Just in Time for Summer: Delco Golf Clubs Made Forbes Top 20 List of Most Exclusive


The golf course at Merion Golf Club.
Image via meriongolfclub.com.

Not even money can get you into these Platinum exclusive golf clubs, writes Jim Dobson for forbes.com.

And two of them are in Delaware County.

Platinum Club status represents the highest standard of excellence worldwide.

Merion Golf Club in Haverford Township made the list. The Club started in 1896 when the Merion Cricket Club opened a golf course. It’s been home to 18 USGA championships, more than any other American golf venue. 

It’s been voted the No. 4 golf club in the world. Initiation fees to join are rumored to start at $70,000.

Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square was created in 1896 by the Belmont Cricket Club. The Donald Ross-designed course is considered one of the most challenging in the U.S., and the finest.

Initiation in to the 300-member club is rumored to start at $65,000 with $12,500 yearly dues.

These Platinum Clubs adhere to a strict set of requirements including: .

  • Universal Recognition
  • Excellence in Amenities and Facilities
  •  Caliber of Staff and Professional Service Levels,
  • Quality of Membership
  •  Governance & Prudent Fiscal Management
  • Adapting to Changing Times and Overall Experience.

Read more at forbes.com about the top 20 exclusive private golf clubs in the U.S.

Here’s a video Outlining Merion Golf Club’s East Course.

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