Mountain Ridge Country Club in New Jersey has appointed Andrew Green to review its golf course, a 1930 Donald Ross design, and advise on future renovations.
Green’s appointment follows his recent work on other Ross designs, including Inverness Club and Scioto Country Club, both in Ohio. He is also working on a master plan for Tour Championship venue, East Lake Golf Club.
Green’s work at Mountain Ridge, located 25 miles from New York City, will see him evaluate the course and identify potential areas for improvement. Later, Green and the club will turn their focus to select holes and putting surfaces, which Green described as “the best Ross putting surfaces I’ve ever encountered”.
“I’d love to have a conversation with Ross about his mindset for them,” he said. “They have spectacular contours, are aggressive and bold but at the same time subtle and unique, with a lot of usable space. They’re inspired, for sure!”
Green is taking over from the recently retired Ron Prichard, who was Mountain Ridge’s course architect for 25 years. During that time, he helped the club prepare to host the 2012 U.S. Senior Amateur.
“I look forward to picking up the baton from Ron and all his great work over the years,” said Green. “I want to carry on the wonderful Ross tradition and make the club the best it can be.”
Club president Robert Brener said: “We are excited to work with Andrew. He is the perfect choice to both showcase Donald Ross’s brilliant original design and ensure the course remains fresh and challenging for the next generation.”