The Kahkwa Club is the premier golf country club in northwestern Pennsylvania. Designed by the famed golf course architect Donald Ross, Kahkwa offers an extremely playable, yet very challenging layout. We're proud to have hosted many of our country's most prestigious national and regional championships.
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.
Prestigious Championships at The Kahkwa Club
|Women's Western Open||1958||Patty Berg|
|U.S. Women's Open||1971||JoAnne Carner|
|Pennsylvania Women's State Amateur||1975||Carole Semple|
|Pennsylvania Women's Senior Amateur||1975||Phyllis Semple|
|Western Pennsylvania Men's Amateur||1987||Tim Dunlavey|
|Pennsylvania Women's State Amateur||1997||Carole Semple Thompson|
|Pennsylvania Women's Senior Amateur||1997||Connie Shorb|
|Western Pennsylvania Men's Amateur||1998||Sean Knapp|
|U.S. Women's Amateur||2004||Jane Park|
|Pennsylvania Women's State Amateur||2009||Margaret Pentrack|
|Pennsylvania Women's Senior Amateur||2009||Alexandra Frazier|
|Western Pennsylvania Men's Amateur||2012||Greg Podufal|
|U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur||2016||Julia Potter|
The Kahkwa Club has reciprocal arrangements with several country clubs in the Erie area, and across the U.S., including: The Country Club of Buffalo, Shaker Heights Country Club, Cobblestone Creek Country Club, and University Club of Chicago. All arrangements must be made through our Director of Clubhouse Operations and/or Head Golf Professional ahead of time. For a full list, contact our Communications Director, Hillary Dieter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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