Liberty National Golf Club

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Liberty National
Liberty Natl Golf clubhouse jeh.jpg
Clubhouse in February 2012
Club information
Liberty National Golf Club is located in the United States
Liberty National Golf Club
Location in the United States
Liberty National Golf Club is located in New Jersey
Liberty National Golf Club
Liberty National Golf Club (New Jersey)
Coordinates40°41′49″N 74°04′05″W / 40.697°N 74.068°W / 40.697; -74.068Coordinates: 40°41′49″N 74°04′05″W / 40.697°N 74.068°W / 40.697; -74.068
LocationJersey City, New Jersey
TypePrivate non-equity
Owned byPaul Fireman
Total holes18
Tournaments hostedThe Barclays
(2009, 2013)
GreensBentgrass - A4
FairwaysBentgrass - L93[1][2][3]
Designed byLindsay Newman
Architecture & Design,
Robert Cupp &
Tom Kite
Length7,353 yards (6,724 m)
Course rating77.7
Slope rating155[4]
Course record62 Kevin Chappell (2013) Troy Merritt (2019)

Liberty National is a country club in Jersey City, New Jersey. Its clubhouse, guest villas, teaching super center, and halfway house referred to as "Cafe 12" were designed by Lindsay Newman Architecture and Design and with a 7,353-yard (6,724 m) course designed by Robert E. Cupp and Tom Kite.[5]

The club cost over $250 million to build, making it one of the most expensive golf courses in history.[6] Club designers added amenities such as an on-site helistop, yacht services, spa, and restaurant.[6] Nine hundred adjacent homes, slated to be built in the coming years, are projected to cost $1.5 to $5 million.[6] Liberty National is noted as a unique course because of its proximity to both the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan, as well as having been built on a former landfill.[5]

Tournaments hosted[edit]

Liberty National hosted The Northern Trust (formerly The Barclays and the Westchester Classic), in 2009 and 2013 and will host for the third time in 2019. In 2009, Heath Slocum won at 275 (–9), one stroke ahead of four runners-up.[5][7] In August 2013,[8] Australian Adam Scott won by one stroke over four runners-up[9]. Prior to the 2013 playing, the course underwent many changes.[10]

In 2019, The Northern Trust – the first of three events of the PGA TOUR's FedEx Cup Playoffs – will be played at Liberty National from August 6–11, 2019.

Presidents Cup[edit]

Liberty National hosted the Presidents Cup in 2017.

Notable members[edit]

Liberty National has notable members such as:


  1. ^ "Fact Sheet : The Barclays". GCSAA. 2013. Retrieved August 22, 2013.
  2. ^ "The Barclays: Course". PGA Tour. 2013. Retrieved August 22, 2013.
  3. ^ "The Presidents Cup" (PDF). GCSAA. Tournament fact sheets. September 2017. Retrieved April 25, 2018.
  4. ^ "Course Rating and Slope Database: Liberty National Golf Club". USGA. Retrieved April 25, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Hack, Damon (May 16, 2007). "PGA Tournament With a View of the New York City Skyline". The New York Times. Retrieved August 19, 2008.
  6. ^ a b c "$129-million Liberty National Golf Course Opens in Jersey City". New Jersey Business. 54 (8). August 2006. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  7. ^ "Barclays tournament to Liberty National in 2009". USA Today. May 16, 2007. Retrieved August 19, 2008.
  8. ^ "This Week in Golf - August 21st through August 24th". August 18, 2008. Archived from the original on May 25, 2011. Retrieved August 19, 2008.
  9. ^ "Adam Scott wins PGA Tour's Barclays event in New Jersey". BBC Sport. 2013-08-25. Retrieved 2018-12-20.
  10. ^ "Liberty National's hole-by-hole changes". PGA Tour. August 20, 2013. Retrieved August 22, 2013.

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