It has been said that to play golf, above all things one must be of tranquil mind. Luckily for Pennsylvanians, the public courses of the Keystone State are among the most beautiful and well maintained in the nation, guaranteed to ease your worries. Work on your swing and let it all slip away at our picks for the best public golf courses in Pennsylvania!
Ranked as one of the top 50 public golf courses in the nation by Golf Digest, Olde Stonewall is an impressive addition to Pennsylvania’s golf scene, public or otherwise. A challenging course that can be attempted by even more novice players, as this Ellwood City location offers an extraordinary, 15 minute lag time between parties. Push yourself in the most serene surroundings imaginable.
A Rees Jones designed course nestled in the glorious Amish countryside, Broad Run is a dream for golfers of any ability. More than 370 acres of land promise a challenging, invigorating, and enjoyable round, every time. League play and instruction available.
Conveniently located outside of Philadelphia, the Course at Glen Mills is an oasis in a hectic week, month, or life. In addition to being a gorgeous course, the outfit is associated with the Glen Mills School, and provides vocational training to students in areas relating to golf. Improve both your game and the lives of young people with a round at this stellar course.
This owner operated course is a glorious way to celebrate the great outdoors and the sport of golf. Whether you stop by as a mid-week break, take a lesson, or take advantage of incredibly affordable ‘Stay and Play’ packages which include overnight lodging and meals, Northwinds is a must-play for golf lovers in the Keystone State.
Twenty-seven championship holes, conveniently located just outside of Pittsburgh. Add a driving range, and six-hole Executive Course, and it’s no mystery as to how this Canonsburg location found its way to our list. Ask about discounted packages, which include greens fee, cart rental, and various buffet-style dinners.
Chestnut Ridge plays host to its fair share of tournaments, and one round will prove why. With two courses, including the much-awarded Tom’s Run, this Blairsville gem is tough to beat. Be sure to stop by the 37 Grill and Spike Bar to wind down after the game.
A short, tight mountain course with stunning views of the Poconos, Fernwood is a can’t miss experience for Pennsylvanian golfers. Better yet, local players from Monroe, Pike, and Sussex counties can enjoy sizable discounts on greens fees, as well as students.
If you’re searching for a great public course in the Lehigh Valley, look no further than Olde Homestead. This New Tripoli location boasts a state of the art Practice Facility, Championship 18-hole course, and a nine-hole Executive course. Indulge your inner history buff as well, as you admire the 1910 farmhouse-turned-clubhouse, 1700s summer kitchen, and one room schoolhouse on site.
A 27-hole course set on a former dairy farm, White Birch is among the best of American courses. 18 Championship Holes, with nine Executive, combined with affordable rates and a lovely restaurant make this a must-golf.
Eighteen holes of well-maintained golf, and an eager-to-please staff, make Green Meadows among the best in state. If you enjoy a cold one with your round, be sure to bring your own, as Green Meadows is located in a dry township.