Jasna Polana

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TPC Jasna Polana
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Gate and mansion
Club information
Location Princeton, New Jersey,
 United States
Established 1998
Type Private
Operated by PGA Tour, TPC Network
Total holes 18
Tournaments hosted The Instinet Classic
Website www.tpcatjasnapolana.com
Designed by Gary Player
Par 72
Length 7,098 yards
Course rating 74.8

Coordinates: 40°20′06″N 74°41′31″W / 40.335°N 74.692°W / 40.335; -74.692 Jasna Polana (read yasna; meaning bright glade in Polish and being the name of Leo Tolstoy's home) is the former 226-acre estate of John Seward Johnson I and his third wife, Barbara Piasecka Johnson, located at 4519 Province Line Road in Princeton, New Jersey. In 1998 Jasna Polana became a private country club.[1]

The Mansion[edit]

Inside the Mansion, 2014

The Jasna Polana mansion was designed by Wallace K. Harrison in a neoclassicistic style. It has a U-shape with the main building and two wings. The courtyard is enclosed and can be entered through a magnificent portal. The mansion was built in the 1970s at a cost of about $30 million. [1] Mrs. Johnson was an art historian whose collections of antique furniture and paintings filled the house. After her husband's death in 1983, she spent more time in Europe and new plans for the estate needed to be developed.[1]

TPC Jasna Polana[edit]

In 1996, plans were approved to convert the grounds into a golf course.[2] The Gary Player designed TPC Jasna Polana opened two years later, with the estate's main residence having been converted for use as the clubhouse and restaurant, and some other buildings on the estate being used as boarding facilities.

The championship golf course is a member of the Tournament Players Club network operated by the PGA Tour. Between 2000 and 2002 it hosted The Instinet Classic on the Champions Tour.[1] In 1999, it hosted an edition of Shell's Wonderful World of Golf in which Tom Watson defeated Hale Irwin.

Tournaments hosted[edit]

Year Tournament Winner
2000 The Instinet Classic Gil Morgan
2001 The Instinet Classic Gil Morgan
2002 The Instinet Classic Isao Aoki

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Brink, Bill (June 21, 2001). "18 Holes and a Fabled Past". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-11-13. Mrs. Johnson had never picked up a golf club in her life. But today her estate -- which she named Jasna Polana, or Bright Meadow in Polish -- is a thriving private club with 425 members, a championship course designed by the golf star Gary Player, and an annual Senior PGA Tour event, the Instinet Classic, which concluded on Sunday. ... 
  2. ^ "Golf Course Plan Approved for Johnson Estate". New York Times. March 2, 1996. Retrieved 2009-11-13. The Princeton Regional Planning Board voted unanimously late Thursday night to approve the application of Barbara Piasecka Johnson, widow of the Johnson & Johnson heir Seward Johnson Sr., to convert her 226-acre estate into a member of the Tournament Players Club network, a subsidiary of the Professional Golfers Association. Her $25 million mansion, one of the most expensive private homes ever built in the United States, will become the clubhouse. ... 

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