Somerset Hills Country Club

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Private
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
180 Mine Mount Rd
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
(908) 766-0044
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Course Details/History

  • Architect Name – A.W. Tillinghast
  • Greens Grass Type – Bent Grass
  • Regulation Length Holes – 18

Golf.com Editorial

  • Somerset Hills Country Club has been ranked as one of the top courses in the U.S. and the World by Golf Magazine's panel of experts.

    One of the oldest and most prestigious clubs in New Jersey, the two nines at this A. W. Tillinghast design sharply contrast in style.

    The first nine holes at Somerset Hills were built on a site that used to be a race track. The holes are fairly flat, but subtle mounds and numerous small bunkers are scattered about like landmines. The back nine is heavily wooded but lacks the severe bunkers that the front nine has, but water comes into play on four holes.

    Somerset Hills is known to have especially challenging par 3s, a Tillinghast signature. The second hole is a classic "Redan" hole, sloping hard from front-right to back left. It's protected by three bunkers that are well short of the putting surface, one short and right of the green and a cavernous bunker short and left. As if that weren't enough, a large hump protrudes from the right edge of the green. A par on this hole is always an outstanding score.

    The par-3 12th hole rests on a peninsula that extends into a pond on the left. It's very similar in shape to Auguata National's 16th.

    The 15th, a downhill dogleg right, has a creek that becomes a waterfalls protecting its left side along the entire length of the hole.

    Design - Golf Course at Somerset Hills Country Club
    • Year Built: 1918
    • Designer: A. W. Tillinghast
    • Greens Grass Type: Bent Grass
    • Fairways Grass Type: Bent Grass
    • Water Hazards: Yes
    • Sand Bunkers: 71-80
    • Yardage Markers: Sprinkler Heads Marked
ParRatingSlopeYardage
Blue tee7172.21326,539
White tee7170.11276,218
Red tee7173.81385,643
Front Nine
Hole123456789Out*
Blue tee4481753584273434764452305143416
White tee4081753584183294654021945143263
Red tee4401483243532854483601864653009
Par43444543536
Back Nine
Hole101112131415161718In*
Blue tee4964111444093963941673873193123
White tee4803881303913723751623622952955
Red tee4173701073603523011323242712634
Par54344434435
*Par value varies depending on tee boxes used.