Plainfield Country Club

  • 65
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  • 50
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Plainfield Country Club

Architect: Donald Ross
Year: 1921

1591 Woodland Avenue
Edison, New Jersey 08820
(908) 757-1800

Course Access: Private

driving range available
motorized golf carts and caddies available

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The Itinerant Golfer

Plainfield Country Club

The New York and New Jersey metro area surrounding New York City has quite a few golf courses on the Top 100 list so I’ve made numerous trips to the area over the last 5 years as I’ve been plugging away at my Top 100 quest. Plainfield Country Club is one that had eluded me for quite some time. I’d tried to include it on several trips over the last few years, but never could quite come up with a connection to a member. Luckily, I asked the right person earlier this year and I finally got a chance to visit Plainfield. Before I get on to my experience at Plainfield here are a couple little bits of history from the club. Founded in 1890 Plainfield Country Club was then known as the Hillside Tennis Club. The name was officially changed to Plainfield Country Club in 1904 and the Donald Ross designed golf course opened for play 17 years later in 1921. Another interesting piece of club history that has had an impact on all golfers is that Plainfield Country Club is the birthplace of the USGA Handicap System. Next time you lose a hole to an opponent that you had to give a stroke to you can curse Plainfield Country Club and Leighton Calkins! OK, back to the present time . . . a few of you may remember having seen some press back in 2010 on two crazy Kiwis, Jamie and Michael, who were on a mission to… More >