Ligonier Country Club
Par: 35 – 35 – 70
Yardage: 3225 – 3013 – 6238
Established in 1925, Ligonier Country Club has challenged golfers and welcomed diners for over eighty years in the Laurel Highlands.
With the recording of its charter at Westmoreland County Courthouse in December 1925, the club was established. Its purpose was to encourage outdoor sports, particularly golf. A nine-member Board of Governors, all Ligonier residents, signed the original charter. This document currently hangs at the intersection of the three dining rooms.
Play on the course began in 1927 with the completion of nine holes—now the back nine. The Brant family farmhouse, directly across from our current #12 white tee, served as the first clubhouse. Number 12 was then #1. A barn behind #6 was used for storage and a work shed. When it burned down, it was replaced with the current maintenance shop.
When the original course opened, each tee had a box of sand and bucket of water for use in teeing up the ball. Wooden tees were invented in 1920, but did not reach LCC until the 1930’s. There were two tee-boxes—one for the first nine and one for the second.
In the early 1930’s a clubhouse was built on the site where the present clubhouse now stands. At that time dues were $20.00 per year and green fees were $1.50 for nine holes. The clubhouse has been added to and redone many times, including the addition of a basement and a second floor.
The land across Route 711, where the farmhouse stood, was sold to Dean Chrisner in 1935 for $3500.00. The club was near bankruptcy during the depression and the sale was a necessity. But thirty years later, more land was purchased and the second nine holes were built in 1965.
Ayla’s 18 — Friday, August 11, 2017
A great day has been planned for all of Ayla’s 18 sponsors and golfers, starting with breakfast donated by GetGo from Giant Eagle. At the turn, all golfers will enjoy lunch sponsored by Giant Eagle and cold beverages from Fuhrer Wholesale. Refreshing milkshakes donated by Bruster’s Ice Cream will be available for all golfers throughout the day. After the round of 18, golfers should return to the clubhouse for drinks and a chance to bid on some exclusive prizes. Cash and credit/debit cards will be accepted.
Order of events
10:00 am—Brunch Served
11:00 am—Tee-off (scramble format)
4:00 pm—Cash bar and silent auction
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