Season 4 Week 17 : French Creek Golf Club
Skills Challenge Winner
Week 17 - 2014
Group: Macintosh Engineering
Weekly Champion: Gary Siano
French Creek Golf Club
The French Creek Golf Club lies in Northern Chester County nestled among the rolling hills once home to the Lenne-Lenapi Indians. The area was originally named "Le Beauf "or "Beef" Creek by the French, due to the bison that roamed the creek side. During the Revolutionary War, General Washington marched his troops through the French Creek watershed and often stopped for weapons and armament that were made at the Hopewell Furnace located nearby. General Washington, along with his English settlers later named the creek, French Creek for the original settlers.
French Creek Golf Club opened its course in 2003. Designed by Gil Hanse, esteemed worldwide for authentic golf course craftsmanship, French Creek was created with minimal earth and environmental disturbance allowing the site to remain rich in beauty, dramatic terrain and wildlife. The 23,000 square foot clubhouse was completed in 2005 and sits on the site of a beautiful old homestead surrounded by many of its original buildings. French Creek Golf Club is a gem among exclusive golf clubs in the Berks and Chester County area. Flowing brooks, woodlands and natural golf hazards offer a unique and incomparable round of golf for players of all skill levels.