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Plymouth Country Club
888 Plymouth Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA  19462                    Printable Version
web:  www.plymouthcc.com

Architect:  William S. Flynn
Founded:  1912

 
 Club Contacts 
 
 
 President Charles D Caparo (610) 940-0750 x521 
 Director of Golf Christopher Hanson (610) 272-4704 
 Golf Professional Christopher Hanson (610) 272-4704 
 Superintendent John Connor, III (610) 476-1705 
 
 Slope Rating 
 
 

TeeFront RatingFront SlopeBack RatingBack SlopeCourse RatingCourse SlopeCourse Bogey
 Black 35.4128 37.0 139 72.4 134 0.0 
 White 37.1130 39.2 143 76.3 137 0.0 
 White/Gold 36.6127 38.1 139 74.7 133 0.0 
 White 34.5125 36.3 136 70.8 131 0.0 
 White/Gold 34.1123 35.4 132 69.5 128 0.0 
 Gold 36.0126 37.2 136 73.2 131 0.0 
 Red 34.5118 35.9 130 70.4 124 0.0 
 Gold 33.7119 34.7 129 68.4 124 0.0 
 Red 32.5114 33.6 125 66.1 120 0.0 
 
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 Club History 
 
 

A little more than a month after the opening of Lehigh Country Club at its original location, Plymouth Country Club was granted its charter in Montgomery County Court on May 24, 1912. The site chosen for the new club was a chicken farm in Plymouth Township, which had become available under unique—and tragic—circumstances. The farm had belonged to one Alvin Haines.

Haines,the overseer of Plymouth Meeting Friends, was having trouble with chicken thieves. One day, in an attempt to scare the thieves off, he fired several shots into the air. One of the bullets, however, struck and killed a thief. More than grief-stricken, Haines, who had been reared in a Quaker family that abhorred violence, was so traumatized by the fatal accident that he died within a few months and his farm went on the market.

Included in the purchase was the Haines farmhouse. Part of that old dwelling is a section of the present clubhouse. In the club’s very early years the golf shop was located in the barn. So was the men’s locker room, though the majority of golfers chose to dress for the game at home.

The nine-hole course was laid out on the land north of Shady Hill Road, with the holes routed over 69 acres around the clubhouse. In 1924 a decision was made to purchase an additional 50 acres in order to add a second nine. The full eighteen opened late in 1927

The extent of William Flynn’s participation in the design of the course is open to conjecture. Certainly he played a role in shaping some of the holes. It is doubtful that he laid out the original nine, but he may have designed the additional nine and even remodeled the first nine. What is undeniable is that Flynn was working on the local scene for more than 20 years, first at Merion (from 1911 to 1920), then in partnership with Howard Toomey. Even today, some of the bunkering at Plymouth suggests the sure hand of William Flynn.


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