Birdsfoot In The News

Western Pennsylvania's 18 best public golf holes

By Gerry Dulac, Sports Writer
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
April 11, 2010
Birdsfoot, No. 3
HOLE # 12 -- 465 yards, par 4


One of the toughest holes in Western Pennsylvania, this Ault & Clark-designed beauty requires a long tee shot down the right side of a mounded fairway that doglegs gently to the left. But a deep green was designed to accept what will be a long-iron or hybrid approach from the fairway.
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Pittsburgh area par 3s among the greatest

By Chris Rodell, Staff Writer
Pennsylvaniagolf.com
July 2004
The majestic landscape is studded with soaring mountains, rolling rivers, castle-sized boulders and impenetrable forest with chasms so deep and Fore!-boding many loving parents would think twice about entering to retrieve one of their offspring, let alone a scuffed old Titleist.

Yes, the only natural hazard western Pennsylvania needs to make its fabulous par 3s more demonic would be a string of active, belching volcanos guarded by pitchfork waving old rangers.
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Golfers making happy tracks to Birdsfoot

By Chris Rodell, Staff Writer
Pennsylvaniagolf.com
June, 17 2004
Defying an industry trend toward ludicrously sinister-sounding names -- Satan's Fang at Hell Ridge! -- the Lindsay family of Freeport, Pa., went for whimsy and named their splendid new course Birdsfoot. The name connotes binocular-toting nature gnomes out to spy birdies, not score them. But golfers are finding Birdsfoot Golf Club is a course with teeth as well as talons.
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Course Review: Birdsfoot has lots of holes to chirp about

By Gerry Dulac, Sports Writer
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
June 1, 2003
Like a lot of good golf courses that seem to be soundproof, Birdsfoot Golf Club is tucked away on some old farmland in Freeport, about three miles from Route 28. The property is so remote, so isolated, that the only noise louder than birds chirping is mowers cutting the fairways.
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A fledgling new nine: Fast-rising Birdsfoot Golf Club to unleash full course soon

By Bill Beckner Jr.
VALLEY NEWS DISPATCH
Wednesday, May 7, 2003
The unique, daily-fee course located in South Buffalo just off Route 28, already has been featured in Golf Magazine and has received resounding reviews from Pennsylvania Golfer Magazine.

The parkland- and links-style layout, perched on 185 acres of rolling land above the Buffalo Creek Valley, is the Alle-Kiski Valley's newest gem. But it is quickly gaining momentum on a much broader scale as it gets set to open its second nine holes on May 16.
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Lush greens, flowers, tree carvings make Birdsfoot unique

By Rick Starr, Sports Editor
VALLEY NEWS DISPATCH
Wednesday, May 28, 2003
Oakmont Country Club has its oak trees, Laurel Valley Golf Club has its mountain laurel and the new Birdsfoot Golf Club has its birdsfoot trefoil.

Birdsfoot trefoil?

That's the lush green ground cover with small, yellow flowers seen in fields and pastures across Armstrong County.

"Cows love it; eat it like candy," said Al Lindsay, a Freeport lawyer who is the patriarch of Lindsay Golf Group LTD and the driving force behind Birdsfoot, the area's newest 18-hole golf course.
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Notebook: Birdsfoot a worthy addition to golf landscape

By Mike Dudurich, Sports Editor
PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Sunday, May 25, 2003
Don't be fooled by the quiet, peaceful surroundings you drive through to get to Birdsfoot Golf Club in Freeport.

And don't be fooled by the tranquil sounding name that the Audubon Society would be proud of. For the golfer who makes the trip to Birdsfoot, there's plenty of talon to be had on this fledgling beauty that overlooks the Buffalo Creek Valley.
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