Schuylkill Country Club
Turned 100 in 2021
The Pottsville Republican announced the Club's opening on May 10, 1921 with these enticing words. "The new club presents a most magnificent sight, the grounds adjoin the clubhouse being beautifully laid out. A golf course and tennis court for the members promise to be in constant use." The same could be said today, except for the tennis courts there are now Pickleball courts, and a new pool with a renovated recreational center.
In 2021 the Club celebrated it's 100th anniversary with numerous events including the "Family Centennial Fair' in May.
In 1905, the club was formed in Pottsville as the 'Outdoor Club of Pottsville'. In 1919, the members of the 'Outdoor Club of Pottsville' decided to purchase a scenic piece of property in Orwigsburg, PA, and build a 9-hole golf course and clubhouse. The original 9-holes of the golf course were designed by world-renowned golf course architect Willie Park Jr., and in 1921, the course and clubhouse opened and the members officially moved from the Pottsville location to Orwigsburg.
In the mid 1940'2 the course was redesigned to 18 holes by another world-renowned golf course architect, Donald Ross. Ross was involved in designing or redesigning around 400 courses from 1900-1948, laying the foundation for America's golf industry. His challenging layout is known for its fabulously maintained playing conditions in a peaceful, quiet atmosphere.
The existing building is still the main focus of the clubhouse today. Over the years the club has grown into more than just a place for golf. With a variety of memberships available Schuylkill is now an ideal place for family and friends to meet and enjoy the many social activities that are held throughout the years!