Ridgewood (W/E)

Ridgewood in New Jersey.
Founded
A.W. Tillinghast, 1929

Ridgewood has played host to senior majors and is a frequent late season stop on the PGA Tour. The northern New Jersey classic isn’t as well-known as Tillinghast’s other great tri-state designs (Winged Foot, Bethpage Black, etc.), but it’s just as challenging and offers a greater variety of holes. Both nines feature terrific green complexes and play from the stunning Norman Revival clubhouse, where Byron Nelson once worked as an assistant pro. After building Ridgewood, Tillinghast played it regularly as a member, and his granddaughters said it was his favorite course of all he designed. (Photo: Evan Schiller)