The USGA and US National Golf Association announced the retirement of a golf course at Meadows in New Jersey after the owners, Bill and Margaret Hutton, died in 2017.
The Huttons’ Legacy Golf Course at Meyers Point will be demolished and replaced by the Meyers Golf Course in the coming months, according to the USGA.
The site at the southern edge of the Meadowlands was owned by the Hutton family for almost 50 years until they sold the property to US National.
In the 1970s, the Huttons purchased a land parcel on the south end of Meyers Island in order to build a golf club for their grandson, the late Bill Hutton.
In 2011, the US Golf Association acquired the site from the Hutons for $1.2 million.
The Meyers golf course has served as a training ground for American and international professional golfers for nearly 60 years, according a statement from the USG.
The Hutton golf course was built in the 1950s and was originally built as a practice course and the final stop on the course before it became a facility for USGA tournaments.
In the 1970, the Meyerson family acquired a large parcel of land on the north end of the island for the construction of their golf course.
The Meyers Park Golf Course, a golf academy, was built there in the 1970 and 1980s.
In 2012, the park was expanded to include a two-and-a-half-mile long clubhouse.
The course became a training facility for the US Women’s Golf Association and was closed in 2017 after the Hutsons died.
In 2020, the site was sold to the city of Meyerton for $5.5 million, the city said.