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Steamshovel Golf Club

Pico Heelis

  • Date Added: 9/21/2018
  • Theme: Countryside
  • Type: Fictional
  • Par: 71
  • Yardage: 7045
  • Green Speed: Medium-Fast
  • Firmness: Medium-Soft
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Likes: 1

Course Description:

Named after Charles "Steam Shovel" Banks, this design takes cues from some of his unique work. Banks was an understudy to both C.B. MacDonald and Seth Raynor, and was known for his use of a steamshovel to create extremely steep banks and slopes on his work. Upon Raynor's death in 1926, Banks was dealt the task of completing over 10 of his works in progress, including Fox Chapel Golf Club (one of my RCR's). The course displays classic ideals of design used in his work, including a Cape, Redan, Biarritz, Double Plateau green and Road hole, among others. This fairly flat design is set at medium-firm with medium-fast greens. Its settings and theme differ from my previous works which had fast greens, major elevation changes with softer conditions on a rural or rustic template. I wanted to create the feel of an old, prestigious club, where golf carts and their paths are non existent. Enjoy!

Tournaments Hosted

Year Event Tour Winner
2019 The Norwegian Blue Pro-Am CC-E Steven Bly
2019 The Norwegian Blue Pro-Am CC-Z Milan Korenek
2019 The Norwegian Blue Pro-Am CC-F Alex Perry
2019 The Norwegian Blue Pro-Am CC-G Jamie Langley

Other Courses by Pico Heelis

Course Name Theme Par
The G.C. of Pennsylvania (Tour) Rural 71
The Pennsylvania National Golf Club Rural 71
The Field Club - PA Rural 71
The Bare Pine Club Autumn 71
The Field Club Rural 71
The Field Club (Championship) Rural 70
Old Oakwood Golf Club Rural 72
G.C. Of Pennsylvania (web.com) Rural 71
Pennsylvania Field Club (Black) Rural 71
Pennsylvania Field Club (Blue) Rural 71
Pennsylvania Field Club (PGA) Rural 70
Laurel Highlands Golf Club Rural 71
Pittsburgh Field Club (Tour) Rustic 70
Laurel Highlands G.C.- Sunday Rustic 71
Pittsburgh Field Club (Thurs.) Rustic 70
Pittsburgh Field Club (Friday) Rustic 70
Pittsburgh Field Club (Sat.) Rustic 70
Pittsburgh Field Club (Sunday) Rustic 70
Fox Chapel G.C. 2019 Rustic 70
Fox Chapel Golf Club (Sunday) Rustic 70
Steamshovel Golf Club Countryside 71
Fox Chapel Golf Club Rustic 70
Pittsburgh Field Club Rustic 71
Charles Banks Golf Club Rustic 71
Steamshovel Golf Club Countryside 71
Allegheny Trail Golf Club Rustic 72
Cardinal Pines Golf Club Boreal 72
Pittsburgh Field Club 2K Rustic 70
Fox Chapel Golf Club 2K21 Rustic 70
Chicago Golf Club 2K21 Countryside 70
Chicago Golf Club - Tour Countryside 70
Steamshovel Banks G.C. Rustic 71