Course Campout (The Met Golfer Extra)


We know players still spend the night in their cars to get a tee time on Bethpage Black, but camping isn’t just for Bethpage anymore. On Friday, September 13, Glen Ridge Country Club in Glen Ridge, N.J., held its 2nd annual Family Campout, which saw more than 130 campers spend the night on the golf course under the Harvest Moon.

“We know how hectic and stressful September can be for our members – vacations end, kids go back to school, parents go back to work – so we wanted to give them the opportunity to relax, reconnect, and have fun together,” said Director of Membership and Marketing Madison Klein. Members did just that, enjoying a BBQ dinner, making s’mores, and watching “The Great Outdoors” under the stars as they closed out the summer season among friends and family.

“The campout at the club was a hit two years in a row,” said member Joel Boff. “Our son, Will, was asking about it three months prior. It’s an excellent event for the whole family.” The new tradition appears to have caught on quickly, too, with the number of campers more than doubling from last year.

See the article in the September 2019 issue of The Met Golfer Extra