The 119-year-old Northfield, N.J., property has undergone two phases of enhancements since purchased by the Ottinger Family in April 2014. The most recent phase includes renovations to the Taproom Bar and Grille, an expanded kitchen, refurbished private dining rooms, and an open-air terrace called the Skydeck.
Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield, N.J., has completed a major renovation of its clubhouse and golf course. The 119-year-old club has undergone two phases of enhancements since the Ottinger Family purchased the club in April 2014.
Phase I included a complete makeover to the clubhouse’s entryway and lobby, the John J. McDermott Room, the James “Sonny” Fraser Room, the Leo Fraser Library, the Grand Ballroom, restrooms and corridors. It also included an all-new bridal suite overlooking the golf course with views of the Atlantic City skyline. A new exterior façade now provides the clubhouse with a much more stately entrance, and a halfway house was also erected. In addition to the clubhouse renovations, greenside bunkers on six holes of the golf course were completely renovated and restored.
Phase II of the clubhouse was recently completed and includes renovations to the Taproom Bar and Grille and installation of a new, expanded kitchen with wood stone oven, grill and rotisserie. Two private dining rooms were gutted and refurbished. A prominent new offering is the Atlantic City Country Club Skydeck, an elevated open-air terrace featuring the golf course and the Atlantic City skyline as a backdrop, and provides a myriad of entertainment opportunities not previously available. Phase II of the bunker renovations are currently underway. It is expected that the remaining bunkers will be completed by the end of May 2016, weather permitting.
The Ottinger Family also commissioned the production of four short videos about Atlantic City Country Club and the key players in its long and storied history. Golf legends Arnold Palmer and Nancy Lopez were interviewed as part of the project. Palmer played the course when stationed as a recruit at the nearby Cape May Coast Guard Station in the early 1950s. Lopez participated in the 1975 U.S. Women’s Open at Atlantic City Country Club as a 17-year-old amateur. These videos can be seen as part of the living history tour available on kiosks throughout the property.
“We are thrilled to be making the announcement that the renovations of this magnificent property are completed or nearing completion,” said Liz Norton-Scanga, Director of Marketing. “The grandeur this property once enjoyed has prominently returned. Over the years the clubhouse had lost some of its luster, but these renovations, improvements and additions are nothing short of spectacular.”