- The Commonwealth Club -
THE BEST CLUB IN NORTHERN NJ
- Private Social Club -
100+ Year Old Social Club
The Commonwealth Club is one of New Jersey's oldest social clubs, established in 1904 by Benjamin Moore (yes, that Benjamin Moore), among other community leaders. Located in Upper Montclair, NJ we are one of the most down to earth, friendly and affordable private clubs in the country.
- Bowling -
100+ Years of Bowling
We’re not sure, but this could be the longest continuously running bowling league in the nation. It is most probably the longest running one in the state. And definitely the longest running game in Montclair. What we know for sure is that our six lanes have seen a lot of bowling and even more good times.
- Facilities -
Rent the Club
Located in the heart of Upper Montclair, the club is a great place for parties and events. Whether your invitations are going out to 25 — or 250 — consider the Commonwealth Club for your next event. After the most extensive renovations in its 117-year history, including a new air conditioning system, the club remains one of the best and most reasonably priced gathering options in the area.
- Commonwealth Club News -
Big Fall Golf Outing
The Club's second annual fall golf outing was held at Rock Spring again on Monday, October 11th. 75 golfers, including many guests, participated on a rain-free and ultimately sunny day. Craig Mohr's foursome of Brett Muney, Ron Dapuzzo and Dan Hearne took first place at 6 under par, followed by the Herons Four of Neil O'Keefe, Tim DeLorme, Darren Klein and Rich Mahadeen at -5. Also coming in at -5 was Tom and Brian Alati, Don Bowles and Jeff Bromley.
Welcome New Members!
After an extremely successful Open House, the Club would like to welcome it’s 25+ new members! Included in that number are several junior members, almost all of whom are sons of current members, and they have formed their own team that will participate in the 2021 bowling season, which kicks off on September 21st. Other […]
Annual Dinner Begets Leadership Shuffle
The Club held its Annual Dinner and business meeting on the evening of June 3rd, after missing last year’s event due to the Covid shutdown. This was the first large event for membership in well over a year and it was gratifying to see so many familiar faces turn out. The main order of business […]
Great Golf Outing!
The Club held it’s once-postponed Spring Golf Outing under glorious skies at Rock Spring Golf Club. A record 63 participants enjoyed a picture-perfect day of golf, lunch and prizes, won by the foursomes of Alex Comini and Craig Mohr. To top it off, we enjoyed the 19th hole at the grand reopening of the Rock, […]
Toucans Defeat Loons for Covid Bowling Title
In a fitting climax to the Club’s Covid-truncated bowling season, the Toucans beat the Loons in two tightly contested games that were decided by a total of 15 points. We applaud all of the bowlers who came out to bowl every week under difficult circumstances, with no positive tests or ugly incidents. We are looking […]
The Commonwealth Club is fully open, with no additional capacity limitations, either indoors or outside on our porch or in our parking lot. We continue to follow current protocols and restrictions mandated by the State of New Jersey. Bowling is available. The board is staying on top of the situation and acting accordingly. Rentals of […]
1960s BOWLING PINSETTERS
They Be Old But We Love Them
Member since 1957
Jack "King of the Machines" Anderson may be old as the Club itself, but he still gets around. Here he is on top of the pinsetters one night, "fixing" them. We're not sure, but we think he used bubble gum and a shoelace to fix them this time. In many ways, he remains the heart and soul of the Commonwealth Club and is still a regular league bowler at the age of 95!