Golf at Montammy

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE NJSGA GOLF MAGAZINE ARTICLE FROM THE EARLY SUMMER 2012 ISSUE RE MONTAMMY

The Director of Golf at Montammy is Mike Burke Jr., who has served in that capacity since 2002. Mike, a member of the New Jersey PGA Hall of Fame, was previously the long time head professional at Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell, NJ. In addition to being an experienced golf coach and teacher, Mike has played in thirteen national major golf tournaments and won the National Club Pro Championship in 1998. Mike has been named NJPGA Player of the Year six times and has won 15 NJPGA major championships.

Mike’s golf staff includes three assistant golf professionals who are dedicated to supporting the Montammy Golf Club membership with outstanding and innovative teaching, clinics, and a robust junior program. The pros also manage a full Club tournament and play program. The Club’s caddie master supervises a comprehensive caddie program as well as the bag room staff.

The golf teaching program includes individual lessons, group lessons, free clinics, golf schools, on course playing programs, and the junior program. Video analysis is used extensively. The pros also are expert at matching equipment to the golfer’s swing and game. The fitting program assures that the golfer can truly maximize his or her potential on the course.

The tournament schedule includes championship competitions for men and women as well as juniors and seniors. There are a variety of other competitions as well. There are also member guest events, pro ladies and pro-ams, as well as mixed events and team events.

The Golf Shop provides the highest quality merchandise at extremely competitive prices. The Golf Shop is well stocked with the latest in clothing and shoes, as well as the full array of equipment from balls to clubs. In addition to sophisticated club fitting centers, there are extensive numbers of demo clubs. The staff is also pleased to special order items not available in the shop.

The greens program at Montammy is under the direction of Jim Swiatlowski and the supervision of the Director of Golf. Jim has been the head superintendent for five years and has worked at Montammy for over 30 years.

The golf course, completed in 1966, was designed by Frank Duane, a renowned architect who previously had worked with Robert Trent Jones and then Arnold Palmer. Among Mr. Duane’s notable course designs are Braeburn GC in New York, Myrtle Beach National in South Carolina, Engineers GC in New York, the Bay Course at Kapalua Resort in Hawaii, and the Links Course at Half Moon Bay in California. Mr. Duane constructed a rolling, tree lined golf course that is picturesque and challenging. Over the last five years, the course renovation plan has transformed the course into a true gem. The course is playable for all, with five sets of tees, ranging from 5,400 yards from the forward tees to 6875 yards from the championship tees. The greens are large and receptive with considerable undulation.

The golf course is recognized as a high quality course, built for serious competition. Montammy has been the host of the New Jersey PGA and numerous US Open qualifier tournaments. In 2009, the Club hosted a qualifier for the Met, one of the New York Metropolitan area’s major golf tournaments, and in 2010, was the venue for the US Open qualifier.

The course’s challenges come not from its length, however, but from its strong mix of distinctive holes. The par 3s are relatively long, with undulating greens, strategic placement of hazards, and, on two of the par 3s, severe height differences from tee to green. The par 4s offer variety in both shape and length. Water is in play on 4 of the par 4s. The par 5 holes are a mix of dog legs and straight holes that offer the best chance to post a low score. The course is a stern but fair test of golf for golfers of all levels of skill.

Playing conditions are maintained at “tournament” level with firm, fast greens, tightly mowed fairways, and lush rough. Fairway areas have been enlarged as trees have been removed in the renovation program. No shortcuts are taken in maintaining the golf course, the Club’s number 1 asset.

  • Course Tour
    • Hole #1

      A great opening hole! Tee off an elevated tee on this mid-length par 4 to a generous landing area protected by water on the left. Your second shot is dramatically uphill to a large narrow green sloped severely from back to front. Putting can be an adventure on this difficult green!

  • Golf Guest Info
    • It is our pleasure to welcome you to Montammy Golf Club. We have listed some important information for your visit below. If you have any further questions or would like to speak with us, please call 201-768-9000 and we will be happy to assist you.

      MAP AND DIRECTIONS

      Please click here for directions to our club.

      LOCKERS

      If requested in advance by your sponsoring member, a locker will be marked in your name and furnished with towels, shoe bags, etc. You will also be provided with the name of the locker room attendant on call. If a locker has not been reserved, our attendant will make your arrangements for the day. Please note that clothing and shoes must be changed in the locker rooms and that children under the age of fourteen must use our pool facility locker rooms.

      CELLPHONES

      Cellphones must be set on vibrate mode at all times while on club grounds. Conversations on cell phones may only take place in locker rooms and on terraces (when meals are not being served), or outside the Clubhouse. If a telephone call must be made or responded to on the golf course, at the tennis facility or in the pool area, all reasonable efforts must be taken to ensure that such conversation is as brief and private as possible and does not interfere with the other members and guests.

      USE OF LAPTOP COMPUTERS

      Laptop computers may be used in the Board Room, Card Rooms and Pool area only and should never be used in a manner that would be disturbing to others.

      TIPPING POLICY & GRATUITIES

      Tipping of, or gift-giving to, any person employed by the Club or any person employed by entities contracted by the Club, by any member, his or her family or guest is strictly prohibited. This policy does not apply to caddies or to private events held at the Club.

