Our History

Learn about the rich history of Hershey Country Club, a premier golf and recreation club, steeped in tradition since 1930.

Hershey Country Club is set apart from other country clubs and golf courses in numerous ways, one of which is its rich history that can be experienced on every hole and natural fairway. Milton S. Hershey founded Hershey Country Club in 1930 as a way to enhance the lives of the citizens of Hershey and provide a way for them to relax. Since then, sporting excellence and exceptional service have been the goal, and today Hershey Country Club continues to honor the legacy of its founder and deliver premier recreation and service to every Member, on every occasion.

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Check out our interactive timeline to get an in-depth look at our sweet history, steeped in tradition, over our more than 80 years of operation and service.

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The East Course History

Each of the three courses at Hershey Country Club is steeped in a rich history of tradition, excellence, and professional-level golf. The East Course, designed by George Fazio in 1969 hosted the Reese's Cup Classic from 1997 to 2004.

The West Course History

The West Course, designed by Maurice McCarthy in 1930, hosted the 1940 PGA Championship, with the legendary Byron Nelson taking home the Wanamaker Trophy. It was also the site of the LPGA Tour's Lady Keystone Open from 1978 to 1994.

Spring Creek Golf Course

Spring Creek, designed by Maurice McCarthy in 1932, was the nation's first public golf course created for players age 17 and younger. Originally called the “Juvenile Golf Club,” the course allowed adolescent players to golf for a fee of $.35 for nine holes when it first opened. In 1969, the name was changed to highlight Spring Creek, the water hazard that winds throughout the course. In 2006, Tom Clark oversaw a course renovation that included three new hole designs, restoration of six existing holes, a tee-through-green irrigation system, turf grass replacement throughout the course, and the addition of 220 playing yards.