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.
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. Recently, Golf Week featured the restoration in one of their June editions (p. 36-38) 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.
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 eighteen holes in a way that would complement the older course, but not clash with it. Golf Digest ranks Militia Hill as the 22nd best golf course in the state of Pennsylvania.