Golf In Philadelphia
It has often been said that if you can learn how to be a champion or prized golfer in Philadelphia, then you can learn how to play golf like an expert anywhere. Since the late 1990’s many dozens of top-daily-fee golf courses have debuted on the outskirts of Philadelphia. In other words there are plenty of top quality, very affordable golf courses to be found in and around the nations’ fifth largest city. Many visitors come to hear and see the excitement of a town for public golfers.
Before we go on to mention a specifically, almost unique, Philadelphia golf course, you may ask the question……
“Where are the best locations in Philadelphia though? This will give an idea…..”
“For the purpose of this website we have defined the Philadelphia area as the following counties: Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties in PA; Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties in NJ; New Castle County in Delaware. On the rankings pages you will find the area’s Top 20 public courses as well as rankings of Philadelphia area golf courses worth playing in each of those counties. Also included are golf course rankings for the Jersey Shore and the best classic and modern private clubs in the area“. Read More Here….
Now more about that Philadelphia golf course we mentioned above….
Forty minutes southwest of Philadelphia is a 175 year old school primarily for troubled and wayward teenage boys. A campus by the name, with a golf course going by the name of, The Glen Mills School, a privately-funded educational facility for nearly 1,000 court-appointed, troubled and wayward teenage boys from around the nation, boasts of a golf course specifically created to serve as an outdoor vocational classroom. Isn’t that a great idea.
At the Glen Mills Golf Course, across a road from its Victorian-era age buildings, students are learning about landscapes, maintenance, golf course management, agronomy and maintenance mechanics. John Vogts, the school’s superintendent, declares that the goal is to turn out technicians who can command a respectable salary on the busy job market.
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Glen Mills was built by Florida-based architect, Bobby Weed, The golf course layout is rugged, parkland –style design with a wilderness, rough-hewn feel. Bobby Weed felt that open fields, wetlands, streams and even forested uplands was worthy of consideration.
Relatively short for a golf course at 6,636 yards from the scratch tees, this golf course has plenty of teeth and challenges as it can’t be overpowered. Bobby Weed built almost 170 bunkers, many of them very challenging, maybe even quite nasty, sod-faced pits modeled after those on the oldest of old courses at St. Andrews, Scotland.
Shot placement and course management are all vital on the tumbling track where slippery greens interwoven with walebacks and troughs are the ultimate equalizer. Creeks, bunkers and trees defend the corners of the dogleg par fives while the five par threes, well-varied in length, and play downhill up hill and over water. At eight and twelve, there’s a pair “drivable” par fours although the penalty for a miscue is very severe. Weeds advice is to keep the ego in check to achieve the optimum score. As far as the conditioning at Glen Mills, many feel that it’s first rate.
Fancy a short video tour of Glen Mills? Take a look at this short video…
Let’s not forget the other great Philadelphia golf courses though
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These are just a few of the many Philadelphia golf courses you can visit. We hope this article has given you an idea of what you can expect if ever you are looking to play Golf in Philadelphia and looking for a round or two.