Philmont Country Club: A Rich History Of Service by:Ashley Hunter
At the turn of the 20th century, it is said that Philadelphia's captains ofcommerce and industry came together to form a country club dedicated to golf, baseball, tennis and the pursuit of happiness through social interaction. Towards this end, the group built two fabulous golf courses, about a dozen tennis courts, a swimming pool and a sprawling clubhouse. Constant improvement and regular gatherings soon formed a strong familial bonds and friendships that made Philmont a home away from home.
Decades later, Philmont Country Club continues to offer a wide array of activities to suit every member and guest. Topping its list of services is for golf enthusiasts. Philmont Country Club offers an unprecedented setting for a round of golf or a tournament for your business, charity or organization. Featuring 36 holes and operating seven days a week, Philmont Country Club members can golf all they want.
Their Championship North Course designed by world-renowned golf course architect William S. Flynn boasts old world charm with its mature trees and spectacular greens. Their South course features wide open spaces and punishing greens for the player looking for a challenge. Both the North and South courses offer full caddie or cart services for your enjoyment of the game.
If you need to improve your game, Philmont also offers fantastic practice facilities, including two large putting greens, an oversized chipping green and long driving range. If practicing on your own is not enough, a private lesson from one of our PGA professional staff may help put your golf game on the path to success. Philmont's fully stocked Pro Shop features a wealth of signature gear and sportswear, a true treasure for the golfing enthusiast.
If you are looking for a more active sport, Philmont's Tennis program is worth looking at. The Club's outstanding indoor and outdoor facilities are home to a year of activities for men, women, and children of all ages.
The Indoor Tennis Pavilion is a thirty one thousand square foot Butler Building. Three hard playing courts made of compressed cork, it is one of the only tennis facilities in America with this unique surface. With a thirty-two week indoor season that runs from September to May it is easy to find time for a game of tennis, even in the coldest of winters.
Meanwhile, Philmont's two and a half acre Outdoor Tennis Complex offers ten of the finest hard courts in the Delaware Valley. The courts also offer stadium lighting for night time play. With its 20 week outdoor season running May thru September, members can rely on Philmont Club to add many hours of enjoyment for you and your family and friends.
For weddings and other special occasions, Philmont Country Club's newly renovated 88,000 square-foot clubhouse presents a perfect scenic and spacious facility to host any event. It has four banquet and event rooms, as well as spectacular outdoor accommodations from their Brazilian hardwood porch to red bricked patio overlooking an Olympic size swimming pool.
Philmont caters to a variety of different types of social and business functions, including: Weddings, Engagement Parties, Rehearsal Dinners, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Corporate and Business Dining, Conferences, Golf Outings, Seminars, Receptions, Retirement Parties, Anniversary Parties, Baby Namings, Awards Programs, Holiday Events, Fundraisers, Charity Balls, and more.
Children will also enjoy the amenities of Philmont's Country Club. Their children's program provides childcare and activities for children of all ages. They have a fully trained staff that provides activities that promote fun, socialization and learning, so that parents can enjoy golf, tennis or just socializing. Philmont's outdoor children's center provides a full playground, basketball court as well as a full range of activities for children of all ages. The club provides activities for its younger adults, including, but not limited to, summer camps, golf and tennis seminars, yoga, and hourly pool activities.
About the author
Russell Peskin is the General Manager of Philmont Country Club, a Philadelphia Country Club with a web site (http://www.philmontcountryclub.com) that offers a full array of activities and services to suit every member and guest.