Founded in 1912 by a couple of prominent local Jewish businessmen who’d been refused playing privileges at nearby golf clubs, Mountain Ridge Country Club had a 9-hole course in play soon after its formation.
Set amidst pine, oak and maple in southern New Jersey, Hidden Creek was the brainchild of its owner, Roger Hansen, grandson of the Norwegian construction magnate Ole Hansen.
Morris County Golf Club was “founded in 1894 as a women-only club and hosted the 1896 US Women’s Amateur before being co-opted by the husbands – and hosting the men’s version two years later."
Named after Charles Banks, the CB Macdonald and Seth Raynor associate known for his “steep and deep” bunkers, the Banks course at Forsgate Country Club came into play in 1931.
This venerable course has hosted national championships on several occasions over the years and Atlantic City Country Club claim to have coined the golfing term “birdie”.
Robert Trent Jones and Roger Rulewich carved the 27 holes at Metedeconk National Golf Club out of dense woodland. The 1st and 2nd nines form the original course but the 3rd loop is highly regarded.
The iconic Statue of Liberty stands just over a mile from the par three 14th hole at Liberty National Golf Club where the course was laid out in 2006 on the New Jersey side of New York Harbor.
The Trump National Old course at Bedminster was designed by Tom Fazio and it opened for play as a private members track in 2004.
The Ridge at Back Brook’s 18-hole layout is a Tom Fazio course that debuted in 2002. Fairways are routed around a rather hilly property where rocky outcrops have to be negotiated occasionally.
Founded in 1893, Montclair Golf Club is one of the nation’s oldest clubs. Donald Ross designed a 27-hole layout in 1922, with an additional nine (the Fourth) constructed by Charles Banks six years later.