RDC Golf acquires Shackamaxon CC in New Jersey


An affiliate of RDC Golf Group has acquired Shackamaxon Golf and Country Club in Scotch Plains, N.J.

The club’s new ownership group includes RDC Principals Christopher Schiavone and Matthew Galvin and Warren Leeds, president of Whippany, N.J.-based Ome Caterers. Shackamaxon will now operate as a non-equity private club.

“Shackamaxon is a great private club with a proud history,” Schiavone said. “My partners and I believe that our commitment to high standards, along with the support of a great membership, will ensure Shack’s future as one of New Jersey’s top country clubs.”

Shackamaxon was founded in 1916 and features a historic A.W. Tillinghast golf course, with one of Tillinghast’s first island green creations.

Schiavone’s family has been entrenched in New Jersey golf for 46 years, having co-owned Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Bedminster since 1965. Schiavone founded RDC in 1993, and shortly thereafter, joined forces with Galvin.

The company and its affiliates own and operate Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township, N.J., and the family-oriented Tuscawilla Country Club in Orlando, Fla. RDC also manages Tallgrass Golf Course in Shoreham, N.Y., and the daily-fee Putnam National Golf Club in Mahopac, N.Y.

RDC has created a “Legacy Membership” for existing members of Shackamaxon. This membership category is available with no additional initiation fee or deposit required.  Benefits include: caddy/walking privileges, complimentary locker and bag storage, reciprocal privileges with other RDC-affiliate clubs,  and numerous Legacy Member-only events, discounts and designated parking.

Shackamaxon also offers corporate meeting space and banquet amenities inside of its 40,000 square foot clubhouse. The club’s hospitality operation will benefit from the expertise of Leeds who, along with Schiavone in 1985, founded Ome Caterers.

“Shackamaxon’s warm hospitality combined with its delicious and fresh cuisine will make events at the club memorable,” said Leeds, a graduate of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.

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