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“Worth visiting multiple times.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Golf House Museum

Golf House Museum
USGA Headquarters, Far Hills, NJ
908-234 2300
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Far Hills
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: Three-story Georgian mansion that houses a library and museum with paintings, memorabilia and exhibits tracing the history of golf.
Fairfax Station, VA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Worth visiting multiple times.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Visit was too short and didn't allow me to read the exhibits as closely as I'd like. A must feet.

Visited June 2012
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English first
Newburgh, New York
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76 reviews 76 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“A must for all golfers!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

I want to return when I have more time. I particularly want to see the equipment testing facility. The trophies on display, the interactive videos, and the old equipment are all interesting.

Visited January 2012
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Bridgewater NJ USA
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347 reviews 347 reviews
142 attraction reviews
Reviews in 119 cities Reviews in 119 cities
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
“All you ever wanted to know about golf in one place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

This museum is located in a beautiful house and it contains every bit of golf history you could ever want and we are not eve golfers! The history, the artifacts, the trophies....they tell the history of golf from its inception until now. If you are golf fan, you will just be in heaven I'm sure. When you are finished inside, take the outside tour and see how they test and rate golf balls with their special testing "robot." This piece of the tour is a must.
This is one of those hidden treasures that when you do find, you wonder why you didn't go sooner!

Visited September 2011
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Long Island
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“most appreciated by older golfers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

This museum has collected some very interesting golf artifacts and has very attractive exhibits dating back to the early 20th century, highlighting US amateur and professional golfers. The usga trophies are displayed beautifully and , included in admission, is a tour of the research facililty which tests balls and clubs. Available for a $5 fee is a 9 hole putting course and you can use and keep an antique replica ball. The surrounding countryside is beautiful,,especially with the fall foliage.

Visited October 2011
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MD
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Golf History at its best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2009

Great museum. Be sure to take the 1 hr tour of the tech research center. Guide shows you how they test golf balls and clubs, even have a robotic arm swinging a driver. You even get a chance to hit some balls with old clubs from years past. The premises has a 9 hole putting area ($5 extra) where you get to play with (and keep) a ball in the shape of decades ago and an old type putter. It's very challenging and a blast to play....... A thoroughly enjoyable day trip. cost was $7 for museum and tour.

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