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Merion Golf Club

Ardmore, Pennsylvania
County of Delaware.
National Register Number: 89002085
Resource type: District.
Property type: Recreation Facility.
Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - April 27, 1992):
Merion Golf Club's East and West courses (1911 & 1914, respectively) were among the first in this country to incorporate a combination "penal" and "strategic" design, which is less punishing to the common golfer than earlier designs. The work of gifted amateur golf course designer Hugh Irvine Wilson, Merion Golf Club has hosted many national championship tournaments and is associated with the carreer of Robert Tyre Jones, who first played here in 1916 at the age of 14 and won the Grand Slam of Golf here in 1930.


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