Malvern Resident, Acclaimed Golf Course Architect Sees His Work Take Center Stage

Mark Hostutler
Image of Gil Hanse via Wikipedia.

Malvern resident Gil Hanse, the acclaimed golf course architect who spent several years wrapping up the restoration of nearby Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, is happy to see the course take center stage during this week’s Women’s PGA Championship, writes Neil Geoghegan for the Daily Local News.

Aronimink was envisioned by Scottish-born Donald Ross – a well-known figure in golf course design – and first opened in 1928. The course has deteriorated over the years, but thanks to a three-decade effort, it has been reimagined and returned to its original brilliance.

Now, devoid of spectators and various other potential distractions, this classic venue is finally getting the chance to shine in its true glory.


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“You have these great green complexes” with no spectators standing around them, said Hanse, “so you can see the scale and the elevation changes.”

Hanse has restored several of Ross’s works before and is always sure to “preserve and protect their legacy.”

Still, Aronimink stands out among them.

“I think Aronimink was his attempt to try to show off the potential of the place and do something truly special,” said Hanse.

Read more about Gil Hanse in the Daily Local News here.

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