The good news about golf in New Jersey is the state is peppered with exceptional golf courses. The even better news is they are all located relatively close together in this tight-knit Garden State.
There is no shortage of affordable, accessible courses that will leave newer golfers in awe and challenge the most resilient golfers. Ace Golf Netting recommends you choose wisely where to start among the more than 300 courses available and enjoy your Jersey adventure.
Enjoy Scenic Rounds Across The State
Often golf isn’t about a low score and beating your golf buddies. Sometimes just enjoying the game and taking in the scenery is reward enough. New Jersey delivers when it comes to scenic courses.
Leading the way in beautiful views is the Bay Course at Seaview Golf Resort. You’ll want to admire the flora resting along the fairways and beside the sandy bunkers, but avoid hitting into any of these hazards.
This 6,400-yard layout along the water front is a site to see as you pursue a par of 71. If you do have reason to pause about your next shot on the Bay Course, take time to soak in the Atlantic City skyline on the other side of Absecon Bay on holes where it’s visible.
Make sure to schedule a second round at Seaview Golf Resort on the Pines Course. It offers longer yardage for the same par so you can spend more time on the course navigating the trees and fairways.
There are many reasons golfers are drawn to Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield, least of which may be the beauty this course affords all skill levels. You’ll have to gamble a bit to post par of 70 on this 6,500-yard course that features tee boxes surrounded by marshes and fairways littered with bunkers.
More scenic golf destinations in the Garden State include the four 9-hole courses at Neshanic Valley Golf Course. You can play nine, enjoy the locale and set off for your next nine in succession.
Other scenic getaways include Colts Neck Golf Club in Colts Neck, Rutgers University Golf Course in Piscataway and Paramus Golf Course in Paramus.
Challenge Your Golf Skills At Every Turn
Golfers improve their skill levels by accepting the next challenge to their game. New Jersey offers an array of opportunities to humble yourself on you way to the next skill level.
The 7,283-yard, par-72 layout at Twisted Dune Golf Club in Egg Harbor Township features slippery greens and beware the bunkers. From tee to green you’ll want to stick to the fairways. Be prepared to grit your teeth because the wind is almost always waiting to force an adjustment to your angle of attack.
Award-winning Shore Gate Golf Club in Ocean View is 7,227 yards of par 72 golf where you want to play the best position within the fairway. If not, you risk facing the overall winding layout with a maze of bunkers and trees waiting to exaggerate your score. Mind your pace on the greens or your risk putting more than you ever have on a course.
The previously mentioned Colts Neck and Neshanic Valley may offer beauty within the course designs but are also challenging beasts that humble the skills of most golfers.
Walk Your Way To Golf Bliss
For the purists among golfers who want to “feel” the heritage of the sport, New Jersey has courses with natural designs. These Scottish-influenced courses invite walking for a blissful round versus riding in a cart.
Bowling Green Golf Club in Oak Ridge has unique layouts off every tee box with a chance to meander the fairways on the way to a low round. Heron Glen Golf Course in Ringoes is a little longer underfoot at 7,000 yards. It’s worth the extra steps to challenge yourself along this award-winning course that rewards the persistent and punishes the slackers.
Ditch the wheels and return to the natural order of golf as you enjoy these walkable courses, including previously mentioned Rutgers and Paramus.
Ace Golf Netting encourages all golfers to love the game and strive for excellence at every level.