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Wednesday
Dec212011

Raynor's Fox Chapel To Host Senior Players

I've always heard great things about Seth Raynor's Fox Chapel Golf Club design near Pittsburgh. Now we'll get to see it and Brian Silva's restoration work there next summer in what is a new date for the Champions Tour major.

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Geoff I live in the area and it's great news that Fox Chapel will have this event. The Curtis Cup was there in 2002 not long after Silvas well received renovation work was completed. The course still many many trees. Could use a good tree removal program like they did at nearby Oakmont. I wonder how much if any of the restoration work has been changed in the last 10 years. Hopefully the membership left it alone.
12.21.2011 | Unregistered CommenterOWGR Fan
This club must've fallen on hard times, to take an old boys tour stop. With respect to playability (FC's 6,676 yards), some yards or rough will have to be found.
12.22.2011 | Unregistered CommenterStan
I caddy at the (nearly) adjoining Pittsburgh Field Club, and I've got to admit that I don't care for Fox Chapel. It's not a bad course, but I don't see why it's so highly rated. (Other than the fact that it's old money.) It's a typical Seth Raynor course, which is a knock off of a CB MacDonald Course. The green on the 17th (par 3, 218 yards) is a joke, a rectangle 67 yards long by 32 yards wide, with a deep swale, perhaps 5 or 6 feet deep, separating the front and back parts of the green. I assume Raynor meant it to mimic Gate (#16) at North Berwick. But it's a very poor imitation.
12.31.2011 | Unregistered Commenternelson1457

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