The country club, originally named “Cornwells Golf Club,” was founded in 1960 and initially established as a private course. The traditional design of the golf course is the work of award-winning Architect, William Gordon. Some of Gordon’s work includes the Grace Course at Saucon Valley Country Club, Philadelphia Country Club, and Seaview Marriott Resort and Golf Pines Course.
The property was initially an English Estate (circa 1741) that was eventually purchased by Gus Hansel. Mr. Hansel was a farmer and utilized the grounds for such until 1950 when he realized the post-war growth of the Bensalem community. Farmland was becoming scarce, replaced by homes and various shopping/service areas to support the growing population of Bensalem. It was at this time Mr. Hansel employed the services of Gordon to design 18 holes around his farmhouse and barn. The farmhouse still stands today and there are future plans to restore this historical gem on the property.
Mr. Hansel passed away in 1984 and the club was purchased by Mr. Albert Bader who opened the club as semi-private, however, by 1989 the country club became a public golf course. While the course enjoyed several good years, the property became the target of a possible sale to developers. In order to keep this fine 140 acre piece of open space in the heart of Lower Bucks County, Mayor Joseph DiGirolamo and the Bensalem Council, unanimously worked towards the purchase of the course under condemnation rights and fair property value assessments. Their efforts proved successful in 2006, when Bensalem Country Club officially became BENSALEM TOWNSHIP COUNTRY CLUB!
The Country Club Today
Bensalem Township Country Club underwent some serious renovations in recent times. The banquet hall received a total overhaul and the golf course has seen vast improvement. Post the renovations, the country club has become the perfect place to celebrate any event. Our trained staff works to provide you the best services, to ensure you are satisfied, happy, and eager to have another event here. Bensalem Township Country Club is a great place to have any venue.
The Golf Course
The golf course at Bensalem Township Country Club has become one of the finest 18 hole, par 70 layouts in the Delaware Valley. Each year, the course completes new projects to improve course conditions, such as teeing ground, cart paths, and bunker renovations. Under the leadership of PGA Director of Golf, James Bogan, and Golf Course Superintendent, James Stauring, our staff works hard to maintain and improve our beautiful facility. The course is open throughout the year and is available for daily fee, private outings, and golf leagues.
Services & Activities
Bensalem Township Country Club is the perfect venue for any event. We take bookings for wedding receptions and ceremonies, funerals, birthday parties, bat mitzvahs, showers, and other celebrations or commemorations in our banquet halls, wedding halls, or outdoor gazebo.
The country club offers various facilities and activities for its clients such as dining halls for corporate events, business meetings, social gatherings and more. We serve areas in Pennsylvania including but not limited to Bucks County, PA, Philadelphia, PA, Bensalem, PA, and adjoining areas.
Get In Touch With Us
To plan or book an event, contact Kelley Nigra, Food and Beverage Manager, at 215-639-5556 – ext.2, or reach out to us on Facebook.