The scene of past battles, Seven Oaks is now home to peaceful golf, where only friendly arguments take place.
It's been well over two centuries since a real battle has played out on the grounds of what is now home to excellent golf — Seven Oaks Country Club. The site of historic battles of American military history has given way to peaceful rounds, friendly outings and casual camaraderie in the clubhouse.
The rich history of Seven Oaks. (We've always had great grass!)|
Secluded in a natural setting, our Clubhouse was once the setting for Colonel Henry Bouquet as he and his troops camped in 1764 after turning the tide of the French and Indian War toward the British side with the capture of Fort Duquesne.
An engineer in the expedition took note of the “luxuriant grass and fine drinking water in the branching stream that refreshed the animals. In 1778, the site was a point of rest and refuge for Colonial General Lachlan McIntosh and his troops during the American Revolutionary War.
Robert McCready's Journal Entry:
“November 4th 1778Brigadier General Lachlan McIntosh with the Body of his Army marched from Fort McIntosh at 4 O'clock in the afternoon and arrived at Camp No 1 distant from Fort McIntosh Six miles three Quarters and eight perches – this camp is Situate on a small branch of big Beaver Creek running nearly north. On our march this day we crossed no water only a small [spring] run that empties into the Ohio a little below the Fort. The land is in general of good quality and well timbered.”
Since 1978, discriminating golfers in this area have gravitated to Seven Oaks Country Club for private, championship-caliber golf in our truly relaxing, pastoral setting.
Our 18 holes are meticulously maintained to provide you with a consistently high caliber of playing conditions through the golf season.
With four sets of tees, and layouts that cover rounds of just over 5,500 yards to just under 7,000 yards, you can play as much or as little of the course as suits you. And even on those rare days that we all have, when the ball doesn't fly or roll like we want it to, you'll enjoy your commune with Nature!
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Here you'll play a mixture of bentgrass and poa annua on our tees, fairways, and greens, as we've determined this to be the best blend for our region and average rainfall. We aerate the course twice a year, with small-bore tines and very little interruption to your enjoyment of the course.
Get a proper warm-up before your rounds.
Always plan a little extra time for the proper warm-up and you'll get more out of your game.
We have a convenient driving range with distance flags up to 300 yards. You can ready your short game as well, on the chipping and putting green.
Willie Yacknow, our resident PGA Professional, is available for lessons if you would like to hone a facet of your game or learn from scratch. He uses video analysis and the latest techniques, but always with an eye to the basics of taking the proper stance and utilizing your own body type to maximize your swing.
Our Junior Program got off to a very encouraging beginning recently, as many of the next generation of Phil's and Annika's began to gravitate to the game. And with such a young membership, we feel our Junior program is just on the verge of becoming quite competitive.
If you and your family want to get in great rounds of golf, hone up with golf lessons or just enjoy a wonderful outdoor activity together, give us a call about joining Seven Oaks Country Club! Call Willie today at (724) 495-2770 or click here to request membership information online.