A. John Harvey, ASGCA, has completed the latest phase of his renovation of famed North Jersey Country Club, Wayne, N.J. Additional improvements are on the way as Harvey continues work based on a master plan on the course, which first opened in 1923.
The most recent improvements included rebuilding the 10th and 16th greens while embracing the clever shaping nuances of Walter J. Travis, the original course designer. The greens were rebuilt to USGA Guidelines with Poa/Bentgrass sod from existing greens and nursery reused to complement maintenance and playability factors with the other green surfaces.
Additional improvements included tee boxes, fairway bunker complexes, fairway recontouring, tree removals, drainage, irrigation, and new cart paths.
Harvey reports the character and charm of Travis’ original greens remain in check, but contours were softened to allow more variety in pin placements.