Golfing at The Springhaven Club
Late in 1903, the present property of The Springhaven Club in Wallingford was purchased. Here, on essentially level terrain, an 18-hole course was laid out and opened in 1904. This course replaced Springhaven’s former location at Providence Road and Jackson Street in nearby Media that was originally founded in 1896.
According to The Architects of Golf, by Geoffrey S. Cornish and Ronald E. Whitten, it was Ida Dixon who was responsible for the design of the course, making her the first female golf architect in America, probably in the world. Mrs. Dixon also served as president of the Women’s Golf Association of Philadelphia from 1911 through 1916. Others who have made design changes include Horace Rawlins, Herbert H. Baker (1910), and William Flynn (ca. 1920s). Three holes were rebuilt in 2005, #5, #6 and #18.
The Springhaven Club’s challenging and enjoyable 18-hole course features three sets of tees:
Though relatively flat from a topography stand point and very visible to the golfer from the 1st tee to 18th green, the course boasts subtle nuances that take years to discover and even longer to master. Unlike many other area courses, Springhaven’s narrow fairways and tight tree lines require accuracy off the tee, long hitters are advised to leave drivers in their bag on the back side, and greens conceal near invisible breaks and challenges regardless of pin placement.
When playing at The Springhaven Club it is important to remember that length is not the key. Accuracy and course management rule the day for a golfer to play their best round. With 80+ bunkers, five holes with water hazards and a number of holes that require a demanding approach, Springhaven is sure to test the most experienced golfer, while a well-placed tee shot allows the beginner a par opportunity!
Members enjoy the course on their own terms. There are no advanced tee time reservations. Members are welcome to walk and carry their bag, take a golf cart or take advantage of our Caddy Program.
Practice Facilities, including an expansive Putting Green, double-ended Driving Range and short game practice Chipping Green, as well as lessons offered by our PGA Professionals are available to provide Members with confidence in their skills and increase enjoyment of the game.
Our Golf Shop provides only the best equipment supplied by the industry’s leaders and offers an ever-changing line of the most current trending soft goods. Special pricing is available for members.
The Men's Locker Room includes the Howard Hudson Room / Men’s Grille where cigar smoking is permitted and a shoe room with an attendant to provide prompt shoe cleaning and maintenance services. Women Members and guests have their own private Locker Room with a bird’s-eye view of the course. After golf, players gather together for a bite to eat and good cheer in the full-service Members’ Grille, complete with seasonal screened porch, the Main Bar or Charter Dining Room.
The Springhaven Club welcomes Golf Outings and tournaments throughout the golf season. The Club can accommodate outings of 16 to 144 players and extends use of its many amenities to organizations, companies and families, as well as to amateur and professional tournaments, tours and qualifiers. We ensure a program tailored to your specific needs and will assist from planning through play to provide a successful and memorable event.
For information on Membership at The Springhaven Club, we invite you to call us at 610.876.8187 or email us here. We hope to hear from you soon and look forward to welcoming you to The Springhaven Club.