Ridgewood Country Club

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Ridgewood Country Club
Club information
Location Paramus, New Jersey
Established 1929, 85 years ago
1890, 124 years ago (club)
Type Private
Total holes 27
Website rcc1890.com
West, Center, and East nines
Designed by A. W. Tillinghast
Ridgewood CC is located in United States
Ridgewood CC
Ridgewood CC
Location in the United States
Ridgewood CC is located in Bergen County, New Jersey
Ridgewood CC
Ridgewood CC

The Ridgewood Country Club (RCC) is a country club located in Paramus, New Jersey, a suburb northwest of New York City in Bergen County. It was founded 124 years ago in 1890 in neighboring Ridgewood, but has been at its current location since 1926.

History[edit]

The 27-hole golf course was designed by A. W. Tillinghast in 1929, and the clubhouse was designed by Clifford Wendehack. The greens are seeded with poa annua and bentgrass, and its fairways and tees are seeded with poa annua, bentgrass, and ryegrass. It was certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary in 1996. In the last 6 years, RCC has invested almost $8 million into the restoration of its golf course. Among the improvements have been the construction of 26 new tees, a new irrigation system, a new Greens and Grounds complex, an expansion of the pond on hole #1 on the Center nine, and the rebuilding of all the bunkers back to their original Tillinghast design. The three challenging and scenic nines are known as Center, West, and East, referring to their location relative to the clubhouse.

Golf legend Byron Nelson worked as an assistant professional at the club in the mid-1930s, early in his career, and represented Ridgewood for several of his early significant victories. Nelson went on to become one of golf's all-time greatest players.[1]

Rankings[edit]

  • Ranked #73 Classical in U.S by Golfweek magazine - July 2005
  • Ranked #83 in U.S. by Golf Magazine - 2009
  • Hole #6 Center ranked among Top 500 Holes in the World by Golf Magazine - 2000
  • Ranked #84 Most Prestigious Clubs in America by Golf Connoisseur magazine - Winter 2006

Notable events[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gettin' to the Dance Floor: An Oral History of American Golf, by Al Barkow, 1985

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°56′49″N 74°04′41″W / 40.947°N 74.078°W / 40.947; -74.078