December 10, 2012 update: It took a little over a year to build the course. Construction began on April 12, 1915 and the course opened on May 29, 1916. Read about it below from the April 12, 1915 edition of the Evening Public Ledger.
You’ll notice the name William Flynn in the article. He went on to become quite the golf course architect, with Shinnecock Hills on Long Island being his masterpiece. In the Philly area his courses include Philadelphia Country Club, Rolling Green GC, and Lancaster CC among others. The definitive book on Flynn was penned by Wayne Morrison and Tom Paul and is called “The Nature Faker – William S. Flynn, Golf Course Architect”. To purchase this electronic book, contact Wayne.