The First Golf

Before the Eagles Mere golf course was built, there were several awkward attempts at bringing golf to the mountain. In the parlance of golf...
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Eagles Mere Golf Club formed

Near the end of the 1911 summer season, after the Eagles Mere Athletic Association had still...
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The Course Opened

The Williamsport Gazette and Bulletin announced on June 17, 1913: The new course, on what was...
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The Club Joined USGA

After the first summer of the new course, the Eagles Mere Golf Club became one of the early members of the...
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The First Pro, Joe Higgins

As the 1914 season was beginning, the Eagles Mere Golf Club hired its first golf professional. He was 25...
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A Course Designer was Hired

In 1915, according to Bill Albertini, who later served as president of both the Eagles Mere Country Club...
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Flynn Designed the Rest

Flynn, who was just beginning his long career as a golf course architect, was retained to expand the...
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A 14-Hole Course

Five holes added to the course in time for play during the summer of 1918.
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Heavy Play in the 20s

When the 18-hole Eagles Mere golf course was finally opened for play in 1923, the road up the mountain from...
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An 18 Hole Golf Course

It took five more years to carve out the remaining four holes. They were cut out of the forest on a hilly...
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The Boy Scout Caddy Camp

One major problem in the era long before riding golf carts became popular was finding enough caddies to carry...
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The Number 2 Course

The 18-hole Eagles Mere golf course became so popular and crowded that in 1924 the club decided to build...
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Part of the Second Course Opened

The first five holes of the Number Two Course were opened for play in the summer of 1927 while...
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Second Course Abandoned

After the first five holes were constructed, pretty much as Flynn designed them, there were drastic changes in the...
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Higgins Returns

Joe Higgins, who had been the Eagles Mere Golf Club’s first golf pro from 1914 to 1916...
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The Reorganization Plan

Intense negotiations between the bondholder group and club lawyers eventually...
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Last of the Boy Scout Caddies

While all this fast-paced golf was going on, a longtime Eagles Mere tradition was coming...
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Caddies and Carts

Now the caddy camp was phasing out and the club had built a shelter for...
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Initiation Fees began

The early 1970s were financial lean years for the club. The closings of the...
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The Albertini Era

So many great changes moved the club forward during the Bill Albertini Era...
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Clubhouse Reconstruction

The next major physical improvement was the clubhouse, the old structure...
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New Maintenance Facility

In 1995 the old maintenance facility, actually little more than a barn in the...
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Golf Course Irrigation System

In 1996 the club wanted to build an irrigation system to water the golf course...
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New Greens

The 4th green and 14th green were rebuilt in the early 2000’s.
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New Bunkers

All of the existing bunkers were rebuilt in 2011. The existing bunkers were in...
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Breaking 100

In 2011 the club turned 100 years old and celebrated the centennial year...
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