Fox Chapel Golf Club

Golf Course Review by: Billy Satterfield

The Takeaway:  I wish Fox Chapel was my home course. The routing is a ton of fun with brilliant versions of Redan and Biarritz; my favorite par three designs. From the scratch golfer to the guy taking his family out for a round, Fox Chapel beautifully caters to a wide swath of golfers with the enjoyable architecture that only Seth Raynor could deliver. A top five course in Pennsylvania, don't miss an opportunity to play here.   Grade A

Quick Facts

Designer:  Seth Raynor and Charles Banks in 1925

Cost:  Private

Course Website:  Fox Chapel's official website    Phone Number:  (412) 967-9081

Directions:  Get here! - 426 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Signature Hole:  17th (Biarritz) - 231 Yard Par 3 -

17th Hole (Biarritz) at Fox Chapel Golf Club (231 Yard Par 3)
17th Hole (Biarritz) at Fox Chapel Golf Club (231 Yard Par 3)

The swell on the 17th Hole (Biarritz) at Fox Chapel Golf Club (231 Yard Par 3)
The swell on the 17th Hole (Biarritz) at Fox Chapel Golf Club (231 Yard Par 3)

Photos:  See additional photos of Fox Chapel

Accolades:  Ranked 3rd in Pennsylvania on Golf Course Gurus' Best in State rankings.

What to Expect: 

By the Numbers:

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Championship 70 6656 73.6 139
Back 70 6237 71.5 135
Middle 70 5952 70.2 132
Fox Chapel 70 5649 68.6 129
Forward (Women) 73 5397 72.7 134


Individual Hole Analysis

Best Par 3:  6th (Redan) - 190 Yards -

6th Hole (Redan) at Fox Chapel Golf Club (190 Yard Par 3)
6th Hole (Redan) at Fox Chapel Golf Club (190 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  15th (Step) - 381 Yards -

15th Hole (Step) at Fox Chapel Golf Club (381 Yard Par 4)
15th Hole (Step) at Fox Chapel Golf Club (381 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  2nd (Punchbowl) - 472 Yards -

2nd Hole (Punchbowl) at Fox Chapel Golf Club (472 Yard Par 5)
2nd Hole (Punchbowl) at Fox Chapel Golf Club (472 Yard Par 5)

Birdie Time:  7th (Alps) - 283 Yard Par 4 -

7th Hole (Alps) at Fox Chapel Golf Club (283 Yard Par 4)
7th Hole (Alps) at Fox Chapel Golf Club (283 Yard Par 4)

Bogey Beware:  8th (Plateau) - 474 Yard Par 4 -

8th Hole (Plateau) at Fox Chapel Golf Club (474 Yard Par 4)
8th Hole (Plateau) at Fox Chapel Golf Club (474 Yard Par 4)