Jeffersonville Golf Club
|Golf Professional||Michael L. Housley||(610) 539-0422|
|Tee Sheet||Front 9||Back 9||Course|
In 1919, Anson B. Evans, a former Norristown burgess, purchased the Montgomery Riding Academy, a 135-acre site in West Norriton, Pa. that previously served as a racetrack. He converted the property into an 18-hole golf course, which was designed by Donald Ross in 1931. Evans died in 1945, but his wife Ida and their daughter Elizabeth Kane continued to operate Jeffersonville Golf Club with the help of golf professional George Scott.
In 1972, the West Norriton Municipal Authority bought the property for $131,000. It was to be leased to the township for 35 years. West Norriton Township then gained full ownership at the fulfillment of the lease. Acquisition of Jeffersonville GC guarantees preservation of open space amid construction. In 2000, renovations to realign, restore and improve the course began. They were funded by a $3 million bond issue and supervised by Ron Pritchard, an architect who specializes in restoring Ross designs.
Specific renovations included tee restoration, bunker installation, removal of trees and obstacles and the creation of a new irrigation system. Currently, the township’s Board of Commissioners is evaluating a master plan that includes the following: relocation of the maintenance building; developing an improved clubhouse, banquet facility and pro shop; improve or relocate the picnic pavilion; increase parking; improve the golf experience and general beautification of the property.
More than 35,000 rounds are played annually at Jeffersonville GC. High school teams from Norristown Area High School, Kennedy-Kenrick Catholic High School and Perkiomen Valley High School practice and play at the course. Jeffersonville GC also offers a golf clinic for children and adults.
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