Somerset Hills Country Club

  • 95
    Golf Digest ranking:
  • 41
    Golf Magazine ranking:

Somerset Hills Country Club

Architect: A.W. Tillinghast
Year: 1918

180 Mine Mount Road
Bernardsville, New Jersey 07924
(908) 766-0044

Course Access: Private

driving range available
motorized golf carts and caddies available

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The Itinerant Golfer

Somerset Hills Country Club

As has been the case many times in my Top 100 Odyssey, a stroke of blind luck put me in contact with a member of this club. Prior to playing there I knew little of Somerset Hills other than it was one of several Tillinghast designs on the Top 100 list located on the outskirts of New York City. It turns out that my blind stroke of luck was quite fortunate as Somerset Hills Country Club has only 200 members so if not for the good fortune I would have found myself facing another needle in a haystack drill. Amazingly for a club so small they have outstanding facilities. In addition to maintaining a Tillinghast designed Top 100 golf course there are also eight grass tennis courts, several clay courts and a top notch clubhouse among the many facilities. The original plan was to play Somerset Hills on Saturday and then on Sunday my SHCC host had arranged for me to play with one of his friends who was a member at Baltusrol Golf Club. Unfortunately we had a bit of weather on Saturday so we went to Plan B which consisted of a 7:30AM tee of at Somerset Hills leaving just enough time to make the afternoon game at Baltusrol which was about 30 minutes away. Upon arrival at Somerset Hills the course was dusted in a beautiful misty fog . . . Am I sure this is really New Jersey and not Scotland?? Because today was to be… More >