Planning a trip down the shore? Don’t forget to pack your clubs! Sure, the beach, the boardwalk, and the casinos may get all the attention, but south Jersey is home to a lot of fabulous courses!
Blue Heron Pines Golf Club
Blue Heron Pines was named one of the top golf courses in the state, and was given four stars by Golf Digest. No matter what your handicap is, this course is challenging for lower level golfers yet not too easy for more seasoned players. Not only is Blue Heron Pines a top-notch golf course, it’s also an Audubon International Certified Cooperative Sanctuary. Native plants and wildlife are all part of the experience at Blue Heron Pines Golf Club.
The Links at Brigantine Beach
You don’t have to wander far outside of Atlantic City to find an authentic Scottish golf course! The Links offers bay views and sweet sea breezes while you play. Golf Digest gave the Links three and a half stars, and PubLinks Magazine says the Links is the best value course in New Jersey.
Harbor Pines Golf Club
If you’re looking for natural beauty and original design, look no further than Harbor Pines Golf Club in Egg Harbor Township. Harbor Pines is another Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, an environmentally friendly home for native flora and fauna. Most holes are private, thanks to more than five hundred acres of thick pine forest.
Mays Landing Golf and Country Club
Enjoyment is at the heart of the game, and Mays Landing Golf Club believes that great golf should be accessible to everyone. This is one of south Jersey’s most affordable courses! The course has been improved and upgraded over the years, and offers challenges for both novice and advanced golfers.
Sand Barrens Golf Club
Golf Digest gave Sand Barrens Golf Club four stars… and golfers tend to agree. The spectacular layout includes three nine-hole courses with interesting challenges for golfers of all levels. Every cart at the Sand Barrens comes with a state-of-the-art GPS (global positioning system) that gives players the lay of the land and some play advice when needed!
Shore Gate Golf Club
Shore Gate Golf Club is a newer course that has gotten a lot of attention! The landscape combines natural wetlands and parkland with the course — as the architects planned. You’ll be treated to lake views and refreshing ocean breezes while you play. Golf Digest named Shore Gate one of the ten Best New Upscale Public Courses nationwide in 2003.
Twisted Dune Golf Club
It’s not just a clever name — the Twisted Dune Golf Club features a unique combination of twisting terrain, deep ravines, towering sand hills, and rolling fairways. You may play Twisted Dune again and again, but it will never be the same game twice! Don’t miss this course… it may be the most memorable one in all of south Jersey!
When you’re planning your trip down the shore, check with the Greater Atlantic City Golf Association at http://www.gacga.com/index.html. They offer online specials, can help arrange tee times, and even help you find a room or vacation package with one of their partner hotels!