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Merion Golf Club/East Golf Course, Ardmore

 

 

  • Total length of course: 18-hole "East" course features 6,482 yards
  • Number of pars: 70
  • Opened: 1912
  • Designed By: Hugh Wilson/(R) William S. Flynn/Perry Maxwell/(R)Tom Fazio
  • Rated: 72.9
  • General Manager: Christine Pooler
  • Golf Carts: Yes – walking is not allowed
  • Climate: Highest average: 86 degrees  Lowest average: 21
  • Private or Public: Public
  • Writer’s Note: The club will host the 2013 U.S. Open. The East course has hosted 4 U.S. Opens (1934, 1950, 1971 & 1981)
  • Where to stay:
    • Crowne Plaza Hotel
    • Philadelphia Marriott West

 


The Golf Course at Glen Mills, Glen Mills 


 

  • Total length of course: 18-hole "Glen Mills" course features 6,636 yards
  • Number of pars: 71
  • Average fees: $25 - $95 (All greens fees include cart)
  • Opened: 2000
  • Designed By: Robert Weed
  • Rated: 71.0  
  • General Manager: Paul Stuhlmiller
  • Golf Carts: Yes
  • Climate: Highest average: 83 degrees  Lowest average: 17
  • Private or Public: Public
  • Writer’s Note: The Glen Mills Schools, which is the oldest existing residential facility for troubled youths, is directly linked to the golf course. 
  • Where to stay:
    • Staybridge Suites Wilmington
    • Holiday Inn Express Concordville

 


Dauphin Highlands Golf Course, Harrisburg


 

  • Total length of course: 18-hole "Dauphin Highlands" course features 7,035 yds.
  • Number of pars: 72
  • Average fees: $30 - $55
  • Opened: 1995
  • Designed By: William R. Love
  • Rated: 73.4 
  • General Manager: Rob Shuey
  • Golf Carts: Yes
  • Climate: Highest average: 86 degrees  Lowest average: 23 degrees
  • Private or Public: Public
  • Writer’s Note: Harrisburg is home to the National Civil War Museum. The museum contains exhibits, artifacts, battle scene reconstructions, a field hospital, authentic photos and much more. If you have free time in this city try to tour the museum. If you have the family with you, Hershey Park is not too far off and has over 60 rides including roller coasters, six water rides and many children’s rides. There is also live performances, dining and shopping at the park. Be sure to wear sun protection. http://astore.amazon.com/suntacom0b-20
  • Where to stay:
    • La Quinta Inn Harrisburg Airport/Hershey
    • Wingate by Wyndham

 


Oakmont Golf Course, Oakmont


 

  • Total length of course: 18-hole "Oakmont" course features 7,229 yards
  • Number of pars: 71
  • Average fees: 
  • Opened: 1903
  • Designed By: Henry Clay Fownes/William Fownes/(R)Tom Fazio
  • Rated: 76.8
  • General Manager: Tom Wallace
  • Golf Carts: Walking course (will make arrangements for cart if needed)
  • Climate: Highest average: 85  degrees  Lowest average: 20
  • Private or Public: Public
  • Writer’s Note: The 2010 Women’s Open will be July 5th – July 11th located at this course. The club has hosted more major championships than any other course in the U.S., including 8 U.S. Opens, 5 U.S. Amateurs, 3 PGA Championships and 2 U.S. Women’s Open. Oakmont is still perhaps the most difficult course in N. America.
  • Where to stay:
    • Springhill Suites
    • Radisson - Monroeville

 


Fox Chapel Golf Course, Pittsburgh


 

  • Total length of course: 18-hole "Fox Chapel" course features 6,676 yards
  • Number of pars: 71
  • Average fees: $65 - $85
  • Opened: 1923
  • Designed By: Seth Raynor
  • Rated: 72.3
  • General Manager: Joe Papalia - Alexander Childs, Golf Professional
  • Golf Carts: Yes
  • Climate: Highest average: 85 degrees  Lowest average: 20
  • Private or Public: Private
  • Writer’s Note: This is a stunning place!
  • Where to stay:
    • Sheraton Hotel & Resort
    • Holiday Inn Express

 

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