East Orange Golf Course completes renovations with clubhouse opening


East Orange Golf Course completes renovations with clubhouse opening
Rebecca Lambert
By Rebecca Lambert

East Orange Golf Course in Short Hills, New Jersey, US has officially completed a three year renovation project, marked by the grand opening of its new clubhouse earlier this month.

The facility was built from the ground up following the renovation of the municipally-owned East Orange Golf Course and features a new Pro Shop and the Par 440 restaurant and lounge.

The course closed for renovations in 2014 before partially re-opening a year later as work on the course, led by golf course architect Stephen Kay, continued. Originally designed by Tom Bendelow in 1926, Kay aimed to restore the course’s old-fashioned charm and make it appealing to players of all abilities. As part of the renovations, the new facility features two newly-constructed golf holes, a driving range and putting green.

“The completion of this project is one of the most fulfilling of my administration,” said local mayor Lester E. Taylor III. “We took a gamble when we decided to close the course in 2014, but our gamble has paid off. The transformation of this golf course required the hard work and commitment of a solid team of experts who believed in our vision to set the standard for urban excellence and rebuild this asset into what it was intended to be – a quality and accessible course for public play.”