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||Atlantic City Country Club is a challenge
to play as each hole defines the golf course on a championship
level. The courseâs beauty lies just beyond the greens where you
can escape into a coastal setting that offers over acres of
lushness, surrounded by tidal marshes and views of the Atlantic
City skyline. These fast undulating
greens and velvet fairways offer an incredible sense of purity.
Ranked 8th in the State of New Jersey by Golf
Digest Best Courses To Play. Just in case you’re
interested in golf history, this is where the term “Birdie” was originated in
1898 (Look for the plaque near the practice green behind the
club house). Exclusive club owned by Harrah’s Entertainment that
has just recently opened to the public. Golf Week Magazine
named Atlantic City Country Club the # 1 Public – Daily Fee Golf
Course in New Jersey. Come join AC Country Club for a day of first class golf
and historic charm.
ACCC Course Information
John Reid (1897),
Willie Park Jr (1915), Howard C. Toomey & William S.
Flynn (1925), Tom Doak (1999)
||Public (was private for 100
years) / Semi Private
/ jeans, collared shirt and Bermuda shorts
||March 17 to December 31.
||Complete driving range and
Atlantic City Country Club Tee Times
– Last Group
||Calloway – Big Bertha woods
||Tap Room offers Breakfast
Link to Scorecard
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||A4 Greens – L3 Bent
||One of the United States most historic golf
courses. Atlantic City Country Club is a must play on your trip
to AC! From the locker room
experience to the Tap Room for breakfast or lunch along with an incredible golf
course, you won’t be disappointed. We recommend chef Brian’s
broiled crab cake for lunch. Take a walk through the locker room
and see names like Hale Irwin, Fred Couples, Roger Clemens, Joe Pesci, Willie Mays and many more. This links style course features
a few tree lined fairways, several fairway bunkers and quick greens. The terrain is
predominantly flat and easy to walk if you prefer to walk. A few
fairways have hills that will cause uneven lies. Water comes into play on
7 holes. The course plays from 6,175 to 6,539 yards and is
suitable for all handicaps. Atlantic City Country Club was built
on the water, overlooking the Atlantic City Skyline, Tom Doak recently redesigned several holes
to prevent damage from rising salt water. Just a short drive
from Atlantic City, Enjoy!
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FROM NORTH JERSEY & NEW YORKFollow the Garden State Parkway
South to Exit 36 (Northfield/Margate). Turn right off exit ramp
onto Tilton Road (Route 563 East). Proceed 3 miles to the 7th
traffic light. Make a sharp left turn onto Shore Road. The club
entrance is one mile on the right.
Follow the AC Expressway to Exit 7-S which is the Garden State
Parkway. Exit the Parkway at Exit 36 (Northfield/Margate). Turn
right off exit ramp onto Tilton Road (Route 563 East). Proceed 3
miles to the 7th traffic light. Make a sharp left
turn onto Shore Road. The club entrance is one mile on the
right. 2. Or follow Route 42 (from Walt Whitman Bridge) to Route
322 – Black Horse Pike. When you reach the Shore Mall traffic
light, bear right onto Tilton Road (Route 563). Proceed 3 miles
to the 7th traffic light. Make a sharp left turn onto Shore
Road. The club entrance is one mile on the right
FROM WILMINGTON / DELAWARE
Follow Route 40 East to the town of Malaga. Turn left onto Dutch
Mill Road (approx. 6 miles) Bear left onto Pitney Hollow Road.
Proceed to Route 322; turn right onto Route 322 – Black Horse
Pike. When you reach the Shore Mill traffic light, bear right
onto Tilton Road (Route 563), Proceed 3 miles to the 7th traffic
light. Make a sharp left turn onto Shore Road. The club entrance
is one mile on the right
FROM CAPE MAY / SOUTH JERSEY
Take Garden State parkway to Exit
36 (Northfield/Margate). Turn left at light at end of ramp. At
the second traffic light Tilton Road, turn right Proceed East on
Tilton Road (Route 563) to the 6th traffic light. Make a sharp
left turn onto Shore Road; the club entrance is one mile on the
FROM ATLANTIC CITY
Take the AC Expressway West to Exit 4: Pleasantville exit (first
exit past tollbooth). Turn left at end of off ramp onto Franklin
Ave. At the next light turn right onto Route 322 – Black Horse
Pike. At next light turn left onto Main Street (Dunkin Donuts on
left corner). Main Street becomes Shore Road in Northfield.
Atlantic City Country Club entrance is on the left approximately 3 blocks past the
County Stillwater facilities building.
From North Atlantic City (Resorts, etc.) follow Route 30 – White
Horse Pike to the Delilah Road exit ramp. Follow the ramp to
Delilah road. Turn left at the first light onto Main Street
which turns into Shore Road in Northfield. The entrance to
Atlantic City Country Club is
on the left approx. 3 blocks past the County Stillwater
From South Atlantic City, take Route 322/40 – Black Horse Pike
approx. 3 miles to Main Street (Dunkin Donuts on left corner).
