Merion Golf Club is extremely proud of its rich heritage and the contributions that the Club has made to the game of golf. As stewards of one of the great golf venues in the world, Merion members seek to preserve its history and traditions, because it defines who they are and what they value. Championship golf and champion golfers have long been intertwined with the mystique of Merion Golf Club’s East and West Courses. Designed by Hugh Wilson, Merion’s East Course has played host to more USGA Championships than any course in America and is home to some of its greatest moments. From Robert Tyre Jones, Jr.'s completion of golf’s elusive Grand Slam at the 1930 U.S. Amateur to Ben Hogan’s awe-inspiring performance and now legendary one-iron on the 72nd hole during the 1950 U.S. Open, the sculpted greens, fairways and treacherous bunkers of Merion have shaped the game. Host of the 2013 U.S. Open, Merion continues to not only challenge the world’s best, but identify them as well. Merion has hosted 18 USGA championships, more than any other golf venue in the country: U.S. Women’s Amateur (1904, 1909, 1926, 1949), U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur (1998), Curtis Cup (1954), U.S. Amateur (1916, 1924, 1930, 1966, 1989, 2005), U.S. Open (1934, 1950, 1971, 1981, 2013), Walker Cup Match (2009).
With any questions regarding the event, please contact Tracy Ogrean at 646-454-5913 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to preserve the congenial, uncomplicated atmosphere of Merion Golf Club, please refrain from using all mobile devices on Club grounds, except when in the privacy of your automobile or in designated phone rooms.
Please use the Locker Rooms or Bungalow to change shoes and clothing, as the course parking lots and the Caddie Master’s office are not acceptable alternatives.
Black Widow Soft Spikes are not permitted at Merion.
Hats and caps must be worn with the brim facing forward. Hats, caps and visors worn by gentlemen should be removed while they are under cover (Dining Terraces and in the Clubhouse). “No cover under cover.” Gentlemen are to have their shirts tucked in at all times. Bermuda shorts are permitted for men and women. Knee length is preferred for both men and women, not to exceed 3” above the knee; golf skorts and skirts not to exceed 4” above the knee. Several items are considered inappropriate and will not be permitted on either golf course, on the practice range or in or around the Clubhouse: tank-tops, short sleeve mock turtlenecks (men only), T-shirts, denim of any color, cut-offs, tennis length skirts, short shorts, flip flops, Crocs, leather sandals (men only), cargo shorts/pants and jogging attire.
Smoking is prohibited inside the Clubhouse and all outside dining areas. Smoking is only permitted in the designated area of the Front Porch (driveway side).
There are no “mulligans” allowed on the first tee. Merion is a walking golf course. Carts are only given with written authorization from a doctor due to a medical condition. Pace of Play: Since 2006, the Board of Governors has emphasized the elimination of slow play. Be prepared to play in four hours or less. Be prepared to play at all times. Always carry an extra ball. Be ready to hit when it is your turn and feel free to play ready golf. Always rake your own fairway bunker and replace your own divot. Repair ball marks and prepare to putt while others are playing their ball. Play from the appropriate tees (guests with a course handicap of 10 or higher may not play from the back tees). If you reach your maximum allowable score, pickup.
In the spirit of the Porsche Golf Cup USA Final, all Porsche Owners invited by one of our dealer partners must meet the following eligibility requirements:
– Be current Porsche owners with a registered Porsche VIN
– Be at least 21 years of age
– Have a USGA registered handicap index
All invited Porsche Owners will have the ability to register one (1) additional guest to join them in tournament play, if there are available spots. However, if the additional guest does not meet the above eligibility requirements, they will be unable to win at the regional tournament, or advance to the Porsche Golf Cup USA Final at the Pelican Hill Gold Club on February 19-22, 2017. Additionally, if any eligible player wins at the regional tournament but no longer meets the above eligibility requirements at the time of the Porsche Golf Cup USA Final, they will be ineligible to play in the Porsche Golf Cup USA Final.