Best golf courses: Philadelphia

Philadelphia: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in and around this city. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key below for the rating definitions.
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Philadelphia
Weed, Bobby

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Visitors welcome

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Philadelphia

Designer

Bobby Weed

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Philadelphia
Ault, Brian

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Philadelphia

Designer

Brian Ault (of Ault, Clark and Associates)
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Philadelphia
Kay, Stephen

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Philadelphia

Designer

Stephen Kay

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Philadelphia
Beidel, Ed

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Philadelphia

Designer

Edward M. (Ed) Beidel Jr.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Philadelphia
Mungeam, Mark

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Philadelphia

Designer

Mark Mungeam designed the North course (1999) and South courses (2002).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Philadelphia
Jones, Rees

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Philadelphia

Designer

Rees Jones

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Philadelphia
Flynn, William S.

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Private club

Nearest city

Philadelphia

Designer

Current layout designed by William S. Flynn (1928).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Philadelphia
Crump & Colt

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Private club

Nearest city

Philadelphia

Designer

George Arthur Crump (Philadelphian hotelier and Pine Valley's founder) and Harry Colt. The extent of Colt's input is much debated, but would seem to have been significant in terms of the detailed design of each hole, not least the bunkering and green complexes. The feared par-3 5th and 10th holes are among several fully attributed to Colt.

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Philadelphia
Wilson, Hugh

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Private club

Nearest city

Philadelphia

Designer

Hugh Irvine Wilson designed both Merion's East course (1912) and West course (1914).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Philadelphia
Ross, Donald

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Private club

Nearest city

Philadelphia

Designer

Current design by Donald Ross (1926); modifications by William Gordon (1950s), Dick Wilson, George Fazio and Robert Trent Jones Sr (1985), Ron Prichard (2003) and Gil Hanse (2017).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Visitors welcome
Philadelphia
Fazio, Tom

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Philadelphia

Designer

Tom Fazio

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Tournaments

Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).

Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24). 

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Who's Who

Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.

Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.

Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.

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