The beautiful Atlantic City Country
Club, which was established in 1897 and has etched itself into golf history as
the birthplace of the golf terms “birdie” and “eagle” in 1903, lies along the
scenic bay front lands with breathtaking views of the Atlantic City skyline.
The fabled course has received numerous
accolades throughout the years as it has played host to six USGA Championships
and other major golfing events, including the home to the 1st PGA Senior Tour
event in 1980. Some of the game’s greatest names have played Atlantic City
CC including legendary golfers Johnny J. McDermott, Sammy Snead, Howard
Everitt, Babe Didrikson Zaharias and Arnold Palmer.
In keeping with its rich
historical tradition, at the end of each day, a bell is rung at the timeless
clubhouse dating from the earlier practice in the early 1900s of ringing the
bell to warn golfers that the last trolley of the day was preparing to leave
for Atlantic City.
Located on approximately 170 scenic
acres, the original course layout stood proud for nearly 30 years. In 1925
famed architect William Flynn redesigned the course which lasted for over 70
years before Tom Doak renovated the course in 1998 to recapture the original
The Atlantic City CC has also won more
than its share of honors having been named by Golf Styles Magazine as one of
America’s 40 best resort courses, by Golf & Travel Magazine as one of the
Nation’s Best 40 Resort Courses, by the National Golf Course Owners
Association – NJ Chapter as the Best Private Course, Golf Week Magazine as one
of the Top 100 Classic Golf Courses in America and the #1 Public/Daily Fee
Course in New Jersey and the #7 ranked course in New Jersey.