Merion Golf Club

Merion East has long been considered the best course on the tightest acreage in America, and when it hosted the U.S. Open in 2013, its first since 1971, the present generation of big hitters couldn’t conquer this clever little course. They couldn’t consistently hit its twisting fairways, which are edged by creeks, hodge-podge rough and OB stakes and couldn’t consistently hold its canted greens, edged by bunkers that stare back. Justin Rose won with a 72-hole total of one-over-par, two ahead of Jason Day and Phil Mickelson. With Gil Hanse's extensive two-year renovation making even more improvements at Merion's East Course, it’s a certainty that it won’t take another 32 years for the U.S. Open to return to Merion.

About

Holes:

18

Length:

6592

Slope:

149

Facility Type:

Private

Designer:

Hugh Wilson/(R) William S. Flynn/Perry Maxwell, ASGCA/(R) Tom Fazio, ASGCA

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