The cities of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are among the most populated of America’s golf metropolises, but those driving the Pennsylvania expanse between them should be sure to stop off at the many quality courses dotting the way. One such course is The Country Club of York, which follows a Donald Ross design along a property offering views for miles to the surrounding countryside.
Aside from the hilly terrain offering defense (a number of miniature valleys break up sections of fairway), nearly 60 deep-faced bunkers dot the fairways and green-sides. Much of the thanks for the continued effectiveness of these hazards rests in the lap of Andrew Green, who applied the same appreciative hand in his restorative work as he did at Ross’s acclaimed Inverness, Oak Hill, and others.
The club, if not the course, celebrated its 100th anniversary during 1999. The party included hosting the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship: Hunter Mahan outdid Camilo Villegas in that battle between two future PGA Tour winners.