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Concord Country Club
1601 Wilmington Pike
West Chester, PA  19382                    Printable Version
web:  www.concordcountryclub.com

Architect:  William S. Flynn
Founded:  1927

 
 Club Contacts 
 
 
 President Bill Dwyer (302) 885-8650 
 Golf Professional Michael Z. Moses (610) 459-2201 
 General Manager Seamus Dooley (610) 459-2200 x110 
 Superintendent Greg D’Antonio (610) 459-2200 x208 
 Caddie Master Neal Pelesh (610) 459-2200 
 
 Slope Rating 
 
 

TeeFront RatingFront SlopeBack RatingBack SlopeCourse RatingCourse SlopeCourse Bogey
 Black Temp 0.0 0.0  73.1 134 0.0 
 Blue Temp 0.0 0.0  70.7 130 0.0 
 White Temp 0.0 0.0  69.5 128 0.0 
 Gold Temp 0.0 0.0  67.2 122 0.0 
 Red Temp 0.0 0.0  70.9 125 0.0 
 Black 36.0133 37.6 145 73.6 139 0.0 
 White 37.9135 39.6 144 77.5 140 0.0 
 Gold 35.9127 37.8 138 73.7 133 0.0 
 Blue 35.0123 36.2 146 71.2 135 0.0 
 White 34.5119 35.5 142 70.0 131 0.0 
 Red Tournament 35.2125 37.9 137 73.1 131 0.0 
 Red 35.1123 35.9 128 71.0 126 0.0 
 Gold 33.5123 34.3 130 67.8 127 0.0 
 
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 Club History 
 
 

Located on Route 202, near U.S. Route 1, in Delaware County, Concord Country Club traces its origins to the Brinton Lake Club, organized in 1918. The Old Mill, now a well-known restaurant on Brinton Lake Road, was the original clubhouse.

In 1927 the Brinton Lake Club became the Concord Country Club, and though situated in Concordville, Pennsylvania, was incorporated in Delaware. Its stated aim was "to establish, maintain, and conduct a club for the accommodation of its members and their friends and to provide a clubhouse, golf course, tennis courts, polo field, and other conveniences."

The years that followed were often difficult ones for Concord, as they were for virtually every club. The Depression, then World War II, each triggered a decline in membership and revenue. The financial burden grew to the point where a decision was made in 1946 to sell the club to Wilmington Country Club, which operated it as a satellite facility. Unusual in this circumstance was the parent club’s requirement, in the mid-1950s, for those seeking membership in the Wilmington organization to take an interim membership at Concord. It would appear to have been the only such arrangement in the history of the Golf Association, and it gave a number of people on the Wilmington Country Club waiting list an opportunity to play golf in the meantime on a good course.

In 1958 Concord Country Club was sold to Deico Park, Inc., which envisioned the development of either an industrial park or a community of luxury homes. Neither project materialized, and two years later the club was on the market. This time the purchaser was Lammont du Pont Copeland, who felt strongly that the area could use a first-rate family country club.

In the years to come Mr. Copeland would build a suitable clubhouse and an Olympic-length swimming pool. In 1974 part of the golf course adjacent to the intersection of Routes 1 and 202 would be sold. New England- based architect Geoffrey Cornish would be called in, and the club would get five new holes—4, 6, 13,14, and 15— several of which are surely the most beautiful and challenging on this testing course, which has a Slope of 128.


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