Old Course Golf Course at Stonewall Links
|White (W)||70||6047 yards||75.0||134|
|Green (W)||70||5357 yards||71.3||127|
|Black M: 72.7/134||511||389||564||397||197||442||170||439||236||3345||395||585||346||455||392||187||463||142||451||3416||6761|
|Blue M: 70.8/133||493||376||536||372||178||422||156||427||179||3139||371||544||340||419||379||176||440||130||441||3240||6379|
|White M: 69.0/128 W: 75.0/134||488||372||527||338||167||353||137||415||165||2962||364||531||332||380||370||164||429||117||398||3085||6047|
|Green W: 71.3/127||441||338||483||296||117||344||123||331||148||2621||264||494||322||317||334||132||406||99||368||2736||5357|
I got an invite to play this private top 100 course again and again it didn't disappoint. Walking with a caddie is always a treat. The course was wet so in addition to it's difficulty there was no roll so we played shorter tees and even then a couple par fours were basically unreachable. Even in the off season in late fall it was in wonderful condition and the greens were still fast, just not their normal lightening fast according to the caddie.
Priviledge to play
There is nothing not to like about this top 100 course. We walked with caddies (required on Old Course) and Tom Doak used terrain to make it look natural like it was there all the time. The day we played it was very windy which the caddies said is unusual. Made it tough and made you think over and above what challenges the course presented. Can't say I had a favorite hole there were so many good ones and that plays into the Reese Jones theory of having players come up with different favorite holes and not just one signature hole. I hope I can get another invite to play this hidden gem of a private club.
One of the Best in PA
I had the opportunity to play the Old Course at Stonewall. This course belongs in the same league of Merion, Oakmont, Aronimink and Philadelphia Cricket Club. Driving the ball is critical, not that the rough or bunkers are overly difficult, but the greens are very small with trouble lurking everywhere if you miss your approach.
The greens rolled perfectly and true. They were very fast but fair.
The Old Course will be in the national spot light when it hosts the US Mid Am in September.