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Limekiln Golf Course, CLOSED 2019

1176 Limekiln Pike, Ambler, Pennsylvania, 19002
Type: Public
No. Holes: 27
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Limekiln Golf Course is a Public, 27 hole golf Facility located in Ambler, Pennsylvania.

The original 18-hole course  was first known as Oak Park GC and built in the 1936 by Alec Duncan, long time pro at Philadelphia Cricket Club.

Limekiln Golf Course opened for play in 1965. 

The course was altered throughout the 1960's and 1970's, and then expanded to 27 holes in the late 1980's by Al Janis (adding the Blue nine). Jim Blaukovitch (Bella Vista, Island Green) made additional alterations in the 90's, especially to the greens.

Limekiln Golf Course has three 9-hole golf courses. These courses can be combined in pairs to form three different 18 hole course challenges. The nine-hole courses are The Red Course, The White Course, and The Blue Course. All these courses were built on rolling terrain and have water hazards coming into play on a number of their holes. Many mature trees can affect your shots on all three courses, plus there is an abundant amount of sand

The Red Course at the Limekiln Golf Club plays to 3,003 yards and a par-35. The Red Course's signature hole is #6, a 140-yard, par 3, requiring a tee shot over water to a green surrounded by trees.

The White Course at the Limekiln Golf Club plays to 3,232 yards and a par-35.

The Blue Course at the Limekiln Golf Club plays to 3,211 yards and a par-35.

The course closed on December 1, 2019.

Limekiln was most famous for its former owners, the Philadelphia Phillies pitching duo of Curt Simmons and Robin Roberts. Located off Limekiln Pike in Horsham, 

Limekiln was decidedly old school. Only in the last couple years did they start to offer online tee-times. They still printed the receipt onto the scorecard. While a nice enough layout, it was too expensive for the market. Usually in good condition, at a weekday price of $59 to ride and a weekend peak of $75, it was never quite worth the price of admission. Twilight rates only started at 4 PM, and even then the discounted rate wasn’t a great value.

The three nines made for a perfectly fine golf experience. Not especially memorable or interesting, Most golfers liked the newer Blue nine most, but even then there is little I’ll miss. The closing of nearby Horsham Valley likely prolonged it’s lifespan, and it was fairly busy so the other local courses will benefit (PineCrest, Five Ponds and Fairways).

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