Rated 3 out of 5 by Barto7374 OK at Best
Birdsfoot features a nice layout with some really interesting views. Lots of the holes are very undulated, be it uphill, downhill, or sidehill.
It wouldn't be so bad playing off these uneven lies if the course wasn't so firm all the time and if it were better kept. The pin placements also make it challenging off these lies for the average golfer because they are always tucked. And if you simply play for the middle of the green, good luck navigating your 40-footer through craters of ball marks.
I've played here countless times growing up in the area and playing games with my uncle, cousin, and friends. As I've gotten more into golf, I realize there are plenty more better kept places to play than this track. Also, be prepared for a long round because Birdsfoot is by far the most overplayed course I know.
August 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by tmiller099 Would Play over and over again
Birdsfoot is the best public course in the Pittsburgh area for the money. It took a good bit of rain in the morning and course was well drained besides some traps in the afternoon. Fairways were nicely cut and greens were rolling true. You always have people that don't fix ball marks, but that is common at any course. Overall I will definitely be coming back and play some more.
August 19, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by NoRebound This Stays on the List
One of the best public courses in the state.
A classic Western Pennsylvania course that plays uphill, downhill and even across a decent sized ravine that has a ravenous appetite for golf balls.
Only in Western PA would a designer lay out a full blown par 5 that is all uphill carry, but that is what you get with #13.
Perhaps the only downside of the course is that later in the summer the greens dry out a bit and show the wear and tear of play with a bumpy, spiked up surface that has been known to kick a putt or two off line.
If you only have time for one round within an hour's drive of downtown Pittsburgh this course needs to be on your list.
August 16, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by dwiddoss Greens are atrocious
Course used to be great until the masses found it. Hackers slow play hold everything up and they don't care about the course...I repaired at least two ball marks per hole that weren't mine. Ball doesn't roll, it bounces all over. Won't be back til spring when the greens have new life. Course was otherwise in good condition however and continues to be one of the most challenging in Pittsburgh.
August 10, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Richard8261403 Beautiful Course
This was the first time I played at Birdsfoot, and I have to say that this is one of the best courses in the area. The course is in excellent condition, even though I played just after our area had days of rain. Though most of the holes are wide open, the course was reasonably challenging. Overall a great time. You will not be disappointed.
August 3, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by u000001702938 EHRE
Beautiful course, views spectacular. Fairways in decent condition, and green but getting hard. Tees in poor condition. Greens in poor condition. Very hilly with a lot of side hill lies.
July 31, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by jamesyh1 Finishing holes
This course was very fun to play. Its unique layout and spectacular views make it well worth the drive and price. Staff was great and food/drinks were above average to say the least. The course itself had some great golf holes on it! Namely the 9th and 18th which I consider the best pair of finishing holes that I've ever played. The tee boxes and greens where a bit beat up and could have used some love. The fairways and sand traps where in good shape. A few holes were poorly designed but this did not take away from the experience at all! Very fun and gorgeous views.
July 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by bryansniezek Beautiful course!
First time playing at Birds Foot. Our group was amazed at the hole layout and the views. Looking out at the surrounding mountains was a big treat. I can't tell you how many pictures we took.
Overall, the course wasn't overly challenging. We played from the blue tees. There are lots of angles into most greens, so in the event of an errant tee shot, making birdie or par is still a likely possibility. The greens were in excellent shape, but be careful because there are quite a few greens with different tiers.
For a Tuesday morning, the pace was about average. There was a four some a few groups ahead of us that spent 18 minutes on one hole, so the last 7 holes took awhile to get through. We finished 18 in 4 hours and 40 minutes.
The one strike against the course was the white and blue tee boxes. They really needed a LOT of work. I haven't seen tee boxes look that bad before. They looked like every was hitting leaving divots everywhere, not repairing them, and making huge muddy areas. Unfortunately, these tee boxes get the most use. The longer hitters can move to the gold tee's, but it stretches the course out to over 7,000 yards.
Tee boxes aside, I really liked the course and would absolutely play it again!
July 29, 2015