Date Played: August 7, 2016
5.0 out of
Jefferson Hills is a member owned course that is open for public play. Nice layout. Flat and can be easily walked, it's a tree lined, parkland/links style course that is beautifully maintained. The fairways are smooth, and the greens are large and accepting. On the day that I played, it rained the night before. The course was wet, but it obviously has a good drainage system as it played just fine. The greens were punched less than one week before and were already healing. No problem putting. Randy Luke, the head pro/course supt., has been there for 15 years and is a master at his craft. The course plays at a comfortable 5,800-6,100 yards. Great for families with enough challenge for the discerning golfer. An irrigation canal runs across several holes and a creek runs throughout the property providing ample opportunity for trouble along the way. Birdies can be had, but one can easily rack up a 8 or even a 10 on some of the holes if you are not careful. Memorable holes are #6, a par 5 dogleg with creek on the left and a clump of trees on the right that can affect your second and approach shots, and #8 a par 4 that has the creek running across the fairway near the green and more water hazard on the right. The only thing I'd suggest is if you play it the first time, see if you can play with a local. The confluence of the holes can be a little confusing, which is not a negative, just an observation. This course would be a great home-course for anyone.