Thursday, February 19, 2015

Billy Casper Golf Selected to Manage Forest Hill Field Club in Bloomfield, NJ

(VIENNA, VA) – Billy Casper Golf (BCG) – the largest owner-operator of golf courses, country clubs and resorts in the U.S. – has been selected to manage the iconic Forest Hill Field Club in Bloomfield, NJ, less than 15 minutes from Manhattan and once a favored course of legendary New York Yankee Babe Ruth.

For the private, member-owned Forest Hill, BCG will direct club operations, golf and grounds maintenance, membership marketing, staffing and training, member activities, food and beverage, merchandising, golf instruction, public relations, special events and financial management.

“We are deeply honored to manage Forest Hill Field Club,” says Peter Hill, Chairman and CEO of BCG.  “Our talented team will introduce new membership programs, special events and other initiatives to build on the history of Forest Hill as one of the Northeast’s premier country clubs.”

“Billy Casper Golf’s unique approach to bolstering financial performance and enhancing services for members is unmatched,” says Peter Kelly, President of the Board of Forest Hill.  “We will work with its experts to create even more structure and value to memberships which promote the highest level of exclusivity with world-class amenities.”

Opened in 1896 and anchored by an A.W. Tillinghast-designed course, Forest Hill presents members and their guests with a classic-style layout, pristine conditions and dramatic views of the New York City skyline.  The 18-hole, 6,547-yard, par-71 layout features several elevation changes, tree-lined fairways, fast, undulated greens and a view of the Empire State Building from the first tee.

Recently inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, Tillinghast is considered one of the most prolific architects in golf history.  His designs include nearby Baltusrol Golf Club, Winged Foot Golf Club, Ridgewood Country Club and Bethpage State Park’s Black Course.

Arguably Forest Hill’s hardest hole is the 396-yard, par-4 11th that challenges golfers with an uphill tee shot and a green that severely slopes from back to front.  The signature hole is the 200-yard, par-3 18th with a two-tiered green guarded by deep bunkers and heavy rough.

Complementing the course is a comprehensive practice area where members hone their games on a spacious driving range, putting green and chipping green with bunker.  A full-service pro shop features equipment and apparel from top brands.

Forest Hill is also home to an Olympic-sized pool, sauna, private locker rooms and modern fitness center.

Members and guests enjoy multiple dining options in the stately clubhouse and outside on the renovated patio.  The 1896 Grille Room offers a varied lunch menu while the Tillinghast Dining Room serves savory dinners.  With room for more than 250 guests and breathtaking views of the course and Manhattan, the elegant Ballroom is renowned for being one of New Jersey’s premier wedding venues.

More information:, 973.743.1255.

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