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

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Private club

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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).

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

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Visitors welcome

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Philadelphia

Designer

Rees Jones

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

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Visitors welcome

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Philadelphia

Designer

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

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

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

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Philadelphia

Designer

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

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

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Private club

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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
Crump & Colt

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Private club

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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.

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

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Philadelphia

Designer

Stephen Kay

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

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Philadelphia

Designer

Tom Fazio

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

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Philadelphia

Designer

Edward M. (Ed) Beidel Jr.

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)

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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.

Prince's Golf Club, Kent (UK)

Here at Prince’s Golf Club you'll find 27 excellent holes of links golf. Just over the fence and sharing similar terrain is Royal St George’s; but Prince’s is far from overshadowed by its venerable neighbour. The three nine-hole loops at Prince's, laid out over gently undulating terrain, are sure to bring a smile of satisfaction to all lovers of links golf.

Stay&Play at Prince's: excellent onsite Lodge accommodation available

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