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Sandy Run Country Club
200 East Valley Green Road
Oreland, PA  19075                    Printable Version
email:  sroffice@comcast.net
web:  www.sandyruncc.com

Architect:  J. Franklin Meehan
Founded:  1923

 
 Club Contacts 
 
 
 President Charles F Loughery, Jr. (610) 721-8031 
 Golf Professional Michael Loeper (215) 233-0666 x6 
 Club Manager Karen Wright (215) 233-0666 x4 
 Superintendent Alex Lennertz (215) 885-3063 
 
 Slope Rating 
 
 

TeeFront RatingFront SlopeBack RatingBack SlopeCourse RatingCourse SlopeCourse Bogey
 White 38.1132 38.2 134 76.3 133 0.0 
 Blue 35.5128 35.6 123 71.1 126 0.0 
 White 34.8125 34.9 118 69.7 122 0.0 
 Red 36.7126 36.9 128 73.6 127 0.0 
 Gold 34.1123 34.0 116 68.1 120 0.0 
 Red 33.7120 33.7 115 67.4 118 0.0 
 
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 Club History 
 
 

J. Franklin Meehan was a born entrepreneur. He dearly loved to start something from scratch. In some instances, as at Ashbourne and Spring-Ford, a new golf club that had acquired ground would call him in to lay out the course, a rewarding assignment that enabled him to put his personal imprint on the raw land. But it was not quite so satisfying as conceiving the idea for a club, finding the property, laying out the course, bringing together a number of kindred souls, and actually running the club during its formative years. This he did at North Hills. And then, more than 15 years later and virtually next door, he undertook to do it again.


"Arlington," Sandy Run’s original clubhouse, was the residence of Irene duPont Hendrickson Ralph. Demolished in 1954, the house was situated in an area where the club’s main practice green is located today.

The new club was chartered in June, 1923, under the name of the Edge Hill Golf Club. Signing the certificate of incorporation were Leonard W. Brown, A. J. Murdoch, Harry F. Beck, F. E. Taylor, J. Russell Breitinger, Parke Weikert, A.R. McConnell, Norman V. Holmes, W.H. Calverley, and W. Nelson Mayhew. Edge Hill subsequently acquired a part of the former I. D. H. Ralph estate, 115 acres "situate near Camp Hill Station, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, at the southeast corner of Valley Green and Walnut Roads." The club paid exactly $1,000 per acre for this parcel. In order to consummate the deal, meet the mortgage payments, and make the necessary improvements (golf course and clubhouse), the members each subscribed to a $500 bond. They had a choice of the Cash Payment Plan (hand over the $500 in one lump sum); the Yearly Payment Plan (five installments of $100 each, the first payment to be made on March 15,1924, the four remaining installments due on October 15 in the years 1924,1925,1926, and 1927); or the Monthly Payment Plan. A member had to have a pretty good head for figures in order to keep the Monthly Payment Plan straight: $35 on March 15, 1924; $15 on April 15, 1924; $10 on the 15th of May, June, July, August, and

Frank Meehan laid out a tight and varied 18-hole course—the topography was rolling but not hilly, lending itself nicely to holes with an attractive naturalness about them. Scottish-born John B. Carruthers was retained as the club’s first golf professional. In 1927, taking its name from the stream that runs through the property—and today lends considerable character to the par-5 8th—the club became Sandy Run Country Club. Frank Meehan remained in office as president till 1936, when he was succeeded by William A. Crooke.


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