Somerset Hills Country Club

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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6659
Slope 127
Rating 70.1
Type Private
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 71 6659 yards 70.1 127
Middle 71 6235 yards 72.2 132
Forward (W) 72 5648 yards 73.8 138
Scorecard for Somerset Hills
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 73.2/137 462 205 376 460 350 501 493 230 529 3606 490 413 150 415 422 404 170 370 344 3178 6784
White M: 71.2/132 W: 77.8/150 445 175 364 429 326 478 453 205 514 3389 478 388 140 393 371 373 162 355 301 2961 6350
Gold M: 67.6/125 W: 73.7/143 416 148 323 357 289 456 370 185 465 3009 415 365 107 362 353 296 132 324 274 2628 5637
Forward W: 73.0/141 416 148 262 357 289 410 370 185 465 2902 415 365 107 362 310 296 132 324 274 2585 5487
Handicap 5 15 11 3 17 9 1 13 7 10 4 18 2 12 6 16 8 14
Par 4 3 4 4 4 5 4 3 5 36 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 35 71
Handicap (W) 7 17 5 11 15 3 9 13 1 8 2 18 4 10 12 16 6 14

Course Details

Year Built 1918
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect A. W. Tillinghast (1918)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required.

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Simply Spectacular Golden Age course

This course is private, but I grew up caddying on it and was lucky enough to recently play it again in August '15) at nearly 50 years old as a courtesy to my current private club.

If I had only 1 course to play on my final day on earth, Somerset Hills would be it. It's an elegant and wonderful Tillinghast track and largely untouched since 1918, when it first opened. Tom Doak restored it recently and removed many trees that were detracting from the lines of play and the long views of the course. Its incredibly creative green contours are its primary defense, as it's not too much longer than its original length, playing about 6800 from the tips. There's a Redan hole with its severe right to left sloping green; a Biarritz hole, with its bisecting gully in the middle of the green, as well as a host of others with huge swales and slopes, none of which seems too severe. Each hole is a gem and postcard worthy. Each is unique and leaves a lasting impression. Each seems to be the only hole on earth as you play it. Each seems like nothing you've ever seen before. It's fun but challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Stay & Play Offers

$199 Starting price
Valid dates: Oct 19, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018
The package includes overnight accommodations, unlimited rounds of golf for two players, daily American breakfast for two at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar and 10% savings offered at the Golf Shop.
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