Philadelphia’s 50 Most Beautiful Golf Courses

Philadelphia’s 50 Most Beautiful Golf Courses

Ever wonder what a golf course looks like from 300ft up?

We did too! But rather than take an aerial picture of just one course, we set out to showcase aerial views of 50 of the area’s most beautiful golf clubs!

Narrowing down the list was no easy task since Philadelphia is fortunate to have so many top courses. We started with over 150, captured aerial pictures of our top 65, then finally whittled it down to our final 50. To determine our ranking, we considered course aesthetics, design, and prestige. The project took nearly two months to complete.

Enjoy the pictures below and let us know in the comments if there are any courses you think we missed!

1. Merion East – Merion Golf Club

Ardmore, PA

Type: Private
Par: 70

2. Wissahickon Golf Course – Philadelphia Cricket Club

Flourtown, PA

Type: Private
Par: 70

3. The Golf Course at Glen Mills

Glen Mills, PA

Type: Public
Par: 71

4. Merion West – Merion Golf Club

Ardmore, PA

Type: Private
Par: 70

5. Aronimink Golf Club

Newtown Square, PA

Type: Private
Par: 70

6. The ACE Club

Lafayette Hill, PA

Type: Private
Par: 72

7. Rolling Green Golf Club

Springfield, PA

Type: Private
Par: 71

8. Huntingdon Valley Country Club

Huntingdon Valley, PA

Type: Private
Par: 70

9. Militia Hill Golf Course – Philadelphia Cricket Club

Plymouth Meeting, PA

Type: Private
Par: 72

10. Philadelphia Country Club

Gladwyne, PA

Type: Private
Par: 71

11. White Manor Country Club

Malvern, PA

Type: Private
Par: 72

12. Green Valley Country Club

Lafayette Hill, PA

Type: Private
Par: 72

13. Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

Lafayette Hill, PA

Type: Private
Par: 72

14. Manufacturers Golf & Country Club

Fort Washington, PA

Type: Private
Par: 71

15. Cedarbrook Country Club

Blue Bell, PA

Type: Private
Par: 72

16. Sunnybrook Golf Club

Plymouth Meeting, PA

Type: Private
Par: 72

17. Meadowlands Country Club

Blue Bell, PA

Type: Private
Par: 71

18. Applebrook Golf Course

Malvern, PA

Type: Private
Par: 71

19. Union League Golf Course at Torresdale

Philadelphia, PA

Type: Private
Par: 70

20. Whitford Country Club

Exton, PA

Type: Private
Par: 72

21. West Chester Golf & Country Club

West Chester, PA

Type: Private
Par: 35

22. Saint Davids Golf Club

Wayne, PA

Type: Private
Par: 70

23. Radnor Valley Country Club

Villanova, PA

Type: Private
Par: 70

24. Llanerch Country Club

Havertown, PA

Type: Private
Par: 71

25. Gulph Mills Golf Club

King of Prussia, PA

Type: Private
Par: 71

26. Chester Valley Golf Club

Malvern, PA

Type: Private
Par: 70

27. Plymouth Country Club

Plymouth Meeting, PA

Type: Private
Par: 72/74

28. Blue Bell Country Club

Blue Bell, PA

Type: Private
Par: 71

29. Downingtown Golf Course

Downingtown, PA

Type: Public
Par: 72

30. Overbrook Golf Club

Bryn Mawr, PA

Type: Private
Par: 70

31. North Hills Country Club

North Hills, PA

Type: Private
Par: 71

32. Waynesborough Country Club

Paoli, PA

Type: Private
Par: 71

33. Center Square Golf Club

Norristown, PA

Type: Public
Par: 71

34. Hershey’s Mill Golf Club

West Chester, PA

Type: Private
Par: 71

35. Woodcrest Country Club

Cherry Hill, NJ

Type: Semi-Private
Par: 71

36. Concord Country Club

Concordville, PA

Type: Private
Par: 71

37. Rancocas Golf Club

Willingboro, NJ

Type: Public
Par: 71

38. Lulu Country Club

North Hills, PA

Type: Private
Par: 71

39. Radley Run Coutry Club

West Chester, PA

