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3.1
275 Reviews (275)
5 Stars
49
4 Stars
108
3 Stars
58
2 Stars
32
1 Stars
28
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.0
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
3.7
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.1
54.0%
Recommend this course
191 out of 275 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.2
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.0
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
3.5
66.7%
Recommend this course
4 out of 6 reviews
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2.9
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
2.4
Value
2.6
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.5
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
3.7
43.8%
Recommend this course
7 out of 16 reviews
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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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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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.1
275 Reviews (275)

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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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tee boxes

The only thing keeping this course from being a top course in the area is the tee boxes. Many had little grass and i often felt like i was standing in a crater when teeing off

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Disappointing

As a former member of Deer Run/Pittsburgh National, I was looking forward to playing my old home course. To say I was disappointed is an understatement. Not only have they ruined one of the best layouts in W.PA by attempting to renovate holes 10, 11 and 14. (It has been 2+ years and they are still moving dirt.) The overall conditions are a joke. Tees, bunkers, fairways, greens, cart paths, restrooms are all substandard. I know it was March, but when comparing it to the conditions other courses that have opened, Pittsburgh National is at the bottom. Don’t waste your time or money.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course needs repair

Fairways were burnt out. Not much grass in them and did not reward a good drive. We actually lost a few balls which were hit down the middle that may have drifted to the ruff side. Greens were fair and well taken care of.
Tee boxes left much to be desired. For the price and the reputation of this course, we did not get our monies worth

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fairways

The fairways were horrible shape there was very little green grass. But the overall layout is nice, challenging, and the greens were in great shape.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rain needed to bring the course back to life

Greens were fine. Fairways and general conditions were not good.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Worst conditioned course I've ever played

There are no words to describe how terribly awful the course conditions were at Pittsburgh National
on Saturday August 1st. From dirt tee boxes to burnt fairways, the course looks like its mismanaged
in the worst possible way. Our group called it the Baghdad Country Club because it looked like a war
zone rather than a bonifide public golf course. Google maps satellite view couldn't find green on the tee boxes and fairways of this course and to charge more than $25 to play this course is a crime. Strongly suggest taking your public course golfing dollar anywhere else but here.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Never Again

The fairways were hardened, burn out , clay with some wispy dead grass on them. The rough was again sun baked clay with wispy weeds and clover. The tees looked like they had been ploughed and not smoothed out. You could stand in a hole to hit your tee shot, or you could tee your ball in a hole. Any errant shot ran off the burnt out fairway and into the woods or the weed infested rough. It appears the tees and fairways have not been watered in several weeks. I will say the greens and aprons were well maintained and challenging. The greens held shots and putted true. Unfortunately, getting to the greens was next to impossible. For $33.00 the course was way overpriced considering the condition of the course. If the course can't be kept up due to the recent hot weather, they should just close it down.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 67
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Front 9 vs Back 9

Front 9 is very nice but back 9 has holes under construction (pretty raw) and has several very steep hills. Perhaps they are remodeling the back 9 course...? I would recommend if you wanted to play front 9 only.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 37
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Nice course, good challenge

Nice layout. Well taken care of given the weather which was very wet.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 37
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice layout, good challenge

The course has a god layout and is well maintained. The staff is very friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 37
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout getting even better with the improvements to holes 10 and 11.

Great layout. They continue to make the course better with the ongoing improvements to holes 10 and 11. Try it you’ll love it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Winter Golf in Pittsburgh

Considering the time of year, the course was in excellent condition and a great value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

What happened?

Played this course throughout the years and it was decent. I usually do not like to post negative reviews but the course is in terrible shape. The tee boxes and fairways are a burnt brown mess. I got a hot deal for $35 and feel like I overpaid.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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