Thanks! Definitely tracks with my understanding of the golf courses (though I have to say St. David’s looks gorgeous in @Golfadelphia’s pictures and is giving me some serious Philly Cricket Wissahickon vibes). Appreciate the insight on the hang rankings, though somewhat less important to me with a young kid at home…wife isn’t a huge fan of 4 hour rounds that become 7 hour hangs while she’s chasing the 1 year old around.
And yes, RG is the clear top choice from a convenience perspective since I’ll be less than a mile from the course.
Having played all of these courses many times. I co-sign @missingreens rankings (course & hang).
I’ll add two things. Rolling Green (RG) is a great test - Llanerch (LCC) is a little more forgiving (super easy walk) but still packs a punch 50 yards in. I use to consider RG head shoulders above LCC from a course design perspective, but post Brian Schneider’s renovation of LCC they have gotten a lot closer. I would still favor RG but both would be delights to call your home club. I believe RG has had Gil Hanse propose a master plan for RG so I would consider that in your due diligence in terms of potential future upgrades (positive) or future capital assessments (negative).
Re: Hang. Overbrook is the mainline booze fest / poker room with a great F&B staff. Llanerach is more of an Irish Catholic booze fest. Both great in their own right, but just wanted to add some context.
If home is springfield, I personally wouldn’t really consider St. Davids (I know a couple really good dude there) and it’s fine place to spend the day. But given the strong(er) other options in closer proximity it wouldn’t be high on my list personally. If extending in that distance; white manor might be an option and actually quicker to get to depending on where in springfield you’re coming from (quick drive route 1 by pass to providence road). I’ve been a member there for about 6 years (although I am on my way out — moved last year and in the process of joining a club closer to our new house). @JonCheddar If you wanted to connect more on white manor feel free to reach out via DM.
Do not ever play Mays Landing under any circumstances, the only reason to play Green Tree is to experience the Par 6 and because it’s dirt cheap - Twisted is the best public course at the shore. My buddy has worked there for forever - if you’re going then
shoot me a DM and I’ll help you out if you need to bring tequila or fireball out there.
Wonderful recommendations everybody, we ended up going to Green Tree.
Yes there is a par 6 holy moly.
we got drunk
we had a blast
We drove an RV down from Boston for the weekend and it was a hoot taking up 4 parking spots in the lot! Most of the 8 ppl who played do not golf more than a few times a year, if at all, so we played a scramble and they couldn’t have been happier. I looked like a hero for choosing the right spot but it was really all of you.
Looking forward to meeting folks at the Steeplechase next month. That’s the start of my family’s vacation, leaving Philly for Cape May on Sunday the 17th. I mayyyy be looking to play that week, but it’ll depend on family plans, baby nap schedules, etc.
That said, any thoughts on Cape May National? It’s of course the closest place, but if I’m not mistaken the better public golf is in AC. But, that may lead to being away from the fam too long. Of course, I’m always down for meeting up with some other Refugees to play if schedules line up. I’m the only golfer on the trip, so the company would be most welcomed.