Championship Golf

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.


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.


Championship Golf at Kahkwa

Practice Facilities

Kahkwa offers an array of practice facilities to help you hone your game, including a driving range with target greens and two teeing areas, a short game range with two greens and bunkers, and three practice putting greens.

Junior Golf

Introduce your kids to the game in a fun and and relaxed environment through our extensive junior golf program featuring instruction from our PGA professionals. Our junior interclub team competes with famed Oakmont, Canterbury and Sciota country clubs each month.

Ladies on the Range

To help the women of Kahkwa learn the game of golf in a non-pressure and fun-filled setting, our PGA professionals provide group instruction through a series of Friday afternoon sessions.

Championship Host: The Kahkwa Club

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

Reciprocal Privileges

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

  • University Club of Chicago

    76 East Monroe Street
    Chicago, IL 60603


  • The Palmetto Club

    1231 Sumter Street
    Columbia, SC 29201


  • Butler Country Club

    310 Country Club Rd.
    Butler, PA 16002