Homeowners near the Merion Golf Club, the host of the U.S. Open in June, are hopeful of profiting from renting their homes to visitors to the area during the week of the tournament, reports The Inquirer on Philly.com.
The Bob Thomas Real Estate Team, an affiliate of Long & Foster Realtors, already has 92 listings for rentals in Merion, which is a suburb of the Greater Philadelphia area, on its website, 2013GolfRentals.com. Rental rates begin at $5,000.
Merion Golf Club, one of the oldest and most challenging courses in the country, is almost entirely surrounded by residences, which are surrounded by residences and more residences. The nearest hotels are five to 10 miles away, and many are booked.