Billy Casper Golf and Morningstar Golf and Hospitality lead a partnership group that has acquired the popular Fox Hollow Golf Club in Branchburg, New Jersey, about one hour west of New York City.
New ownership plans to commit significant resources to enhance course conditions, personable service and a full slate of activities for beginner, intermediate and highly-skilled golfers.
The semi-private Fox Hollow – voted one of the top northeast golf courses by readers of Garden State Golf Magazine – features a fun and challenging, 18-hole, 6,371-yard, par-70 layout rife with elevation changes. Golfers also praise the greens which are pristine, fast and contain more-than-occasional undulations.
Originally designed by Hal Purdy, once a construction supervisor for legendary architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr., the course was completely re-modeled in 2000. It is augmented by a driving range with 20 grass tees and a bunkered practice green and spacious putting green. Private and group lessons are conducted by PGA professionals.
Individual, junior and corporate memberships are available, and greens and cart fees are reasonably priced. In addition to hosting special events, the attractive clubhouse boasts a well-established restaurant with majestic views of the golf course.
“Fox Hollow represents a unique opportunity to combine complimentary resources of two leading course owner-operators,” says Peter Hill, Chairman and CEO of Billy Casper Golf. “The result will be an even higher satisfaction among members and public golfers.”
“Beautiful vistas, rolling topography and some of the best holes in central New Jersey define Fox Hollow – it’s a gem,” says Matt Galvin, President and CEO of Morningstar. “Billy Casper Golf’s marketing prowess and infrastructure, and Morningstar’s local presence and hands-on involvement, will elevate Fox Hollow’s attraction locally and regionally.”
The first of many community outreaches is to grow family participation, and Fox Hollow is offering free golf to children with a paid adult after 3 p.m. daily.
Through association with the combined management team, Fox Hollow members now enjoy special opportunities to play Royce Brook Golf Club, Cranbury Golf Club and The Shore Club in New Jersey as well as Shawnee Resort in Pennsylvania.
More information: www.foxhollowgc.com, 908.526.0010.
About Billy Casper Golf
Billy Casper Golf is one of the largest privately owned golf course management companies in the U.S. with nearly 150 properties in 29 states. Headquartered in Reston, Va. – with regional offices across America – the company has more than 25 years of results-driven expertise. The company specializes in full-service course management as well as assistance in specific segments of the golf business, including course and property maintenance, staffing and training, career growth, clubhouse operations, food and beverage, merchandising, golf instruction, marketing and public relations, special events and financial management.
Continuing to evolve the golf experience through custom solutions and innovative programs, Billy Casper Golf programs include the annual World’s Largest Golf Outing, the national golf fundraiser conceived by BCG Chairman and CEO Peter Hill. The company recently launched its newest management solution, Billy Casper Signature, a boutique division focused on country club, resort and private club management.
More information: www.billycaspergolf.com, 703.761.1444
About Morningstar Golf and Hospitality
Morningstar Golf and Hospitality is a New Jersey-based investor, manager and advisory firm with a focus on transformational projects. The company optimizes performance of private clubs and public golf courses through capital investment and execution of innovative operational strategies. Morningstar President and CEO Matt Galvin holds more than 25 years’ experience with projects in 23 states and overseas, including USGA, and PGA and LPGA Tour sites. In addition to Fox Hollow Golf Club, Morningstar principles’ projects include Shackamaxon Country Club, Forsgate Country Club, Blue Heron Pines Golf Course and The Shore Club.
More information: www.mstargolf.com, 908.586.4361.