Golf & Country Clubs

Philadelphia Cricket Club, Wissahickon Restoration, Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County, PA

The restoration project was covered on an episode of Inside Golf. 

Nave Newell provided land surveying and civil engineering services for the restoration of Philadelphia Cricket Club's Wissahickon Golf Course, site of the 2015 PGA Championship.  Working closely with the Director of Grounds, the team secured approvals and construction was completed in just 6 months, re-opening the course in May 2014. 


Gulph Mills Golf Club, Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, PA


Nave Newell assisted Gulph Mills in obtaining the Township, County and State approvals for their new maintenance facility including Minor Land Development, Conservation District and NPDES permitting. The project included a complicated grading design to incorporate the use and preservation of two historic structures in the project area.

Nave Newell previously surveyed the existing features including an open-air terrace surrounding the back of the clubhouse.  The main project feature was construction of a roof over the existing terrace, plus a small open-air extension to the existing terrace.  The lawn area off of the terrace was graded to provide a gently sloping area that could be utilized for club events.  The lawn area now extends to a new low stone-faced retaining wall, with landscaping along the top of the wall.


Llanerch Country Club, Haverford Township, Delaware County, PA

In fall 2009, Nave Newell completed a survey of the clay  & blacktop tennis courts, pool areas, pool house and parking lot and  provided civil engineering services for a new Pool House  interconnecting the racquet courts, pavilions, pool and parking lot.

In 2012, as part of a long range master plan, the club initiated a project to position itself for the future, better serve its membership and improve its energy efficiency.  Nave Newell is teamed with the architect, ChambersUSA to provide clubhouse and parking improvements.  The project includes a clubhouse expansion, landscaped patios, 50 stall parking lot, landscaped parking lot islands, main driveway landscaping, and new parking lot lighting.


Merion Golf Club, Haverford Township, Delaware County, PA

Nave Newell worked at the site of the 2013 U.S. Open to convert an existing tented patio to an enclosed pavilion for receptions, meetings and golf events.  Situated in a significant location next to Merion’s iconic clubhouse, design for the project required grading, an infiltration basin, erosion control and a sanitary sewer connection. The new pavilion is positioned on a flagstone terrace, overlooking the first hole.  Half the terrace is covered by a permanent roof and includes seating for up to 300 people. 

On Merion’s West course, Nave Newell also performed a property line location and topographic survey of a portion of the course in order for the Club to redesign a portion of Hole #6. 


Sunnybrook Country Club, Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County, PA

Nave Newell completed a boundary survey of the 228 acre  property and prepared Land Development Plans to obtain township approval  for reconstruction of 19 greens on Sunnybrook’s golf course. Nave  Newell obtained an NPDES permit from the PA DEP and Erosion and  Sedimentation Control Plan approval from the Montgomery County  Conservation District. To reduce the project cost, Nave Newell convinced  local reviewing agencies that sediment traps and basins were not  necessary since the reconstruction resulted in minimal earth  disturbance.

Nave Newell quickly obtained approvals within a 6 month timeframe so construction could be completed during the growing season, minimizing disruption to course operations. Additionally, Nave Newell assisted the Club and architect with obtaining a waiver from land development for their club house renovation and expansion project.


Cedarbrook Country Club, Whitpain Township, Montgomery County, PA

Nave Newell surveyed the 12 acre site for land development and prepared Demolition Plans for the existing clubhouse and Land Development Plans for construction of a new clubhouse, pool house and associated parking and utilities. Close team coordination was required to maintain use of the existing clubhouse during construction of the new building, new utility lines and abandonment and removal of all old utilities. The design of a creative stormwater management system was necessary to comply with the stringent NPDES requirements for the site located in an area that does not infiltrate.

We specialize in providing civil engineering, land surveying, land planning, and landscape architecture services to the communities within Chester County, PA; Delaware County, PA; Montgomery County, PA; Bucks County, PA; and the City of Philadelphia. Our portfolio also includes work throughout DE, MD, NJ, and VA.