In the late 1890s golf was a novelty, perhaps even a curiosity, in America. The founders of Colonia Country Club, however, took a different approach from the start. They landed an authentic Scotsman to design a golf course for them.
Thomas Bendelow arrived in America from Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1892 and devoted himself to teaching and course design completely by 1895. He laid out nine holes at Colonia in 1899, and the trace of his handprint remains strong enough today that an Old-World golf experience awaits members and their guests at the 110-year old club in Middlesex County. Colonia has been in continuous operation since it opened, and is the 13th oldest golf club New Jersey.
NJSGA EVENTS HOSTED
1978 Amateur Championship
1986 Mid-Amateur Championship
1962 and 2002 Four Ball Championship