$129-Million Liberty National Golf Course Opens in Jersey City


Billed as the most expensive golf course ever built, with a price tag of $129 million, the Liberty National golf course has opened in Jersey City on a 160-acre site that encompassed a former oil refinery and Army base. Offering panoramic views of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty, which is less than 1,000 yards from the 18th green, the more than 7,400-yard course (par 70) is designed by U.S. Open champion Tom Kite and renowned course designer Bob Cupp.

The course is the vision of former Reebok CEO Paul Fireman and son Dan Fireman, who is president of Willowbend Development, the codeveloper of the course along with Hoboken-based Applied Development Company, which plans to build three high-rise condominium towers at the site.

Membership to the course is approximately $500,000. Condos, according to published reports, will range from $1.5 million to $5...

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