Hollywood Golf Club is a private club for the benefit of its members and is available to serve the recreational and social needs of its members.
Hollywood Golf Club was established in 1898 and moved to our present location in 1912. Walter Travis, who designed the course and was an early member of the Club, was one of the great names in early American golf. He won the U.S. Amateur three times and his victory in the 1904 British Amateur made him the first foreigner to win that revered championship. The Travis designed course (completed in 1918) quickly established its reputation as one of the best in the nation, according to Metropolitan Golfer, by hosting a national championship, the USGA Women’s Amateur in 1921.
The Club has since been host for many notable matches and tournaments. Click here to view a list of Championships held at Hollywood.
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The professional staff has also represented the Club well in competition and in their respective associations. Craig Wood (1932 to 1935) went on to win both the United States Open and the Masters in 1941. While head professional at Hollywood, Wood won a state PGA (1932), a state Open (1934), finished second in the U.S. Open (1935) and was victimized by Gene Sarazen’s unbelievable double eagle in the 1935 Masters. The beloved Lou Barbaro (1947 to 1976), a member of the New Jersey Golf Hall of Fame and pro tour winner, won the New Jersey Open (1953,1959) and the state PGA (1952). Jack Forrester, Harold Sanderson, George Fotheringham, and Larry Mullen have also held the position of head professional at Hollywood. Mike Killian (1991 to 2000) played in four U.S. Amateurs and was named to the Walker cup team in 1973. He later played in both the Masters and U.S. Open. Ron McDougal, head professional (2001-2006) has won the National Club Pro Championship once and finished in the top three four times. Ron also played on three PGA Cup Teams and won the New York State Open. Kevin Weyeneth, our current Head Professional, worked as an assistant under Ron McDougal since 2001 and then became our Head Golf Professional in 2007. He had prolific training in the golf business before coming to Hollywood, working at both Forsgate Country Club and Baltusrol Golf Course. He learned how to play the game of golf under the watchful eye of current CBS announcer and six-time Ryder Cup team member, Peter Oosterhuis. Kevin kept the winning tradition alive at Hollywood by becoming the 2007 PGA Head Professional Champion, his first tournament entered as Head Golf Professional. In addition, Kevin won the 2011 NJPGA Match Play Championship and the 2012 NJPGA Pro-Pro Championship.
In 2014 famed architect Tom Doak of Renaissance Golf Design finished a complete restoration of the course in the original Walter Travis design. The course has been consistently highly ranked by Golf Digest & Golfweek, a tribute to its various architects, its current staff and, of course, the membership.