96 West Midland Ave,
Paramus, New Jersey 07652
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Course designed by Albert W. Tillinghast (1929); modifications by Gil Hanse (2016).
Above distances are for the West-East combination. At 3393 yds from back tees, the Center-nine is slightly shorter than the other two nines.
2 mi NW of Paramus centre / 20 mi N of New York City (Times Square, Manhattan).
The Ridgewood Country Club is home to a championship golf course that ranks with the best in New Jersey. This very attractive 27-hole parkland layout comprises the East, Center and West nines, which radiate out from the club's award-winning clubhouse. This private course is generally playable only by members and their guests.
Tillinghast's superbly presented design, provides a wonderful test for your all-round game. Copious stylish bunkering, especially around the greens, characterises many of the attractive, skilfully crafted and challenging holes ... thankfully, water does not.
Ridgewood was started in 1890 by golfers from the nearby borough of Ho-Ho-Kus. They formally established the Ho-Ho-Kus Golf Club in 1893. When the Club moved to Ridgewood and a new home in Maple Avenue, it was renamed Ridgewood Golf Club, and in 1910 renamed again as The Ridgewood Country Club. Skirting the greens of the long par-5 13th and par-4 16th holes, and tee-boxes of the par-4 14th and par-5 17th holes, is St Andrews Brook, beyond which lies the public-access Paramus Golf Course.
Ridgewood is a private club. Guests may only play if hosted by a member.
Non-metal spike facility. Ridgewood is primarily a walking course, and the use of caddies is strongly encouraged.
Ridgewood has hosted many top level tournaments and national championships, including a Ryder Cup, US Amateur Championship, US Senior Open and US Senior PGA Championship, as well as recent FedEx Cup playoff events (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Ridgewood CC).
The Ridgewood course was designed by A.W. Tillinghast, and the clubhouse by Clifford Wendehack. Tillinghast and Wendehack, respectively, were among the top golf course and clubhouse architects of the early twentieth century.
2019/20 Golf Digest rating: East/West combination rated 139th best course in the USA and 7th best in New Jersey.
Women’s major championships: the month of June sees two women’s majors: the US Women’s Open (June 3-6), with A Lim Kim defending, and the Women’s PGA Championship (June 24-27), with Sei Young Kim defending.
Senior PGA Championship: the revered Southern Hills in Oklahoma hosts the 81st staging of this event (May 27-30); Ken Tanigawa holds the title from its last playing in 2019.
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