Welcome to Valley Brook Country Club and our 27 hole championship golf course. When arriving, please follow the signage in front of the clubhouse, bearing left to the bag drop area in front of our Golf Shop building.  One of our staff members will assist you.  

In order to fully enjoy your visit to Valley Brook Country Club, please familiarize yourself with our customary code of conduct in the areas below:

Guest Information

Dress Code

  • All members and guests shall dress in an appropriate manner suitable for the club environment when using the golf club facilities.
  • A member is responsible for the dress of his or her guests.
  • Men, including Juniors, shall wear casual slacks or Bermuda shorts, and golf shirts. Short shorts, cargo shorts (shorts with outer pockets), jeans, cut-offs, swim or tennis shorts, tank tops, and sleeveless shirts are inappropriate.
  • Shirts must be tucked in and hats on frontward, in proper fashion.
  • Women, including Juniors, shall wear Bermuda shorts, culottes, skirts, and slacks. No short shorts, athletic (i.e., soccer style) shorts or jeans (denim) are allowed. Shirts that have no collar must have sleeves. No halters, tank tops, crop tops, tube tops, imprinted T-shirts or other extremes of dress are permitted.
  • Members or their guests not complying with the dress code will be requested to correct their attire. If the non-complying member or guest does not make the necessary adjustment after first request, disciplinary action will be taken.
  • Members are responsible for their guest’s attire; please inform your guests of the club’s policies prior to their arrival.

Golf Cart Rules

  • All golf carts used at the Club will be owned or leased by the Club, and rented on a 9-hole or 18-hole round basis. Privately owned carts are prohibited on Club property.
     
  • Any member or guest, at least 16 years of age or older, and having a valid driver’s license, may operate a golf cart. The Golf Professional is empowered to request verification of the driver’s license if there is any question or doubt.
     
  • Anyone wishing to rent a cart MUST SIGN UP IN THE PRO SHOP prior to teeing off. Carts may only be operated during and at times approved by the Golf Professional and Grounds Superintendent. Cart use may be restricted due to weather or other conditions.
     
  • Golf cart daily operating rules on the golf course are posted daily on the first tees of the three nines. These are requirements not suggestions.
     
  • If a cart is damaged for any reason, the member driving the cart will be charged $100 or the actual cost of repair if the damage is less than $100. If the damage is done when a guest is driving, the sponsoring member will be charged as stated above. Anyone having an accident with a cart or damaging a cart is required to report the accident or damage to the Pro Shop.
     
  • All members and their guests are requested to use common sense and have consideration for the golf course when operating a golf cart. Carts should be kept at least 60 feet from all greens and tees. Carts should also be kept on a paved area when possible. ( Example: putting green )
     
  • Golf bags are limited to two per cart. (Exception: If a member has two Junior members under 16 years of age then three bags may be put on cart.)
     
  • Anyone wanting to play additional holes must pay additional fees.
     
  • Members are responsible for the actions of their guests.
     
  • Failure to adhere to any of these rules will result in disciplinary action.
     
    Please Observe the Cart Travel Rules

Local Rules

  • Embedded ball rule is in effect through the green.
  • All flowerbeds are a free lift.
  • #6 Red - When a ball is hit in to the lateral water hazard on the right, you may place the ball within two (2) club lengths of the point the ball last crossed the margin of the hazard, no closer to the hole, and then stand on the path.  You do not have to drop the ball.
  • #1 Gold, #8 Gold, #1 Blue, and #9 Blue - Provisional ball may be played if the ball is thought to be in water hazard.
  • #8 Gold - When a ball is hit into the water hazard you may proceed to use your 2 regular water hazard options, which are: 1.) Play the ball from original place  2.) Drop ball keeping the point the ball last crossed the margin of the hazard between you and the hole. In addition you may drop the ball in the designated Drop Area on the tee side of the creek if ball enters left of viaduct.  All three options are a one (1) stroke penalty. **LADIES ONLY** - When the ball is hit into the water hazard, in addition to the above three options, the ball may be dropped in the green side Drop Area with a two (2) stroke penalty. Example: If your second shot goes in the water it is counted in two, out three (you are laying 3).  If you carry the ball to the green side Drop Area, you are laying four and hitting five.  There are two penalty strokes, 1 for hitting in the water and one for carrying the ball across the water.
  • Distance Only Range Finders – Distance only range finders are legal for tournament and recreational play.
  • Stones In Bunkers – Our local rule regarding stones in bunkers is to play them as moveable obstructions in accordance with The USGA Rules of Golf Appendix I Part A 5b and (Rule 24-1).
  • Practice - is permitted between rounds of stroke play competitions after a competitor has completed any stipulated round.   Note to Rule 7-1
  • Driving Range Fence - The Driving Range is no longer out of bounds. There will be no penalty for balls entering the range.  However, the ball must be abandoned.  You must drop a ball (not the ball in the range) by determining the point at which the ball last crossed the margin of the fence. You will then take swing and stance relief from the fence.  There will be a drop circle for balls that come to rest with the fence between the ball and the hole-- the screened closed in area to the back of the range. You may use this drop area only if it is no nearer the hole with no penalty. Additionally if it cannot be determined where the ball last crossed the margin if the fence, the drop must go to the drop area. Players are entitled to swing and stance relief from the fence and cables when ball comes to rest on the hole side of the fence. There is no line of sight relief from cables.
  • Accidental Movement of a Ball on a Putting Green — When a player’s ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved by the player, his partner, his opponent, or any of their caddies or equipment.

