Bon Air Country Club’s outward 9 was opened for play in 1954 and was designed by architect William Gordon. After serving in the United States Navy in World War I, Mr. Gordon worked as a salesman and sold grass seed. Willie Park Jr. (Maidstone Club, Olympia Fields North) and Donald Ross (Pinehurst #2, Seminole) are just two of the world renowned architects that were clients of his.
Mr. Gordon would eventually come to work for the design firm run by William Flynn and Howard Toomey, the former known for his work at Lancaster CC and Shinnecock Hills. Here Mr. Gordon learned the ins and outs of golf course architecture and engineering.
Some years later Mr. Gordon opened his own design firm, eventually designing Saucon Valley’s Grace Course in Bethlehem, Sunnybrook CC in Plymouth Meeting, and of course our very own Bon Air CC outward 9.