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Sylvan Heights Golf Course
2661 Ellwood Rd
New Castle, Pennsylvania 16101
Lawrence County

Phone(s): (724) 658-8021
Fax: (724) 658-8021

Opened in 1925, Sylvan Heights Golf Course is one of the oldest municipal courses in Pennsylvania. Over the years, the course has hosted a number of well known names, including Arnold Palmer who played in the West Penn Amateur at Sylvan Heights in 1948. The golf course underwent a major renovation in 1998 but its classic features were kept in tact. The golf course was made more challenging with the addition of sand traps and also more playable with the restructuring of the men's and women's tees. Throughout the years, golfers have all enjoyed the same stunning views of the surrounding hills, framed by the shady canopies of mature trees. Sylvan Heights has garnered a loyal following over the years. It's the local favorite for an affordable round.

Sylvan Heights Golf Course
2 stars out of 5 (based on 1 reviews)
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A sunny day view from Sylvan Heights Golf CourseA view of a fairway at Sylvan Heights Golf CourseView from Sylvan Heights Golf Course

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Public/Private: Public/Municipal
  • Year opened: 1928
  • Golf Season: April - October
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: No
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $14.00 - $28.50
  • Weekends: $19.00 - $32.75

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code:
  • Credit cards accepted:

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Red (W) 73 5259 117 70
Blue 71 6264 128 70.1
White 71 6037 127 69
Gold 73 5259 119 68.9

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Sylvan Heights Golf Course
    2 stars out of 5
    by tony
    on November 09th, 2017 10:34
    I grew up on this course, waaayyy back in the late '50's and early '60's. It was the only place I could afford. Memberships were about 60 bucks a year. I can still remember every hole. That's when #1 was #7. Back then it was a golf course in name only, but it was home to me and I loved the place. Walked there from home, about 3 miles, sometimes carrying my clubs. Willowbrook hill off Butler Road was a killer. The long, uphill par 5 along Princeton Road was the best! #4 back then, 540 yards or so, as I recall. I can still remember the best golf shot I ever made, with an ancient two-wood after a great drive on that hole. Damn near reached that tiny green perched up there. Saw Harry Toscano reach it in two, with a drive and a 5-iron - only to 3-putt. (That was Harry for you.) Jack Ferrante, Joe Cooper, Rags Gennock, etc., etc. If you remember them, you are ancient. And very lucky to have known them. God Bless the old "Muni." They don't make them like that anymore!
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