Sleepy Hollow Country Club

6,630 yards, 136 from the Blues The life of a golf course. They are conceived, that idea then carried and spoken to others until developed into some kind of reality, at which point the business of building them is set in place. They grow, and those who play them grow fond or perhaps even resentful … Continue reading Sleepy Hollow Country Club

The Cradle

Nine holes, 789 yards One sitting idly in one of the clubhouse rocking chairs on the patio enjoys the marvelous spectacle of a lively golf community having fun. Families, friends and groups are scattered about the Thistle Dhu putting course, making their leisurely way through the slopes and hills. Golfers walk to and fro shouldering … Continue reading The Cradle

Applebrook Golf Club

6,534 yard, 132 slope from the Composite teesCourse:  In Malvern PA, about 40 minutes northwest of Philadelphia downtown, is Applebrook Golf Club, a course designed by Gil Hanse which opened in 2001.  Incidentally, Hanse is based out of Malvern, so Applebrook is literally in his backyard.  The course's location and time of design have always … Continue reading Applebrook Golf Club

French Creek Golf Club

6,249 yards, 135 slope from the Blues Course:  In Chester County in the aptly named French Creek watershed, is French Creek Golf Club, a Gil Hanse design established in 2003.  About an hour drive from Philadelphia proper, French Creek is a private course that meanders through wetland areas on rolling hill terrain, primarily relying on … Continue reading French Creek Golf Club