Stone Harbor Golf Club, one of the Jersey Shore’s most highly regarded private golf clubs, announces the debut of a renovated driving range and putting green for its members beginning July 3, 2020. Over the past five years, the club’s dedicated owner Lee Fishman and its innovative leadership team have launched extensive golf course and clubhouse enhancement projects to provide members with an unrivaled private club experience at the Shore.
Stone Harbor Golf Club retained renowned Golf Course Architect Tyler Rae to design and supervise the construction of the practice area renovation. Members will now be able to sharpen their golf skills on a beautiful and expansive 38,000 Sq—Ft. teeing area offering five enhanced target greens. Also, the club installed a state-of-the-art Turfhound tee surface system that is designed to mimic the feel and performance of natural turf. Turfhound may also be found at other prestigious courses, including Pebble Beach, Baltusrol, and Merion.
“The expanded facility now can accommodate over 50% more golfers on a daily basis, which in turn gives the Members an added benefit of joining Stone Harbor Golf Club, where they can hit balls and not feel cramped on a small driving range,” said Rae.
Taking inspiration from the club’s unique Desmond Muirhead-designed golf course, Rae also designed a new 6,500 Sq. Ft., two-tiered putting green. Stone Harbor members will now practice putts on an undulating green that mirrors what they will find throughout the Par 72, 6,922-yard track.
“This project has been in the works for a few years,” said Fishman, who assumed sole ownership of Stone Harbor Golf Club in August of 2015. “This enhanced amenity, along with a multitude of other improvements that we have introduced over the past five years, give members what we think is the best private club experience at the Jersey Shore.”
On the course, Rae most recently collaborated with Stone Harbor Golf Club on renovations to Holes No. 1, 2, and 13 that began with the installation of new irrigation along the green surrounds. On these holes, the club also initiated the next phase of its course-wide tree management program that is designed to open site lines, enhance turf quality, and improve playability.
In addition, on No. 1 and No. 2, Rae redesigned and reshaped the green surrounds and the green-side bunkers. By blending the course’s Muirhead architecture with new Seth Raynor-style bunkers, Rae created holes that are both visually appealing and more playable. On No. 13, mounds were pushed back away from the green, creating flatter, more generous areas around the green surround. Also, a 100-year old oak tree, previously in the back of the green, is now incorporated into the design, becoming an iconic feature of the hole.
The club has also repaved many of its cart paths along the golf course, adding Belgian block curbing around the tees and greens and upgraded the irrigation system to maintain pristine course conditions.
Stone Harbor Golf Club offers an array of golf and social membership opportunities that perfectly complement the Jersey Shore lifestyle. From its popular Associate Golf Membership that allows for a more ala carte private golf club experience to House, Resident, Junior, Full & Corporate Golf Memberships, there is something for everybody. The club also boasts a Social Membership for those who wish to focus their club experience on Stone Harbor’s culinary excellence and highly regarded Championship Service. For more information about joining Stone Harbor Golf Club, please contact Membership & Marketing Director Allison Stanford at (609) 465-9270 ext. 5. Stone Harbor Golf Club is open year-round, seven days a week.
About Stone Harbor Golf Club
Set on over 350 acres in historic Cape May Court House, and minutes from the South Jersey beaches and Atlantic City, the Stone Harbor Golf Club offers an unparalleled private golf club experience. Opened in 1988, the club’s par 72, 6,922-yard Desmond Muirhead-designed course has been voted one of the “Top Ten” Private Clubs in the State of New Jersey and boasts five sets of tees, water features on 11 holes and 58 bunkers. In addition to its championship golf and newly renovated practice area, Stone Harbor features an elegant clubhouse with casual indoor and outdoor dining, a spacious event patio, men’s and women’s locker rooms, and a contemporary pro shop. Stone Harbor offers a myriad of golf and social membership opportunities. To learn more about Stone Harbor Golf Club, visit the club’s website at www.stoneharborgolf.com, its Facebook or Instagram pages @stoneharborgolfclub, or call Membership & Marketing Director Allison Stanford at (609) 465-9270 ext. 5.