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Springdale Golf Club
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Springdale Golf Club

26 College Rd W, Princeton,New Jersey,08540
Type: Private
No. Holes: 18
Detailed description

Springdale Golf Club is a Private 18 hole golf course located in Princeton, New Jersey.

Springdale Golf Club, rests among the beautiful buildings of Princeton University and Theological Seminary. Formed in 1895, Springdale Golf Club is one of the oldest in New Jersey. In 1895, the Princeton Golf Club was formed by alumni, faculty and undergraduates of Princeton University. Moses Taylor Pyne, Stephen Palmer and Cornelius C. Cuyler formed the Springdale Association and raised $25,000 to buy the old Stockton Farm of 240 acres, the site of the present Graduate College and Springdale Golf Club. Work started on a new nine-hole course that opened for play in March of 1902. The property was turned over to the University in 1909. Springdale is a private club, hosting a limited number of outings. It serves as the home course for the Princeton University Men's and Women's golf teams.

In 1911, Gerard B. Lambert had the property surveyed and made plans to enlarge the course to 18 holes which he laid out and completed in June of 1915. The course was revised in 1926 by William Flynn.

The old clubhouse was originally a tenant-farmer house, circa 1860 then located behind the 2nd green. The class of 1886 purchased the house from the Springdale Association and deeded it to the University in 1903 with the provision that it be used for the reunions of the Class of 1886 and each member would be a life time member of the golf club. The old Clubhouse was moved to its present location because it was obstructing the view of the Cleveland Tower.

In the summer of 1922, the name of the club was changed to the Springdale Golf Club.

Springdale's New Clubhouse was built in 2007. The golf course was rerouted for access from the new clubhouse.

Par for the course is 71. From the back tees the course plays to 6380 yards. The course rating of 70.5 and a slope of 131. From the forward tees the course measures 5546 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 17, a par-5 that plays to 572 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 13, a par-3 that plays to 126 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 3, a 442 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole is # 13, the 126 yard par-3.