|Atlantic City Country Club|
Uh, the Key Lime Pie, grilled Red Snapper, Funky Buddha craft beer and Pomperdale New York Deli in Fort Lauderdale are also a few other important enticements.
Fact is, though, during the spring, summer and fall, New Jersey is a darn good place to play golf. The state has a great golf legacy and a plethora of exceptional places to play. I visited the Atlantic City area several months ago and was impressed with the variety and quality of course selections.
New Jersey is a favorite spot for the pros. The 2016 PGA Championship will be played at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield July 25-31 and Liberty National will be the site for The Barclays, one of the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup Playoffs, in 2019 and 2022. The LPGA plays its ShopRite Classic every June at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club in Galloway and they'll contest they're national championship in 2017 when the U.S. Women's Open is played at Trump National Bedminster.
|Twisted Dune Golf Club|
Hey, fuggedabout the pros, right?
To find a list of public and daily-fee courses you can play, click to: http://www.visitnj.org/nj/attractions/golfing
For further guidance, here's Golfweek Magazine's list of the Top 10 courses in New Jersey:
Atlantic City CC, North field
Crystal Springs Resort (Ballyowen and Wild Turkey), Hamburg
Twisted Dune, Egg Harbor Township
Shore Gate, Ocean View
Neshanic Valley, Neshanic Station
Ballamor GC, Lopatcong
Stockton Seaview Hotel & GC, Absecon
Sand Barrens GC, Swainton
|Seaview Hotel & Golf Club|
Here are some notable facts about New Jersey golf:
• The consensus number-one course in the country (and on some lists, the world) is Pine Valley, located in Clementon
• Other top-ranked courses in the state, as rated by the leading golf publications, include both the Upper and Lower Courses at Baltusrol, Plainfield Country Club, Somerset Hills Golf Club, Trump National, Ridgewood, Galloway National, Bayonne Golf Club, Hidden Creek, and Hollywood.
• The United States Golf Association (USGA), which oversees 13 national championships and helps set the rules of golf, is based in Far Hills (Somerset County) in the center of the state.
• The USGA Museum and Arnold Palmer Centerfor Golf History houses one of the world’s premier collections of golf artifacts and memorabilia. Its exhibits tell the 100-plus-year story of golf in America. The Museum is open to the public.