FREEPORT, Pa. -- The whimsical name "Birdsfoot" gives golfers a hint of what they're about to enjoy at Birdsfoot Golf Club, a Pittsburgh-area favorite. Where many lesser golf courses pulse with pretense, Birdsfoot's a charming gem that scores with friendly staff and great golf that'll test all skill levels. Relax in a great room, enjoy breakfast, and then a full day of unlimited golf.
The golf course features 18 distinct holes -- including four of the area's toughest par 3s -- that attract golfers from all over the tri-state area and challenge every club in the bag. Links-style holes on the front nine mingle with parkland beauties played out over rolling hills that are indifferent to bounces good and bad.
No homes mar the scenery, save for the clubhouse, an old family farmhouse, that looks like it was airlifted from the set of "The Waltons."
Dates: Good through Sept. 30, 2012.
Price range: $229
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