Western Chester County Life Spring /Summer 2019

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Play the course this spring By Rachel Cathell Communications Coordinator for WCCCC


pring is upon us once again, and it brings warmer temperatures and breezy mornings. The next few months are a perfect time to get outside, and what better way than to explore new golf courses? Western Chester County is home to pristine courses set into the dynamic natural landscapes of the region. This serotonin-releasing sport may be just the reward you need this spring. Whether you’re in the game for a hobby, socialization or business, a trip to any of the following courses is bound to boost your mindset and willpower.

Coatesville Country Club Coatesville Country Club is Chester County’s hidden gem for family fun with 100 acres of narrow fairways and small putting greens. Pulling up to the property, visitors are greeted by serene views of the neighboring reservoir and glimpses of the varied elevations of the surrounding course. The course was constructed in 1921 by renowned architect Alexander Findlay for the executives of Lukens Steel Company. Over the years, the club has aligned itself with the steel giant’s major characteristicinnovation. The 9-hole course passed over to private ownership and with extensive renovations grew to 18 holes creating a timeless design. According to Club Manager, Chris Walton, an average pace of play runs around 3.5 hours with no specific tee-times. Many club members compete in an ongoing challenge amongst one another to see who can complete the course quicker than the last. This flexibility of play options cultivates a laid-back structure and friendly environment while being mindful of people’s time. “I enjoy the benefits of the private club, such as never needing a tee-time so that I can go out and play a round of golf in a short period of time without interrupting my clients. I often play in less than 2.5 hours, 56

which is unheard of in any other local club” comments club member and Realtor Matt Gorham. Coatesville Country Club is especially attractive to young families with busy and dynamic schedules. The pool and clubhouse issue a sense of familiarity with members hosting social gatherings and swim meets. The club offers a perfect setting for any event, from formal receptions of up to 350 guests to intimate casual gatherings. The club has a wide variety of space configurations to create a unique and memorable experience. Both full golf and social memberships are available.


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