United States Golf Association Museum


The nation's oldest sports museum is a true New Jersey treasure. The United States Golf Association (USGA) Museum, located in Far Hills, re-opened in 2008 after a three-year renovation and expansion project that positions the museum as the country's foremost center for the study and celebration of golf history. Founded in January 1936, the museum is home to more than 70,000 artifacts documenting the game's greatest moments and athletes. The Arnold Palmer Center for Golf History contains a 5,000-square-foot exhibition gallery, a research center and state-of-the-art storage rooms. Central to the experience is a clerestory-lit rotunda called the Hall of Champions, which houses all 13 of the USGA's original national championship trophies and displays on the walls the name of every USGA champion. Exhibit highlights include Francis Ouimet's stunning victory in the 1913 U.S. Open, Babe Didrikson Zaharias' heroic comeback from cancer to win the 1954 U.S. Women's Open and Tiger Woods' remarkable win in the 2000 U.S. Open. Personal stories, video presentations and interactive databases offer a multimedia presentation of golf history and the USGA's role as the sport's governing authority.

For additional information, including special programs, visit www.usgamuseum.com. For information on New Jersey golf courses visit /nj/attractions/golfing. If you go: United States Golf Association Museum, 77 Liberty Corner Rd., Far Hills; 908-234-2300