Quaker Hill Country Club Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Quaker Hill Country Club, a private golf, tennis and social club in Pawling, N.Y., has announced the 70th anniversary of its 1942 founding by legendary broadcaster and world traveler Lowell Thomas.

"This was a very special year for Quaker Hill Country Club," said club president Cindy Rosa. "Our golf course is in spectacular shape, we have increased our overall membership, and importantly, we have added to Lowell Thomas' legacy and the club's historic tradition through the meaningful donation of a World Trade Center artifact for the 'History of Civilization Fireplace.' The entire membership is deeply touched by this donation."

Quaker Hill is known for its Robert Trent Jones, Sr.-designed golf course, casual and convivial atmosphere, and rich history. The club also features a huge montage of vintage materials. On its September History Night this year, New York City firefighter Paul Ferro presented Rosa with a new artifact for the fireplace. Many attendees were moved to tears when the bolt from the North Tower of the World Trade Center was revealed, cast in a concrete stone, and ready for installation.

On hand to accept the gift was New York City police officer and board member, Eugene Donnelly, and New York State police detective and board member, Derek Brockhoff.

Quaker Hill features a nine-hole course that, with an extra set of tees, enables an 18-hole round. The course was recently named among the top-25 nine-hole courses in the U.S. by Golf World. QHCC is known for "The Barn" - a 19th century converted barn-clubhouse that contains the "History of Civilization" fireplace - and the Studio Museum, where Thomas originated many broadcasts and is now filled with his personal memorabilia.

QHCC is also known for its informality (including no tee times), diverse membership and affordability. In addition to golf, members enjoy tennis, croquet and social events. For more information, visit www.quakerhillcc.com.