The Pines is more a traditional American layout carved out of
the Jersey pines. Each hole is tree-lined and requires precisely
struck irons and long tee shots.
Designed by Toomey & Flynn and opened in 1929, the Pines
course stretches nearly 6,800 yards. The course features not
only tree-lined fairways, but also a plethora of well-placed
sand bunkers. The signature hole, number 9, is a 510-yard par
5 that presents the only water hazard on the entire course. Tee
shots must avoid the trees that line both sides of the fairway.
Second shots, usually a mid to long iron, must safely navigate
over the hole’s only water hazard. Shots carrying too far
could end up in one of several fairway bunkers. A short iron
third shot must negotiate two large greenside bunkers. The putting
surface offers some tricky slopes, so par on this hole is a solid