Merion Golf Club (East course)


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

Photos Merion Golf Club (East course)

The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Where2Golf says: 

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.

List of courses in Around Philadelphia & Atlantic City

Map of courses in Around Philadelphia & Atlantic City
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

Making Contact

Merion Golf Club
450 Ardmore Ave,
Ardmore, Pennsylvania 19003
USA
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Office   +1 (610) 642 5600
Pro Shop   +1 (610) 642 9820
Fax

  +1 (610) 642 2980

Email  
Website   www.meriongolfclub.com
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Golf Pro
 
Scott Nye (Head Golf Professional)
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

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).
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6592 5746 5746
Par 70 70 74
SSS or Slope 73.4 69.5 75.2
 
See course layout

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.
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

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.
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Who can play and When?
Merion is a private club. Guests may only play if hosted by a member. 
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
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.
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

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).

The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
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.
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

Location

The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

Click to enlarge Google map

Latitude: (39.999619)
Longitude: (-75.311193)
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Where2Golf.com 4,5
 

Find a course

Tip: to find a course quickly, type the first few characters of the course name
Golf course location on a golf map
 
Search this site
 

Newsletter

Not signed up yet?

Register now
 

Share us on


   Follow us on FB     follow us on Twitter
 

 
-
 
-
 
Where2Golf spotlights

 
Courses:
Tiburón GC: featuring two Greg Norman-designed courses, this top-level Florida Stay&Play venue hosts the PGA and LPGA Tours this autumn.
Leopard Creeklocated on the edge of the Kruger National Park, this stunning Gary Player design plays host to the Arthur Dunhill Championship (Dec 13-16).

Tournaments:
World Cup of Golfwith Denmark as defending champions, this prestigious team event heads for the Metropolitan Golf Club in Melbourne (Nov 22-25)
Ladies Spanish Openfirst played in 1982, this event brings the curtain down on the Ladies European Tour 2018 season (Nov 22-25).

Who's Who: 
Lee Westwoodback in the winner’s circle after victory in the Nedbank Golf Challenge, “Westy” recorded his first European Tour win for four years.
Matt Kucharalso back to winning ways after taking the Mayakoba Golf Classic, “Kuch” recorded his first PGA Tour win for four and a half years.
 
Latest golf course reviews
Stratford-on-Avon Golf Club, whether you'd call you golf game a "Comedy of Errors", "Much Ado About Nothing" or "As You Like It", it will probably be a case of "All's Well That Ends Well", if you tee it up at the delightful Stratford-on-Avon Golf Club. Read more...
Cruden Bay Golf Club There are few finer tracks of seaside links golf than those laid out before you at Cruden Bay. In bygone days, towering sand dunes piled-up behind Cruden Bay's beautiful sandy beach.
Heritage Golf Club: Nestling down beneath a lush, verdant ridge, the Heritage Golf Club does much to evoke its sugar plantation origins. 
Cape Wickham Links; on King Island burst onto the scene in late-2015 as the "next big thing" for links golf enthusiasts to travel to.
 
Most popular golf course videos