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Architect: J. Franklin Meehan | Founded: 1923     

J. Franklin Meehan was a born entrepreneur. He dearly loved to start something from scratch. In some instances, as at Ashbourne and Spring-Ford, a new golf club that had acquired ground would call him in to lay out the course, a rewarding assignment that enabled him to put his personal imprint on the raw land.But it was not quite so satisfying as conceiving the idea for a club, finding the property, laying out the course, bringing together a number of kindred souls, and actually running the club during its formative years. This he did at North Hills. And then, more than 15 years later an virtually next door, he undertook to do it again.

Old Clubhouse

"Arlington," Sandy Run's original clubhouse, was the residence of Irene duPont Hendrickson Ralph. Demolished in 1954, the house was situated in an area where the club's main practice green is located today.

The new club was chartered in June, 1923, under the name of the Edgehill Golf Club. Signing the certificate of incorporation were Leonard W. Brown, A.J. Murdoch, Harry F. Beck, F.E. Taylor, J. Russell Breitinger, Parke Weikert, A.R. McConnell, Norman V. Holmes, W.H. Calverley,and W. Nelson Mayhew. Edgehill subsequently acquired a part of the former I.D.H. Ralph estate, 115 acres "situate near Camp Hill Station, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, at the southeast corner of Valley Green and Walnut Roads." The club paid exactly $1,000 per acre for this parcel. In order to consummate the deal, meet the mortgage payments, and make the necessary (golf course and clubhouse), the members each subscribed to a $500 bond. They had a choice of the Cash Payment Plan (hand over the $500 in one lump sum); the Yearly Payment Plan (five installments of $100 each, the first payment to be made on March 15, 1924, the four remaining installments due on October 15 in the years 1924, 1925, 1926, and 1927); or the Monthly Payment Plan. A member had to have a pretty good head for figures in order to keep the Monthly Payment Plan straight: $35 on March 15, 1924; $15 on April 15, 1924; $10 on the 15th of May, June, July, August, and September.

Frank Meehan laid out a tight and varied 18-hole course-- the topography was rolling but not hilly, lending itself nicely to holes with an attractive naturalness about them. Scottish-born John B. Carruthers was retained as the club's first golf professional. In 1927, taking its name from the stream that runs through the property-- and today lends considerable character to the par-5 8th-- the club became Sandy Run Country Club. Frank Meehan remained in office as president until 1936, when he was succeeded by William A. Crooke.

General

  1. Members who make reservations for any of the club’s social and golf events must cancel their reservations 24 hours in advance of the event in order to avoid being charged for the event.
  2. Late fee charges (as well as re-instatement fees) may be imposed against any member who fails to pay his/her billing statement within the specified time period.
  3. Children are not permitted to sit at the bar.
  4. Smoking is permitted in the upstairs Grille Room and on the outside lower patio. 
  5. Generally speaking, Members of the Club shall not be employees of the Club. Exceptions include Intermediate Members and Children in the Family Membership category.

Playing Rules

  1. Everyone must sign up in the pro-shop before play
  2. Pace of Play is 4 Hours for 18 holes
    • Should your group fall out of position during your round
      • When you are on a par 3 tee, the group in front of you has cleared the next tee
      • When you are on a par 4 tee, the group in front of you has cleared the green
      • When you are on a par 5 tee, the group in front of you is on the green
    • As soon as this is recognized by your group, please pick up the pace to get back in position.
    • If any group does not return to an appropriate position on the golf course within a reasonable amount of time, we ask that you skip a portion of the golf course to return your group to your correct position. The Board of Governors has empowered the pro-shop staff to promote and enforce the pace of play that is outlined above. If you are asked to improve your position on the golf course, please treat these employees with respect.  
  3. Golfers wishing to start on the 10th tee must check with the pro-shop
  4. Carts are mandatory until 2:00 PM, Tuesday through Sunday in Golf Season
  5. Tuesday is ladies day and all other members may tee off the 1st tee only after scheduled women’s groups have teed off (check with Pro-shop for approx. time)
  6. Groups that have teed off the first tee prior to the shotgun start of any of the evening leagues have the right to play through
    • On Monday nights April 1st thru July 31st, the 1st and 10th tees will be closed at 5:00 PM. After 5:00 PM. do NOT start play if you’re not playing in the league
    • On Tuesday nights May 1st thru July 31st, the 1st and 10th tees will be closed at 5:00 PM. After 5:00 PM, do NOT start play if you’re not playing in the league
  7. Guests who are not members of another club may play up to eight times per year
  8. No singles or twosomes before 12:00 PM on Saturday, Sunday and Holidays
  9. Golf Season is April 1 through October 31
  10. Off Season is November 1 through March 31
  11. Practicing on the course (Playing several balls) is not permitted
  12. Pull Carts are NOT permitted on the course
  13. Please follow SRCC dress code
  14. Please repair ball marks and divots

