Bob O'Connor Golf Course at Schenley Park

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Bob O'Connor Golf Course at Schenley Park
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Bob O'Connor Golf Course at Schenley Park is located in Pittsburgh
Bob O'Connor Golf Course at Schenley Park
Coordinates 40°26′12″N 79°56′11″W / 40.43667°N 79.93639°W / 40.43667; -79.93639Coordinates: 40°26′12″N 79°56′11″W / 40.43667°N 79.93639°W / 40.43667; -79.93639
Established 1897[1]
Type public
Operated by The First Tee[1]
Total holes 18[1]
Website http://www.thebobgc.com/
Par 67[1]
Length 4,620[1]
Course rating 63.3[1]
Slope rating 104[1]
Clubhouse at the Bob O'Connor Golf Course

Bob O'Connor Golf Course at Schenley Park, formerly known as Schenley Park Golf Course, is located in the rolling hills of Schenley Park between Oakland and Squirrel Hill in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. It is the only golf course within the city limits.[1]

Schenley Park Golf Course (est. 1902) is an 18-hole course. The course is open throughout the year, from early morning until after dark, weather permitting. Four full-sized indoor simulators are available whenever the golf course is open and after dark, by reservation. Individual and group lessons, equipment, pull-cart rentals and a fully stocked pro shop are available, as well as facilities for parties and meetings. It is operated by The First Tee.[2]

The course had originally been publicly owned by the City of Pittsburgh, but it was privatized during the administration of Mayor Sophie Masloff. The course was renamed for Bob O'Connor, a Pittsburgh mayor who liked to play the course and who died while in office in 2006.[3]

In 2012, it was certified by the Audubon International as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, meaning that it had met certain for conservation and wildlife protection requirements.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "THE BOB 'OCONNOR GOLF COURSE AT SCHENLEY PARK". 
  2. ^ a b Jones, Diana Nelson (November 19, 2012). "Schenley links in Pittsburgh certified as green". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ Lord, Rich (May 9, 2007). "Schenley golf links renamed for former mayor". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved November 19, 2012.