In 1906, Mr. Ellis Gimbel and several of Philadelphia’s captains of commerce and industry came together to form a country club dedicated to golf, baseball, tennis, and the pursuit of happiness through social interaction. They built a fabulous golf course, a dozen tennis courts, a swimming pool and a sprawling clubhouse. Through their efforts, they formed a family of friends that made Philmont a home away from home. We invite you to experience the fruits of their labor and enjoy countless updates. Come see what today's Philmont Country Club has to offer!
In 1906, Mr. Ellis Gimbel and several of Philadelphia's captains of commerce and industry came together to form a country club dedicated to golf, baseball, tennis, and the pursuit of happiness through social interaction.
In 1922, the Club ushured in a new era of golf exhibitions, staging events that featured the world's best golfers. Just a few days after winning the U.S. Open, Gene Sarazen played an exhibition match at Philmont.
The Club unveiled its pool in 1926 and it quickly became a hub of social and recreational life at Philmont. The space even played host to the A.A.U. national diving championships that year.
Construction on the tennis pavilion was completed in 1976, replacing the existing "bubble" and providing the membership with a great space for indoor tennis. At the time, Philmont had a total of 15 courts.
Over the years, numerous additions and modifications have been made to keep the Club up-to-date. In 2019, a five million dollar renovation was completed. The renovation touched nearly all parts of the Club including golf, tennis, the pool, and clubhouse.