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The Kahkwa Club is a prestigious country club in Erie, Pennsylvania that offers a family friendly experience with something for every age. We are proud to have one of the finest Donald Ross golf courses in the region, a state of the art Aquatic Center and a beautiful outdoor Tennis Facility. Our main Clubhouse consists of multiple dining areas, an outdoor patio, men's and women's locker rooms, casual dining rooms, and guest rooms for those out of town guests. The Kahkwa grounds feature a driving range and practice range, as well as a Golf Shop staffed with PGA golf professionals to handle any requests or golf related questions or instruction.


Golf Course Overview

Donald Ross, fame architect of Pinehurst was engaged to lay out the links at Kahkwa. In the early days, as in Scotland, the holes were known by names as well as numbers. Among the early golfers at Kahkwa, number 12 was referred to as "Long Tom;" Number 13 was "School House;" and Number 3 was the traditional "Pond." Upon completion of the original nine holes, with the help of Theron R. Palmer and others, property was acquired east of the entry road so that the present first nine holes could be built. The first nine holes are now the second nine of the present course. Those holes were laid out by Donald Ross as well.

Named the #21 venue in Pennsylvania in the 2015-2016 Golf Digest best-in-state course ranking, The Kahkwa Club offers an 18 Hole, Par 72 course for its Members and their guests. The grounds also feature a driving range as well as a 3 acre short game practice facility. The Club has hosted three USGA Championships, including the 2016 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship.



The Kahkwa Club Clubhouse offers a variety of different dining and meeting rooms that can suit your party no matter what the size or occasion. It is the ideal atmosphere for dining, meetings, special events or entertaining.

  • Main Dining Room can accommodate up to 180 people, with additional seating for 40 on the outdoor patio
  • Donald Ross Room can seat 40 people and offers a door that leads to the 10th tee and putting greens
  • Fireside Room is a private room that is perfect for a group of 20-25
  • Georgian Room is often used for cocktail parties and can seat 60-80 people, with large French doors that lead right into the Sunset Room
  • Sunset Room is a spacious banquet area overlooking the 18th fairway that accommodates up to 240 people
  • Tap Room is available for casual dining and special events, located downstairs

If you are interested in booking a room for an event, please contact Kal Darres at or (814) 838-1901 ext. 235. If you are not currently a Member, you must be sponsored by a Member in order to hold your event at the Club.


Our Tennis Facility features 7 courts, 5 Har-Tru Clay Courts and 2 Asphalt Courts (resurfaced in 2013). Our Har-Tru courts come with superb lighting for nighttime play. There is also a Tennis Shop conveniently located next to the courts to purchase gear and speak to our Tennis Professional. The courts also include two observation decks for Members and guests to relax and watch play.

Interested in maintaining your tennis skills or just starting out? Private and group lessons are available upon request that provide exceptional professional instruction. We also have a wide variety of adult events and an extensive junior program. No matter what your age or skill level, we have a program that can help promote your evolution as a tennis player.



Our beautiful Aquatic Center was renovated and opened Memorial Day 2007. The pool deck is fully stocked with lounge chairs, umbrellas and shaded tables for dining. The pool features 8 lanes for competition swimming or practice laps, a 3 meter diving board and well, and a full shallow end with stair access. For the kids, we have a separate wading pool that features a shallow incline. There are Locker Rooms available for both adults and children.

The pool deck has a full service Tiki Bar as well as Snack Bar. The Snack Bar features an extensive menu with a variety of meals and snacks for all ages.


Winter Sports

During the chilly months of the winter, we offer Winter Sports at the Club as part of your membership. Our Grounds crew grooms a terrific trail on the course that is available for Cross Country Skiing and Snow Shoeing. We also feature a Rope-Tow Tubing and Sledding hill that opens up on the weekends. Stop in for a cup of chili or hot chocolate after you've enjoyed an afternoon outside in the colder temps.