One of the finest private courses to be played at the Jersey Shore is Hidden Creek in Egg Harbor Township.
The Coore-Crenshaw design annually sits among the top-100 Modern Courses in America as rated by Golfweek Magazine.
The challenge of Hidden Creek have bedazzled players for close to two decades, and held up well in the USGA Senior Amateur Championship. Difficult yet fair, rough yet beautiful, Hidden Creek is a true walk in the Jersey park.
Owner and developer Roger Hansen has decided to pass ownership on to a new group, the Dormie Club Network, once the deal is sealed. The concept is a nationwide group of clubs, wherein a membership in one course extends to membership at all. Included in the Dormie Club Network are such layouts at the Dormie Club in Pinehurst, another Coore-Crenshaw design, as well as the Tom Fazio gem at Victoria National and Ballyhack in Roanoke, Va. Other clubs are in such locales as Atlanta, Nashville, Richmond and San Antonio.
"The time is right, we wanted to pass the ownership of Hidden Creek on to someone with a passion for the game, and the Dormie Club Networks fits that agenda," explained Hansen in a telephone conversation. "We are very happy."
Hansen, who will remain a member of the club, is proud of Hidden Creek. "It is a very special place."