Shackamaxon has also hosted several prestigious golf tournaments. A total of five New Jersey State Open tournaments were held here: 1922, 1925, 1937, 1972 and 2002. Two New Jersey State Amateur Championships in 1924 and 1977 and the 2009 New Jersey Senior State Open. New Jersey State Senior Golf Association championship was founded at Shackamaxon 1922. Shack hosted the event for the next 12 years.In 1928 Shack hosted the Metropolitan Open. At that time the Met Open was a recognized tour event and was considered one of the sports “major tournaments.” This Met Open saw Johnny Ferrell, the defending U.S. Open champion, come in second to great Tommy Armour, the ‘Silver Scot’. Most of the game’s top players came to Shackamaxon in 1955 for the first Cavalcade of Golf, a brand new PGA tour event. The $50,000 purse was the second largest purse the pros would play for all year. The $10,000 first place winnings would be twice that any other previous winnings for a tour event on the east coast. This was a big event. The PGA reported that 80 percent of the top money winners on tour would be playing. Some of the players in the event were Gene Littler, Jerry Barber, Gene Sarazen, Johnny Farrell and Jack Fleck, the defending U.S. Open champion to name a few. The eventual winner of the tournament was Dr. Cary Middlecoff who beat the legendary Sam Snead by two shots.