Atlantic City Country Club

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Atlantic City Country Club
Club information
Location Northfield, New Jersey, U.S.
Established 1897
Type Public
Owned by Ottinger Family Group
Total holes 18
Designed by John Reid (1897)
Willie Park, Jnr. (1915)
Howard C. Toomey & William S. Flynn (1925)
Tom Doak (1999) [1]
Par 70
Length 6,577 yards (6,014 m)[1]
Course rating 72.3
Slope rating 133 [2]

The Atlantic City Country Club is a golf club located in Northfield, New Jersey, 6 miles (10 km) west of Atlantic City. In addition to a golf course, the club offers banquet and dining facilities. The course resides on 170 acres (0.69 km2) in a coastal setting with skyline views of Atlantic City.


The club was established in 1897. It was purchased by Hilton Hotels in 1998. It came under the ownership of Caesars Entertainment Corporation until April 15, 2014, when it was sold to Ottinger family group, the owners of Scotland Run Golf Club and Ballamor Golf Club.[3]

The term "birdie", which means one stroke under par, was coined at the club in 1903.[4][5]

National championships[edit]

The club has hosted six national championships conducted by the United States Golf Association:

Year Championship Winner Score Runner(s)-up Notes
1997 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur United States Carol Semple Thompson 2 & 1 United States Leslie Shannon [6]
1975 U.S. Women's Open United States Sandra Palmer +7 United States Nancy Lopez
United States JoAnne Carner
Canada Sandra Post
1967 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur United States Marge Mason United States Hulet P. Smith [8]
1965 U.S. Women's Open United States Carol Mann +2 United States Kathy Cornelius [9]
1948 U.S. Women's Open United States Babe Zaharias E United States Betty Hicks [10]
1901 U.S. Amateur United States Walter Travis 5 & 4 United States Walter E. Egan


  1. ^ a b "Score Card" (PDF). Atlantic City Country Club. Retrieved December 16, 2014.
  2. ^ "Course Rating and Slope Database: Atlantic City Country Club". USGA. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
  3. ^ Bogdan, Jennifer. "Caesars sells Atlantic City Country Club to Ottinger family", The Press of Atlantic City, April 16, 2014.
  4. ^ "ATLANTIC CITY; On to the Next Round", The New York Times, May 10, 1998
  5. ^ "Atlantic City Country Club; A golf landmark goes public", Golf Digest, June 2008.
  6. ^ United States Women's Mid-Amateur Championship, Past champions 1987–2001, accessed May 26, 2008
  7. ^ United States Women's Open, Past champions, accessed May 26, 2008
  8. ^ USGA Senior Women's Amateur, Past champions 1962–2001, accessed May 26, 2008
  9. ^ United States Women's Open, Past champions, accessed May 26, 2008
  10. ^ United States Women's Open, Past champions, accessed May 26, 2008
  11. ^ "Champions Tour reflects on its 25-year history" Archived August 16, 2007, at the Wayback Machine., PGA Tour, January 12, 2005

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Coordinates: 39°22′05″N 74°32′35″W / 39.368°N 74.543°W / 39.368; -74.543