Somerset Hills

somerset hills
Founded
A.W. Tillinghast, 1918

Thanks to a 25-year-long restoration effort with meticulous attention to detail, Somerset Hills has reached the point where it joins Winged Foot and San Francisco GC as exemplars of Tillinghast’s enormous talent. Some even trumpet it as Tilly’s finest design for regular play. Its two nines are quite diverse, the first being on more open land while the second jumps into the woods where Tillinghast incorporated natural water features to perfection. A die-hard New Yorker remarked, “It’s enough to make one want to live New Jersey.” (Photo: Russell Kirk)