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Recognized almost universally as the best golf course on the planet, Pine Valley is built among the sandy pinelands of southern New Jersey, around 20 miles south-east of Philadelphia. The course wa...

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The prestigious Somerset Hills Country Club was founded in 1899, its early members golfing on a cramped nine-hole course beside the Ravine Lake in north-central New Jersey. Lacking the space requir...

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Among the hundred oldest golf clubs in America, the Ridgewood Country Club was founded in 1890 but relocated from the village of Ridgewood to its present home in the neighboring New Jersey borough ...

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The oldest country club in New Jersey, the Essex County Country Club has a long and glorious history dating back its inception in 1887 as a club for the ‘encouragement of athletic exercises and spo...

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One of the surprise packets of northern New Jersey, the Plainfield County Club was established in 1890 but today golf’s on a restored Donald Ross masterpiece that dates back to 1921. Built atop the...

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‘Galloway National has unique personality, character, strength and variety.’ Tom Fazio

Opening in 1995, Galloway National was developed by banker Vernon Hill, a regular golfer in the Atlant...

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Established by a New York socialite in the mid-1890s, the Baltusrol Golf Club is located a short drive west of Manhattan and set in the foothills of a northern New Jersey mountain. Although the clu...

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Established by a New York socialite in the mid-1890s, the Baltusrol Golf Club is located a short drive west of Manhattan and set in the foothills of a northern New Jersey mountain. Although the clu...

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A short drive from Pine Valley, but without the big reputation, the Hidden Creek Golf Club is yet another private club gem from Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, the course occupying sandy pine-covered ...

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The century-old Mountain Ridge Country Club in north-east New Jersey, is a Donald Ross design that was founded in 1912 by frustrated Jewish golfers unable to join nearby private country clubs. The ...

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The prestigious Somerset Hills Country Club was founded in 1899, its early members golfing on a cramped nine-hole course beside the Ravine Lake in north-central New Jersey. Lacking the space requir...

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