History and Tradition
At the turn of the 20th Century, a small group of golfers playing on a rudimentary 5-hole golf course in a Montclair meadow merged with a social organization called the “Upper Ten Club”. Thus was formed the Upper Montclair Country Club in 1901. By the early 1920’s, after land had been acquired in the area of the present site, the legendary A.W. Tillinghast designed an 18-hole golf course. In the 1950’s a major course renovation was directed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. which transformed the Upper Montclair Country Club into the present 27-hole Championship design.
Upper Montclair Country Club is one of only a few country clubs world-wide known to have hosted tournaments for all three Professional Golf Associations. Hall of Famers Gene Littler, Arnold Palmer, Nancy Lopez, Pat Bradley, Lee Trevino and Ray Floyd have all won titles at UMCC.