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Lehigh Country Club

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2319 South Cedar Crest Blvd. | Allentown, PA 18103


(610) 433-7443


(610) 433-7189




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Club Contacts
Golf ProfessionalWayne Phillips(610) 437-1451
General ManagerJennifer Felegy(610) 258-6125
Superintendent (610) 437-1451
Course Information
Club TypePrivate
ArchitectWilliam S. Flynn
Tee Sheet Front 9 Back 9 Course
Rating Slope Rating Slope Rating Slope
BlackMen 36.9 135 36.2 13173.1133
Dart CourseMen 36.6 133 35.9 12972.5131
PurpleMen 36.5 133 35.5 12872.0131
BlueMen 36.0 131 35.0 12671.0129
Light BlueMen 34.9 126 34.1 12269.0124
WhiteMen 34.2 124 33.8 12168.0123
PinkMen 33.6 122 33.4 11867.0120
RedMen 33.4 121 32.8 11766.2119
BlueWomen 38.9 141 37.7 13176.6136
WhiteWomen 36.7 131 36.3 12673.0129
PinkWomen 35.9 128 35.5 12271.4125
RedWomen 35.8 127 35.1 12070.9124


At about the same time that Old York Road was launched, a club some 30 miles due north also came into existence. Lehigh Country Club filed its articles of incorporation in the latter part of 1910. Edward A. Soleliac was elected president. Other officers were George E. Holton, vice president; S. G. K. Stradley, secretary; and William W. Schantz, treasurer.

A 60-acre parcel of land known as the Dodson Farm, near Rittersville, was acquired, and construction of a nine-hole course and a clubhouse got underway early in 1911. And if the course itself was, like so many “starter” courses, rudimentary, the same could scarcely be said of the clubhouse. On the occasion of the grand opening, April 18, 1912, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported: “… One hundred and twenty-four feet long and splendidly equipped, the clubhouse, which is of Italian villa architecture, is handsome and commodious and luxuriously furnished. The three dining rooms can be thrown into one banquet hall capable of seating 250 people.”

The original clubhouse of Lehigh Country Club — in the style of an Italian villa — opened on April 18,1912

By this time, the club already had 350 resident members. Five years later, that number had climbed to 456, to say nothing of Junior and non-resident members. But by 1925, membership had declined to 349. The decrease was due principally to the fact that Northampton Country Club now had an 18-hole course, and so did the new club at Bethlehem, Saucon Valley Country Club. A nine-hole course was not going to be acceptable to Lehigh Country Club much longer.

Before the year was out, the club had acquired a new site. Located near Wieda’s Mill, it consisted of two properties, the Kemmerer and Kline farms, totaling 205 acres. Running through this pretty rolling countryside was the Little Lehigh River. Purchase price was $55,000.

On May 17, 1926, the board approved a contract with Toomey and Flynn (William Flynn had recently designed Cherry Hills, outside Denver, Colo., and the Cascades Course at the Homestead, Hot Springs, Va.) to design and build a course at a cost of $109,210. Within seven months, Toomey and Flynn completed their contract. However, all of 1927 and the first months of 1928 would be required to develop the course into playing condition, chiefly because heavy rains were to create a number of washouts—broad and deep gullies—to say nothing of the sinkhole that occurred when about a third of the 10th green dropped some six or seven feet. But on Memorial Day 1928, with the club’s president, C. R. Harned, driving the first ball, the 18 opened for play.



2319 South Cedar Crest Blvd. | Allentown, PA 18103

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