The Sybase Match Play Championship will return to the renowned Hamilton Farm Golf Club in Gladstone, NJ next week, May 19 – 22, 2011. The storied golf club will host the LPGA Tour’s only match play tournament on the championship 18-hole Highlands Course. However, Friday’s Chairman’s Challenge will be played on Hamilton Farm Golf Club’s Hickory Course, the only USGA-rated par-3 course in the nation featuring 18-holes and a total of 3,100 yards.
Set against matured forests, rolling hills and picturesque streams along the New Jersey country-side, Hamilton Farm Golf Club will showcase the world’s top female professionals amongst 600 acres in historic Somerset County. The former country estate of the late New York financier James Cox Brady was originally developed as working, sustainable farmland that once regularly employed more than 100 local men and women during the early 1900’s. Additions over the years included the mansion and a horse barn that at one-time was considered the best in the country.
To bring marquee golf to the property, Hamilton Farm Golf Club enlisted the services of Dr. Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry, nationally known golf course architects that oversaw the creation of one of the premier golf facilities in the country. The 18-hole Highlands Course (74.7 rating, 139 slope) sits at 7,117 yards from the black tees along hilly countryside while the 18-hole par 3 Hickory Course (57.5 rating, 98 slope) plays at 3,080 yards from the blue tees.
As tournament action begins next week, players and golf fans alike will have plenty to take in at the Hamilton Farm Golf Club, home to the Sybase Match Play Championship.
For more information on Hamilton Farm Golf Club, visit www.HamiltonFarmGolfClub.com.
Written by: Mallory Beck, Octagon Global Events