Turn left onto Main Street which turns into Shore Road in
Northfield. The entrance to the Historic Atlantic City Country
Club is on the left approx. 3 blocks
past the County Stillwater facilities building.
Atlantic City Country
Doesn’t get any more
prestigious than this in New Jersey!
Atlantic City Country ClubKey Events Held: U.S. Amateur
(1901), U.S. Women’s Open (1948, 1965, 1975), U.S. Women’s
Senior Amateur (1967), U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur (1997), PGA
Inaugural Seniors (1980), Atlantic City Commemorative (2004),
Atlantic City Celebrity Kids’ Classic (2000-01), Ron Jaworski
Celebrity Golf Challenge (1999-present).
Awards Won: GolfDigest
ranked ACCC as the #1 Public Daily Fee Golf Course (New Jersey) – Golf Week (2006), Top 100
Classic Golf Courses in America – Golf Week (2006), Ranked 5th
among Golf Digest’s best in state (New Jersey), Named by Golf &
Travel as one of America’s Best 40 Resort Courses.
HISTORY: When one first
talks about the history of Atlantic City Country Club, the first
thing that comes to mind, is the proud distinctions of “The
Birthplace of the Birdie,” as well as being the site where the
term “Bird” was coined.
Founded in 1897, AC Country
hosted the U.S. Amateur in 1901 won by Walter J. Travis. Travis,
who designed Westchester Country Club’s West Course, Garden City
Golf Club and Equinox Golf Links, was a three-time winner of the
U.S. Amateur and a six-time medalist in the event. Travis took
up golf at age 36 and won his three U.S. Amateurs by age 42.
The U.S. Women’s Open made its
first stop in Atlantic City in 1948, as Mildred Didrikson, Babe
Zaharias was the winner. The “Babe,” as she was called, posted a
score of 300 and defeated Elizabeth Hicks by eight strokes.
Seventeen years later the USGA
made a return visit to AC Country Club and Carol Mann came away with victory. Mann
opened with 78, but rebounded with rounds of 70-70-72 to win by
two shots over Kathy Cornelius. In 1965 a couple of firsts were
marked, as the final round was telecast nationally for the first
time and the last two rounds were played in two days instead of
one as before.
The U.S. Women’s Open returned in
1975, as Sandra Palmer recorded one of only two rounds under par
all week to win by four. Palmer finished at seven-over-par to
finish ahead of JoAnne Carner, Sandra Post and amateur Nancy
Lopez. The wind, which was extremely strong all week, grew
fiercer during the final round and Palmer was one of just three
players to shoot par on the last day. The second place result
was one of Lopez’ four runners-up finishes at this event, the
only coveted title that eluded her throughout her career.
Legendary amateur champion Carol
Semple Thompson captured the 1997 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur at
Atlantic City. Thompson, who has played in this event since its
inception in 1987, also captured the tournament in 1990. Playing
the course at just under 6,000 yards and a par of 72, Thompson
defeated Leslie Shannon, 2 & 1 in the championship match.
Shannon was one down heading into the 16th, but dumped her
approach into the water and she could not recover.
The PGA’s Champions Tour made its
first foray into golf back in 1980 at Atlantic City, as Don
January defeated Mike Souchak by two shots. The tournament was
one of just four events in the inaugural season.
The first American to capture the
U.S. Open, John J. McDermott was the first professional at
Atlantic City Country Club. The course has had a handful of
architects throughout the years, tweaking and updating the land,
most recently by Tom Doak.
The course, now owned by Harrah’s
Entertainment, brought in Doak and his Renaissance Golf
Design team to preserve the century-old history of the course
while improving conditions. According to Renaissance Golf
Design, “the character of the property was changed by excavating
along the upper fairways to give the course more rolling
topography, and using the earth to screen adjacent homes to
provide more privacy for golfers.” They added that, “trees in
the middle of the course were also transplanted to open up views
of the marsh and of Atlantic City across the way. Large expanses
between holes were returned to the open, sandy look which was a
feature of the course in the early 1900’s.” Of the 18 greens,
only four were preserved per their original design, while the
remaining surfaces were modified to suit the shot values of the
modified golf holes and the green speeds.
Doak made significant changes to
the course, as he shortened the second hole, lengthened the
fifth, combined the 10th and 11th holes into a par five and
added 70-plus yards to the 12th. The 14th and 15th holes brought
about the most changes, as a new section of tidal marsh was dug
into the original 15th to create a more challenging, short par-4
from a peninsula tee, while the following hole was crafted to
play back into the wind, a difficult 184-yard par three. The
final hole was also shortened into a par-four that plays back
into the wind.
When arriving and leaving
Atlantic City Country Club, you’ll notice a bell hanging in the
drive by the clubhouse. This bell was used back in the early
1900s to remind golfers that the last trolley was about to leave
for Atlantic City. A beautiful reminder of the old days.
Compliments of a review on Golf Online.com.
Have fun and enjoy Atlantic City Country
Club #1 Daily Fee Public Course in NJ!