A beautiful Donald Ross course that sometimes gets overlooked due to its proximity to Merion. It has one of the greatest opening holes, with a tee shot from an elevated tee down into a valley and then up again to an elevated green. The par threes all play downhill, which I like. The 5th, although short, is particularly well bunkered. The 7th is a memorable uphill par four dogleg with a table top green that is cut into the side of a hill and is well bunkered. The 11th is a very challenging par four that seems to keep rising up the hill with an elevated green that is quite challenging. One of Ross’s best routings, with continual change in direction. Every time I play Aronimink I am more impressed. The course is very well maintained and the greens run true and are fast.
Date: October 20, 2019