In 1908 a group of civic minded citizens organized under the name of the Valley Land Company for the purpose of providing the youth of the community a location to further their recreation needs. A lease was made on March 2, 1908 for the property of Charles De Grasse, located on the south side of Baker Street, west of Valley Street. The land consisted of 11.17 acres. There was a frame barn on the Baker Street frontage and it is on this site that our clubhouse was built.
At a later date, the Valley Land Company reorganized into the Valley Land Society for the sole purpose of leasing the property. In 1911 several members of the Valley Land Society organized the Maplewood Field Club, which was incorporated in 1921 under New Jersey Statutes as a non-profit corporation. The Maplewood Field Club built four tennis courts as well as a baseball diamond on this property and in 1919 and 1921 purchased additional land to make an 18 hole golf course. In 1953, the corporate name of the Maplewood Field Club was changed to Maplewood Country Club.