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Montclair Golf Club - Second Nine Course25 Prospect Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052
This club has four excellent nine hole courses. These courses are played in many different combinations. All four courses start at the top of a hill and begin with a downhill tee shot. The fairways are tree lined, and water hazards come into play on a few holes. Slope and course ratings are only available for the championship and men's tees; these ratings apply the same for all course combinations. This club was originally founded in 1892 and has been listed by the USGA as one of the first 100 clubs established in the U.S. In addition, it was recognized by "GOLF Magazine" in their 1995 list of "The First 100 Clubs in America." Robert Trent Jones performed renovations on these courses in 1935 and 1959, followed by Rees Jones in 1977 and 1983.
|Holes: 9||Greens: Bent Grass||Fairways: Bent Grass|
|Dress Code:||No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required|
|Season:||Apr 1 to Nov 1 (closed on Mondays)|
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| 5 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
Great Course, Tough Greens, May 27, 2005
|reviewer: Eric Broms
from Montclair, New Jersey
|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.|
| 0 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
fantastic!, Mar 10, 2005
|Great old layout- they don't make them like this anymore|