Garden State Golfing

Whether it's wide or narrow fairways, chipping or putting, a light round for fun or a competitive game, New Jersey's fairways match your golfing desires to a tee. Golfers can choose from some of the finest public courses in the nation.

New Jersey Has Golf "Fore" You

The state has a long tradition and strong association with the game, along with some of the highest rated public and private courses in the country. With an illustrious history of golf excellence, the state has hosted dozens of USGA and PGA championships.

Just one example of excellence in golf course design is the Atlantic City Country Club , one of America's oldest and most prestigious clubs and the birthplace of the golf term "birdie." The award-winning restaurant is open to the public for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Banquet rooms are available for weddings, receptions, bar mitzvahs, business meetings, parties and other celebrations.

For a truly unique golfing experience Vineyard Golf at Renault Winery in Egg Harbor City. Golfers are treated to majestic views of the vineyard as they meander through this Pinelands course. Renault also features the winery, gourmet dining and the Tuscany House Hotel.

Enjoy world-class golf in the beautiful Skylands Region by playing any one of six award-winning golf courses at Crystal Springs Golf and Spa Resort in Vernon. The Ballyowen course is often rated at the number one public course in New Jersey. Sitting atop a plateau, the course has 360 degree views overlooking the Wallkill river.

In Galloway there's the Seaview Resort Spa , a Dolce property that has been a landmark destination since 1914. Along with its luxurious accommodations, Seaview is home to two fine 18-hole championship golf courses.

The Architects Golf Club in Phillipsburg is aptly named for its well designed holes that start off straight forward and become more and more challenging as the round continues. Each hole is inspired by America's greatest golf course architects, giving the course both character and challenge. The 13th hole is a long par 5 that has a creek running in front of the green, similar to the famous 13th at Augusta National.

Twisted Dunes in Egg Harbor is like no other course in the area and is often ranked as one of the top public courses in the state. It is a links style course with a twisted landscape, rolling fairways and filled with dramatic elevation changes. With more than 100 sand bunkers and 7,200 yards of play, this course will challenge the best of golfers and yet the design is made so every golfer can enjoy their game.

Scotland Run Golf Club in Williamstown was built in and around an old sand quarry. It offers a mix of wooded, quarry and links style holes on one of the most diverse and interesting plays in the Garden State. Blind shots, huge bunkers and raised greens make for some tricky and challenging shots throughout the course.

Hominy Hill in Colts Neck is a Robert Trent Jones classic course and has hosted multiple USGA National Amateur Public Links Championships. Seasonal wildflowers enhance the beauty of the course while 138 bunkers placed in challenging spots, give this 7,000+ yard course a 74+ slope.

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