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Montclair Golf Club - Second Nine Course -- Great Course, Tough Greens
Review by: Eric Broms Having grown up in Northern New Jersey, i have had the pleasure of playing at the Montclair Golf Club on a number of occasions. And every time has been more enjoyable than the last. Montclair was constructed on the side of a mountain, so the elevation changes seen on each of it's four nines play a major role in the character of the course. Although the card reads only about 6600 yards from the tips for any pairing of nines, the course plays significanlty longer due to these extreme elevation changes. This also makes walking the course and judging shot distances much more difficult for golfers who have not played the course before. It is highly recommended that golfers take one of the famed "Montclair Caddies" (see: Hall of Fame Caddie Len Ciccone) for assitance when playing the course. Montclair is most notably known for its tough, unforgiving green surfaces. Designed in the late 1800's, it is possible that Donald Ross never forsaw the advances in greens keeping equipment or he may have made the greens much less severe. When these greens are up to speed, in the middle of the season, players are often times force to play away from pins in order to get close or leave themselves a putt of reasonable difficulty. It is rumored that the difficulty of these greens has caused a number of scratch golfers to lose total confidence in their putting stroke. Once again, it is highly recommended that golfers take a caddie for assistance with the greens. Good luck and enjoy the course.
From Montclair, New Jersey




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