After a 1982 U.S. Open Qualifier, future Masters Champion Ben Crenshaw stepped off of the 18th green and stated “playing here was like playing in heaven.”
Green Oaks is home to a magnificent Donald Ross designed 18-hole, par 71 Golf Course and maintains some of the best greens in Western Pennsylvania year after year. You will be enchanted by the natural beauty of the Green Oaks’ landscape and superb conditions.
Our grounds crew grooms our greens, tees and fairways to provide Tournament conditions every time you head out to play. The attention to detail in the manicuring of our course and practice facilities is a highlight that makes Green Oaks a special Club.
Layout comes packed with challenging shots, slick sloping greens, large fronts, and the course is a true test for players of all abilities. Additionally, you will see elevation changes, strategic bunkering and a few of the toughest par 3’s around town.
So, whether you are a serious player looking for a stern test or a casual player who enjoys a more relaxing round, you can find it all at Green Oaks. Players can walk or ride a cart.
History of Green Oaks
Green Oaks Country Club has been home to many Pittsburgh golfers since 1905. Originally a 9-hole layout, the Membership in 1913 engaged Donald Ross to layout a new 18-hole golf course after the purchase of an additional 46 acres of property adjacent to the original property. Mr. Ross returned in 1914 to finish placing the traps and bunkers and the course opened in the fall of 1914. Today, we still play 16 of the original holes from the original course layout by Donald Ross.
In 2021, Green Oaks began a multi-year restoration of the golf course, beginning with the installation of a new irrigation system that covers 100% of the playable course area, the installation of a drainage system underneath all of the greens, and the addition of new senior tees, as well as championship tee boxes, which extended the length of the course. This work has now been completed.
In addition, we have expanded our fairways to their original design, we will be rebuilding all of our bunkers on the course, and we will be looking to expand our greens back to their original size over the next several years.
See below for a picture tutorial of our magnificent Donald Ross Golf Course! It is the perfect time to inquire about Membership.