Three Championship Golf Courses

Three Championship Golf Courses

Members enjoy the flexibility of a no-tee time policy, and the variety of 27 holes offering a unique playing experience each time.

Upper Montclair Country Club features three nine hole golf courses, each offering a truly challenging round for golfers of all skill levels. We are also proud to present a professional teaching staff that is unparalleled.

All of our instructors can customize programs to suite your needs and schedule. Private Coaching Sessions start at 45 minutes. Semi-private instruction is also available.

Please contact the Professional Shop at (973) 859-1726 for pricing for private or group lessons.

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Professional Golf Staff

Professional Golf Staff

Director of Golf - Mr. Michael Holiday, PGA


Michael Holiday, a Huntington, Long Island native, grew up in Northeastern Pennsylvania, where his golf career began at the young age of 13. In the small town of Hawley, PA, Michael began his career as a bag room associate at the Paupack Hills Country Club, which was beginning of his journey to become a successful P.G.A. Professional.

Michael had ventured a long way since his days at Paupack Hills CC, discovering opportunities that scenic Hilton Head Island had to offer, where he spent five years expanding the skills necessary to become a successful P.G.A. Professional. Evolving from a member of the outside service at Long Cove Club, which was ranked #1 in South Carolina by Golf Magazine 1999, Michael received his first position as an Assistant Golf Professional at Moss Creek.

Moss Creek became a stepping-stone for his career, which brought him to one of the most prestigious resorts in the United States, Harbour Town Golf Links. Under the direction of the esteemed Director of Golf and mentor, John Farrell, Michael became an Assistant Professional of the Top 100 ranked course from 1998-2001 which hosts the P.G.A. Tours World Com Classic, “The Heritage of Golf”.

Michael decided to leave Hilton Head Island to pursue his golf career in what he thought was the most prestigious section in the industry, the NJ/Met Section. In 2002, he joined the staff at UMCC as their First Assistant Professional, where he was involved in all aspects of managing the golf operation. In 2003, he earned his Class “A” P.G.A. membership, where during the winter months he was fortunate enough to accept a seasonal responsibility as Director of Instruction at The Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club.

2005 proved to be a milestone in Michael’s career, where he proudly became the Head Golf Professional at Upper Montclair CC. This year Michael will be celebrating his 19th season at the Club, where currently as their Director of Golf he strives to provide the highest quality of service for both his membership and guests. Michael has been a member of the NJPGA Board of Directors for six year and is currently serves as the Chairman of NJ Education Committee. Michael Recently was honored the Bill Strausbaugh Award for his continued dedication for placing several UMCC Assistants who have become esteemed Head Professionals all of the Country.

Michael still competes amongst his peers at the highest level and has recently qualified for the Met Open at Glen Oaks, multiple State Opens and won the 2014 State Pro-Scratch and continues to be a top player in the NJ Section

Michael currently resides in Midland Park with his wife, Michelle, twin daughters, Samantha and Isabella, and their English bulldogs, Bubba and Gus.

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Teaching Professional - Mr. Tyler Hall, PGA


Congratulations to UMCC's Tyler Hall for winning the NJ State Open for the second year in a row! Click Here for more info.

My name is Tyler Hall and I have been surrounded by sports and the game of golf my entire life. As the son of a successful “Class A” PGA Professional, Larry Hall, golf has had an intricate role in developing me into the person I am today. I have enjoyed an illustrious playing career ranging all the way from Junior Golf to competing with the world’s best on the PGA Tour as well as Major Championships. I proudly earned a full scholarship to play Div. 1 NCAA Golf at the University of Kansas, where I graduated in 2004 with a Bachelors Degree in Communication Studies.

Having won multiple times on every level from Junior to Amateur to Professional, highlighted with wins at the 2011 MGA/Met Open Championship, the 2015 &16 NJ State Open Championships, I know what it takes both physically and mentally to attain such lofty success. I grew up as a product of hard work as I proudly took my handicap from a 28 to a 3 in one summer when I committed to playing competitively at 15 years old. I have always been a true believer in the great Ben Hogan’s philosophy “The answer is in the Dirt!” To me, there is simply no way to find out what you are made of if you aren’t willing to outwork your competition.

Growing up in a household with two parents that were NCAA athletes at the University of Miami, as well as an older sister who played softball at College of Charleston, the bar was always set very high for me to follow. I prided myself on learning my craft to the best of my ability and always had an acute awareness of how my body was moving. It was with this work ethic that I became a student of the game at a very young age and aspired to become a Tour Player. Throughout my journey, I have had the opportunity to work with some of the best instructors in the world, where I acquired a vast knowledge of all aspects of the game and learned how to perform under Major PGA Tour Championship pressure. After battling back from 6 surgeries on my thumb, wrist, shoulders and lower back to win the 2011 Met Open, it was then when I decided to dedicate myself to really understanding the body and its unique functionalities. It is with that notion, that I achieved and currently hold an ACE Personal Training Certification and have become one of the world first certified Tathata Golf movement specialist. I was proudly named a Finalist for the NJPGA Teacher of the Year honors 4 years running, 2015-2018.

In 2015, 2016 and 2017, I was able to win the NJPGA Assistant Player of the Year Title and upon receiving my Class A PGA membership spring of ‘18, I was awarded the 2018 NJPGA Player of the Year Title, crowned the best player in the State of New Jersey for the 4th straight year. As of this writing I just competed in the 2019 PGA Championship having earned my way into the field through my finish at the 2019 PGA Professional Championship.

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Senior Assistant Golf Professional - Mr. Colby Cannon, PGA


Colby Cannon was born and raised in the small town of Conway, S.C. Conway is located just inland of Myrtle Beach, which is known as the golf capital of the southeast. A graduate of Coastal Carolina University, Colby received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Professional Golf Management. Colby began his career in the golf industry like many others; as an intern in the northeast section of the PGA of America.

Under the tutelage of Steve Scott, Colby began his first internship at Paramount Country Club in New City, NY followed by an internship at Mill River Country Club in Strafford, CT. During his first stint in the northeast, Colby learned the ins and outs of the private sector of the golf industry and soon realized this was his niche. In his senior year of college, he ventured to Savannah, GA for his final internship, which led to his first job as an Assistant Golf Professional at The Ford Plantation.

In his time at The Ford Plantation, which is home to the Georgia State Open, Colby grasped the importance of having a keen eye for attention to detail, which has proven to be extremely significant in maintaining everyday operations at a private golf club. While building his network at The Ford Plantation, Colby met Drew Jordan, Director of Golf at Hamilton Farm Golf Club, which influenced his continuation in the northeast. Colby spent the last 3 seasons as a Lead Assistant Golf Professional at Hamilton Farm Golf Club in Gladstone, NJ. With added responsibility in his new role at Hamilton Farm, Colby became the definition of a hands-on employee; taking part in teaching junior clinics, running tournaments, as well as, making it his mission to engage with the membership through teaching and getting to know them while on the golf course.

Colby’s steady growth in his golf career started in his senior year of college when he won his class PGM Club Championship; eventually leading him to place in the Top 20 of the Georgia PGA Section Championship in 2017, and most recently placing in the Top 10 of the New Jersey PGA Pro-Scratch in 2018.

Colby is eager to step into his new position at Upper Montclair to learn the day-to-day operations, along with becoming acquainted with the membership.

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