The Stiles Cup was established during 2015 with the winners being determined based on the most play in club events. The winners were Audrey Robinson and Bob Casper.
During 2014, Pine Brook commenced work on numerous aspects of a Golf Course Master Plan (MP) prepared for the club by Ron Forse. The plan guided design of the new irrigation system, components of which included a new pump house, gas generator and dredging existing ponds. A new Shack was constructed giving visitors an opportunity to view virtually every hole from 5 through 15 while enjoying a respite. The MP includes restoring features identified from the 1938 Aerial and 1927 Routing and Yardage Plan, tree removal, recapturing original putting surfaces, reshaping, replacing and removing bunkers, rebuilding and adding back tees, and rebuilding greens 4, 6, 8 and 18 to incorporate original Stiles features. During the fall of 2014 main lines for the irrigation system were installed and work is expected to be completed during Spring of 2015. Included are 1800 individual sprinkler heads all of which can be operated from an Iphone. Green complexes 6 and 8 have been rebuilt and now resemble the originals greens in features, bunkering and location. Back tees have been added and/or rebuilt on holes 6, 7, 8, 9, 12 and 15. Greenside bunkers have been restored on 5, but the front left bunker also remains. Conifers have been removed between 11 and 12, replaced by mounding and the rock outcropping between 9 and the 8th T has been brought into full view with just a handful of trees remaining, including a hickory. XGD systems have been installed on 6 and 8 as well as into 7 and 12. Photos can be viewed below.
Pine Brook 2014 Master Plan & Irrigation System Gallery
New Score Card. Proposed.
Pre-1952 Pine Brook Valley Scorecard Images. Order of original holes today: 17, 18, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 7, 8, 15, 16.
1938 Aerial Photo of the golf course and surrounding area.
1952 Aerial Photo of the golf course and surrounding area.
The History of Pine Brook Country Club excerpt from The Life & Work of Wayne Stiles.
Gallery of Pine Brook Valley 1927 Club Book with original routing and yardage plan.
Pine Brook Valley 1924 Ads.
The 1896 Francis A. Foster House which later became the Pine Brook Clubhouse.
Pine Brook Olmsted Brothers 1978-1979 Correspondence for exterior plantings.
Interview with Bob Crowley April 25, 2007 (WMA file).