Pittsburgh Field Club Elevator

The golf course at the Pittsburgh Field Club features a 75-foot-high elevator that connects the 17th green to the 18th tee box. As far as I know it's the only golf course in the world that includes an elevator.

Some info from the website of the Field Club:

The original 18th hole at the Pittsburgh Field Club was a severely uphill 277 yard par 4 that played to the top of "Pike's Peak"; the site of the present day practice putting green. The hole was modified in 1930 but the strenuous, severe uphill climb for golfers was still there. Golf cars were unheard of and on hot summer days, the risk of fatal heart attacks was real. Tradition and anecdotes indicate that fatal heart attacks did occur and as a result, the final chapter of the hole was written in 1938. In that year, an elevator was erected beside #17 green which transported golfers up 70 feet to the 265 foot long bridge leading them to the newly constructed 18th tee at the top of the hill. The hole became a par 3 and remains that way today. The elevator ride to the top takes 39 seconds and still transports thousands of golfers every year.

     Posted By: Alex - Wed Aug 16, 2023
     Category: Golf

I bailed when you mentioned golf.
Posted by F.U.D in Stockholm on 08/16/23 at 10:13 AM
Kind of weird that the buttons are labeled 17 and 18.
Posted by ges on 08/16/23 at 03:47 PM
17th and 18th holes.
Posted by eddi on 08/17/23 at 05:02 AM
The third hole at Highlands, NC, Country Club is affectionately nicknamed “Cardiac Hill". It’s also a par 4, IIRC, but I can’t tell you how the elevation rise compares to this one. It's simple to take a golf cart from the tee to where your first shot lands (say 100 yards or so), but then the cart track goes around the other side of the hill. So you’ll generally walk to where your second shot lands, hopefully near the green, and this is when you find the reason for the nickname. Elevator there? I can't imagine such a thing.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 08/17/23 at 06:22 AM
Yet more evidence that golf is not a sport.
Posted by Richard Bos on 08/19/23 at 05:16 AM
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