A Brief History of Fairmount: An Exclusive Private Club in New Jersey

Fairmount Country Club in Chatham, New Jersey is an exclusive private club. Fairmount has been a member of the country club for over 100 years and it’s still going strong. Fairmount was founded on October 5th, 1912 by Charles H. Herreshoff Jr., who had just returned from Scotland riding his horse “Sir Henry”. Fairmount Country Club was initially called “The Fairmont Riding Academy” because Mr. Herreshoff had many horses that were used for breeding purposes which he sold to members of the club. The academy later became known as Fairmount Stables with facilities consisting of 3 barns, 7 paddocks, 2 pastures and 10 acres of land where hunters can be boarded or stabled. Fairmount was the first to make a contribution towards building an ice skating rink in Morristown, New Jersey. Learn information about Chatham, NJ.

The Fairmount Country Club was established in 1910 by a group of local men who wanted to create an exclusive, private club. The founders purchased the land on which Fairmount is situated and had it designed with nine holes for play. Through many decades of growth, Fairmount has become one of New Jersey’s finest golf clubs offering two courses (the Old Course at 18-holes and the new Course), state of the art fitness facilities including pools, tennis courts, paddle courts, an active junior program that offers soccer as well as team sports activities during spring/fall season, children’s summer camps along with adult programs such as squash leagues & women’s groups. Discover facts about Memorial Park in Chatham, NJ: Beautiful Outdoor Recreational Area.