Apple Ridge County Club holds auction as it nears new future

Jan 31 2016 in News by thestarter


Inside the Apple Ridge County Club this week, landscapers and construction workers milled about the scenic atrium where polo-clad golfers once dined and talked shop.

Dressed in camouflage-patterned caps and hardy sweatshirts, they listened intently as an auctioneer rattled off the sundry bits and pieces that kept the club going for nearly five decades. Thom Bishop, a manager at Bowling Green Golf Club of Morris County, looks at golf carts as bidders get a preview of the contents up for auction at the Apple Ridge Country Club.

“What you see is what you get,” the auctioneer, from Englewood Cliffs-based Caspert Auctioneers and Appraisers, repeated constantly as pictures of lawn equipment and tools flashed across a screen above him.

On Thursday, there were rolls of wire, weed wackers, walkie-talkies, nozzles and, of course, golf carts for up bid. An anvil went for $200 — a “good mother-in-law gift,” joked the auctioneer.

The Apple Ridge Country Club formally closed Dec. 31, and its 108 acres straddling Mahwah and Upper Saddle — one of the area’s last open spaces — will in time be the site of 78 single-family homes.