West Chester, Pennsylvania
Broad Run Golfer's Club
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West Chester, PA 19380
Broad Run Golfer's Club is located in the West Chester, Pennsylvania countryside. With an enormous 372 acre canvas, world-renowned golf course designer, Rees Jones carefully sculpted this stunning property into a golfing masterpiece. Broad Run Golfer's Club offers premier playing conditions, tranquil beauty, and unsurpassed customer service. Stretching 6,826 yards with a par 72, the majestic layout takes full advantage of its dramatic elevation changes and skillful design features presenting a worthy challenge to golfers of all levels.
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r9bhaskar - 8/16/13
Good course, but in-season is a tinge too pricy for its location. Good experience playing there nonetheless.
kamp0 - 9/18/12
Very nice. Extra wide fairways and extra skinny rough
Marauder31 - 5/23/12
What a great track! Some incredible vistas and great overall use of the terrain. The place was in great shape. The greens were smooth and true. We played it in a nice relaxing 4 hours and 15 minutes. One word of advice: the landing areas off the tee are generous but make sure you hit them as the rough can be a challenge.
taikens55 - 3/25/12
The scenery along this course is outstanding. When I play the course, the greens had been aerated, but overall the course was in excellent shape. Will definitely be back to play in the summer.
FatGuyGolf - 3/7/12
Rees Jones put a unique twist on traditional parkland with this up-and-down adventure. Jones sprawled Broad Run's brawny layout across two valleys, making carts a must, even for the young at heart. Local lore tells the story of a group of hearty retirees who came out to try then-Tattersall with a late morning tee time shortly after it opened for play in 2000. This foursome was a group of longtime walkers and insisted on walking the course, ignoring the pro shop's advice to take a cart. At dusk the cart boys went looking for them. They found the foursome resting on the 15th hole. Rees Jones' hilly routing had worn the old boys out. Bless their hearty souls; the pro shop granted their request to come back the next morning to finish the round. They walked the remaining 3 holes the next day.
Most of Broad Run's holes run along the ridges of the large hills. Constant elevation changes make club selection tough, and you'll be lucky to get more than a few level lies all day. Fairways of varying widths are bordered by large banks or dropoffs, so hitting the short grass is key. Several carries over creeks, ponds, and waste areas place a premium on driving accuracy, which is a tall order when you're trying to muscle your way around from the Bordley tees or the tips. #17 is the Mac Daddy of all downhill par 3's, with a 130-foot, 3-club drop from tees ranging from 140-205 yards. On the 17th green, I once encountered the bizarre sight of a shirtless, hammered, mulleted Jersey redneck driving a beat up old car down the steep cart path, somehow extremely lost from a seriously wrong turn.
After debuting to both local and national accolades, conditions had slowly slacked off over the next few years due to some bad chemicals, financial issues, and the course being offered for sale, all while the former Tattersall's greens fee structure had remained upscale. Those over-priced, inconsistent conditions led to the recent ownership and name change at the course in 2007. The upside was they went to a much more reasonable, tiered greens fee schedule, and the new owners had finally put some money back into the course.
Despite improved conditions, more reasonable greens fees, and increased traffic, Broad Run is another course that has been victimized by the downturn in the economy, as the course was recently repossessed by the bank. It's still open, and rumor has it a group of members are looking into buying the place, but no word yet if they intend to take it private or not.
k-von - 11/9/11
Very nice course, interesting hybrid of links and parkland layout. Generally easy off the tee, but the greens are often raised and well guarded. Houses occasionally encroach fairways and I can't really speak to value or pace since I had a discounted round and no one in front of me, but one of the better public courses in the area.
ldigeambeardino - 10/15/11
One of the best value's in Chester County. Challenging golf with beautiful scenery. All at an affordable price.
freezerd - 8/12/11
Beautiful scenery! Fairways and greens in good shape (except for unfixed ball marks by players). Work continues on tee boxes.
plucas1234 - 7/27/11
great course, great shap considering the summer we have had. Some very demanding holes, beautiful chester county, PA senery
esmgolf - 7/22/11
Very easily the nicest public course in the Philadelphia area. Well maintained with quick greens, great pace of play, and some of the best views anywhere. The only negative is the poorly located and under-maintained driving range. Definitely play this course if you live within driving distance.
Best Score: 35*