Tom Fazio (left) at The Ridge during construction
"Golfers will be shocked by the natural beauty and drama of The Ridge At Back Brook. The "wow" factor will be redundant here. Just when you think you've played the best nine holes you've ever played, you step up to Number 10 tee and it starts all over again." - Tom Fazio, golf course designer and holder of the coveted Old Tom Morris Award, the highest recognition given by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America for his lifetime commitment to the game of golf and its continued welfare.
Before the first routing plan was drawn and the first yard of dirt turned, Fazio looked, he listened and let the land dictate his design. "This site speaks volumes. It's such a special piece of property with so many opportunities to create great golf holes that the most difficult aspect of our design was deciding the best option for each hole." This from the man who ranks among Golf Digest's list of all time great golf course designers and whose credits include such recognized courses as:
Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, NV
Black Diamond in Lecanto, FL (Below)
Wade Hampton in Cashiers, NC (Bottom Right)
The Quarry in LaQuinta, CA
Estancia in Scottsdale, AZ
Wild Dunes in Charleston, SC
In addition, Tom's Victoria National and Sand Ridge Golf Clubs are ranked #1 and #2 in Golf Digest's "America's Best New Courses" for 1999.
"Tom is arguably the world's foremost golf course designer and the artist I felt best suited to create the masterpiece that will be The Ridge at Back Brook. There wasn't a second choice." - Joel D. Moore, developer of the first Fazio-designed, private golf-only club in Central New Jersey.