PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA | As defining characteristics of a golf course go, Pittsburgh Field Club’s is pretty hard to forget. To transport yourself from the 17th green to the 18th tee, those without electric carts take a 39-second ride that lifts golfers and their clubs 70 feet. The elevator, which simply has two buttons for “floor” 17 or 18, leads golfers out onto a 265-foot-long bridge and, once crossed, to the par-3 18th hole.
The massive green structure has a quirky, elaborate history, and so does the course where it resides.
The elevator at Field Club No. 17 Sean Fairholm, Global Golf Post
Less famous than neighbors Oakmont and Fox Chapel, the course known by locals as Field Club sits perched on top of a hill overlooking the lush green property below. The entrance to reach that gorgeous vista is nothing more than a steeply uphill gate-less road with one diminutive gold sign with black lettering, about the size of a framed diploma in someone’s office.
It’s the oldest private club in Western Pennsylvania and one of the ...
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