The History of McCall Golf
On January 1, 1912 the Philadelphia Electric Company (PECO) Athletic Association purchased some land on Kelly’s Lane (now Lynn Boulevard) for baseball team competition among companies that would one day become PECO Energy. On May 12, 1912, “Kelly’s Field” was formally dedicated. The site quickly became a popular location for employees who also participated in track, soccer, tennis, archery, trapshooting and family picnics.
On May 15, 1919, Kelly’s Field was rededicated to the fifteen PECO employees who died in France during World War I and was renamed “Howard McCall Field” in honor of Captain Howard McCall, who died in combat in 1918. Howard McCall was the son of Joseph P. McCall, President of PECO.
Originally an old farm complete with rolling corn fields, a house and barn, the site has evolved into the conference center and recreation complex it is today with 77 acres for golf, softball , football, tennis, corporate meetings and social events. Participation in sports is open to all regular Exelon East employees and their spouses.
Many things have changed since 1912. Today we are McCall Golf & Country Club, a private 18 hole, par 66 golf course (featuring holes originally designed by Donald Ross and William Flynn) with conference facilities catering to group meetings, training programs, wedding receptions, Mitzvahs and private parties. Come see the 21st Century version of McCall!