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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. Children are not permitted to sit at the bar
  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. 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.
  4. Smoking is prohibited at all times indoors and on the covered patio.
    Smoking is permitted on the lower patio until 5:00 p.m. and in the card room always.

 

Playing Rules

  1. Golf Season is April 1st through October 31st

  2. Everyone must sign up in the Pro-Shop before play

  3. Off Season is November 1st through March 31st

  4. Practicing on the course (playing several balls) is NOT permitted

  5. Pull Carts are NOT permitted on the course

  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.

  7. Club Golf Holidays are:

    • Good Friday
    • Memorial Day
    • Independence Day
    • Labor Day
    • Thanksgiving
    • Christmas Day
    • New Years Day
  8. There are no starting times

  9. Carts are mandatory until 2:00 PM, Tuesday through Sunday during Golf Season

  10. Cart Fees and Green Fees can be paid in cash or charged to a members club account
     

Full Members

  1. May tee off the 1st tee only after scheduled women’s groups on Tuesday.

  2. No singles or twosomes before 12:00 PM on Saturday, Sunday and Holidays.

  3. Groups wishing to start play on the 10th tee must get permission from the Pro-Shop and when making the turn to the 1st tee, must wait until all other groups waiting have teed off.
 

House Members

  1. Must pay green fees
    • Can practice after paying green fees
  2. During Golf Season April 1st through October 31st

    • Are permitted to play on Wednesdays and Fridays
    • Are permitted to play on Saturday and Sunday after 2:00PM
  3. During the Off Season November 1st through March 30th

    • Are permitted to play Tuesday through Friday anytime
    • Are permitted to play weekends after 11:00AM
  4. May bring one to three guests
     

Non-Resident Members   

  1. May play golf eight times a year
  2. May also play in (which do NOT count in the eight above)
    • Golf Holiday Tournaments
    • Spring Derby
    • Fall Derby
    • Presidents Cup
    • Purdy Cup
 

Senior Members / Senior Family Members

  1. May play at anytime except before 1:00 on Saturday and Sunday.

  2. Senior Members may play anytime in the Off-season.
 

Associates and Spouses of Full Single Family Members

  1. May not tee off between 9:00 AM and 3:00PM on Thursday

  2. not before 11:00 on weekends and club holidays.
     

Intermediate Members may play at the following times

  1. Monday and Tuesday 12:00 noon to 5:30PM

  2. Wednesday anytime

  3. Thursday after 2:00PM

  4. Friday before 11:00AM and/or after 2:00PM

  5. Saturday & Sunday after 2:00 PM


*** Intermediate Members who have been approved by the Sandy Run Golf Professional as being proficient in their playability are permitted to play anytime when accompanied by a family member that is a full golf member in good standing.

*** Intermediate Members are not permitted to participate in Club Tournaments, Club Championships (except the Junior Club Championship), Stag Days, Member Guests or GAP Matches
 

Junior Members (eligible children of Family Members)

May play at the following times

  • Monday and Tuesday 12:00 noon to 5:30PM
  • Wednesday anytime
  • Thursday after 2:00PM
  • Friday before 11:00AM and/or after 2:00PM
  • Saturday & Sunday after 2:00 PM


*** Junior Members who have been approved by the Sandy Run Golf Professional as being proficient in their playability are permitted to play anytime when accompanied by a family member that is a full golf member in good standing.

*** Male Junior Members who have been approved by the Sandy Run Golf Professional as being proficient in their playability are permitted to participate in Club Tournaments, Club Championships, GAP Matches, Stag Days, and Member Guests.

*** Female Junior Members who have been approved by the Sandy Run Golf Professional as being proficient in their playability are permitted to participate in Club mixed tournaments and tournaments as specified by the Sandy Run Women’s Golf Association.
 

Guest policies for Full Golf Members:                   

Full Members may bring up to 3 guests on weekdays, except Club holidays, after 12:00 PM on weekends and anytime from November 1 thru March 30.  Full members may bring 1 guest on weekends and holidays from April 1, thru October 31, before 12:00 PM.  You must sign in guests by name and pay green fees before teeing off.  Guests may play a maximum of 8 times per year.  Three guests are permitted on Good Friday and must be accompanied by a Full Member.
 

Rain Policies

Cart Fees and Green Fees:

  • Less than 4 holes, FULL Refund
  • 4 holes through 12 holes, HALF Refund
  • More than 12 holes, NO Refund


Golf Carts:

All members and their guests must abide by the daily cart policies of the club.  Two riders and 4 bags maximum at all times.  Do NOT stand on the back of the golf cart for any reason.  Carts are mandatory before 2:00 PM on Tuesday through Sunday during Golf Season.  When carts are permitted on the course, players must observe the rules.  Violators may be fined and /or suspended.


Green Flag at Practice Green:

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 signs indicating exiting 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 your searching on foot.


Red Flag at Practice Green:

Golf carts are to keep all four wheels on the cart path for the entire golf course (no exceptions). 


Course Closures

The Course is Closed

  • Mondays until 12:00 PM
  • All Day Monday in August


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

  • Three guests per member permitted on Tuesday through Sunday
  • Walking is permitted anytime
  • There are NO gender restrictions at anytime
  • On Mondays
    • Course opens at 12:00
    • Walking only (Pro-Shop closed)
    • No Guests or House members
  • Up to Six players may play together
    • Must allow faster groups to play through
    • The rule for allowing up to six players to play together may be changed by the Board of Governors at any point when the golf course becomes too busy to allow it.  The Pro-Shop will advise the members when this occurs


Membership Guidelines:

Membership guidelines are available at www.sandyruncc.com or from the business office.  It is suggested that members review these guidelines to understand their rights, privileges and responsibilities.


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.


Sponsorship and your responsibilities:

Membership guidelines require a primary sponsor and two second signers for each candidate proposed to the Membership Committee.  It is the primary sponsor’s obligation to be selective in whom they sponsor.  Consideration should be given as to whether the candidate will be a good member and if Sandy Run is the right club for the candidate.  Sponsors are responsible for their behavior and activity until they become a full active member.

The second signers should not endorse a candidate that they vaguely know or have never met.   This has happened in the past and it defeats the most important method of properly screening candidates for Sandy Run Country Club.

  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.