Contacting the Preserve Shady Rest Committee
The Preserve Shady Rest Committee
is comprised of local residents and supporters who believe in the importance of preserving the history of the Shady Rest Golf Club, the first African American owned and operated golf club in the United States. It was formed in 2013 and since its inception, the Committee has worked tirelessly to make Scotch Plains residents and fellow New Jerseyians aware of the historic gem in our midst. Former Scotch Plains mayor, Mauro Checchio, was one of many who realized the significance of the Shady Rest Golf Club. The committee has made great strides when it comes to sharing and preserving the history of this landmark: from attending local council meetings to ensure improvements to the building, petitioning the New Jersey Historical Society for recognition as a state landmark, and hosting educational events. The committee continues to fulfill its mission.
Preserve the Shady Rest Committee
435 Hunter Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
John Shippen Memorial Golf Foundation, Inc.