The Alexander Findlay Design
Situated in Somerset County, Basking Ridge Country Club’s 6,906-yard, par-71 golf course offers 18 holes that challenge beginner and advanced golfers alike. Designed by Alexander H. Findlay – a Scottish golf course architect, player and collector – and opened in 1927, the course offers beautiful landscaping that’s meticulously maintained and improved year after year. Keep reading to learn more about this 257-acre, Alexander Findlay-designed course.
About Alexander Findlay
In early 1887, Alexander H. Findlay emigrated from Scotland and became the first man on record to construct a course and play golf on U.S. soil. His first course was located on the Merchiston Ranch in Nance County, Nebraska – over 1,300 miles west of Basking Ridge Country Club.
From 1880 until his death in 1942, Alexander Findlay laid the foundation for golf in America, earning the title, Father of American Golf. From Arkansas to Florida, New Jersey to West Virginia, Findlay brought to life approximately 130 courses across the country, many of which are still in operation today, including Basking Ridge Country Club.
About the Course
Built on the grounds of William Bancker’s Willmary Farm – a property which was originally U.S. Senator John Spooner’s estate – Basking Ridge Country Club’s course was opened as a community golf course, where even those of modest means could play at a reasonable charge. The Course today features upgraded facilities, expansive tree lines fairways, new sand traps, and pristine greens.
Experience the Course
Hit the links on a course designed by a golfing legend at Basking Ridge Country Club, located at 185 Madisonville Rd. in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Contact us today to learn more about becoming a Basking Ridge Country Club member.