On September 27, 2020, Schuylkill Country Club in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania began its centennial celebration by turning back the clock. The membership along with Donald Ross Society members Brad Becken, Phil Simmons and Chris Grupp played the original nine holes, using hickory clubs for the original fourth hole (currently the seventh hole).
SCC’s first nine holes were designed by Willie Park Jr.. In 1921, SCC welcomed its first golfers on the Park nine. In 1945, the legend of golf architecture, Donald Ross, took the existing Park design and crafted an eighteen hole masterpiece in the foothills of the Appalachians. Ross’s patented style is evident at SCC still in 2020, as the greens remind the player that no putt is a gimmie.
In advance of the celebration, SCC created special bag tags and updated their logo as seen in the photo below.
We congratulate the members and staff of Schuylkill Country Club on one hundred years of operation and commend them for their exemplary efforts in maintaining their Donald Ross legacy.
Schuylkill CC History and Website
See the Newspaper Article Here