HISTORY

The Union League of Philadelphia, founded in 1862 as a patriotic society to support the Union, entered into the world of golf in 2014 with the purchase of The Union League Golf Club at Torresdale, formerly Torresdale-Frankford Country Club. In 2018, following overwhelming positive reception from the membership, the League decided to expand the footprint of golf to the Jersey Shore by purchasing Union League National Golf Club, formerly Sand Barrens Golf Club. Ever expanding, in 2021 the League purchased Union League Liberty Hill, formerly the Ace Club and Conference Center. With three unique properties, the League is committed to offering our members an unparalleled golf experience through diverse programming and exceptional amenities.

1862
1896
1920 to 1921
1926
1982
1997
2003
2014
2018
2021
2022
2022

1862

The Union League of Philadelphia was founded in 1862 as a patriotic society to support the Union and the policies of President Abraham Lincoln.

1896

Torresdale Country Club is founded and later named Torresdale Golf Club.

1920 to 1921

Torresdale Golf Club and the Frankford Club come together to form Torresdale-Frankford Country Club. Donald Ross is contracted to build the new golf course.

1926

Roxborough Country Club relocates to Lafayette Hill, the future site of Union League Liberty Hill.

1982

Rees Jones redesigns Eagle Lodge Golf Course, formerly known as Roxborough Country Club.

1997

Sand Barrens, designed by Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry, opens on the Jersey Shore as 27-hole public golf course.

2003

Gary Player redesigns and expands the Eagle Lodge Golf Course in 2003, which became the Ace Club.

2014

Architect: Donald Ross

Holes: 18

Year Built: 1921

The Union League merges with Torresdale-Frankford Country Club and renames it "The Union League Golf Club at Torresdale."

The League invested in renovating the historical clubhouse and restoring the golf course.  

2018

Architect: Dr. Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry

Holes: 27

Year Built: 1997, 2018 (Fry, Straka)

The Union League acquires Sand Barrens Golf Club and hires original course architect Dana Fry and his current partner Jason Straka to renovate the golf course.  

2021

Architect: Gary Player

Holes: 18

Year Built: 2003

During the height of the Covid-19 Pandemic, The Union League acquires The Ace Club and renames the property "Union League Liberty Hill".  

2022

content: 'The Union League is set to Host PGA Works in the spring of 2022.

2022

National's completed renovation is expected to debut in July 2022.

GOLF AMENITIES

Conveniently located in the surrounding areas of Philadelphia are three distinguishable golf courses that comprise Union League Golf. These amenities of The Union League of Philadelphia represent the spirit and direction of the club through the preservation of their unique history and ambitious transformation of each property.

plan your trip

loading...