Aronimink Golf Club
Par 3, 238 yards
Architect: Donald Ross
At a glance: The green, a reverse L-shape, is on an angle that almost
forces a left-to-right shot. It has ridges on the left of the green. The hole
utilizes the land well with a huge elevation change from tee to green.
R. Jay Sigel was a member of the inaugural GAP Hall of Fame class
in 2008; He is considered the greatest amateur from Pennsylvania.
“It is a difficult hole. Anything long, left or right is a difficult pitch,
chip, putt or whatever. The ideal spot is under the flag; short, front
left of the green would be perfect. Putting from the back of the green
is very, very fast. Chipping from
the back of the green, behind the
green or to the left of the green is
very difficult. The left side of the
green is raised slightly. The back
of the green is raised so the ball
comes down the hill rapidly to the
front of the green. From the back
tees, the water is hardly visible,”
said Sigel, 76, of Berwyn, Pa. Sigel
has 23 holes-in-one, none coming
at Aronimink, where he’s been a
member since 1967.