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Edgewood Country Club, a Donald Ross design, is one of the oldest and most recognized clubs in the
Western Pennsylvania. Ross, one of golf's all-time greatest golf architects, has designed over 500 courses
in the United States, including such courses as Pinehurst #2, Oak Hill, Seminole and Scioto Country Clubs.


Ross' philosophy of golf architecture can best be described by a quotation he often used, "Golf should
be a pleasure, not a penance." His interpretation of the word pleasure was very broad, implying not only a fair
course which presents problems and challenges to all types of golfers, but also which is as natural as possible.
 
Edgewood, chartered in 1898, is golf at its best, but the weather rules. The course plays its
best when it is dry. Fairness of the pin placements and speed of the greens dictates how
the course plays; they magnify the golfer's mistakes and course subtleties.

 
Once on the tee box, you know where you have to play every shot. Edgewood is a straightforward course.
However, factor in the rolling fairways, the bunkers and sometimes, considerable amounts of undulation
with the greens and you have a level of difficulty that is simply put - Ross at his best. There have been some
changes to his original design but the course remains generally the same.
 
Our max yardage of 6418 can be deceiving. Edgewood still presents a formidable challenge to
better players. Hitting a shot on the green does not necessarily mean a two-putt par.

 
In fact, if the conditions are dry, and the pin placements are in proper spots, three-putts and
four-putts are not uncommonly mentioned in the Donald Ross Grille after a round.
 
Simply stated, "this is a fair test of golf." Any player can go out and post a good number on
this course. However, one or two bad swings can spoil it as well.
This is golf in its purist form.

For more golf course information please follow the Golf Links under the Club Info Tab at the top of this page.
  You are now able to take a course tour complete with an aerial view of each hole on the course.
Click the links below to visit the USGA Website and the West Penn Golf Association Website.


 

http://www.usga.org                                                         http://www.wpga.org
 


Course Images by Travis Neely