The Ridgewood Country Club has been ranked as one of the top courses in the U.S. by Golf Magazine's panel of experts.
This club offers three nine hole courses that are played in three eighteen hole combinations.
The West/East Course is the most challenging combination. The West/East Course has narrow, tree-lined fairways bordered by a deep cut of rough.
The East/Center Course is the least difficult because it is shorter and has fewer water hazards.
The Center/West Course can be difficult, and its signature hole is #6, on the Center Course, a par 4, measuring 289 yards. This hole plays to an extremely small green. They have named this hole "The Five And Dime" because you can make a score anywhere between a five and a ten.
All three courses have undulating greens that are fast and medium-sized. There are many elevation changes, and ponds come into play throughout all three courses.
This club was originally founded in 1890 and has been listed by the USGA as one of the first 100 clubs established in the U.S. These courses were opened in 1929, designed by Tillinghast, then worked on in the 19060s by Rees Jones, and finally fully restored by Gil Hanse in 2003.
Ridgewood Country Club hosted the Senior PGA Championship in 2001.
In addition to the PGA Senior Championship, Ridgewood has also hosted the 1935 Ryder Cup, 1974 US Amateur, and 1990 US Senior Open. It currently hosts the Barclays, the first Fed Ex event. Composite courses were used for the Senior PGA and Barclays.