Pace of Play - Pittsburgh Golf

We've always been known for our great pace of play at Cherry Creek Golf Club, and our new renovation has helped to make it even faster. We have widened landing areas, removed trees and cleared undergrowth. We have realigned cart paths.

The golf course is clearly marked for water, hazards and out of bounds. Everyone on our staff is committed to pace of play, and we have starters and rangers to assist you during your round. We love players who play Ready Golf.

Here are some tips for using that principle to speed up play:

Think ahead

As you walk or ride up to the next shot, start assessing the situation and getting a feel for the shot, the wind, and the yardage. You'll spend less time analyzing the shot when you get to the ball.

As you ride or walk up to the green, you can often learn more about the next shot from in front of the green than on the green. Look for tell-tale slopes, mounds and swales that will affect the break. Look for where the water will roll off. Often, the best read is the first read. Go with your gut.

Riding in a cart?

Putting up a Big Number? Pick up your ball and move on. The USGA Handicap System allows a maximum score depending on handicap and par. Use the simple guidelines below.

Your Handicap Average Score Maximum Score per Hole
9 or less 80 Double Bogey
10-19 90 7
20-29 100 8
30-39 110 9
40 and over More than 120 10

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Follow these simple guidelines and always be thinking about how you can play a little faster each hole and you'll enjoy your golf—at Cherry or anywhere in the world! Plus groups behind you will be able to play faster. Remember that we monitor pace of play and ask slow golfers to leave the course—for the benefit of those of you who follow the guidelines and believe in the four hour round.