Merion Golf Club (East course)


Private course - for members and their invited guests only.
   Merion Golf Club (East course) Est. 1896

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Merion Golf Club is home to two championship layouts, the world-renowned East course and the West course. In the East course you will find one of the United States' most admired tree-lined and open parkland layouts, with an outstanding array of excellently crafted and challenging holes. Golf courses don't get any better than this. However, this is a private course generally playable only by members and their guests.

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Making Contact

Merion Golf Club
450 Ardmore Ave,
Ardmore, Pennsylvania 19003
USA
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Office   +1 (610) 642 5600
Pro Shop   +1 (610) 642 9820
Fax

  +1 (610) 642 2980

Email  
Website   www.meriongolfclub.com
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Golf Pro
 
Scott Nye (Head Golf Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Open inland links.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland and limited high-end residential.
 
Designer: Hugh Irvine Wilson designed both Merion's East course (1912) and West course (1914).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6592 5746 5746
Par 70 70 74
SSS or Slope 73.4 69.5 75.2
 
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At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the East course. Also at Merion is the 18-hole par-70 West course (5,989 yds from back tees). The West course has its own clubhouse, and is located 1 mile west of the East course.
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How2Get There?

1.5 mi W of Ardmore / 9 mi NW of downtown Philadelphia.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Outside visitor fee not applicable; members only course.
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Who can play and When?
Merion is a private club. Guests may only play if hosted by a member. 
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Other Information
Merion is a walking course. Golf carts only available if required on medical grounds.
Caddies always available.
Practice facilities
Excellent practice facilities are located at the East course.
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Did you know?

Merion's East and West courses were designed by Hugh Wilson (1879-1925), a very talented golfer from New Jersey, but not a professional golf course architect. Wilson, who designed very few other courses, studied many layouts in England and Scotland during a seven month visit, before developing his designs for the two Merion courses. | Merion has hosted 19 USGA championships (mostly on its famed East course), more than any other golf club in the country. The club's Roll of Honour includes Walker and Curtis Cups, US Open and US Amateur Championships, US Women’s Amateur, US Girls’ Junior Amateur and Men’s World Amateur Team Championships (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Merion GC).

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Published Ranking
2017/18 Golf Digest rating: East course - 6th best course in the USA and 2nd best in Pennsylvania; West course - 22nd best course in Pennsylvania.
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Location

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Latitude: (39.999619)
Longitude: (-75.311193)
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