Golf Etiquette

  • Leave the green promptly when the last player has holed out.
  • The target time for the completion of and 18-hole round for a foursome is 4 hours and 10 minutes. Slower players must allow faster players to play through.
  • Players looking for a lost ball should allow other players coming up to play through. They should signal to the players following them to pass, and having given such signal, should not continue play until these players are out of range.
  • Players should not play until the players in front are out of range.
  • PLEASE REPLACE ALL DIVOTS IN FAIRWAY AND REPAIR ALL BALL MARKS ON GREENS.
  • Rake and repair all footprints and damage in the sand traps. And, please knock the sand from shoes when leaving the sand traps and entering onto the greens.
  • Please remove broken tees from the teeing ground. (do not toss into the flower beds)
  • Refrain from the use of vulgar language
  • All players should conduct themselves in a disciplined manner demonstating courtesy and sportsmanship at all times, irrespective of how competitive they may be.
  • Players should always show consideration for other players on the course and should no disturb their play by moving, talking, or making any unnecessary noise.
 
Players not adhering to proper golf etiquette can be subject to disciplinary actions.

Directions

Getting Here
For those who know the South Hills area well, Hidden Valley Road intersects Route 19, 5.2 miles south of South Hills Village Mall. Turn onto Hidden Valley Road between Bob Evans and Eat-n-Park and follow to the end of the road.
 
From Pittsburgh:
Take Parkway West (279) towards Greater Pittsburgh International Airport. Exit Parkway West onto Route 79 South towards Washington, PA. Travel 19.6 miles on I-79 S to Exit 45 at Canonsburg.
Turn Left off the exit ramp onto McClelland Rd. Travel 1.3 miles to the Route 19 intersection (by King's Restaurant ). Turn Left at the light onto Route 19 heading north. Travel 3 miles on Route 19 and turn Left at the light onto Hidden Valley Road by Bob Evans and Eat-n-Park. Valley Brook Country Club is at the end of Hidden Valley Road (approx. 1.5 miles).

 

From Pittsburgh Airport:
Take the Parkway towards Pittsburgh. Exit Parkway onto Route I-79 S towards Washington. Travel 19.6 miles on I-79 S to Exit 45 at Canonsburg. Turn Left off the exit ramp onto McClelland Rd. Travel 1.3 miles to the Route 19 intersection (by King's Restaurant). Turn Left at the light onto Route 19 heading north. Travel 3 miles on Route 19 and turn Left at the light onto Hidden Valley Rd. between Bob Evans and Eat-n-Park. Valley Brook Country Club is at the end of Hidden Valley Rd. (approx. 1.5 miles).
 
From the South:
Take I-70 to I-79 N at Washington, PA. Follow I-79 N for approximately 6.5 miles to Exit 45 (Canonsburg). Turn Right on to Weavertown Rd. Travel .5 mile to light and turn Left onto Route 19 North. Continue 4.2 miles and turn Left at the light onto Hidden Valley Rd. by Bob Evans and Eat-n-Park. Valley Brook Country Club is at the end of Hidden Valley Rd. (approximately 1.5 miles).
 
       
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