Aronimink Golf Club is a Private, 18 hole golf course located in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.
The club's roots can be traced to 1896, with the creation of the Belmont Golf Association (BGA), the forerunner of the Aronimink Golf Club. The BGA had a 9-hole golf course.
in 1926 the club purchased the 300-acre tract in Newtown Square, 15 miles from the center of downtown Philadelphia. Donald Ross designed the new course, which opened for play on Memorial Day in 1928. The greens, fairways, and hazards of his championship course design are the same today as they were in 1928.
The course was restored in 2003 by Ron Prichard, considered to be the authority on Ross's design philosophy. His restoration of Aronimink recaptured the classic Ross features that had been eroded and lost over time. Panoramic views were restored by removing trees and vegetation that had overwhelmed the original design. Based on Ross's original drawings for the course, greens were restored to their original shapes and sizes, and his unique bunkering style was reestablished.
Ross's design rewards well-executed shots and strategy for golfers at all skill levels. Framed by hardwoods and evergreens, the course is a test of long-hole and short-hole skills, as well as the execution of sound course management. With 75 bunkers and numerous slopes, valleys, and doglegs, the course tests a player's patience and endurance. Ross meant Aronimink to be a “supreme test” for the best golfers.
Par for the course is 70. From the back tees, the course plays to 7,267 yards. From the forward tees, the course measures 5,369 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 9, a par-5 that plays to 605 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 6, a par-3 that plays to 159 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for # 3, a 455-yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at Aronimink is # 14, a 221 yard par-3.
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