Golf Equipment Reviews





By Ken Liebeskind
Yalesville, Connecticut

The state of Pennsylvania offers 529 daily fee and resort courses that provide challenging golf for players of all levels.

Pennsylvania's best golf courses start with two that are ranked in the top 10 across the country – Oakmont and Merion. Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, which hosted the U.S. Open seven times from 1927 to 2007 opened in 1903 without a tree on the course, since it was designed to resemble the links courses of Britain. It features a medley of slick, wildly contoured greens, bolstered by thick tangled rough, ditches along the fairways and 200 bunkers. Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, which hosted four U.S. Opens, features gently rolling terrain, fast greens, narrow fairways and thick rough.

….One of Pennsylvania's best golf courses is also the nation's oldest golf course, the Foxburgh Country Club in Foxburgh, which opened in 1887. The par 68 5,219 yard course is tucked into a grove of ancient oaks above the Allegheny River. It's not long but features narrow fairways, deep rough and small, fast greens.

Located just south of Philadelphia, the Golf Course at Glen Mills is another one of Pennsylvania's best golf courses.


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Oakmont Country Club hosted the U.S. Open seven times from 1927 to 2007

The par 71 track features a links style front nine and a parkland back with undulating greens and a formidable water hazard.

The Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington offers two of Pennsylvania's best golf courses courses, the Links Course with large greens and a hilly terrain with several water hazards and Mystic Rock, a wooded course with 10 water holes.

The Poconos Mountain region features a few of Pennsylvania's best golf courses, including the Great Bear Golf and Country Club, the Jack Nicklaus design in Marshall's Creek with a great finishing hole, a par 5 sweeping dogleg with an approach over marshland to an island green. The Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort offers 27 holes on an island in the Delaware River with two holes that demand shots across the river to the green. The PGA Championship was played there in 1938.

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