      CLUB ATTIRE - GENERAL

      Except as specified below, proper Country Club Attire is acceptable throughout the Club. In the Sports Bar, Halfway House and on the Terrace areas, dress that is permitted on the Golf Course and Tennis Courts is permitted at all times unless a room is being used for other purposes.

      Country Club Attire: dress that is acceptable on the Golf Course and Tennis Courts

      Country Club Casual: golf attire, tennis attire, denim, collarless knit shirts, warm up suits, shorts – males’ shirts must be tucked-in unless specifically designed to be worn over slacks

      Business Casual: long trousers only, denim permitted (shorts not permitted); for men – collared shirts only (collarless shirts may be worn only under jackets)

      Club Attire – Lunch (up to 6:00 p.m.)


      Country Club Casual: golf attire, tennis attire, denim, collarless knit shirt, warm-up suits, shorts – males’ shirts must be tucked-in unless specifically designed to be worn over slacks

      Other Lunch Attire Rules:

      Men:
      1) Hats may not be worn in the Clubhouse with the exception of the Sports Bar, the Patio outside the Sports Bar, and the Halfway House.
      2) Bathing suits may not be worn in any dining area other than the Pool.
      3) Sandals may be worn (no flip-flops; must cover the top of the foot, usually with a heel strap).

      Women:
      1) Visors and decorative hats may be worn in all dining areas.
      2) A non-transparent covering must be worn over bathing suits to dine anywhere but the Pool.
      3) Sandals may be worn (designer fashion footwear).

      Children 12 & Under:
      1) No short shorts
      2) No sports uniforms or gym clothing
      3) Clean and non-offensive t-shirts are permitted subject to management’s discretion.


      Club Attire – Dinner (after 6:00 p.m.)

      Country Club Casual (Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday Dinners) – but NO tennis attire or warm-up suits

      Business Casual (Friday Dinners) – long trousers only, denim permitted (shorts not permitted for dinner; however, members in shorts may be seated in the Sports Bar to dine); for men, collared shirts only (collarless shirts may be worn only under jackets)

      Other Dinner Attire Rules:

      Men:
      1) Hats may not be worn at dinner.
      2) Bathing suits may not be worn at dinner.
      3) Sandals may be worn after 6:00 p.m. ONLY at Sunday dinners (no flip-flops; must cover the top of the foot, usually with a heel strap).

      Women:
      1) Visors and decorative hats may be worn in all dining areas.
      2) Bathing suits may not be worn at dinner.
      3) Sandals may be worn (designer fashion footwear).

      Children 12 & Under:
      1) No short shorts
      2) No sports uniforms or gym clothing
      3) Clean and non-offensive t-shirts are permitted subject to management’s discretion.

      The following clothing may NOT be worn in the Clubhouse except in the Locker Rooms and Fitness Center:

      T-shirts (defined as a cotton, or other material, shirt that contains pictures, logos, or other form of advertisement or display

      Sweatshirts, and sweat pants

      Ripped or torn denim (includes designer denim with oversized frayed holes that expose skin)

      Flip-flops (defined as footwear having primary support strap between toes)

      GOLF ATTIRE

      Only recognized golf attire is acceptable on the golf course, and shoes with metal spikes are prohibited; only soft-spike golf shoes are permitted. Sneakers are permitted but not preferred. Only Bermuda-length shorts are acceptable. Shirts must be worn tucked into shorts or pants.

      -The following attire is not permitted on the golf course: jeans, gym wear, including sweats (as distinct from warm-ups), tennis attire, collarless or sleeveless shirts for men, tank tops, T-shirts, and cargo shorts and pants may not be worn unless the following requirements are met – they must be neatly pressed, pocket(s) shall be flat, fashion pockets and not large over-sized baggy pockets, and no longer than the top of the knee. No frayed edges or cuffs are permitted. Hats must be worn forward at all times.

      TENNIS ATTIRE

      -All players must wear proper tennis sneakers and tennis attire. No short shorts are permitted. For men, T-shirts and sleeveless tennis shirts are allowed. For women, T-shirts are allowed, but no bare midriffs.

      FITNESS CENTER ATTIRE

      -Shirts and sneakers must be worn in the fitness center at all times. Bathing suits are not permitted. All manner of workout gear is permitted.

      BATHING SUITS

      -Men: Bathing suits may not be worn in any dining area other than the Pool.
      -Women: A non-transparent covering must be worn over bathing suits to dine anywhere but the Pool.
      -Bathing suits may NOT be worn at dinner.

      DINING AT MONTAMMY

      Relax on one of our stone terraces with spectacular views of the golf course and the setting sun, or sample the casual atmosphere of our sports bar.
      For a more refined dining experience, join us in the Montammy Room, our main dining room.
      Our Halfway House is open from 7:00 am-4:00 pm, with daily complimentary bagels and coffee from 7:00 am-10:00 am.
      Full tableside service is offered at the pool, which also features seasonal spa cuisine.
      Please visit Dining Page for information about our cuisine.

      HOURS OF OPERATION

      Please visit Hours of Operation Page for our hours of operation or call the Montammy Golf Club switchboard at 201-768-9000.

      KEY CONTACT INFORMATION

      The Montammy Switchboard 201.768.9000
      General Manager | Thomas Bartek
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      Golf Director | Mike Burke
      201.768.9016
      Tennis Director | Greg McManus
      201.768.4611
      Dinner Reservations
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