With Governor Murphy’s latest executive order to open up parks and golf courses to NJ residents, it could be time to pick up the clubs again and head out to the green. Here are 5 of the best golf courses in NJ to get you started.
North Jersey Country Club
594 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne
Among the “most scenic and superbly manicured tracks in the state,” North Jersey Country Club’s golf course offers an original design from 1921 that provides a balance of fair challenge for low handicappers and room to improve for beginners.
The site features an 18 hole course, a world class practice facility with short game area and even a Pro Shop with up to date equipment and golf fashion.
Bella Vista Country Club
100 School Rd, Marlboro Township
Marlboro’s Bella Vista Country Club offers a multitude of different membership options, allowing anyone who enjoys golf to settle into an environment that is “youthful, diverse & unpretentious.”
The 18 hole course is backdropped by catering facilities featuring three different appointed rooms, as well as an outdoor pavilion which seats 275 guests with excellent views of the course. Non members are even allowed to host their own special events, golf outings, social gathering, business functions and weddings.
Bayonne Golf Club
1 Lefante Way, Bayonne
Directly across from the Hudson River, the Bayonne Golf Club features a waterfront golf course intentionally designed to stand toe to toe with the coursework of Scotland and Ireland.
The course has been referred to as the “most audacious golf course in the world” by Sports Illustrated, including a four acre short game area, and lessons can be arranged with some of the club’s most talented instructional
staff on any aspect of your golf game.
Liberty National Golf Club
100 Caven Point Rd, Jersey City
Famous to say the least, the Liberty National Golf Club hosted The Northern Trust in 2009, 2013 and 2019. The 18 hole course was designed by golf course architect Bob Cupp and is a direct reflection of expertise from 1992 U.S. Open Champion Tom Kite.
The course layout is “dramatic and yet traditional, taking into account the site’s cultural heritage, aesthetic principles, and elements of light and shadow.” Golfers can enjoy views of the Statue of Liberty, the New York Harbor, Manhattan Skyline, and the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.
Hollywood Golf Club
510 Roseld Ave, Deal
Hollywood Golf Club’s Championship golf course features two practice ranges, including a separate short game facility. The club offers an elite professional staff available throughout for one-on-one lessons, providing personalized club fittings and a “wide array of golf merchandise and special order items.”
The club ‘s professional staff even holds junior clinics throughout the summer focusing primarily on the putting green, driving range and short game area. Their mission is to “teach our young golfers the fundamentals of the game, instill proper etiquette, introduce them to completion and most importantly have fun with this great game.”
If the new executive order has you eager to find a course and work on your swing, this list of 5 of the best golf courses in NJ is a great place to start.