Golf

Visitor Welcome Letter

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.

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. 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, and in 2013-2014, underwent a complete restoration. The Club was proud to open a second championship 18-hole course in 2002 designed by Dr. Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry. Adjacent to the Wissahickon course, Militia Hill's modernity complements its classic neighbor. The Club provides its members with access to the top golf practice facility in Philadelphia from dawn until dusk throughout the golf season. Its two-tiered range includes short game, irons-only, and instruction areas to complement dozens of grass hitting stations.

The Club offers a comprehensive competition schedule for men, women and children of all ages and abilities. The 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 in the Colonial League. Internally, the Club hosts gross/net Club Championships, Men's League, Women's League, Better Ball tournaments, etc., as well as social competitions such as two Member/Guest tournaments and numerous Stag and Doe Days. With over 10 PGA Professionals on staff, the Club strives to provide its members with the best instruction experience possible, including private lessons, clinics and group instruction opportunities for men, women and children.

The Philadelphia Cricket Club hosted the 2015 PGA Professional National Championship and the 2016 Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship, and will host the 2020 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship.

Golf Facilities

Golf Professional Staff

Mark Anderson

  • Certified as a Trackman Master Professional in 2013
  • Teacher of the Year by the PGA Philadelphia Section in 2012.
  • Recipient of the Horton Smith Award for Education by the PGA Philadelphia Section in 2008.
  • Recipient of the Bill Strausbaugh Award by the PGA Philadelphia Section in 2007.
  • Certified PGA Professional in Instruction by the PGA Philadelphia Section in 2007.

Mark Matricardi

  • Ping Clubfitter of the Year by the PGA Philadelphia Section in 2000.

Jim Smith Jr.

  • Recipient of the Bill Strausbaugh Award by The PGA Philadelphia Section in 2006 and 2013.
  • Top 25 Teaching Professional by Philadelphia Magazine in 2008.
  • Golf Professional of the Year by the PGA Philadelphia Section in 2005.
  • Merchandiser of the Year (Private) by the PGA Philadelphia Section in 2003.
  • Top 25 Golf Shop in America(Private) by GolfWorld in 2001.
  • Ping Clubfitter of the Year by the PGA Philadelphia Section in 2000.

John Spina

  • Top 15 Teachers in the State by Golf Digest in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
  • Top-50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional by the Golf Range Association of America in 2012.
  • Top 25 Teaching Professional by Philadelphia Magazine in 2008.
  • Teacher of the Year by the PGA Philadelphia Section in 2005

National Golf Tournaments

The Cricket Club hosted the 2016 Constellation Senior Players Championship.

The 2015 PGA Professional National Championship was hosted by the Philadelphia Cricket Club. Click here to watch some great coverage from Golf Channel.

The Cricket Club has been awarded the 2020 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball and will host its first USGA championship since the 1910 U.S. Open.