The view off one of the fairways of the 175-acre Mays Landing Golf & Country Club
MAYS LANDING — For over half a century, the Fraser family has enjoyed the distinction as the first family of golf in South Jersey. On Friday, July 29, the Mays Landing Golf & Country Club honors that legacy with a 50th anniversary celebration, complete with fun and festivities for the entire family, plus a fireworks spectacular.
Festivities begin at 6pm, including complimentary amusements, barnyard pets, pony rides and magic shows, followed by a fireworks display at 9pm by Pyrotechnics. All family activities are free and open to the public. There will be food and drinks for purchase, including Doris Fraser’s famous crab cakes.
“The 50th anniversary celebration is our way of thanking our loyal members and the community for their support over the years,” says Jim Fraser, president of Mays Landing Golf & Country Club, and founder/past president of the Greater Atlantic City Golf Association. “Our family remains committed to providing an outstanding golf experience at an exceptional value. We are still the ‘Best Birdie for the Buck’ in South Jersey.”
The 18-hole Mays Landing Golf & Country Club was established in 1961 by golf pioneer and past PGA president Leo Fraser, along with partners Jack Nugent, Bill Christiansen, Bill Rafferty and Bruce Coltart. Their vision to create a course that would be accessible and affordable to all golfers was realized and the 175-acre club opened to the public with greens fees as low as $12, following an exhibition match between two of the nation’s top competitors — “Champagne” Tony Lema and Sam Snead.
By 1992, all of the original partners had passed away. The club is now owned by Fraser’s children — Jim, Doug and Bonnie — who have continued the tradition set forth by the founding partners.