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Mountain Ridge Country Club
West Caldwell, New Jersey
  • Race to the CME Globe: 500 Points
  • Format: 72 holes
  • Purse: $3,000,000
  • Par: 72
  • History:

    This is the 10th year for the event.

  • Yardage: 6,656

On a day that included numerous lead changes, it was Jin Young Ko who emerged victorious from a crowded leaderboard at the 2019 Bank of Hope Founders Cup. Ko played the weekend bogey-free to finish with at -22 and earn a one-stroke victory over Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda, Carlota Ciganda and Yu Liu.


Mountain Ridge Country Club 7
13 Passaic Ave.
West Caldwell, NJ  07006

Cognizant Founders Cup

October 4 - October 10, 2021
West Caldwell, New Jersey

Hole Description

The first hole of the tournament course is 385 yards. This straight, medium-length par 4 features three very large fairway bunkers that collect errant tee shots. A small, bunkered green awaits an accurate approach.
The second hole is a long, split fairway, par 5. Though, precise tee shot will leave you a chance to get home in two. But don't try to run the ball on the green, or this large greenside bunker will leave you with a challenging third shot.
Par 4 - Perhaps the most difficult tee shot on the Tournament course is the 3rd hole. This hole requires an accurate tee shot to a fairway that bends from right to left. A three-tiered green will challenge your approach shot if you expect a realistic chance at a birdie.
The par-3, 4th hole has one of the more challenging greens on the course. After a mid-iron tee shot, you must successfully negotiate the undulations and contours of this green to secure a par.
The final par-5 on the front nine demands a straight tee shot, with desert areas on both sides of the fairway. Depending on the pin placement, you must decide which side of the split fairway you will hit your second shot into which will allow easy access to this large contoured green. A well-played third shot may provide a chance at a birdie on this scenic par 5.
The second par-3 on the course is the 6th hole. A long iron is needed to reach the green that has multiple levels and is sloped from back to front.
The short, par-4 7th requires accuracy off of the tee which will set up a short-iron to this demanding green. Several greenside bunkers guard this green and a severe slant from back to front makes a birdie putt difficult to attain.
Perhaps the most difficult hole on the front nine is the par-4, 17th. If your tee shot manages to avoid the desert areas, you are left with a long approach and must negotiate the lake on the right side of the green. A challenging green will make you work for your par.
The 9th hole on the course is a straight par-4 that features a very large fairway bunker that will penalize errant tee shots. A mid-iron approach must find the correct level of this large, two-tiered green.
Year Player Scores
2019 Jin Young Ko 65 - 72 - 64 - 65 = 266 (-22) View Full Results
2018 Inbee Park 68 - 71 - 63 - 67 = 269 (-19) View Full Results
2017 Anna Nordqvist 67 - 67 - 61 - 68 = 263 (-25) View Full Results
2016 Sei Young Kim 63 - 66 - 70 - 62 = 261 (-27) View Full Results
2015 Hyo Joo Kim 65 - 69 - 66 - 67 = 267 (-21) View Full Results
2014 Karrie Webb 66 - 71 - 69 - 63 = 269 (-19) View Full Results
2013 Stacy Lewis 68 - 65 - 68 - 64 = 265 (-23) View Full Results
2012 Yani Tseng 65 - 70 - 67 - 68 = 270 (-18) View Full Results
2011 Karrie Webb 71 - 67 - 66 = 204 (-12) View Full Results
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