Atlantic City Golf
Twelve top courses are in Atlantic City's immediate area, just a short drive away. Nestled on miles of breathtaking, rolling greens, golfers in this region find their ideal challenging course. Atlantic City's golf courses not only offer a stellar day on the course, but are strategically located in areas that are wonderful tourist destinations - places to bring your families or your friends for a weekend away.
Atlantic City Country Club, founded in 1897, is one of America's oldest and most prestigious golf clubs and home to many firsts, including being the "Birthplace of the Birdie," as well as the site where the term "Eagle" was coined. The course has a tradition of fast and firm greens with uncompromising playing conditions and its bayside setting is reminiscent of the historic links in Scotland and Ireland. It has also been named the #1Public/Daily Fee Golf Course in the state of New Jersey. 900 Shore Rd., Northfield 609-236-4401 www.accountryclub.com
Ballamor Golf Club, a once private club, was named the 4th best public course in New Jersey by Golf Magazine. The course uniquely blends traditional architecture with subtle modern-day nuances succinctly capturing the distinct beauty of the property. Open to the public year-round for daily fee play and group outings. Ballamor is located just off the AC Expressway Exit 9. 6071 English Creek Ave., Egg Harbor Township 609-601-6220 www.ballamor.com
Ron Jaworski's Blue Heron Pines Golf Club offers 18 holes of championship golf and a trend-setting golf club. Opened in 1993, Blue Heron Pines establishes and maintains the tone for upscale daily-fee golf at the Jersey Shore, with more than 6,800 yards of exquisite fairways, manicured greens, water and strategically placed bunkers. 550 W. Country Club Dr., Cologne 609-965-1800 www.blueheronpines.com
Harbor Pines winds around the perimeter of a heavily wooded 520-acre site. Dubbed a "diamond tiara" by Golf Magazine, the course offers five sets of tees, breathtaking vistas, a spectacular 20,000-square-foot clubhouse and 17 acres of water. 500 St. Andrews Dr., Egg Harbor Township 609-927-0006 www.harborpines.com
The Links at Brigantine Beach stays true to its historic Scottish roots, offers breathtaking bay views, native marsh and gently rolling, nearly treeless terrain. With prevailing sea breezes and carefully placed concave bunkers, this 18-hole, par 72 course provides an exciting and ever-changing experience for golfers of all skill levels. 1075 North Shore Dr., Brigantine 609-266-1388 www.brigantinegolf.com
Mays Landing Golf Club is located on 175 acres in the pristine Pinelands of Atlantic County. The tree-lined fairways and wide landing areas were designed with both novice and advanced golfers in mind. Since its founding in 1962, the course has been consistently improved and updated, enhancing overall length and playability. 1855 Cates Rd., Mays Landing 609-641-4411 www.mayslandinggolf.com
McCullough's Emerald Gold Links is a public 18-hole championship golf course that combines the traditions and features of both old and new, with a distinctly Irish-Scottish golfing experience in its wide open fairways, tricky powerful winds, remarkable grass mounds and bunkers, vast natural waste areas and true undulating greens. With water on five holes and the region's only 100-foot elevations changes, players can enjoy tremendous vistas, along with challenging play. 3016 Ocean Heights Ave., Egg Harbor Township 609-926-3900 http://www.mcculloughsgolf.com/index.php
Shore Gate Golf Club is situated on 245 acres of pristine forest and is a par 72 premiere championship golf course. Its scenic beauty and exquisite design have quickly made it among the most favorite golf courses in South Jersey and provides one of the region's most spectacular parkland course experiences. 35 School House Lane, Ocean View 609-624-8337 www.shoregategolf.com
The Seaview Resort Hotel and Golf Club offers two historic courses to choose from, the links styled Bay Course or the challenging forest lined Pines Course. Situated in the charming seaside town of Galloway, historicSeaview is the only golf and spa resort on the New Jersey Shore and home to the ShopRite LPGA Classic. 401 S. New York Road, Galloway 609-652-1800 www.stocktonseaview.com
Twisted Dune offers a visually stunning golf experience of 7,200 yards, featuring four par 5s at more than 500 yards, ten par 4s and four par 3s. 2101 Ocean Heights Ave., Egg Harbor Township 609-653-8019 www.twisteddune.com
Vineyard Golf at Renault Winery is a unique 7,000 yard championship golf course with majestic views of the vineyards and orchards as it meanders subtly through the Pinelands. Meticulously maintained tees, fairways, greens and ponds accentuate the high quality of Renault. 75 N. Bremen Ave., Egg Harbor City 609-965-2111 www.vineyardgolfatrenault.com
Greater Atlantic City Golf Vacations provides one-stop shopping, including golf vacation packages with many area hotels. Visitors can book packages or tee times by calling 1-800-GOLF-222 or by visiting www.acgolfvacations.com .
For a complete list of public courses request a New Jersey Golf Guide by calling 609-292-2470.