Foxburg Country Club is a Semi-Private 9 hole golf course located in Foxburg, Pennsylvania.
Foxburg first opened for play in 1887.
The Clubhouse was built in 1912 as a private residence, it was acquired by the Country Club in 1942. It houses The American Golf Hall of Fame on the second floor, where visitors will find a priceless collection of golf clubs and other exhibits depicting the 400-year history of golf.
Foxburg is the oldest course in continuous use in the United States. The greens are small, elevated, and in excellent condition. There are numerous trees lining the narrow fairways that can alter your shots. The fairways and greens are bordered by U.S. Open length rough. This club has been listed by the USGA as one of the first 100 clubs established in the U.S.
Par for the course is 34. From the back tees the course plays to 2.514 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 2.215 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 5, a par-5 that plays to 418 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 8, a par-3 that plays to 124 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for # 3, a 374 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole is # 8, a 124 yard par-3.
$26 (cart included), played on Tuesday, September 2015 at 11:00 AM
Foxburg was built in 1887. It is the oldest continuously operated golf course in the United States. That alone is reason enough to play it at least once. The course and clubhouse and several homes adjacent are period correct. That is golf as it was first played in America. The greens are small as are the sand traps. Pretty much uphill or down hill lies and a couple of the down hill holes can be driven. The course is only 2600 yards long but elevation changes make it seem much longer. The greens are small but will challenge a good putter because of a fair amount of break and fairly fast speed. I was told they play "Hickory Shaft" tournaments there during the year. Each tee has a vessel along side it with sand in one half and water in the other half. If you are curious enough to try this is how they teed up a ball. Put a handful of sand in the water and build yourself a peak to place the ball to tee it off. Tried it with an iron shot. Never seen these vessels anywhere else. I will go back again next Summer on my annual back to my home state.
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