As one of America’s
oldest and most prestigious golf clubs, Atlantic City Country Club
has been home to many firsts, including being the "Birth place of
the Birdie." The Course has a tradition of fast a firm greens
with uncompromising playing conditions and its bayside setting is
reminiscent of the historic links in Scotland and Ireland..
Ranked # 7 in the State of New Jersey by Golf Digest including
Golf Week Magazine named Atlantic City Country Club the # 1
Public/Daily Fee Golf Course in New Jersey.
Golf Week Magazine
named Atlantic City Country Club one of the Top 100 Classic Golf
Courses in the country.
National Golf Course Owners Association-New Jersey Chapter named
Atlantic City Country Club Best Private Course.
Golf Magazine named Atlantic City Country Club one of the Top 5
courses in New Jersey.
Golf Styles Magazine
named Atlantic City Country Club one of America’s Best 40 Resort
The Atlantic City Country Club has been named by Turnstile’s Golf &
Travel Magazine as one of America’s Best 40 Resort Courses. It is
the only resort golf course in New Jersey to make this prestigious
list and the only course north of Virginia and east of Illinois to
earn this distinction.
Since our founding
in 1897, the Atlantic City Country Club has been at the forefront of
the sport, both nationally and internationally. The prestigious and
historic Atlantic City Country Club proudly carries the distinctions
of "The Birthplace of the Birdie," as well as being the site where
the term “Eagle” was coined.
Six USGA Major
Championships have been played at this legendary course. Walter
Travis won the 1901 USGA Amateur Championship, after taking up golf
late in life at the age of 35. In 1911, our Club Professional,
Johnny J. McDermott, became the first American to win the USGA Open
Championship, at the young age of 19! Babe Didrikson Zaharias won
the first of three USGA Women’s Open Championships at the Club in
1948. The $7,500 purse was put up by fifty-five Atlantic City
businessmen and fans paid $2.50 to see the final round on Sunday.
Don January captured the inaugural PGA Senior Tour event played at
ACCC in 1980.
Many other legendary
names have played our course, including Sammy Snead and Howard
Everitt. Bob Hope was an Atlantic City Country Club regular, first
becoming acquainted with the Club when he worked on the vaudeville
circuit. Arnold Palmer played our course from 1951- 1952 when he was
a relatively unknown Coast Guard enlisted man.
Tradition: The Atlantic City Country Club Bell was originally used
in the early 1900’s to remind golfers that the last trolley was
about to leave for Atlantic City. Today, we once again ring the bell
at the end of each day and invite you to “Play a Round With