The Ramsey Golf & Country Club NJ
Located in NW Bergen County, NJ, the Ramsey Golf & Country Club began as a 220 acre estate called, "Arlena Towers”in the early 1900s. The original mansion was of ancient Norman architecture and modeled after the famous Ramsey Abbey, erected in Hampshire, England, by King Edward the Elder around 900 A.D.
In 1940, the estate was sold to National House and Farms Association. The residential development was named the Ramsey Country Club Estates. Each purchaser agreed to abide by the rules of the Club by accepting title and was issued a share of stock, a practice which is still in effect.
Approximately 40 homes were built before World War ll forced a halt to construction due to material shortages. Being unable to continue building, National House and Farms offered the building lots for sale. They agreed to turn over the mansion and surrounding property, including the original 9-hole golf course, to the existing homeowners. Thus, the Ramsey Golf & Country Club was born. The early members contributed hours of time and labor toward maintaining and developing the facilities. At that time, there was no staff of any kind; all cooking, serving, cleaning, and gardening was done by the members.
Today, the Ramsey Golf & Country Club is comprised of 550 homes and boasts amenities such as an 18-hole golf course, paddle tennis, a pool, and a clubhouse home to 2 restaurants, a bustling bar and a ballroom big enough to host parties of more than 200 guests.
Beyond the amenities, Club members also praise the unique community the Ramsey Golf & Country Club has created. Some members are second generation, having grown up in the club and deciding to return to raise their own families. Others come to the Ramsey Golf & Country Club to meet people and make friends quickly. The affordable golf packages and sporting options for the whole family make it an exceptional and unmatched opportunity in Bergen County. It is truly a “community within a community”.
The Ramsey Golf & Country Club also offers social activities – some official and some not –all year round. From the luminaries spectacular on Christmas Eve where every street in the club is lit with candles to gathering to watch the 4th of July fireworks on the 12th fairway, there’s always an example of this “community within a community”.
Winter days draw the kids to the 14th fairway to sled or to skate on one of the four lakes. Ramsey Country Club & Golf summers are busy with swim team meets, canoeing and fishing on the lake, BBQs on the patio, golf tournaments, and the very popular Junior golf program. In between there are member social events like Oktoberfest, Halloween party for the children, Comedy Night, live jazz on the patio, St. Patrick’s Day Party and the Family Pool party.
All this and The Ramsey Golf & Country Club is only 40-minutes from Manhattan plus the town of Ramsey which in and of itself is a desirable town with award-winning schools, shops and restaurants, easy access to ski areas and hiking, and a train to NYC.
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*Source: Ramsey Golf and Country Club