Best Public Golf Courses in South New Jersey

I haven’t spent any time in South Jersey.  From the little I knew about this part of the country, I wouldn’t have pegged it as a top golf destination.Boy, was I ever mistaken?  Our readers were all too quick to brag about the great golf to be found here. So, before I waste any more of our precious ...

Hanover Golf Club

Wide fairways, rolling terrain, and gently sloping greens characterize the layout at Hanover Golf Club.Even though this course is in the middle of a metropolitan area, it feels far removed from the noise and traffic.  Meandering creeks, native grasses, and stately trees line the property.  Don’t ...

McCullough’s Emerald Golf Links

McCullough’s Emerald Golf Links is hands down the best value on the Jersey Shore.Just minutes from downtown Atlantic City, this course feels distinctly Scottish.  Wide-open fairways, plenty of sand and water, and undulating greens make it a total experience.  Throw in tricky afternoon crosswinds ...

Avalon Golf Club

Avalon Golf Club is located on the Jersey Shore between Ocean City and Wildwood.Even though this track is right on the coast, most of the layout exists inland where holes are framed by whispering pines.Target golf is the story here.  Even though the course is on the shorter side, it asks that you ...

Harbor Pines Golf Club

Harbor Pines is one of the more affordable rounds of golf in Egg Harbor Township.For the last 25 years, locals have remained loyal to this facility because of its impeccable condition and unparalleled customer service. The layout is parkland style with strategically placed bunkers and large, ...

White Oaks Country Club

Even though this track has the words “country” and “club” in its name, it’s 100% open to the public.This is a traditional layout with tree lined fairways and a mix of long and short holes.  Generally, keeping it in the short stuff is the rule of thumb out here.  However, there are a couple of ...

Ballamor Golf Club

Also located in Egg Harbor Township is Ballamor Golf Club.A golfer’s sanctuary, the course is carved out of dense woods and rolling terrain.  It occupies some 350 acres. Even though the course has lots of trees, the fairways are generous and the greens welcoming.  If you’re looking for a feel-good ...

Pinelands Golf Club

Pinelands Golf Club is a classic layout in the heart of Hammonton.  It opened in 1963. Every hole is framed by mature trees that are trouble if you stray offline.  Short and straight is better than long and crooked. While the golf course is challenging and fun, there’s plenty of action to be found ...

Blue Heron Pines Golf Club

When it opened in 1993, Blue Heron Pines quickly developed a reputation as the premier place to play on the Jersey Shore. Designed by Stephen Kay, this layout blends seamlessly with the natural pine forest that surrounds it. A true shot maker’s test, narrow fairways, penalty areas, and ...

Scotland Run Golf Club

Built on an old sand quarry, Scotland Run is another true test of links golf.  Just 45 minutes from Atlantic City, Scotland Run is easy to get to if you’re from out of town.Wide fairways and large features allow you to be creative and play a variety of shots.  Just like Twisted Dune, your best bet ...

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