Somerset Hills Country Club
Somerset Hills Country Club has a rich history that began over 100 years ago. The founders were primarily New York City residents and, thus, the use of “country” in the name of their Club. The Club was originally situated along the Raritan River, partly in Bernards and partly in Bedminster Township. In 1918, the Club changed locations and was built at its current site.The golf course was designed by A.W Tillinghast and is consistently rated one of the top 100 courses in the country. Although Somerset Hills has proudly hosted several national and international events, it has remained, first and foremost, a Club for members and their families. In a rapidly changing technological world, we hope to pass on to future generations the traditions of simple elegance that is Somerset Hills Country Club.
About The Gray Cup Invitational Golf Classic
The Land Conservancy of New Jersey is privileged to host The 9th Annual Gray Cup Invitational Golf Classic named in honor of Gray Rogers for his many years of outstanding service. Gray served for ten years on The Land Conservancy’s Board of Trustees including three years as Chairman of the Board. During his tenure, Gray had a remarkable impact on the organization. He chaired the Preserve Now – Protect Forever Comprehensive Campaign, which raised more than $3 million. Under his leadership The Land Conservancy grew from a regional land trust to a state leader in open space preservation culminating in the name change of our organization from Morris Land Conservancy to The Land Conservancy of New Jersey in September 2008. Gray was a founder of the investment management firm W.P. Stewart & Co. Inc. in New York City where he worked for 25 years before retiring in early 2000.
Gray has always had a passion for the outdoors and the natural world. Dedicated conservationists and long time supporters, Gray and his wife Mollie, a retired teacher, established The Land Conservancy’s Rogers Family Scholarship in 2006 to provide scholarships to deserving college students from New Jersey pursuing careers in an environmental field. Since then, 11 scholarships totaling $75,000 have been awarded!