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Golf in New Jersey – Top 10 Venues and Courses

 

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Each season, the experts at Golf Digest evaluate golf clubs all over the country to determine which places provide the greatest golf courses. Needless to say, New Jersey has some pretty amazing golf courses and for that reason, five of New Jersey’s golf courses ranked within the Top 100 of America’s Greatest golf courses.

From venues in Plainfield, Bayonne, Springfield to down in Galloway, we’ll tell you which golf courses made Golf Digest’s Top 10 Best in State for New Jersey and which of those made the Top 100 rankings in the country.

 

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The Ridge at Backbrook

211 Wertsville Road  Ringoes, NJ 08551

(Tied #9 in New Jersey)

The natural setting at “The Ridge” provides a world-class golf course that was beautifully designed with a purpose. The Ridge at Backbrook has received praise and awards since its opening in 2003, gaining the course a spot on several Top golf course lists over the years.


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Liberty National

100 Caven Point Road, Jersey City, NJ

(Tied #9 in New Jersey)

Within perfect proximity of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan’s skyline, Liberty National golf course offers both challenging holes along with beautiful, breathtaking views.


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Bayonne Golf Club

1 Lefante Drive  Bayonne, NJ

(#8 in New Jersey)

Located just across the New York harbor, this competitive course below the clubhouse “on the hilltop” is also designed with a spectacular layout including great views of New York City.


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Ridgewood Country Club (East & West)

96 West Midland Avenue, Paramus, NJ

(#7 in New Jersey)

The rich history behind the course at Ridgewood Country Club alone is a great reason to be part of this exclusive club. Each section has been perfectly formulated, creating a fantastic golfing experience for New Jersey golfers.


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Somerset Hills Country Club

180 Mine Mount Road, Bernardsville, NJ

(#6 in New Jersey, #93 in America)

Built in 1899, Somerset Hills Country Club brilliantly combines skill and beauty in its course with great hospitality at its club. Each hole works together perfectly while golfers take in the gorgeous scenery throughout the course.


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Galloway National Golf Club

270 S New York Rd, Galloway, NJ

(#5 in New Jersey, #91 in America)

Galloway National Golf Club overlooks the casino skyline of Atlantic City, NJ. Known for “tees with breathtaking views, inviting fairways, challenging hazards, and beautifully situated greens”, it’s one South Jersey’s best kept secrets.


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Baltusrol Golf Club (Upper)

201 Shunpike Road, Springfield Township, NJ

(#4 in New Jersey)

The historical championship dual course at Baltusrol brings golfers to as close to perfection as it gets.  It was created in 1895 and although the courses have been updated, Baltusrol remains as a world renowned site for championship golf.


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Plainfield Country Club

1591 Woodland Avenue  Edison, NJ

(#3 in New Jersey, #76 in America)

One of the most favored courses in the country, the Plainfield Country Club experience includes beautiful rolling hills with perfectly landscaped surroundings. Home to state, regional, and even prior national championships, the course is simply outstanding.


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Baltusrol Golf Club (Lower)

201 Shunpike Road, Springfield Township, NJ

(#2 in New Jersey, #32 in America)

When examined separately, the Lower course of the famous Baltusrol golf club consistently ranks high on the list of America’s greatest golf courses.  Home to several US Opens and the 2005 PGA Championship, Baltusrol will again host the PGA Championships in 2016.


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Pine Valley Golf Club

East Atlantic Avenue  Clementon, NJ

(#1 in New Jersey, #2 in America)

Immaculately designed by George Crump and H.S. Colt, Pine Valley Golf Club opened in the early 1900s and has been a staple among the finest golf courses in the nation. For its attributes, Pine Valley has been ranked the best in the United States many times as well as the best in the world!

 

 


Are you or is someone you know a golf enthusiast? Do you agree with this list? Chime in with your favorite New Jersey golf venues below in the comments!

 

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