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141 Claypike Rd
Acme, PA  15610
United States
P: (724) 423-7888
F: (724) 423-7887
www.donegalhighlandsgolf.com
Donegal Highlands Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

72 par | 6,153 yards | 121 slope

69.6 rating

Recommend this course: +0 -0

Donegal Highlands Golf Course


The 18-hole "Donegal Highlands" course at the Donegal Highlands Golf Course facility in Acme, Pennsylvania features 6,153 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72.The course rating is 69.6 and it has a slope rating of 121. Designed by Ron Force, the Donegal Highlands golf course opened in 1991. Jim Larkin manages the course as the General Manager/Co-Owner.

Course Reviews


If you only want to play this course once or twice a season or you're a member, you'll love it. However I have played this course the past three years in a league and I have to say this is the last year I am playing in my league because of this course. Let me clue you in to few things, #1 this course was built on a wetlands, swamp or what ever you want to call it so drainage on this course is crap! If you play after some rain there will be standing water on the tees, fairways and bunkers and the course will be cart path only for days after a good rain. #2 speaking of the bunkers, it would be nice if they were going to have them on the course that they actually have more than an inch of sand in them. If you go in to one there traps just pull your 60 degree and flop it on to the green rather than playing a conventional sand shot. #3 the greens while nice and quick, are hard like landing your ball on a slate top pool table. If you hit your wedge or short iron onto the green you can guarantee it rolling to the back and off the green most of the time far enough to cause you to have to pitch on again. So if you hit a par 3 green consider yourself lucky. Putts have a very bad tendency to roll right up to the cup and turn left or right. I believe this is from moving the pin placement. When the greens keeper pulls the plug from the new location it mushrooms up the green around the hole and it is not fixed. #4 lastly, the greens keeper and/or superintendent are idiots. Out os 18 holes 12 or 13 of them are going to have pin placements 4 ft. or less from the edge of the green be it front, back, left or right. They also like to place pins right on the slope where a green changes elevations. I guess they think that makes it tougher. Par 4's And par 5's with a dogleg have no landing area for you off the tee, its the same old 25 or 30 yard fairway the whole way down to the green. The only thing I like about it is the layout. Is it worth the money to play here? I say no but you be the judge. Play it once and you probably won't go back again.

A farily basic course...nice holes...nothing that knocks your socks off, but a nice play. I walked for $22 and was perfect for walking with very little ups and downs. The back is tighter...but not tight. Greens slower for me...must have been the early am dew. Definitely a recommend if in the area.

Donegal Highlands is probably one of the above average courses in Western PA and certainly one of the underrated courses in western PA. It certainly isn't as far from suburban pittsburgh as it seems. The front nine is very wide open, and the back nine is more narrow. Don't let the openness of the course mislead you, the rough was sneaky tough and the bunkers and mounds were very well placed to challenge tee shots. The greens weren't the most challenging, but provided enough toughness to make it interesting. Perhaps one of the best selling points is the fact that Donegal has no holes crammed into a bad space like so many other courses in western pennsylvania. I'd go again.

Nice course but..................

Course is pretty well groomed very high grass on the mounds lining the fairway are severe punishment for missing the fairway. You won't find your ball unless you walk right over top of it. Tees are kept nice, fairways are nice and the greens are nice for putting as they are super fast. The one drawback and to me it's a major one is that those fast greens are hard as concrete and it is hard as hell to get an approach to hold the green. You have to hit in front and let your ball roll onto the green. Is the course worth the price to play it? Not really.

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  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Wayne Z. 18 84 66 08/11/10
2 Masanori I. 17 87 70 08/23/09
3 Christian S. 13 84 71 08/23/09
4 JAMES Z. 13 85 72 08/15/09
5 Matt R. 4 77 73 08/13/10
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
11 Brook B. 32 114 82 07/12/13
6 Ronald Y. 18 93 75 07/07/11
7 rob K. 22 97 75 07/02/11
5 Matt R. 4 77 73 08/13/10
1 Wayne Z. 18 84 66 08/11/10

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About Donegal Highlands

Donegal Highlands Golf Course

Golf Only facility

15 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Jim Larkin, General Manager/Co-Owner
Dave Harbaugh, Superintendent
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