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Springdale Golf Club

Welcome to scenic Springdale Golf Club. Nestled into the beautiful landscape and historic architecture of Princeton University, Springdale Golf Club was formed in 1895, establishing it as one of the first private clubs in New Jersey. A true golfer's club for players of all ages, skill sets, and competitive levels. Although our historic golf course may date back to 1895, it continues to provide a top-quality play experience that remains both fun and challenging to this day.

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Preserving History, Pioneering Excellence

Dedicated to our members and community, Springdale offers a premier golf and social experience in our region. The unparalleled natural beauty of our William Flynn-designed course sets us apart.

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Our History
1895 1902 1909 1913 1915 1922 1927 2007 2018 2020
1895 Club Formed

In 1895, the Princeton Golf Club was formed by alumni, faculty and undergraduates of Princeton University. Moses Taylor Pyne, Stephen Palmer and Cornelius C. Cuyler formed the Springdale Association and raised $25,000 to buy the old Stockton Farm of 240 acres, the site of the present Graduate College and Springdale Golf Club.

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1902 Nine holes open

1909 Property turned over to Princeton University

1913 Cleveland Tower & the Carillon

The dominant presence overlooking Springdale Golf Club is the 173-foot Cleveland Tower which is one of the principal structures of the Princeton University Graduate College complex. An outstanding example of collegiate gothic architecture, it sits on a high point of land adjacent to the 6th and 7th holes and can be seen from virtually every corner of the golf course. Erected as a memorial to U.S. President Grover Cleveland, the tower was dedicated in 1913 along with the Graduate College itself – the first post-graduate residential college for liberal studies of its kind in America.

Housed within Cleveland Tower is a bell tower. The original 35-bell carillon was a gift by the Class of 1892 which presented the bells as their 35th reunion dedication to Princeton University in June 1927. Over succeeding decades, the number of bells has increased to 67 bells and a 6-ton bourdon making it one of the largest carillons in the world. Restored and rededicated in June 1993, the carillon can now regularly be heard when it is played on Sundays and weekdays by the university carillonneur, students, and international guest musicians, except during exam periods.

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1915 Additional 9 holes

Additional 9 holes designed and completed by Gerard Lambert

1922 Renamed to Springdale Golf Club

The old clubhouse was originally a tenant-farmer house, 1860 then located behind the 2nd green. The class of 1886 purchased the house from the Springdale Association and deeded it to the University in 1903 with the provision that it be used for the reunions of the Class of 1886 and each member would be a life time member of the golf club. The old Clubhouse was moved to its present location because it was obstructing the view of the Cleveland Tower.

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1927 Flynn Redesign

Of the many time-honored traditions for our members since Springdale Golf Club's founding in 1895, none is more special than the connection of our historic golf course to noted architect, William S. Flynn. The original design for the current course was done by Willie Dunn, Jr and completed by Gerard Lambert, with Mr. Flynn performing a substantive re-design in 1927 at the mid-point of his storied career.

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2007 New clubhouse

Springdale opens new Clubhouse, course rerouted by Rulewich group.

2018 Troon engaged

Springdale Golf Club hires Troon®, the Global Leader in Golf Course Management

2020 125th Anniversary

Springdale Golf Club Celebrates 125 Years of rich history!