Pennsylvania has a grand total of 500 public golf courses and hundreds of private courses and country clubs throughout the state. A good majority of these golf courses, both public and private, are located within Pittsburgh and the nearby surrounding cities. Golf Digest has rated 8 Pittsburgh courses with 4 out of 5 starts and an "outstanding" rating which is not an easy rating to come by. If you live in the Pittsburgh area, are planning to move to Pittsburgh, or are just anticipating a visit and you love the game of golf, Pittsburgh has much to offer.
Even though Pittsburgh isn’t necessarily considered a top "golf destination", it still has everything a golfer can ask for in variety, quality, and scenery. Inexpensive courses are also plentiful for the college sports enthusiast on a budget. With lots of courses offering more forgiving terrain for beginners and kids, there are still plenty of challenging courses for more seasoned golfers to test their skills.
Those who live and golf in Pittsburgh know that their city doesn’t often come up first in people’s mind when they consider a golfing destination, but they also know what Golf Digest discovered in 2011 when it named the Steel City the "second best city in the nation for public golf". In fact, the city received high marks for every category except for one: the weather. So long as you play on a good weather day however, there is plenty to enjoy.
The landscape of Pennsylvania is a mix of woodlands, wetlands, mountains, hills, lots of rivers and lakes and miles of farmland, all of which provide varied and stunning backdrops for a memorable game.
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