Llanerch Country Club
Par 4, 393 yards
Architect: Alexander Findlay
At a glance: It is all about the placement of tee shot. The right angle
gives you a much shorter shot in. The farther back, the more wind comes
into play. The green is incredible. It is steep and utilizes the land well.
Billy Stewart, current teaching professional at The ACE Club and 2018
GAP Open Champion, crafted his game growing up at Llanerch.
“Trouble awaits on every shot at the 7th hole at Llanerch. There is out
of bounds right off the tee, and trees to both the right and left that no
one wants to deal with. The fairway also has two penalizing bunkers
that can cause all kinds of havoc when hitting into a green surrounded
by out of bounds and a creek in front of it
where many balls end up,” said Stewart, 35,
of Manayunk, Pa. “If you do hit the fairway,
chances are your ball is resting on a severe,
uncomfortable downhill lie hitting into a
green that slopes severely from back-to-front. The better players need to control
their spin; too much spin on a wedge shot,
and the ball will zip back off the front of
the green. A great hole to shift the momentum of a match before crossing back over
Photo Martin D. Emeno, Jr.