Philadelphia is one of the great golf centers in the United States and at its heart is the Philadelphia Cricket Club, the only club in the United States with a different golf course constructed in each of the last three centuries. Read more about the club’s history here.
Wissahickon Golf Course
In 1920, the Club commissioned one of its members, the renowned A.W. Tillinghast, to create a golf course in Flourtown. Now known as Wissahickon, this Tillinghast course shows the work of a design genius at the height of his abilities. The course opened for play in 1922. In 2013-2014, the course underwent a complete restoration. Playing Wissahickon as Tillinghast envisioned it is sure to provide a world class experience. Cyber Golf provides an excellent glimpse into playing this new “king” of a golf course. Other publications, such as the Miami Herald, have also raved about the updated Wissahickon course. Due to the increasing amount of attention, the PGA has selected Wissahickon to host the 48th PGA Professional National Championship. Wissahickon was recently ranked 30th on Golf Week’s top 100 Classic courses in the United States.
Militia Hill Golf Course
The Club was proud to open a second championship eighteen-hole course in 2002 designed by Dr. Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry. Adjacent to the Wissahickon course, it is named Militia Hill as it overlooks an area steeped in Revolutionary War history. The golf course hosted the 2003 and 2004 Philadelphia Section PGA Championship and the 2004 Philadelphia Amateur Championship. The golf course was meant to distinguish the new 18 holes in a way that would complement the older course but not clash with it. Golf Digest ranked Militia Hill as the 22nd best golf course in the state of Pennsylvania.
St. Martins Golf Course
The original nine-hole course was built in 1895 by famed architect Willie Tucker and was soon expanded to an eighteen-hole course in 1897. The course, now known as St. Martins and playing as a pleasant nine-hole layout, hosted the U.S. Open Championship in 1907 and 1910.
The Club provides the top practice facility in Philadelphia, with a two-tiered range complete with a short game area, irons-only area, indoor instruction area, and dozens of grass hitting stations. The practice facility is available to members from dawn until dusk throughout the golf season.
The Club offers a comprehensive competition schedule for men, women and children of all ages and abilities. Philadelphia Cricket Club is one of the four founding members of the Golf Association of Philadelphia and fields a number of men’s and women’s teams in interclub competition, while juniors compete against other clubs via the Colonial League. Internally, the Club hosts gross/net Club Championships, Men’s League, Women’s League, Better Ball tournaments, and more, as well as more social competitions such as two Member/Guest tournaments and numerous Stag and Doe Days.
You will be hard pressed to find the quality of instruction the Cricket Club has to offer at any other private facility on the East Coast. The Cricket Club has over 10 PGA Professionals on staff to provide the best instruction experience possible. In addition to private lessons, we offer multiple clinics and group instruction opportunities for men, women and children, including:
The Philadelphia Cricket Club hosted the 2015 PGA Professional National Championship and will host the 2016 Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship and 2020 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship.
Click HERE for information regarding the 2015 PGA Professional National Championship
Click HERE for information regarding the 2016 Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship
Click HERE for information regarding the 2020 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship