Congreso Golf Tournament
The Congreso Golf Tournament is an opportunity for all of our friends and supporters to get to know one another in a more personal way. For those of you who may be new to the outing and to Congreso, we welcome you to get to know us on the course! If you’re not a golfer but would like to support Congreso, our non-golfers also get to enjoy our five-course meal and cocktail hour, and share in the excitement of the award ceremony.
The Annual Congreso Golf Tournament takes place at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. The Philadelphia Cricket Club is one of the oldest clubs in the country founded in 1854. The Philadelphia Cricket Club is the only golf club in the country to have opened a golf course in each of the past three centuries.
In 1883, The Philadelphia Cricket Club came home to Chestnut Hill at The Club’s present location on West Willow Grove Avenue in the St. Martin’s section of Chestnut Hill. The nine-hole course was built in 1895 and a new eighteen-hole course in 1897. The old eighteen-hole course, known as St. Martin’s and now reduced to a pleasant nine-hole layout, hosted the United States Open Championships in 1907 and 1910. The Club’s head professional at the time, Willy Anderson, won four U.S. Open Championships, which is a record equaled only by Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus.
Opened on April 27, 2002, the Militia Hill Course was designed by Dr. Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry out of an old Revolutionary War encampment. Golf Digest nominated the course for best new course category for the year 2003.
In 2014, the Wissahickon Course was renovated by restoration architect Keith Foster in 2014. The new course features expanded greens, deepened bunkers, and large tracts of wavy fescue.
In 2015, it hosted the 48th PGA Professional National Championship.