Galloping Hill Golf Course is a public course located in the heart of Kenilworth, N.J., just minutes away from Newark, and a short train ride from New York City. Originally open for play in 1928, Galloping Hill is known as the “home of public golf” in New Jersey. Being just outside the big city allows people from all walks of life to come and enjoy one of the best courses in the state, making it one of the best spots to help grow the sport in the northeast.
New Jersey State Golf Association
Located inside the brand new Galloping Hill Golf Course clubhouse is the New Jersey State Golf Association headquarters. The NJSGA made the move to Kenilworth earlier this year, when Galloping Hill completed its 45,000 square foot clubhouse. With the two organizations working closely together, Galloping Hill will host the New Jersey Open Championship in 2016 for the first time in the event’s 112-year history. The NJSGA was founded in 1900 with an original 10 clubs, Baltusrol Golf Club being the most notable, but has now grown to over 250 clubs with 70,000 members.
Long Distance Travelers
There are five players in the field this week that made the trip from other countries to come play in the Junior All Star at Galloping Hill. These five players traversed across a combined 6,362 miles to make it to New Jersey, but none traveled more miles than Ariadna Fonseca of Bogota, Colombia, nearly 2,500 miles away. Matias Torra of Santa Ana, Argentina had to fly 2,200 miles in order to compete, and we had three players from Canada that came across our northern border as well.