Philadelphia Cricket Club - Wissahickon Course

USA, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
6.6 (7)
Designer: A. W. Tillinghast
Course Opened: 1922

The Philadelphia Cricket Club is apparently the only club in the United States to have built a different golf course in each of the last three centuries.

The club's principal attraction is the Wissahickon Golf Course, designed by club member and renowned Golden Age architect A.W. Tillinghast in 1922. Built across broad sloping ground in Flourtown, the Wissahickon is tremendously original and was restored in 2013/14 to near original dimensions by Keith Foster. What the restoration did was return width to the fairways and some of the key Tillinghast strategies back into the design. Some additional space around greens, in place of thick rough grass, would have done wonders to elevate a terrific classic golf course even further.

Highlight holes include each of the par threes, the 7th with its famous Hell's Half-Acre hazard and 18th played across a stream and back in front of the clubhouse. The adjacent par fours through the middle of the back nine are excellent as well.


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