Atlantic City Golf
It’s easy to see why the Atlantic City Country Club has been a favorite of pros and amateurs alike during its 118-year history. The club has hosted six national USGA championships, and everyone has walked its fairways—from Babe Didrikson Zaharias and Sam Snead to Nancy Lopez and Arnold Palmer. The easy-to-say-hard-to-get term “birdie” was coined here, as was “eagle,” at least, according to local lore.
Small greens and big bunkers define the ACCC course and make it a strategic pleasure—or pain—to play. While sandy soil and wind are prevalent conditions, it’s not a links course. You can certainly use a good ground game and it often pays to keep your ball under the wind, but flying the ball into most greens is your best choice.
The grill and locker rooms are real treats for lovers of golf memorabilia. Take a few minutes to check out the photos of the many greats who played at ACCC over the years, including a twinkle-eyed Arnold Palmer in his Coast Guard uniform from 1951. Stop, too, at the great bell, hanging just outside the clubhouse entrance, and imagine the rush of jolly golfers responding to its call for the last trolley back to AC. The club today still rings it at the end of each day to invite you to “play a round with history.”