Overview of golf course named Merion Golf Club

Merion Golf Club

Ardmore, United States

Details

Holes

18

Par

70

Built

1914

Type

Parkland

Architect

Hugh Wilson

Access

Members and their guests

The storied Merion's East Course has been played by pros from Ben Hogan, Lee Trevino and David Graham to Bobby Jones, who was twice victorious in the US Amateurs here, the second time, in 1930, on his way to clinching his famous Grand Slam. The bunkering during the East's golden age was punishing and the greens tricky, but the game changed over time, and after the US Open in 1981 it seemed that the layout lacked the necessary length for contemporary major tournaments. Some property was acquired that allowed for a little more yardage to be added, however, and Merion has more recently been able to add to the list of 16 USGA events that it had hosted up to that point with the US Amateur in 2005 and the US Open in 2013. Few clubs are more exclusive and traditional; Merion, established in 1912, actually qualifies as a National Historic Landmark.

Community

Followers

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Golfers who played here

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12

Albums

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Cover pictures (16)

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Cover pictures (16)

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