The Shackamaxon Country Club the nearly century old, private golf club in Union County that boasts an A.W. Tillinghast golf course, will open its doors to the community for Easter Brunch on April 8, 2012, from 12 pm – 3 pm. A portion of the proceeds from Easter at “Shack” will benefit the Education Enrichment Foundation of Scotch Plains-Fanwood, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that raises funds for the maintenance and enhancement of the area’s public schools. Tickets are $42 for adults, $20 for children ages 4-12, and children under three are the club’s guests. Reservations are required and may be booked by contacting Kathy Obropta at (908) 233-1300.
Shackamaxon’s Easter celebration will include children’s holiday favorites such as an Easter Egg Hunt and a visit from the one and only Easter Bunny, followed by a lavish brunch exquisitely prepared by Shackamaxon’s team of culinary experts. Shackamaxon’s new Executive Chef Joe Nastro, who hails from the award-winning restaurant ‘allium’ in Great Barrington, Mass., will offer everything from freshly baked muffins, a charcuterie table and a smoked fish station to rosemary roasted leg of lamb, smoked Virginia ham, oven roasted turkey and The Shackamaxon Chocolate Fountain.
“Shackamaxon has a rich history in the area, and we are thrilled to re-introduce the club to the community by opening to the public on this Easter and Mother’s Day as well as several other holidays this year,” said Shackamaxon co-owner Warren Leeds. “Partnering with EEF on this event gives us an opportunity to give back to the youth of Scotch Plains-Fanwood and further our commitment to being an integral part of the community.”
For more information on catering events at the club, please contact Ellen Sherry at (908) 635-8883 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Shackamaxon is owned and operated by an affiliate of RDC Golf Group, Inc., a leading New Jersey-based golf course ownership and management company.
About Shackamaxon Golf and Country Club
Shackamaxon was founded in 1916, and offers a spectacular A.W. Tillinghast 18-hole championship golf course. The nearly century-old, par 71 course boasts Tillinghast’s first island green which, to this day, remains one of the favorites among Met-area golfers. The club has hosted a number of prestigious events including the 1922, 1937, 1972 and 2002 New Jersey State Golf Association (NJSGA) Open Championship, the 1924 and 1977 NJSGA Amateur Championship, the 1928 Met Open, the 1955 Cavalcade of Golf and the 2010 Women’s Eastern Golf Association Amateur Championship. For information on membership, please visit the club’s website www.shackamaxoncc.com or contact Director of Membership David Miniman at (908) 233-1300 ext. 230.
About The Education Enrichment Foundation
The Education Enrichment Foundation of Scotch Plains-Fanwood, Inc. (“EEF”) is a non-profit corporation under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). EEF was incorporated in 1993 and its purpose is to raise funds “to be applied toward the maintenance and enhancement of the quality of education in the public schools of Scotch Plains and Fanwood, New Jersey and for related purposes.” Historically the Foundation has provided grants to teachers for a variety of projects. Since 1994 EEF has granted funds for more than 65 programs to enhance instruction at all grade levels. The grants ranged from $100 to $1,500. The grants included special equipment, books, software and more. None of the grants paid for teacher time. For more information on the EEF, contact Phyllis Mirabella at email@example.com
About RDC Golf Group, Inc.
Founded in 1993, RDC has rapidly become a recognized industry leader in golf course ownership and management whose properties have garnered numerous golf course and hospitality awards. RDC and its affiliates own and/or operate the A.W. Tillinghast-designed Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains, N.J., the renowned Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township, N.J., and the private, family-oriented Tuscawilla Country Club in Orlando, Fla. The company currently provides management services for the award-winning Tallgrass Golf Course on Long Island, N.Y., as well as Putnam National Golf Club in Mahopac, N.Y. For more information on RDC, visit www.rdcgolfgroup.com or call (732) 656-8900.