Merion Golf Club Membership Cost

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This is one of the oldest golf clubs in the US, as it was originally founded in 1896. It opened its East Course in 1912, replacing the original course. It opened the West Course in 1914, becoming the first club in the US to boast of two 18-hole championship layouts. 

It has played host to numerous prestigious events, including the 1930 US Amateur, the 1934 US Open, the 1960 World Amateur Team Championship, and the 1971 US Open (where Lee Trevino dramatically won an 18-hole playoff victory over Jack Nicklaus. It also hosted the 2013 US Open. 

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Jack Nicklaus once said that “Acre for acre, Merion may be the best test of golf in the world”. High praise from the legend, but he’s not the only one with such a high regard for the Merion Golf Club. It has also been regularly considered among the most exclusive golf clubs in the entire world. 

Its home website doesn’t contain any membership cost information, but Forbes has reported that the initiation fees start at $70,000. The annual dues start at $6,000 and can go up a lot more. 

USGA Championships at Merion (Event and Winner):

  • 1904 Women’s Amateur – Georgianna Bishop
  • 1909 Women’s Amateur – Dorothy Campbell
  • 1916 U.S. Amateur – Charles Evans, Jr.
  • 1924 U.S. Amateur – Robert T. Jones, Jr.
  • 1926 Women’s Amateur – Helen Stetson
  • 1930 U.S. Amateur – Robert T. Jones, Jr.
  • 1934 U.S. Open – Olin Dutra
  • 1949 Women’s Amateur – Dorothy Germain Porter
  • 1950 U.S. Open – Ben Hogan
  • 1954 Curtis Cup – United States
  • 1960 World Amateur – United States (an international competition conducted by the International Golf Federation, not the USGA)
  • 1966 U.S. Amateur – Gary Cowan
  • 1971 U.S. Open – Lee Trevino
  • 1981 U.S. Open – David Graham
  • 1989 U.S. Amateur – Chris Patton
  • 1998 U.S. Girl’s Junior – Leigh Anne Hardin
  • 2005 U.S. Amateur – Edoardo Molinari
  • 2009 Walker Cup – United States
  • 2013 U.S. Open – Justin Rose

Scheduled Future Events

  • 2022 Curtis Cup Match
  • 2026 U.S. Amateur
  • 2030 U.S. Open
  • 2034 U.S. Women’s Open
  • 2046 U.S. Women’s Open
  • 2050 U.S. Open

Player’s Notes

While the West Course is amazing, it’s not surprising that the East Course is more famous. It’s not just its lofty history, with lots of championship events held there. It’s also because it’s not long by current standards, but it’s still difficult to play. Every hole is a challenge. 

This is located in Haverford Township, Pennsylvania near the border with Philadelphia. That’s why if you play here, you’ll be hobnobbing with Philadelphia’s elite.

For more information about Merion Golf Club, visit their wiki official website.