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“The Best of Everything”
Thanks to its dedicated staff and an unwavering commitment to customer service, Medford Village continues to build upon its reputation for providing a first-class experience for its members.

by John Anthony

For the millions of folks who share a deep love affair for the game of golf, there are few better feelings than spending a day on the links enjoying a round on a beautifully designed course with picturesque surroundings. 

And with interest in the sport at a seemingly all-time high, there comes a responsibility to not only meet these expectations, but to exceed them. At Medford Village Country Club, they understand this full well, having solidified a reputation of providing top-notch service and amenities for many decades. 

As the club embarks on its milestone 60th anniversary this year, members and guests can expect to see further improvements that ensure that Medford Village will continue to provide a high-quality experience, no matter if you’re hitting the links, grabbing a bite to eat, or just lounging by the pool. 

The management team of Bob Doria (PGA general manager and director of golf), Christian Simms (PGA head golf professional), Bruce Rickert, CGCS (superintendent), Dan Kunze (food and beverage director) and Gary Miller (executive chef) make it their mission to create an unparalleled atmosphere that is welcoming, inspiring, and inclusive to all while also continuing to challenge the status quo and stretch the limits of customer service. 

Joining the team more recently is Nicholas Lemieux, a dedicated PGA golf professional who brings a wealth of experience and passion to his new role. A Massachusetts native, Lemieux previously spent time at Eastward Ho! Country Club, North Jersey Country Club, Canoe Brook Country Club and Catawba Country Club. At each establishment, he was known for delivering a first-class golf experience to members and guests, and he looks forward to doing the same at Medford Village.

In keeping up with course maintenance and improvements, Rickert and his crew were busy rebuilding the tee box on hole No. 14. Elsewhere, a tree removal program continued as well as the opening of fairway target areas for better air circulation to improve turfgrass growth. 

But, perhaps the biggest news at Medford Village is that the club is marking its 60th year with a variety of special events. Most notably, in June, the “Monster of Medford” challenge will allow members and their guests to play the course in its original configuration (7,315 yards). While there won’t be the $1,000 offering for breaking par, members will have the ability to double their money in the golf shop if they can break par with their handicap. The course will be set up at 85% of the maximum length so that women and senior members can also take part in the challenge. 

Away from the greens, Medford Village’s ballroom received a noticeable facelift during the offseason with a new carpet, chairs, lighting and a fresh coat of paint. What’s more, the foyer and pre-function space were also upgraded to better serve guests. With space to accommodate up to 175 people, the ballroom is ready to host any number of celebratory events from weddings, bar or bat mitzvahs, birthdays and more. 

All these changes will be on full display as Medford Village hosts the final stage of the USGA Men’s Amateur on July 22. With a maximum field of 144 players, top local amateurs will compete for the chance to make their way to the championship being held at Hazeltine National in Chaska, Minnesota. The public is invited to attend what is sure to be an exciting event. 

The pool continues to enhance the overall experience at Medford Village. Hanging poolside, members will find tables, chairs, and umbrellas under which they can catch some shade while grabbing a bite from the nearby snack bar. 

All of this highlights why Medford Village is much more than your average golf club. And while there’s currently a waitlist for golf membership, folks are encouraged to take advantage of the  other amenities such as the pool memberships which remain available for 2024. If you are interested in experiencing the “best of everything,” then Medford Village is the perfect place for you. Reach out to Mikaela O’Hara (marketing and membership coordinator) for more details and a tour of the facility.


Medford Village Country Club
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