Club Holidays

  • Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day (weekend green fee rates apply)
    Please note* Christmas and New Year’s Day the Club is closed.

Progressives, Accelerated and Full Members

  • May bring 1 guest anytime
  • May bring 2 or 3 guests anytime on weekdays which are NOT Club Holidays (exception Good Friday)
  • May bring 2 or 3 guests on weekends after 12:00 PM

Senior Members

  • May play in all club tournaments
  • May play after 12 Noon on weekends in golf season, when not playing in a tournament
  • May play anytime during the Off season  

House Members

  • May play upon paying green fees
  • During Golf Season, on Wednesdays and Fridays anytime and may bring up to three guests
  • During Golf Season, on weekends after 2:00 PM and may bring up to three guests
  • During the Off Season (November 1st through March 30th), may play anytime Tuesday through Friday and may bring up to three guests
  • During the Off Season, may play on weekends after 11:00 AM and can bring up to three guests
  • May play in selected tournaments as determined by the Board of Governors  

Non- Resident Members

  • May play golf eight times per year, including tournaments  

Associate and Spouses of Family Members

  • May play after 11:00 AM on Weekends
  • May not play  between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM on Thursdays in golf season

Intermediate (Non Member Children) and Junior Members (eligible children of family members

  • May play anytime after 2 PM Monday through Sunday when there isn’t an outing, tournament or event being played which would preclude regular play
  • May play anytime when accompanied by a family member that is a full golf member in good standing (if the intermediate Member has been approved by the Sandy Run Golf Professional as being proficient in their playability)

Intermediate Members

  • Are not permitted to participate in Club Tournaments, Club Championships (except the Junior Club Championship), Stag Days, Member Guests or GAP Matches
  • Before Intermediate Members can play on the course, they must be approved by the Sandy Run Golf Professional as being proficient in their ability to play.
  • May bring guests after paying the appropriate guest fees with the following restrictions:  No more than eight (8) guests in the same fiscal year (October 1st thru September 30th), and the same guest may not play more than four (4) times.   

Junior Members  (eligible children of family members)

  • Male Junior Members may participate in Club Tournaments, Club Championships, GAP Matches, Stag Days, and Member Guests (if the Junior Member has been approved by the Sandy Run Golf Professional as being proficient in their playability)
  • Female Junior Members may participate in Club Mixed Tournaments and tournaments as specified by the Sandy Run Women’s Golf Association (if the Junior Member has been approved by the Sandy Run Golf Professional as being proficient in their playability)

Rain Policies

  • Less than 4 holes – Full Refund
  • Four to 12 holes – Half Refund
  • More than 12 holes – No Refund

