Hershey Country Club

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Hershey Country Club
Club information
LocationDerry Township, Dauphin County, near Hershey, Pennsylvania
Established1930
TypePrivate
Total holes36
East
Designed byGeorge Fazio
Par71
Length7,061
Course rating74.5
West
Designed byMaurice McCarthy
Par73
Length6,860
Course rating72.6

Hershey Country Club is a country club located just outside of Hershey, Pennsylvania, which was founded in 1930 by Milton S. Hershey.

The golf course in the club hosted the PGA Championship in 1940, which Byron Nelson won and the Hershey Open from 1933 to 1941. The club has two 18 hole golf courses; the 6,860-yard, par 73 West Course which was designed by Maurice McCarthy circa 1930, and the 7,061-yard, par-71 East Course which was designed by George Fazio in 1969. The PGA Championship was contested on the West Course and the LPGA Lady Keystone Open was held on the course for almost 20 years. The club also hosted a Nationwide Tour event for eight years and the Pennsylvania Open Championship 15 times.[1]

Head golf pros at the club have included Hall of Famers Henry Picard (1934–41) and Ben Hogan (1941-51).

Professional Staff[edit]

The Hershey Country Club is under the management Hershey Entertainment and Resorts. The General Manager is Ned Graff PGA. The professional staff includes Head Professionals Sara Muldoon and Robert Kreider, along with PGA Members Steve Bostdorf and Jeff Batchelor.

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Coordinates: 40°17′49″N 76°37′40″W / 40.2969°N 76.6278°W / 40.2969; -76.6278