Par 4, 498 yards
Architect: A. W. Tillinghast
At a glance: This hole requires a demanding
tee shot. The green has three sections and the
bunkering keeps you in check and forces your
shot shape. It is long and difficult.
Keith Foster is the architect who helped
lead the 2013 restoration of Tillinghast’s
original vision alongside Cricket’s Head of
Grounds, Dan Meersman.
“Tillinghast’s 6th hole was always intended
as a brute of a hole. With tees tightly placed
along the old Reading Railroad platform slope,
the ideal bold line for the tee ball plays off the
right fairway bunker closest to a large platform
slope,” said Foster, 60, of Middleburg, Va. “For
those less bold, the safer line is left yet taking
that angle creates a more difficult approach
into the green. The beautifully shaped green is
well-guarded with strong bunkering, short and
along the right. Before leaving the green take a
moment to glance over the sweeping property.
Philly Cricket is a wonderful course.”