The Ridgewood Country Club

96 West Midland Ave,

Paramus, New Jersey 07652

  • Office

    +1 (201) 599 3900
  • Pro shop

    +1 (201) 225 6521
  • Fax

    +1 (201) 599 1457
  • Golf pro

    David Reasoner (PGA Head Golf Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland.

  • Designer:

    Course designed by Albert W. Tillinghast (1929); modifications by Gil Hanse (2016).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7193
6013
5589
Par
71
71
72
SSS or slope
75.5
70.5
73.5

At the same location:

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.

Location

Latitude:

40.947593

Longitude:

-74.077908

How to get there:

2 mi NW of Paramus centre / 20 mi N of New York City (Times Square, Manhattan).

The Ridgewood Country Club

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.

Est. 1890

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.

List of courses: Around New York City

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Ridgewood is a private club. Guests may only play if hosted by a member.

Green fees

Outside visitor fee not applicable; course exclusively for members and their guests.

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Ridgewood is primarily a walking course, and the use of caddies is strongly encouraged.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

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.

Published ranking

2019/20 Golf Digest rating: East/West combination rated 139th best course in the USA and 7th best in New Jersey.

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