Designed by Donald Ross in the early 1910’s, LuLu Country Club, located in Glenside, PA is currently going through a restoration to bring back the original design. If you follow the LuLu Country Club twitter feed you have had the opportunity to keep up with the restoration.
Similar to my other Philadelphia Golf Course aerial photos, this historic image was taken in 1950 (Black and White, USGS). The color aerial is a more recent image acquired in 2015 (ESRI).
Comparing the two aerials, it’s very easy to see that the golf course has gone through changes in the last 65 years. Bunkers have moved, trees have grown in, greens have changed shape and fairways are a little different. The color aerial is from 2015 and after looking through the twitter feed, its unclear how up to date it is.
If you haven’t seen what takes place during a restoration, take some time and scroll through the twitter feed. This is one of those projects that covers drainage improvements to tree removal and everything in-between.
My other Philadelphia area Golf Course historic aerials, can be found here: