Golf Returns To Region

Gov. Phil Murphy allowed golf courses and parks to reopen Saturday, with some minor adjustments for safety, and golfers flocked back to the tees and greens in droves. Clubs throughout the region were packed to their newly reduced capacities, honoring pandemic safeguards while accommodating players. At the 127-year-old Merchantville Country Club reservations had sold out in about an hour, according to Bill Goodrich, president of the board. The fact that the club used scheduled tee times at all was an adjustment. At only nine holes, the course is played quickly, and members usually rely on WhatsApp to coordinate when to arrive and whom to play with, he said. “We’ve been given this great opportunity, allowing us to reopen,” Goodrich said. “Whatever guidelines we need to follow, we’ll follow. Our goal is to get back to full operation, but in a safe way.”

Visit Merchantville CC

Merchantville Country Club's board recently created a video that showcases the beauty of this 9-hole golf course. The video was shot over two days this fall, the first during their highly successful Pig Roast in late September and the second, on a crisp fall day in late October with the colors at their peak. The finished product presents the natural beauty of the private country club, founded in 1892, and is intended to market the course to golfers who may have an interest in joining the club. The golf course and clubhouse are nestled away on 40 acres of land at the juncture of Merchantville and Cherry Hill, NJ at 501 Chapel Avenue.

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