A relationship between Golf Course Architect, Robert McNeil, ASGCA and Bergen County, New Jersey that stretches back 14 years to 1998, including award winning work at 4 other county facilities, now moves toward improvements at Valley Brook Golf Course in River Vale.

The County purchased the course in 2009 to expand its stable of courses offered to the residents of Bergen County and players throughout the area. The course was originally built in the late 1960’s then reconstructed as part of redevelopment project in 2000.

The course will receive a facelift to all of the bunkers. Over the years many have washed out resulting in challenging playing conditions, poor drainage and tired looking features. The plans for the course include three different enhancement programs; removal of the existing sand, installation of drainage and lining and installation of new sand; constructing several new bunkers to replace failing or poorly constructed bunkers; and removal of poorly located bunkers. The County is also planning for improvements to poorly drained areas, the expansion of several tees and additions to the practice facility.

The work is expected to begin later in the spring of this year (2012) and be completed within a few months.

About the Northeast Golf Company: 
The mission of The Northeast Golf Company is to provide clients with the best golf course design service tailored to meet their individual needs. To be the best requires focus on the business objectives of each client by providing a creative and strategic plan that responds to the inherent nature of the land, the players served and the project budget.

Robert McNeil provides creative direction while bringing together the necessary expertise and overseeing every aspect of a golf course project to ensure that the vision becomes reality.

The McNeil Design Collaborative design/build team approach combines years of experience in successful design, construction and project management. Through MDC Global we strive to embrace the many cultures of the world and build this uniqueness into our designs.

"We take pride in developing relationships that are productive, long lasting and most of all fun, much like the courses we design." --Robert McNeil

Contact: Robert McNeil, ASGCA Associate, Principal Golf Course Architect,
The Northeast Golf Company
(401)-667-4994 in Saunderstown, RI
(732)-915-8385 cell phone
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