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Aronimink Golf Club

3600 St Davids Rd,

Newtown Square, Pennsylvania 19073

  • Office

    +1 (610) 356 8000
  • Pro shop

    +1 (610) 356 6055
  • Fax

    +1 (610) 325 0709
  • Golf pro

    Jeff Kiddie (Head Golf Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Predominantly open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and limited high-end residential.

  • 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).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7267
6005
5369
Par
71
71
71
SSS or slope
75.5
69.7
71.6

Location

Latitude:

40.012102

Longitude:

-75.409062

How to get there:

2 mi N of Newtown Square / 20 mi NW of downtown Philadelphia.

Aronimink Golf Club

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.

Est. 1896

Aronimink Golf Club is home to one of the top-rated and finest championship golf courses in Pennsylvania. As you "step down" from the elevated first tee, the gently undulating and predominantly open parkland design opens-up a wealth of wonderfully crafted, memorable and challenging holes.

This traditional and much lauded club took up residence at its present location in Newton Square in 1928. Here Scottish-born Donald Ross laid out a course that is one of his most revered. The Ross challenge is evident from the very first hole, which presents a sharp drop from the tee, followed by a gentle 250-yard climb to the green.

A sprinkling of water hazards are in play as you make your way round, though vastly outnumbered by the huge array of greenside and fairway-lining bunkers. Aronimink is definitely a course to be enjoyed, and one that lays down an absorbing challenge for professionals and amateurs alike.

Limited access: this private course is generally playable only by members and their invited guests.

List of courses: Around Philly & Atlantic City

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Aronimink is a private club. Guests may only play if hosted by a member.

Green fees

Outside visitor fee not applicable; course exclusively for members and their guests.

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Caddies available.

Practice facilities

Excellent (including a double-ended driving range)

Did you know?

Aronimink has hosted many top-level tournaments and major championships including the US PGA (1962), US Amateur (1977), US Senior PGA (2003) and US Women's PGA (2020), as well as prestigious PGA Tour events (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Aronimink).

Aronimink Golf Club was originally formed by members of the Belmont Cricket Club, with a nine-hole course laid out at 52nd St and Chester Ave, much closer to Philadelphia city centre. In 1902 the golf club moved a short distance to 54th and Whitby St. As the city grew, the club relocated to Garretford in the Drexel Hill suburb in 1913. A final move came in 1926 out to the current location in Newtown Square.

Aronimink is said to be named after the chief of the Lenape native American tribe, who previously occupied the farmhouse that was used as the original clubhouse.

Published ranking

2019/20 Golf Digest rating: 85th best course in the USA and 3rd best in Pennsylvania.

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Tournaments:
US Women's PGA Championship: located just outside Philadelphia, the famed Donald Ross layout of Aronimink Golf Club hosts the third women’s major championship of 2020 (Oct 8-11).
Scottish Open: first played in 1972, this year’s championship is again played on the Tom Doak-designed Renaissance Club course, which sits alongside mighty Muirfield in East Lothian (Oct 1-4).

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Jim Furyk: in winning the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, “The Grinder” joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two starts on the PGA Tour Champions.
Georgia Hall: recorded her first win in an LPGA Tour event on American soil at this year’s Portland Classic, played at Columbia Edgewater Country Club … on the edge of the Columbia River.

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