In designing what has become its present-day course, Aronimink Golf Club entrusted one of the best Scottish professional Donald Ross. One of Americas foremost golf course architects, Ross pledged to create a course that could not be equaled. That course opened in Newtown Square, Pa., in 1928 as Aronimink Golf Club.
Ross designed Aronimink to put even the best golfers to the supreme test, that of exceptional long-iron play. At first the picturesque evergreens and hardwoods that line the fairways may be deceiving, but Aroniminks course is far from an easy stroll in the woods. Over 100 bunkers, slopes, valleys, doglegs and a par-70, 6,928-yard layout present a definite challenge to the best senior professionals in the world.
Prior to this week's Senior PGA Championship, Aronimink has hosted a number of championships, including the 1962 PGA Championship won by Gary Player, the 1977 U.S. Amateur and the 1997 U.S. Junior Championship.
What follows is a hole-by-hole walking tour of Aronimink Golf Club with 25-year PGA Professional Jim Masserio, the facility's director of golf.