Springdale Golf Club Hosts NJ State Open
Springdale Golf Club of Princeton was one of four New Jersey Golf Clubs to host the New Jersey State Golf Association State Open qualifying tournament. The event took place on June 15 and 103 golfers participated. The golfers (professionals and amateurs) had to have a USGA index of 5.0 or less to enter the qualifying tournament.
Reid Bedell of Manasquan River Golf Club and Logan Sabins of Jumping Brook Country Club led the field with scores of 69. A total of 20 golfers qualified at the cut line of 73, which was two over par. The State Open Championship will be played at Metedeconk National Golf Club located in Jackson, New Jersey.
Formed in 1895, Springdale Golf Club is one of the oldest in New Jersey. The golf course, designed by Gerard Lambert, dates from 1915. Revised in 1926 by William Flynn, the par 71 course is 6380 yards from the blue tees, with a course rating of 70.5 and a slope of 132. The old clubhouse, originally a farmhouse (c. 1860), was a gift from the Princeton Class of 1886. The new clubhouse opened in August 2007. 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.