Wildwood Golf Club Facilities - Allison Park Golf

Pro Shop

Allison Park Golf FacilitiesWildwood Golf Club offers the best in equipment and apparel to compliment your game. Stop by our fully-stocked Pro Shop before or after your round and browse through name brands. Wildwood's golf staff will help you make tee times, rent golf carts, sign up for club storage, and register you and your guests before each round of Golf.  An excellent selection of golf clubs and related merchandise are sold in the golf shop and golf lessons are available. Contact the Pro Shop for assistance, or to make an appointment for lessons.
 

Golf Practice Facilities

Wildwood Bar & Grill - Allison Park golfWildwood Golf Club offers chipping and putting areas, and is a great place to improve your short game. Wildwood Golf Club's driving range is available to Members and Guests from April 1st to October 31st and offers natural and artifricial hitting surfaces. Bernie Hough and Staff are available for personal lessons throughout the season. What better way to take your game to the next level this year? Make time to perfect your swing and improve your golf game today. Contact our pro shop to speak with our professional staff and schedule your lesson.
 

Wildwood Food & Beverage

The "19th Hole" and "Grille Bar" are the perfect places  to end your round of golf at Wildwood Golf Club. Unwind with your favorite beverage from our fully stocked bar, watch the big game or just enjoy the view. Families are welcome in the "Grille Room" year round and Chef Dave Stover's culinary expertise will delight your tastebuds. The facilities are open daily from 11:00am to 8:30pm (9:00pm on Friday and Saturday through April).  Enjoy Happy Hour Specials every Friday  evening from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (unless otherwise noted)


Pool FacilitiesAllison Park pool

Wildwood Golf Club's Junior Olympic Pool (25meter) is a great place to spend the summer and enjoy some fun in the sun.  Wildwood offers a competitive swim team, private swim lessons and group activites throughout the Summer season.







Tennis FacilitiesAllison Park tennis

Wildwood Golf Club has a secret.....so tell EVERYONE. The Tennis Facilities at the Club are among the best in the City of Pittsburgh. 5 Har-Tru Courts, one concrete practice court and a beautifuly maintained building and deck area make Wildwood a first class Tennis Facility.





                                              

Golf Course News

Shorter days, changing weather patterns, and bracing winds have ushered in the latter days of Autumn.   Those golfers who enjoyed the course while the weather still favored found the vast majority of our crew’s labor was spent collecting and removing leaves throughout the property.  This in itself is no small task and can consume nearly 90% of our daily manpower.  When we weren’t playing catchup with the leaves, our crew was undertaking critical fall maintenance procedures which will pay dividends in the coming season.  One such procedure was the injection of sand into our greens, a technique that provides the positive effects of aerification with little to no surface disruption.  Specialized machines injected columns of sand similar to that of a drinking straw, approximately 5” deep into the soil every 2” as observed from the surface.  Aside from providing channels that better promote surface drainage; the deep injection fractures the soil creating air voids thus stimulating deep root development for healthier turf next year and beyond. 

Throughout the fairways, a vertical mowing procedure extracted thatch and excessive leaf tissue from the turf canopy which if left unchecked can lead to declining turf health and poor playing conditions.  Additionally, core aerification procedures throughout highly trafficked areas in the fairways and rough aids in dilution of thatch and improves surface drainage thus contributing to the turf’s ability to mitigate stresses experienced throughout the season.  Diving deeper into our fairway soil profile, a recently completed cultivation procedure sliced 7” deep channels spaced 10” apart, providing an avenue for both surface and internal water drainage.  An added benefit this offseason will result as the soil freezes and thaws at these newly achieved depths, revitalizing the soil’s physical structure via expansion and contraction. 

The balmy fall weather allowed us the opportunity to employ similar cultivation and seeding methods throughout the rough and have yielded great results in preparation for the spring 2017 season.  Three specific seeding projects located between 5 and 7 green, 11 Tee and the Driving Range, and left of 17 tee, will produce pure fescue native areas.  Careful consideration was taken in the size and position of these features as to maximize the aesthetic while maintaining a safe distance from play. 
 

In the coming weeks, our staff will begin renovation work on several bunkers throughout the property.  Improvements have already begun on the adjacent fairway bunkers between 1 and 18 fairways, and will soon move to 5 fairway, and 11 green.  Removal of existing sand, reinstallation of adequate drainage, and regrassing certain areas will ensure playable, labor efficient, aesthetically pleasing bunkers.

While the crew has been very busy with normal end of season soil cultivation and leaf removal, we still haven’t forgotten about preparing the greens for the coming winter.  Weekly fertilizations during the summer have given way to much less frequent feedings this time of year.   A shift from Ammonium based Nitrogen to a Potassium based fertility program will ensure the proper nutrients are readily available to the plant as it hardens off.  Applications of plant protectants as well as frequent topdressing will physically protect the plant from Winter’s grip. 

With any luck, we will have a ‘relatively’ nice weather day or two in the coming weeks that will entice golfers back to the course.  During times of winter course usage, please adhere to cart and temporary green policy where applicable.  Course conditions can rapidly change this time of year and policies are put in place for the good of the course and the membership.
 
Visitors to the club during the holidays will be greeted with seasonal displays both in and outside the Club.  To honor those protecting our Country, we have decorated the Christmas trees adjacent to the putting green to individually represent each of the 5 branches of the United States Armed Services with the sixth and largest tree representing the colors of the American Flag.  Thank you to all active and former service members!

Please feel free to contact me via email tfisher@wildwoodgolfclub.org, or by phone 412-487-1234 to discuss these or any other topics about the course and grounds.  Also, check out our Greens and Grounds Department Instagram account, @wgc_greens or search #WildwoodGolfClub for photos and videos of what our department is up to.  Happy Holidays from the Wildwood Golf Club Greens Department!