CPO/Director of Grounds & Facilities
215-247-6001 ext. 605
Dan Meersman joined PCC as Director of Grounds in 2009. In 2013 Dan helped PCC’s newly restored Wissahickon Course achieve GolfWeek’s Best U.S. Private Restoration. Following a year of play, the Wissahickon Course made the all-time largest jump back into the Top 100 Classic Courses in America moving from #130 to #32. Currently Wissahickon resides at #30 in the U.S. Top 100 Classic Courses. In 2010, during the bunker renovation of Militia Hill, Dan developed Matrix Bunker Liner. In 2012 Dan oversaw the complete restoration of PCC’s historic St. Martins Golf Course with Golf Course Architect Keith Foster. This scope included converting the fairways to zoysiagrass, performing in-house green expansions, bunker reconstruction, and installation of a new irrigation system. In 2012, Dan received TurfNet’s prestigious Superintendent of the Year Award (U.S.). In 2015 PCC hosted the PGA of America’s Professional National Championship. In 2016, during the PGA Tour Champions, Constellation Sr. Players Championship Wissahickon’s conditioning level held the winning score to +1 for the first time in the event’s thirty-year history.
Dan comes from a long line of golf course superintendents. His grandfather, father, uncle, and brother all are / were golf course superintendents. Prior to PCC, Dan served as the Golf Course Superintendent at Victoria National Golf Club (Newburgh, IN; rated #21 in Golf Digest’s Top 100 in 2006). During his tenure, they hosted the 2007 USGA’s US Senior Amateur Championship, and the 2008 AJGA’s Rolex Tournament of Champions. His first Superintendent position was at Copper Hill Country Club (Flemington, NJ) at the age of 26. Dan served as Assistant Superintendent at Caves Valley Golf Club (Owings Mills, MD) from 1999-2004. During his time, Dan helped them prepare for the USGA’s 2002 U.S. Senior Open, AJGA’s 2004 Cannon Cup, and advance preparations for the 2005 Men’s NCAA Championships.
Dan has a B.A. in Agronomy from Michigan State University. Prior to attending MSU, Dan earned an Associates Degree in Business Administration while playing two years of collegiate golf attending Kalamazoo Valley Community College. In high school, Dan captained his golf team to a state championship, and was All-State three consecutive years.
Dan is committed to helping students and former assistants advance in the golf industry. Dan and PCC members have helped nine superintendents achieve their own superintendent’s positions in the last six years; fourteen in total.
He has been married to his wife Carrie since 2002, and they have two children- Eliza and Ethan. Raised in the golf industry, Dan enjoys sharing great golf experiences with PCC members, and enjoys spending time with family and friends in Northern Michigan.