Hamilton Farm Golf Club has a history dating to 1911, when James Cox Brady created an English country-style estate in the green fields and woodlands of the Somerset Hills. The beauty and significance of the property were maintained throughout the decades. The stables eventually were returned to their original purpose and now serve as headquarters for the United States Equestrian Team, which uses Hamilton Farm as its training ground for the Olympic Games. In 1998 two golf courses were built: the Highlands, an 18-hole tournament-style course, and the Hickory, a challenging 18-hole par-3 layout.

Highlands
The Highlands course, at more than 7,000 yards, provides appropriate challenges to the skilled golfer and has hosted prominent tournaments such as the LPGA's World Match Play Championship. Among its more distinctive features are sculpted bunkers with high sand flashing, recreating an older, dramatic Alister Mackenzie style of bunkering. Another distinctive characteristic of the course is the myriad of historic and recreated horse jumps which dot the layout and add to the equestrian aura of the club. 

 

Awards

Golf Digest: Best-In-State Ranking (New Jersey #5)

Golfweek: Top 200 Best Modern Courses (#145)

Golf World: Top "Reader's Choice" Courses in New Jersey

Boardroom Magazine: Emerald Award Winner

Distinctions:
2012 New Jersey PGA Club of the Year
2006, 2009 & 2012 Platinum Club of America

Tournaments:
HSBC World Match Play Championship (LPGA Tour) 2005-2006
Sybase World Match Play Championship (LPGA Tour) 2010-2012

*Fry/Straka member designed under Hurdzan/Fry

*photos by Henebry Photography and Paul Hundley

*Awards include highest ranking throughout course history.