, hard, rocky. Greens faster than average

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
2b72ec89-88e5-5cdb-bee4-bcb64237494d
Commented on 10/03/2017

Thank you so much for give us a good review and 4 out of 5 star rating! We strive to make 3 Lakes Golf Course the best public course with private amenities in Pittsburgh. We look forward to improving the bunkers for next season!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great course for the price

Course was in decent shape for how dry it has been the past two weeks. Greens were fast and in decent shape for this time of the year. Staff were very friendly. Great course to play for beginners and advanced players alike!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
2b72ec89-88e5-5cdb-bee4-bcb64237494d
Commented on 10/03/2017

Thank you for pointing out the great quality for the price. The greens are legendary and I will relay the compliment on the staff! 3 Lakes strives to be the best public course in Pittsburgh. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course, good price

Course was in decent shape, greens were a little patchy but thats to be expected this late in the season, but they rolled nice and were fast. Fairways were in great shape. People that worked there were relatively nice however they did not have our golfnow tee time on file.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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