Schenley Park Golf Course, renamed Bob O'Connor Golf Course at Schenley Park in 2007, is located in the rolling hills of Schenley Park between Oakland and Squirrel Hill in Pittsburgh, Pa. It is the only golf course within the city limits.
Schenley Park Golf Course first opened for play in 1902. The course was designed by Mark Ormison.
Par for the course is 67. From the back tees the course plays to 4,620 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 3, a par-4 that plays to 408 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 5, a par-3 that plays to 118 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for # 2, a 364 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole is # 5, a 118 yard par-3.
$10 (cart not included), played on Sunday, August 2015 at 2:30 PM
Plays more like two courses - the first five holes, and the last hole, are quite reasonable and enjoyable. However, the 12 holes in the middle are completely absurd, featuring 8 par-4s under 265 yards, numerous protective fences, a complex of three greens and a tee that could fit inside a basketball court, and comically steep slopes with most of the greens at the top of these slopes. Compared to this farcical layout, the fact that you are hitting the ball over roads six times in 12 holes seems almost unremarkable. If you are interested in golf course architecture, you should play this course once, just so you can experience the breathtaking lunacy of it for yourself. However, unless the city of Pittsburgh radically changes the layout, there is no reason to play it more than once.
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