PCC Review / McKelvey / June 2018

Punxsutawney Country Club Awaits TCGA Golfers

If you are looking for a little day trip and a taste of "country living" you won't go wrong with a visit to Punxsutawney Country Club, one of our two new Clubs in the Tri County Golf Association (TCGA) organization.

Located in Jefferson County and home of the world famous annual Ground Hog Day prognostication, each February, the Punxsutawney Country Club sports a long history dating back to 1904. Keep in mind Oakmont Country Club was founded in 1903 so this is one of the older Clubs in western Pennsylvania.

TCGA president Jim Perry and myself played the course June 12 on a wonderful weather day (few and far between this season) and found the course fair and a quality test of golf. The 18-hole course offers some terrific elevated vistas and although relatively open proved to be plenty challenging. The green complexes are quite good (Club had recently held its member-guest) and of decent size. Because of the elevation changes walking would be tough.

There is a total of four sets of tees ranging from 6632 yards to 5103 yards. The white tees play 6344 yards and the men's rating is 70.9 / 134. Club Professional Dan Pisarchick, has been with the Club for 10 years, and was very gracious to us on our visit and indicates Punxsy is ready to accommodate TCGA players.

The pro shop and locker room is on the lower level of the Clubhouse and there is a bar / grill on the second floor which opens out to a covered porch area. I would definitely recommend visiting this track to our member clubs and hope to return myself later this year. In turn we hope to see some of the Punxsutawney players at the TCGA two-man event, Sunday, July 29.

Greg McKelvey

For more information visit the Punxsutawney Country Club website.

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