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The Golfer's Journal is pleased to invite you to

Essex County Club

October 7, 2024 | Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA

Home Sweet Home

On a clear day, while enjoying the panorama from the stately brick clubhouse above the first tee at Essex, it’s just possible to glimpse a pale yellow home some 800 yards away, beside the 16th green. This high-windowed abode is where Donald Ross and his family lived during his seven-year stint as club professional in the 1910s. Ross knew every inch of the ground here and put his expertise to good use, leaving the club with a set of 18 holes that stand up to any classic course in America. Join us in October as we wind our way through Ross’s serpentine routing, which rises to an 18th tee pinnacle that’s hard to top.


Essex County

Event Details:

  • Holes: 27
  • When: October 7, 2024
  • Where: Essex County Club
  • Address: 153 School St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944
  • Field Size: 108
  • Registration: Lottery
  • Event Format:
    • AM: Two-person better ball + individual skins
    • PM: Free play
Essex County

What’s Included:

  • 27 holes of golf at Essex County Club
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Post-round awards ceremony
  • Beer provided by Golden Road Brewing
  • Gifts from TGJ & our sponsors
  • Prizes and awards for low net and low gross teams
Essex County


7:00 to 8:30 am: Check in

9:00 to 2:00 pm: Round 1

11:00 to 2:00 pm: Lunch on the course

2:00 to 4:30 pm: Round 2

4:30 to 8:30 pm: Dinner & awards


$900 per player


Does Essex have the best back nine in American golf?

Does Essex have the best back nine in American golf?

Essex County

Registration Rules

  • You must be a TGJ member to sign up for Essex County
  • Members can place reservation requests from July 9 at 9 a.m. ET to July 10 at 9 a.m. ET.
  • You may request up to four spots.
  • Singles are encouraged to place reservation requests.
  • Submitting more than one request will not increase your chances of being chosen. Duplicates will be removed.
  • Entries must be paid within 24 hours of receiving the notification email to avoid forfeiting your position in the event.


You may purchase up to four spots.

We will provide hotel suggestions following registration in the Players’ Room.

A waitlist will be randomly drawn following the initial drawing.

Yes, all guests must be active TGJ members. The best way to bring a non-member guest is to gift them a TGJ membership.

Yes, almost 50% of event attendees are singles. Bring a friend or come make some new ones. Otherwise, you will be paired with another BTS member at random. 

If you have another person or team you’d like to be grouped with, please submit the request on the Guest Details form on the Players Room following your purchase. 

Players of all skillsets and handicaps are welcome to register. We only ask you are respectful, have fun and keep up with the group ahead of you. 

There will be double-bogey max scoring in place. 

We require a GHIN or other accredited handicap to participate in the NET division.

In the event you have questions or need to cancel, please email Refunds will be given the full amount, less 5% processing fees prior to September 27, 2024.

There will be a finite number of spots available for TGJ members in a lottery style registration. Members can place reservation requests in the allotted time given. During the registration request process, members can simply follow the instructions on screen by selecting the number of guests in their party and entering their information.

Members must be logged in to their account on in order to place a request.

The field will be decided via random drawing and those selected will be notified via email or text.

Selected members will have 24 hours from being notified to complete their registration by paying. Failing to pay or notify us will result in loss of spot. All members not selected will automatically be added to the waitlist. Once someone fails to pay, or declines the selection, we will continue to select members at random until the field is filled. There is no order of the waitlist.

Payment & Cancellation Policy

In the event you have questions or need to cancel, please email Refunds will be given the full amount, less 5% processing fees prior to September 27, 2024.