Seaview Country Club

By cwray
  • Seaview opens

    Seaview opens
    The Seaview Golf Club opens for business (this image is from 4 years later, in 1920)
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    Seaview Country Club in Galloway Township, N.J.

  • The Bobby Jones era / Seaview expands

    The Bobby Jones era / Seaview expands
    Seaview breaks ground for a $250,000 addition, including fifty-four suites and plans for an 18-hole golf course.
  • More holes added

    More holes added
    Additional nine-hole Pine Course formally opens. Expands to 18 holes in 1957.
  • A spat over Galloway Township taxes

    Following a $2,000 tax increase, the Seaview Club notifies Galloway Township Committee it is seeking to legally secede from the township and establish a separate borough. Seaview, assessed at $237,000, pays a $15,000 tax bill.
  • Seaview Golf Club holds first invitational.

    Seaview Golf Club holds first invitational.
    (Harry Vardon (9th May 1870 – 20th March 1937) was a New Jersey professional golfer and member of the fabled Great Triumvirate of the sport in his day, along with John Henry Taylor and James Braid. He won The Open Championship a record six times and also won the U.S. Open.)
  • Seaview secession blocked

    The Atlantic County League of Municipalities moves to block secession.
  • Seaview is sold in a sheriff's sale

    Seaview is sold in a sheriff's sale Aug. 30 to satisfy judgments obtained against the estate of the late Clarence H. Geist, utilities magnate, totaling more than a half million dollars. Florence H. Geist, her daughter and Harold S. Schutt, president of the club, purchase Seaview for $65,000.
  • Renovation - Seaview's first

    Seaview's first renovation.
  • Discrimination charges

    The state office of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith charges Seaview with discrimination against Jews in its membership policies. A local group, The Conference Board Inc., stops meeting at Seaview.
  • Another expansion

    The Seaview undergoes its second expansion.
  • First "Classic" LPGA event held

    First "Classic" LPGA event held
    The first Atlantic City Classic, later renamed the ShopRite LPGA Classic, is held at Seaview. The purse is $225,000.
  • Marriott takes over

    Marriott takes over
    The Marriott becomes manager of the property (golf course).
  • Atlantic City Classic moves to Greate Bay

     Atlantic City Classic moves to Greate Bay
    Atlantic City Classic moves to Greate Bay Resort & Country Club in Somers Point, but returns to Seaview in 1998 with a $1 million tournament purse.
  • LaSalle Partners buys Seaview

    LaSalle Partners buys Seaview
    LaSalle Partners Inc. buys the Seaview Marriott for an undisclosed price, with promises to spend $5 million for major improvements, including restoration of the original Bay Course
  • Another renovation

    Another renovation
    The Seaview Marriott Resort & Spa undergoes a $3 million renovation and restoration.
  • ShopRite LPGA Classic tournament ends

    ShopRite LPGA Classic tournament ends
    The 21-year-old ShopRite LPGA Classic tournament ends following a dispute with the LPGA and its commissioner over dates for the 2007 tournament.
  • Marriott Ownership Resorts Inc.’s marketing and time-share sales offices in Absecon and Galloway Township close

    Marriott Ownership Resorts Inc.’s marketing and time-share sales offices in Absecon and Galloway Township close; 134 people lose their jobs.
  • Troon Golf and Dolce Hotels and Resorts take over

    Troon Golf and Dolce Hotels and Resorts take over management of Seaview from Marriott International.
  • The ShopRite LPGA Classic returns

    The ShopRite LPGA Classic returns
    The ShopRite LPGA Classic returns to Seaview after a four-year absence.
  • Richard Stockton College announces plans to buy the resort.

     Richard Stockton College announces plans to buy the resort.
    Richard Stockton College announces plans to buy the resort.