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The Philadelphia Cricket Club Wissahickon Course

Flourtown, PA Private

4.7

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154 Reviews

Overview

Philadelphia Cricket was Tillinghast’s home club in his early years as a golfer, so when he laid out a new course for the club in the early 1920s, he devoted special attention to it. Over the century, it aged. Greens shrank, bunkers eroded, trees grew (including one right through the roof of a clubhouse veranda). In 2008, Keith Foster was retained to restore the course to its Tillinghast glory, but a poor economy postponed the work until the summer of 2013. The Cricket is now faithful to Tilly once again, with trees removed and original greens and bunkers reclaimed, including the famed “Great Hazard” that must be carried on the par-5 seventh. As per his request, Tillinghast’s ashes were scattered in the Wissahickon Creek that crosses the 18th green.

About

Holes 18
Length 7119
Slope 140
Facility Type Private
Designer A.W. Tillinghast/(R) Keith Foster

Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.7

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Character
7.65
Challenge
7.5
Distinctiveness
7.48
Layout Variety
7.48
Fun
7.46
Aesthetics
7.45
Conditioning
7.75

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