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Nov132017

Report: Aronimink To Get 2027 PGA, 2020 KPMG Women's PGA

Joe Juliano reports for The Philadelphia Inquirer that recently-restored Donald Ross-designed Aronimink will host the 2027 PGA, 2020 KPMG Women's PGA in addition to its already planned hosting of the BMW Championship in 2018.

He writes:

Officials said about 85 percent of the project was completed before work stopped in early spring, and that the entire undertaking will be completed early in 2018.

Aronimink last hosted a PGA Championship in 1962 and waited a long time for a second one. The PGA of America named it as host of the 1993 PGA but the club pulled out of the agreement in November 1990 when it determined it could not have minorities as part of its membership by the time of the event.

In August, Juliano previewed the Gil Hanse and Jim Wagner-led restoration of Aronimink, which had been modified many times, most recently by the Fazio firm. The story includes a gallery of all 18 Hanse restoration drawings.

Some recent photos of the course post-restoration:

Fall colors on Aronimink #7 🍂🍁⛳️! #donaldross #propergolf

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Reader Comments (19)

Wow. Exciting.
11.13.2017 | Unregistered CommenterGreenwichGolfer
I just don't understand this bent to announce major venues 10 years out... besides... we don't even know if Aronimink is gonna be able to contain that 2027 6'10" Chinese kid bombing it an average of 396 off the tee... :-)
11.13.2017 | Unregistered CommenterRobopz
Will a May date impact the course?
11.13.2017 | Unregistered CommenterScott
Over the years, most "bunker clusters" originally designed by Ross have been merged into one bunker. According to John Gosselin, Aronimink's golf course superintendent, 75 bunkers are spread throughout the layout now. The restoration plans call for 173 bunkers.

More individual bunkers = more edges = more maintenance and more difficult maintenance since the machine cant do long runs.. Not surprising the GCS said what he did.
Right now, there is only one 54 hole LPGA event in Northeast (ShopRite near Atlantic City); Could Brooklawn, Worcester (first Ryder Cup and men's and women's opens), or some other NE course host '25 Solheim in honor of LPGA's 75th?
11.13.2017 | Unregistered CommenterPG
Wow. I count 10 bunkers in that green complex. Unnecessary.
11.13.2017 | Unregistered CommenterRedneck
B R E A K I N G....

The PGA of America is proud to announce the venue for the 2067 PGA Championship and 2072 Ryder Cup will be played "somewhere" on a splendid yet to be designed Gil Hanse course after a complete restoration by Hanse's yet to be conceived grandson is complete... Developing....
11.13.2017 | Unregistered CommenterRobopz
LOL rob the future for rewards in the present seems to be the M-O of today's leaders and "stakeholders"
11.13.2017 | Unregistered CommenterOle Tom Morris
Robopz,

To be fair the PGA of America had to award the 2067 PGA Championship to that splendid course because the USGA was close to giving it the 2065 US Open.
11.13.2017 | Unregistered CommenterGriffin
If the Solar Federation does not get the PGA and Ryder Cup in 2112, then what kind of control have they really assumed???
11.13.2017 | Unregistered CommenterMJR
Will Aronimink be restored again before 2027?
11.13.2017 | Unregistered CommenterOWGR Fan
@PG - No US Open site is available until 2028. Why on earth would any of the those events impact a future US Open @ Oakland Hills? 10 years from now (at the absolute earliest) it's likely none of those other events will even exist.
11.13.2017 | Unregistered CommenterOWGR Fan
Unlike Oakland Hills, Inverness is undergoing restoration. Aronimink could be fixed up after '20 KPMG
11.13.2017 | Unregistered CommenterPG
The greater Philly area sure has some nice old courses... Merion, Philadelphia Cricket Club, Aronimink, etc...
11.14.2017 | Unregistered CommenterJupiter
Griffin... 10-4.... :-)
11.14.2017 | Unregistered CommenterRobopz
The last several years have shown May to be tremendous playing conditions in the philly area...no idea if global warming will become global cooling again by 2027 but for now this shows great potential.
11.14.2017 | Unregistered CommenterJS
I am interested in all the upcoming Tour events at Aronimink, perhaps the most being the Women's PGA. Will they play pretty much the same course setup as the men, just from more appropriate tees? I hope so. I think that will really identify the better LPGA players.
11.14.2017 | Unregistered CommenterJoe Bausch
May > August in Philadelphia. Lower humidity and much better chance for a firm and fast presentation.

Worst case weather scenarios

A late spring and rough is not up, usually this is the toughest conditions we face as the lies are so unpredictable, this is usually paired with firm and fast conditions.

Lots of rain, same risk as August with fewer electric storms.

If a golfer friend asks me what month to visit Philadelphia, my answer is May and closer to the middle of the month the better.
11.14.2017 | Unregistered CommenterPABoy

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