Elevation changes, side hill lies, and undulating greens are among some of the features that make playing Galen Hall Golf Club a unique golfing experience. Golfers will also encounter difficult Par 3s, including the famous Moat Hole, and reachable Par 5s. The Moat Hole is a true island green and according to some historians, the first island green ever created.
Other holes feature back country roads that are in play. On the Par 5 Hole #2 this especially in effect where a long and well-placed tee shot can land one over the road and on the green in two. This is a unique characteristic that's seldom seen in Philadelphia-area golf courses.
The fifteenth hole at Galen Hall was designed and built in 1917 by famed golf course architect A.W. Tillinghast when he added nine holes to the existing golf course. Tillinghast was one of the most prolific architects in the history of golf; he worked on no fewer than 265 different courses.
Galen Hall is an old school course with many challenges and unique twists and turns that will satisfy the most skilled golfers. Highly recommended.