Type: Private
Par: 72

40. Jeffersonville Golf Club

Jeffersonville, PA

Type: Public
Par: 70

41. Phoenixville Country Club

Phoenixville, PA

Type: Private
Par: 35

42. Penn Oaks Country Club

West Chester, PA

Type: Private
Par: 71

43. Paxon Hollow Golf Club

Media, PA

Type: Public
Par: 71

44. Meadowbrook Country Club

Huntingdon Valley, PA

Type: Semi-Private
Par: 62

45. Bala Golf Club

Philadelphia, PA

Type: Private
Par: 68

46. Springhaven Club

Wallingford, PA

Type: Private
Par: 70

47. Westover Golf Course

Norristown, PA

Type: Semi-Private
Par: 70

48. Merchantville Country Club

Merchantville, NJ

Type: Private
Par: 36

49. The Club at Shannondell

Audubon, PA

Type: Public
Par: 70

50. Flourtown Country Club

Flourtown, PA

Type: Private
Par: 70

Let us know what you think of our rankings in the comments below!

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Gerry kelly
Gerry kelly
3 years ago

Merchantville is in NJ not PA. No Pine Valley? ?????

Sean Toole
Sean Toole
3 years ago

Where’s Stonewall at? That’s easily a top 10

Bill
Bill
3 years ago

Commonwealth National in Horsham, PA.

Ed
Ed
3 years ago

How did Commonwealth not make this list?

Matt
Matt
3 years ago

LOL @ Flourtown CC…

Jake
Jake
3 years ago

Nothing in Bucks County? Spring Mill, Jericho and Lookaway should be included.

Brian
Brian
3 years ago

Flourtown Country Club…looks like it could use some work. Yikes!
and if you’re going by aerial views alone, then both Merion’s and Huntington Valley should slip out of the top ten.

Longball
Longball
3 years ago

What no Cobbs?

Chopper
Chopper
3 years ago

Some pretty major omissions here… commonwealth, spring mill, old York road to name a few. Pretty funny that a couple dog tracks like westover made the cut.

curt allen
curt allen
3 years ago

no Tavistock? no Laurel Creek? Rancocas no. 37? Should have stated what counties not just Philadelphia. 2 months, should have taken 3

Curt

ZC
ZC
3 years ago

The NJ courses on the list are hysterical. Tavistock is closer to Philadelphia then all of the NJ courses on the list.

Bala is quite the dog track so I would be curious to know the shape of the courses beneath that.

Dave Speace
3 years ago
Reply to  ZC

I wouldn’t call Bala a dog track! Nice little course and fun to play…old style with small greens!

Jerry
Jerry
3 years ago

Philadelphia got an early start to golf in America. It is home to some of the best golf course designers in the world. As a teenager, George Thomas designed and built Whitemarsh on his family’s farm in the late 1890’s. William Flynn had a huge influence on many great Philadelphia courses including Merion.

Not sure what criteria was used to compose the list. St. Martin’s, Squires, Talamore, Philmont, Green Valley, Overbrook & Gulph Mills are all better groomed than some of the ones on your list.

Bobby
Bobby
3 years ago

Dan, It’s just amazing, you do a good thing and give it away and people find things to complain about. Many of these responses illustrate people’s preference to look at pictures but not read the narrative. (i.e. Pine Valley explanation). They’re also examples of the great Philadelphia parochialism, in this case as regards the haters favorite or local tracks. Thanks for your work. I look forward to flyovers of other courses.

Michael Shevlin
Michael Shevlin
3 years ago

Nice job Matt. If you need any help with remote pilots let me know.

Bob Doria
3 years ago

Makefield Highlands in Yardley, PA

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