Pine Valley Golf Club, citing the urge to be “on the right side of history,” voted Friday to start accepting women members, according to a report.
The very personal Pine Valley in New Jersey is the No. 1-ranked course on Golfweek’s Best Classic Courses list for layouts constructed earlier than 1960, and it’s the highest-rated programs in all of Golfweek’s Best database for programs all over the world. Pine Valley was designed by George Crump and Harry S. Colt and opened in 1914 as an 11-hole structure that was accomplished a number of years later.
Golf.com reported that the membership notified members by way of e-mail that at an annual assembly of trustees and members, the membership voted to take away all gender-specific language from its bylaws.
Previously, women had restricted taking part in alternatives, allowed to play solely on Sunday afternoons. That has modified, and the primary tee will probably be open to women with out restrictions.
Pine Valley Golf Club is the highest-rated Classic Course within the United States. (Jim Walsh, Courier-Post)
Club president Jim Davis wrote to members that “The future of golf must move toward inclusion and I am pleased to report that the Trustees and members of Pine Valley Golf Club voted unanimously and with enthusiasm to remove all gender-specific language from our bylaws.”
The membership expects to have its first women members by the top of the 12 months, in accordance to the report.
Private golf golf equipment within the United States are allowed to discriminate based mostly on intercourse, however most have modified their bylaws to allow women. Augusta National Golf Club, for instance, opened its membership to women in 2012 – Augusta was No. 3 on Golfweek’s Best Classic Courses checklist for 2020 and is the house yearly of the Masters Tournament.