Our area has much to offer golfers of all skill levels. The Garden State is home to over 200 highly rated public and private golf courses. Here are some of the more notable golfing destinations:
Harbor Pines was rated as one of the top 10 women-friendly golf courses, received a four-star rating from the Golf Digest, and is in the top 5 places to play according to The Jersey Golfer. Along with a breathtaking 520-acre course, there is an amazing 20,000 square foot clubhouse for receptions, private parties, business meetings and more. Residential homes line the fairways, and the course is minutes from the seashore.
A trip to Architects Golf Club should begin with a stop at the full service pro golf shop (stocked with all the latest technology) and end with a relaxing meal at the Pub Grille. As for the golf itself, the 18-hole course is a 6,863-yard par 71 masterpiece. This course is designed after classic masters of golf from 1885 to 1955. Upon opening in 2002, the course was heralded by many experts as one of the top new courses in the country.
Just imagine freefalling from 1300 feet above the first tee, landing with a rush, and beginning an exciting game of golf. It's called "Dive & Drive", Scotland Run's unique program that gives adventurous golfers the chance to skydive their way to a round of golf. The course itself is a 6,516-yard par 72, and has received a four star rating and distinction as the top place to entertain in the region from both Business Week and Golf Digest. Scotland Run is widely regarded as one of the top public courses in the area. The clubhouse features a golf shop, grill, and a number of event spaces.
Bowling Green Golf Club offers a unique "Four Hour Round" for busy golfing groups. By having a double tee time and changing maintenance techniques, the famed four hour round is possible. Accuracy counts here as the course contains New golfers and veteran golfers alike will appreciate this versatile course.
The Greater Atlantic City Golf Association is the best place to book a complete all-inclusive golf vacation in advance. Ten popular courses make up the GACGA, with settings ranging from famed coastal courses to natural pinelands. All are encouraged to come, regardless of skill level.
Avid golf players should check out the United States Golf Association's Golf House and Museum. Here any golfer will be able to visit one-of-a-kind exhibits dedicated to the history of the sport. The collection includes the only 1950 U.S. Open club used by Alan Shepard, a former Apollo 14 astronaut. The USGA museum also contains a 325-yard outdoor testing range inside their 14,000 square foot facility. Founded in 1894, any questions about the game of golf can be answered here.