Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, NJ is a 3 time host of the Barclays, which is the first of the playoff events. The course was designed by A.W. Tillinghast (Winged Foot) in 1929. It has hosted several notable tournaments over the years including a U.S. Amateur, a Senior Amateur, Senior U.S. Open and a Senior PGA. It also hosted the 1935 Ryder Cup. For the Barclays (2008, 2010, 2014) the PGA has created one 7,319 yard par 71 course by using holes from all 3 of the clubs standard 9s. It has received great reviews from the players each time its been used. A key highlight is the signature drivable par 4 291 yard 5th hole. Its severely uphill and has a tiny green surrounded by 6 steep bunkers.