Ramsey Golf and Country Club

105 Lakeside Drive
201-327-0009

Our present Club had its beginnings as a 220 acre estate called, "Arlena Towers." Carefully developed over a 30 year period by two owners beginning in the early 1900's, the original mansion was of ancient Norman architecture. The building was modeled after the famous Ramsey Abbey, erected in Hampshire, England, by King Edward the Elder around 900 A.D. Gaining authenticity, many of the materials for the mansion imported from England.

The elaborate landscaping, plantings, and seedlings of the estate were begun by the original owner, Arthur Brandeis of department store and theatrical fame. The beautification of the property was completed by the second owner, Joseph DeWyckoff, co-founder of the Vanadium Corporation of America. Three beautiful lakes were developed on the property. The lakes’ shaded banks were landscaped and the mansion was surrounded by towering trees and beautiful gardens. Hundreds of varieties of trees, shrubs, and flowers abounded and many were very rare for this area. The 50 acre seeded lawn, now part of our golf course, was considered the largest and best kept lawn in the East. In 1935, "Arlena Towers" was awarded first prize as the most beautiful estate in America by Better Lawns and Gardens.

In 1940, the DeWyckoff Estate was sold to National House and Farms Association. The residential development was named the Ramsey Country Club Estates. Each purchaser agreed to abide by the rules of the Club by accepting title and was issued a share of stock, a practice which is still in effect.

Approximately 40 homes were built before World War ll forced a halt to construction due to material shortages. Being unable to continue building, National House and Farms offered the building lots for sale. They agreed to turn over the mansion and surrounding property, including the original 9-hole golf course, to the existing homeowners. Thus, the Ramsey Golf & Country Club was born. The early members contributed hours of time and labor toward maintaining and developing the facilities. At that time, there was no staff of any kind; all cooking, serving, cleaning, and gardening was done by the members.

Over the next several decades, the membership continued to initiate a wide range of improvements. The most significant of the renovations occurred after a disastrous fire on February 14, 1986. All that remained were the original stone walls. The restored Clubhouse was reopened on August 1, 1987, with many new amenities. Finally, the Club came into its maturity when on July 2, 1995 the Ramsey Golf & Country Club officially opened its new 18-hole golf course.



Reviews

Sarah del Corral

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Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018
I had my wedding ceremony and reception at RGCC on 01/14/18. This was the most amazing wedding venue! Working with Michael was so easy and seamless from our very first tour. The space is totally unique and offers so many beautiful photo opportunities. The food tasting was so much fun, and every single thing we tasted was delicious. The night of the wedding was absolutely perfect. Michael and his team made sure that everything was set up exactly how I imagined, and all of the special events we had planned worked out flawlessly. The country club was truly the best place to make so many lasting memories with loved ones.

mel urrea

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Monday, April 30, 2018
The RG&CC was the first venue I visited while planning my wedding. After meeting Michael and touring the grounds I knew I didn't have to look anywhere else. First of all the venue is beautiful. It is definitely not your typical gaudy New Jersey venue. It is soft and romantic, straight out of a fairy tail! However what really sold us on this venue was the director of catering, Michael. From the moment we met with him he was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was not pushy, but extremely open and informative, which I loved because you can tell this was not a business to him. He makes it a priority to make you feel like you're the only bride that matters, not just another number. I love that there is only event held at a time here because you know all of the staff is focused on yourself and your guests. The day of our wedding everything went extremely smooth. We were checked on constantly by Michael and his assistant Maggie. I was kept in the loop about everything that was going on with all of my vendors, I felt very comfortable knowing everything was going according to plan. The ceremony, cocktail hour & reception were all perfect. I could not have asked for a better day! My guests are still talking about the delicious food, the beautiful grounds, and the impecable service. Thank you so much to the RC&CC for making our dreams come true!

Karl Weiss

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Great course. Nice facility. Excellent event and service.

Jessy Amane

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Sunday, May 13, 2018
Liz the manager was absolutely amazing and made our experience so wonderful. Food was absolutely delicious and the festivities for Mother's day were lovely!

Scott Standish-Parkin

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Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017
I came here for a friend's wedding and i have to say not only was I impressed with the setup this venue did, but damn the food was really good. The staff were great and the ambiance is very nice. It's not a big place, but it is very beautiful on the inside. If you're going to try something, definitely try the risotto.