Galen Hall Country Club
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Galen Hall Country Club

Galen Hall Rd, Wernersville,Pennsylvania,19565
Type: Semi-Private, open to the public
No. Holes: 18
Detailed description

Galen Hall Country Club is a Semi-Private 18 hole golf course located in Wernersville, Pennsylvania.

The Galen Hall Country Club golf course first opened for play in 1910. The original 9-hole course was designed by Alex Findlay. The course was redesigned and expanded to 18-holes in 1917 by A. W. Tillinghast. Rennovation of the course in 1955 was designed by William and David Gordon.

Among the touches added by course designer A. W. Tillinghast's in 1917, is the 15th hole and perhaps the "crown jewel" of the course. This challenging hole, very aptly called the "Moat Hole", is a tangible piece of golf history which is readily available to the general golfing public. Elevation changes, sidehill lies and undulating greens are features that make playing Galen Hall Golf Club a unique and challenging experience.

#15, "The Moat Hole" is a true island green and according to some historians, the first island green ever created. # 15 Yardage: Back 193, Middle 148, and Forward 95, was built in 1917 by renowned architect A. W. Tillinghast, the Moat Hole is sometimes compared to the seventeenth at TPC Sawgrass. The hole is not nearly as visually intimidating as the seventeenth at Sawgrass. However, from the championship tees it is much harder to hit the green. The green is surrounded by a 15-foot wide moat with ten-foot high banks. Three bridges are used to access the green.

Par for the historic Galen Hall golf course is 72. From the back tees the course plays to 6271 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 5117 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 12, a par-5 that plays to 520 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 7, a par-3 that plays to 136 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 14, a 453 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at Galen Hall Country Club is # 2, a 475 yard par-5.