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About Kennett Square Golf and Country Club

Kennett Square Golf & Country Club is situated on 135 acres in the rolling hills of Chester County, PA. KSGCC stands by a heritage of friendliness and service supported by guest services that take an upbeat and friendly approach to making your experience memorable, with attentive assistance and flexible accommodations.

Since its founding in 1922, KSGCC has been a friendly and comfortable haven for its members. Offering golf, racquet sports, and swimming, opportunities abound for good-natured sporting challenges, and lessons with the area’s top sports professionals. An outstanding restaurant for dining and club social events along with banquet facilities for entertaining guests or business colleagues give KSGCC a welcoming, yet exclusive atmosphere.

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Employment

At KSGCC we strive to continually meet or exceed our members’ expectations with a professional and dedicated staff. We look forward to having you experience the KSGCC standard of service excellence.

Employment Application

You can mail or drop off your application in person.

Available Positions

Full-time positions offer medical and dental benefits, paid vacation and a 401k plan.

Club History

Early in 1922, a group of 26 men met in the Kennett Square fire house to talk about organizing a golf club. During the months that followed they were able to interest friends and neighbors in the project, and on December 15 the first parcel of land, 1.5 acres, was purchased.

It was a start. Two days after Christmas, a charter was granted to the Kennett Square Golf and Country Club. John W. Chalfant was elected president. The board of governors consisted of ten members and an elected president.

Late in 1936 the Club leased approximately 34 acres of rolling Chester County farmland across the road. Now it was possible to add a second nine holes, which were also laid out by Donald Ross and intermingled with the original nine.

In early March of 1923, construction got underway on a two-story stone and frame Clubhouse, and by the end of that month the Club had acquired, in two separate purchases, 99.7 acres to go with the original lot.

There was now ground enough for golf, and though it might have been possible to lay out a full eighteen on the 101-acre property, a decision was made to build only nine holes. Donald Ross was retained to design the first nine, several holes of which opened for play late that same year.

On the 4th of July, 1940, Kennett Square’s 18-hole course was dedicated amidst considerable fanfare. The highlight of the celebration was an exhibition match that featured Gene Sarazen, Wilmington’s Ed "Porky" Oliver, the Club’s head professional, Willie Palumbo, and its Club champion, Willard McConnell.

In the years to come, Kennett Square would build a large swimming pool, seven tennis courts, and four platform tennis courts. The Clubhouse would be expanded and renovated, and the golf course toughened to the point where today, despite measuring only 6,113 yards from the regular tees (6,416 from the back), and with a par of 71, it has a Slope of 134.

Through the efforts of the members and staff, the Club has had the honor of hosting the 2001 US Open Men’s Qualifier, 2002 US Open Women’s Qualifier and the 2003 US Open Boys’ Qualifier.