Cedar Hill's Weisser Millien, General Manager and Jelf Feldman, emeritus Club President
Established in 1921, Cedar Hill Golf & Country Club (CHCC) of Livingston has come a long way in 100 years. It has survived the Great Depression,the Great Recession and COVID-19—not many establishments can say that. The club is now thriving, but this has not always been the case, in fact, it was in danger of closing just seven or so years ago.
A quest to revitalize the club began then and the results have been sensational. CHCC is now regarded as a “home away from home” for more than 400 members. It is a family-centric club that features a challenging 18-hole golf course; a totally refurbished Tennis Center with three Har-Tru tennis courts; and a pool area equipped with a full bar, locker rooms, flat screen TVs and a snack bar.
Left-Right: Jelf Feldman, emeritus Club President; Gregg Melnick, Club President; Weisser Millien, General Manager
Many of the enhancements were implemented under emeritus Club President Jeff Feldman’s six-year reign and are continuing strong with his successor Gregg Melnick. Feldman credits renown General Manager Weisser Millien for bringing “immense joy” to CHCC’s members, who have benefitted from the “relaxed atmosphere, innovative events and parties” introduced by Millien. His events rival those of private clubs in NYC. The events are famous for top notch entertainment, cuisine and fun... some even with after parties.
Millien gives a preview for the rest of the year. “We’re celebrating our 100th year anniversary throughout the rest of the year with special parties and events that will include a Black & White Party; Caribbean and College nights at the pool as well as a Mascarade Ball. We’ll sprinkle in local bands and comedy nights, an evening on Broadway, and dual pianos in between.” Millien explains, “My mission is to provide members and guest an experience they won’t find anywhere else.”
The new outdoor room features a functioning pergola in which the louvers can be open or closed depending on the weather.
CHCC has enjoyed a host of improvements and re-imagined spaces. “Two redesigned golf holes as well as eminent course improvements are taking CHCC’s golf course to a whole new level, providing us with a real ‘wow’ factor,” states Feldman.
According to Melnick, “The tennis community has been fully activated and reengaged almost overnight thanks to a new robust program that includes Cardio Tennis, an hour long program of tennis drills and challenges set to music.”
Cedar Hill Country Club has a robust tennis program.
Melnick is proud of the beautifully furnished expanded patio with fire pits. He is particularly excited with the new outdoor room, featuring a functioning pergola that seats more than 150 people. “What is unique is that the louvers can electronically open and close, practically eliminating cancelled events due to inclement weather. Underneath the pergola you’ll find ceiling fans, large flat screen TVs along with LED lights and a sound system. We always say that it is the best outdoor restaurant in Livingston,” he boasts.
Cedar Hill has always excelled at dining, so it comes as no surprise that even the food has been elevated with expanded seafood and contemporary American cuisine, paired with experimental dishes and beautiful presentations. “Our culinary team has done an unbelievable job in bringing a new mastery to the food for all pallets and dietary restrictions,” comments long time member Larry Goren.
According to Feldman, "CHCC has been here through thick and thin for its members as an escape from the everyday and as a ‘home away from home.’ We’re excited to be able to continue to innovate into the future." Melnick adds, "Most importantly—the members are happy!”
Seating area with fire pit overlooking the golf course.
Cedar Hill Golf & Country Club 100 Walnut Street Livingston, NJ 07039 973 992 4700 www.CedarHillCC.com