Over five decades, the legendary architect Donald Ross designed about 400 golf courses, but he believed that just one - Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square - deserved this lavish praise: "I intended to make this my masterpiece, but not until today did I realize I built better than I knew," he said.
It's absolutely fair and accurate to say that if you're a public-course player, Back Creek should go on your ``must try it'' list.
No debate, no mincing words, Patriots Glen joins the very short list of courses in the area that are great values. It's worth the money and the drive.
It's probably fair to say that more golfers have played enjoyable rounds at Cobbs Creek Golf Club over its 81-year history than at any other course in the Philadelphia area.
Don't let the name fool you. Downingtown, an original George Fazio design from the mid-1960s that once was part of the defunct Downingtown Inn Resort, is no members-only enclave. In fact, it's not a country club at all.
Three Little Bakers Country Club -- and yes, it has to be good with a name like that -- is a hidden gem of a semiprivate golf course near Wilmington. It's hilly, it's tight, it's demanding, it's superbly conditioned. The greens are large and undulating. At least a half-dozen times during a round you'll...
Just as Cheers was a neighborhood tavern, Horsham Valley Golf Club in Ambler is a neighborhood golf course.
Once a farm, the layout offers a refreshing, links-style option.
By the time I walk off the 18th green of most every golf course I play, I know whether I like the course, and I like to think I have a sense of whether others golfers will, too. I can't say that about Twisted Dune.
The Center Valley Club, built atop an old zinc mine now filled with water, is first-rate. Beyond the course itself, Center Valley is a welcoming and well-run facility - clean, accommodating and full of cheerful staffers.
When the USGA turns the venerable course into a U.S. Open venue, the results are a major challenge.
Remember that old radio ad campaign for the furniture outlets in Quakertown: ``Drive a little, save a lot''? Turns out it also applies to golf.
It's absolutely fair and accurate to say that if you're a public-course player, Back Creek should go on your "must try it" list.