Union League Golf Club at Torresdale

4.5000000000 4.5 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6609 yards
  • Slope: 143
  • Rating: 72.8
  • Layout

  • Grant & Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19114, Philadelphia County
  • (215) 637-7500, (215) 824-2155
  • (215) 637-5269
  • www.unionleague.org
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Year built: 1896
Architect(s): Willie Campbell (1896), Donald Ross (1921), Stephen Kay (2015)
Type: Private
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Year round


Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes


Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 70 6609 yards 72.8 143
Blue 70 6227 yards 71.0 140
White 70 5797 yards 68.9 137
White (W) 70 5797 yards 74.4 140
Green 70 4895 yards 65.6 127
Green (W) 70 4895 yards 70.2 132

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 5.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 2 Reviews
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recommend this course

2 out of 2 reviews



Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"tough greens"

sixeagles's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Philly Advisor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I used to caddy there years ago and played often. This year I played in two events there with the improvements by Stephen Kay. Tree removal improved playability and sight lines of this wonderful old course. Bunkers are restored and in good shape while the greens remain the toughest around with nary a flat spot on any of them. If you are putting from above the hole you better be very defensive. Practice facility is state of the art.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging

I recommend this course

"Torresdale Frankfort - New Union League course"

sfre50's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I was interested to see this course after the Union League took it over and put a lot of money into it. The facilities are very nice, although I did not eat - the restaurant looked beautiful and the locker room was great.

The course itself was very nice, I played from the middle tees so I didn't get the full brunt of the course - but the greens were extremely quick. On 1 my playing partner putted past the hole and it rolled back in - I would actually say on one or two holes it was a little unfair. Don't miss long, and make sure to not short side yourself, in addition to the greens being quick, they were small and sloped.

some well placed fairway bunkers came into play for me, and some other tough challenges to the course.....very nice place to play a challenging round.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate

I recommend this course

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