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In 1964, as the ribbon was cut at Pineland Golf Club for all 18 Championship holes, Ralph Leopardi who designed, oversaw construction, and became the 1st Superintendant at Pinelands Golf Club was gleaming. Ralph Leopardi had spent the previous 17-years as Superintendent of Atlantic City Country Club during many tournaments like when Babe Didrickson Zaharias won her first of three USGA Women's Open Championships in 1948, or the many golf outings of Arnold Palmer at ACCC in the 1950's when Mr. Palmer was stationed at the Coast Guard nearby. Ralph Leopardi honed his design skills by talking with many of the pro's of the day at ACCC as well as the many late night talks with Arnold Palmer.

Ralph Leopardi was ahead of his time. On opening day 1964, he discussed how his design will provide privacy between fairways and speed up play by keeping balls out of adjacent fairways. He said “I designed the course to be challenging, but fair.

In 2020, after many years of neglect the DiDonato Family purchased the course and hired Stephen Kay to oversee the renovation to return the course to its original authentic design, while adding modern touches to bring the course up to date.

Today, at the helm of Pinelands is a seasoned management team, who carry on the tradition to provide a challenging, authentic course, that is fair and well kept.