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  2007 Minerals Youth & Adult Leaderboard Shootout

2007 Minerals Youth & Adult Leaderboard Shootout

The Golf Event Photo's search for the 50 most beautiful golf holes in New Jersey took Dr. John T. Whiting and his wife Buffy to the beautiful Hamilton Farm Golf Club on Saturday, August 15, 2009 to play the golf course, gather background information and photograph the course and its signature golf hole, the par 4 18th hole.

The Hamilton Farm Golf Club was constructed on the site of the famous and historic "Diamond Jim" Brady Estate located on "Millionaires Mountain" in Peapack-Gladstone, which also hosts the U.S. Equestrian Team.  New York financier James Cox Brady, whose father made his fortune in utilities in the late 1800s,  was encouraged by pharmaceutical magnate Charles Pfizer, to purchase a 180 acre parcel of land adjacent to the Pfizer estate in 1911 for $18,000 which he named "Hamilton Farm" for his wife whose maiden name was Elizabeth Hamilton.  Over the next 10 years Brady acquired 5,000 acres which he transformed into one of New Jersey's largest working farms.. 

In 1978, the property was purchased by Beneficial Corporation and in 1998 Lucent Technologies took ownership with a plan to create an exclusive golf club with eighteen corporate members. Dr. Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry, two nationally known golf architects were engaged to construct an eighteen hole championship course and a challenging par three course, which became the only USGA rated par three in the country.

In June of 2001 Townsend Capital took ownership and converted the club into a private, invitation only club.  The beautiful Brady Mansion continues to provide outstanding dining and entertainment and host well known visitors such as basketball great Michael Jordan, golf super star, Tiger Woods, and the Whitings.

The search for the 50 most beautiful golf holes in New Jersey visit was scheduled by Erin Walsh, Membership Director and Tim Bakels, the General Manager at Hamilton Farm Golf Club, with the course's par 4 18th hole nominated by Walsh.  A round of golf was played with the course's Head Golf Pro John McDole and Club Membership Committee Member Jay Flynn, and photographs were taken of the course and signature hole.  Golf was followed by a superb  "Tuscany Dinner" served by Food & Beverage Director Greg Gibbs created by Head Chef, John Rellah.  Following the day's events the Whitings were invited to stay the night in the Brady Mansion.  Needless to say this was an extraordinary experience thanks to the wonderful staff and many new friends at Hamilton Farm Golf Club. 

Photographs of the visit and the golf course are posted on this web site.  The chapter on the Hamilton Farm Golf Club is being written for inclusion in the book, "The Search for the 50 Most Beautiful Golf Holes in New Jersey" which will be published following visits and photographing of nominated golf holes. 

To learn more about "The Search for the 50 Most Beautiful Golf Holes in New Jersey" and/or to nominate a golf hole go to the "50 Most Beautiful Golf Holes in NJ" tab on the drop down menu and complete the nomination form.

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The Hamilton Farm GC  Nominated 18th Hole


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