Deer Lakes is sponsored by DGA
Opened in 2006, the course takes its name from three fishing lakes and a healthy deer herd in this 1,180 acre regional Allegheny County park. The disc golf course features a front and back nine layout that loop from the Blue Gill parking lot. Two practice baskets, bathrooms, a water splash park, playground, bike and hike trails, and pavilions are among the park facilities available to disc golfers.
Tees: Concrete; Red (Recreational, 850 rating), White (Intermediate 925 rating), Blue (Advanced 975 rating)
Targets: DGA Mach X; A/B/C pin positions on each hole.
Designers: J. Gary Dropcho, Tom Moeller, Dan Sauers.
PA Turnpike I-76 Harmar exit 48 toward Cheswick/Springdale on Freeport Road. LEFT at Pearl Ave. traffic light. Up hill 1.3 miles. Straight through 4-way intersection then 3.1 miles on Little Deer Creek Road through one lane tunnel, 2.2 miles into Russellton, then RIGHT at 1st Commonwealth Bank. Quick .1 mile under railroad, then LEFT into Deer Lakes Park Main entrance. Follow road .5 miles, then RIGHT into Entrance #1. Park in upper end of Blue Gill parking lot.
From Rt. 28 Exit 12 Cheswick/Springdale turn RIGHT, then RIGHT on Russellton/Little Deer Creek Road. 3.1 miles through one lane tunnel, 2.2 miles into Russellton, then RIGHT at 1st Commonwealth Bank. Quick .1 mile under railroad, then LEFT into Deer Lakes Park Main entrance. Follow road .5 miles, then turn RIGHT into Entrance #1. Park in upper end of Blue Gill parking lot.
Blue Tees -- 51; Paul McBeth, 2015 Pro Disc Golf World Championships
White Tees -- 50; Jeremiah Libby 8/19/19 Deer Lakes PDGA League
Red Tees -- 52; Matt Rosier 4/4/16, Cody Winget 4/11/16, B.J. Reiher 4/9/18 Deer Lakes Singles League
Blue Tees -- 63; Paige Pierce, 2011 Scholl's Pittsburgh Flying Disc Open
White Tees -- 64; Mel Martin, 2009 The Hunt at Deer Lakes
Red Tees -- 72; January Talarico, 2011 Scholl's Pittsburgh Flying Disc Open
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Photos Courtesy of Jerry Gotcher