HISTORY OF MADISON GOLF CLUB


The Madison Golf Club was founded in 1896 by a group of town fathers who had been casually playing on a makeshift course in a field “on the hill” in Madison, NJ. The club was formally created in a meeting held at the Green Avenue house of Judge George H. Yeaman on March 27, 1896. The club officially opened with its first tournament on July 4th, and that tournament is still on the schedule today.

The original course was a six-hole layout with a total length of 1200 yards. It was laid out on property made available by prominent local resident James Webb. Three holes were added in 1899, bringing the course to a full nine holes. Madison Golf Club remains a nine-hole course to this day. Other than adding some property to lengthen the course over the years, the course remained intact for over one hundred years, a testament to the original members who designed it. The Board of Governors decided to completely renovate the course as the 21st century dawned. A professional golf architect, Robert McNeil of the Northeast Golf Company, was brought in to bring the course and its conditioning up to modern standards. The project work was started in the fall of 2002 and the “new and improved” course was reopened in June 2003.

Today, the members of the Madison Golf Club enjoy modern golf with more than a touch of its long history still apparent in its course. A full tournament schedule, numerous social events, and the day-to-day enjoyment of playing golf in a beautiful setting give the members and guests a quality private club experience. We look forward to another century of wonderful golf.