I had no idea what Philadelphia golf was like until I came up with the idea to do a series that focused on a few of the golf courses in the area. After looking at several of the courses, it became evident to me that some of the best golf courses in the nation, might be located in and around Philadelphia.
Andy at the fried egg provides a great summary to the history of Manufactures’ Golf and Country club in addition to photos that put you on the golf course. His write-up, with on course photos, from 2016 can be found here.
Manufacturers’ Golf and Country Club is located outside of Philadelphia in the suburb of Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. Before looking at the shot by shot photos, I wasn’t aware of the elevation that came with the course.
The photo comparison for Manufacturers’ uses a 1950 aerial (black and white, USGS) and a 2015 aerial (color, ESRI).
A couple of things stuck out when comparing the two aerial photos:
- Tree removal along several of the fairways
- Increase to the size of the pond
- Bunkers being added, moved and removed
- A few greens had been relocated
Take a look for yourself and don’t hesitate to comment.
After looking at Manufacturers’ Golf and Country Club from 1950 to 2015, I may take another look at a time period in between the two for a better idea of what the course had become before the latest renovation.
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