Metuchen Golf and Country Club was built in 1915.
The club was originally 9 holes, designed by the golf professional and Greens keeper Charles Lang. The full 18 holes were completed in 1931 and have undergone several changes since. Nevertheless, the course proves itself time and time again against top-level competition. At 6,702 yards from the Championship Tees, the course is by no means a monster. However, our small, well-guarded greens, tree-lined narrow fairways and stingy rough provide plenty of challenges for players of all skill levels.
The front nine is long, with two par 4s playing well over 400 yards, and one uphill par 3 that plays much longer than the distance on the card. At almost 3,500 yards, you often hit most of your clubs on the front nine alone.
The back nine winds around the outside edge of our property with out of bounds along the right side of almost every hole. With two par 5s that are reachable by longer hitters, you may post some good scores on this side. You must be accurate or trees, out of bounds and well-placed bunkers will make approaching the undulating, slick greens quite challenging.
Our signature hole, the 14th, has our famous Metuchen tree in the center of the fairway at 160 yards from the green. With a wide landing area, you must decide which side of the tree to play your tee shot. Then you must negotiate a greenside pond before attempting to putt on a green that is very difficult to read. It is a hole to remember.
The club also has a unique link to Thomas Edison: