Golf course architect Raymond Hearn has completed a stunning 3-year renovation of the highly acclaimed Metedeconk National Golf Club in Jackson, NJ. The Club, nestled in the Upper Pinelands region of New Jersey, was designed by world-renowned architects Robert Trent Jones, Sr., and Roger Rulewich. Ray worked closely with Club President Fred Price, Green Committee Chairman Rob Bakos, Golf Course Superintendent Andrew Mallick, Golf Director Brent Studer and General Manager Derek Kopp to restore this golf oasis to 27 holes. Hearn is President of Raymond Hearn Golf Course Design and a member of the ASGCA.

“It was great teamwork,” says Hearn. “I couldn’t be happier with how things turned out. It is a huge honor to work for this great club. Strategy and shot value have been improved on every hole with respect to current hitting distances which have increased since the club originally opened.

“Ray Hearn helped us adjust and refresh our classic RTJ course and provided great advice on longer term issues like tree and turf management. Ray has a unique understanding of architectural goals and maintenance needs. – Fred Price, Club President

“Ray has fully respected the legacy of Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Strategy, shot value and course aesthetics have all been greatly increased. The remodeled bunkers have really brought our aging golf course to life and the improved fairway contours and green washout areas are bold and dramatic. – Robert Bakos, president of the green committee.

“Every partnership in this industry is unique. Ray Hearn showed all the qualities needed to mutually succeed. Working on our master plan at the height of a pandemic, Ray’s flexibility shone through. Communication and accessibility were second to none, however insignificant the details. Ray’s selflessness has made him more than a respected professional, but a close friend. – Andy Mallick, Golf Course Superintendent

“Raymond Hearn has done an amazing job restoring our Robert Trent Jones bunkers while adding variety to many holes. Ray has been an excellent team player throughout the project with a focus on restoration and not on the redesign.- Brent Studer, Director of Golf

“The feedback from our members and their guests has been outstanding. The attention to detail throughout the process is evident. Ray had a great approach to maintaining the look and feel of our Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and Roger Rulewich design, while finding ways to refine strategy and shooting value with additional angles and options. – Derek Kopp, General Manager

Five star service. Attention to every detail. Create lasting memories every day. The Metedeconk experience is focused on setting the highest standards of excellence and the recent renovations, led by Raymond Hearn, will ensure that Metedeconk maintains these standards for many years to come.

For more information please contact:

Raymond Hearn (Golf Course Architect) at [email protected] or by phone 616-403-6181

Derek Kopp (General Manager) at [email protected] or by phone 732-693-6705


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