Course Closures

  • The course is CLOSED on Mondays until 12:00 PM

Cart Rules

  • All members and guests must abide by the daily cart policies of the club (see placard in carts and follow course signage)
  • Two riders per cart
  • Carts must stay on the cart paths for all Par 3’s.  For all other holes, please keep the golf carts on the cart path until you reach the beginning of the fairway (DO NOT drive the carts on the mowed grass walking paths that lead from the tee area to the fairway).
  • Keep carts in the fairway until you reach the stakes indicating to exit the fairway.  If you happen to hit a shot that travels in an adjoining fairway, cross the rough at 90 degrees and then return to your fairway.   If you have to hunt for your ball, please park the cart in the fairway and do you’re searching on foot.
  • If adverse weather conditions have an impact on the course, carts may be restricted to cart path only and a sign to that effect will be posted on the 1st and 10th tees. When golf carts are restricted to cart path only, you must keep all four wheels on the cart path for the entire golf course (no exceptions).

Off Season Rules:  (November 1st through March 30th)

  • Pro-shop closed on Mondays (no carts-walking only)
  • On Mondays Course opens at 12:00
  • Players may play in groups up to six players as long as faster players are permitted to play through (Board of Governors may not allow this on busy days – check with Pro-shop)
  • No guests permitted on Mondays.
  • Three guests per member permitted on Tuesday through Sunday
  • Walking is permitted anytime
  • There are NO gender restrictions at anytime

Notification of Change in Status

  • If you require a change in your membership status, you must send a written request to the Membership Chairman with all specific details, including your membership number. Upon review, your request will be processed within 45 days for Board approval.
  1. Members are responsible for ensuring that their family and guests adhere to our Dress Code in the Clubhouse and on the Golf Course.

  2. Men: Golf shirts (tucked in), golf pants and/or golf shorts are appropriate and required.

  3. Males of all ages are NOT to wear any type of hat in Clubhouse area after 5pm Wednesday thru Sunday.

  4. Women:  Golf skirts, golf slacks and/or golf shorts are appropriate and required.

  5. Jeans, tee shirts, tank tops, sweat pants and warm up suits are NOT considered appropriate golf attire and are NOT permitted.  Clothing and shoes must be changed in the locker room, NOT in the parking lot.  Spike-less or soft spiked shoes are mandatory.

  6. The General Manager, along with supervisory staff members and the Pro Shop Staff have been authorized by the Board to notify members and/or their guests when their attire is not deemed consistent with our dress code policies and thus reserves the right to refuse playing privileges and/or clubhouse food and beverage service to any golfer not dressed appropriately.

  7. *** There will be certain social events that mandate a dress code that must be adhered to by all members and guests.  Examples of these events are Mothers Day, Easter, Christmas Candlelight dinner, etc.

  8. Country Club Casual is usually recommended (slacks, shirts, dresses).  If additional information on the dress code for an event is necessary, notice will be sent in advance.


Thank you for your cooperation and adherence to our club's policies.
 

General

Dress code policies apply to all adults, children, and guests. Members are responsible for the attire of their children and their guests. Members should inform their guests of the dress code requirements prior to their arrival to the club. Hats must be worn in the “traditional” style (brims to the front).
 

Clubhouse

Members and guests are required to observe good taste and dress appropriately in the Restaurant and Dining Room. Items of clothing such as tee shirts, short shorts (bottom of shorts may be no higher than two inches from the top of the knee), tank tops, blue jeans, denim of any color are considered inappropriate. Golf hats should be removed after 5:00 PM Wednesday thru Sunday. As always in the dining room we expect our members and guests to dress "Country Club casual". Shirts should be tucked in. Noncollared shirts are not permitted at any time.

Anyone attired inappropriately will be subject to denial of service in the bar area or the dining room.
 

Golf Course

Members and guests are required to observe good taste and dress appropriately for the golf course. Items of clothing such as cargo pants (baggy clothing with large pockets in the knee area), blue jeans, short-shorts, tank tops, and non collared shirts are considered inappropriate. Metal spikes are not permitted.

Anyone attired inappropriately may be denied golfing privileges.

The General Manager, along with supervisory staff members and the Pro Shop Staff have been authorized by the Board to notify members and/or their guests when their attire is not deemed consistent with our dress code policies.