Best of 2016: Top 15 golf courses in New Jersey



Ballyowen Golf Club headlines the golf at multi-course Crystal Springs Resort in New Jersey. (Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor)
The back nine at the Atlantic City Country Club roams through the marshes, showcasing views of the city skyline. (Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor )
"We have a gem in Jersey; city folks please take care of the greens," Peterrod16 wrote of Skyway Golf Course. (Golf Advisor)
The Architects Golf Club pays tribute to the "Golden Age" of golf course design. (Courtesy of The Architects G.C.)
The par-4 second hole at Twisted Dune Golf Club plays downhill. (Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor)

The best golf courses in New Jersey serve both Philadelphia and New York City golfers among other metro areas on the eastern seaboard. It's a longtime golf destination, thanks to such historic clubs as Seaview and Atlantic City Country Club. The new breed features a nice mix of scenic, affordable and championship-caliber layouts to choose from. Crystal Springs Resort, one of the most complete resorts in the U.S., serves as a convenient getaway, while Atlantic City has a collection of great golf as well.

To compile our state lists, we used a similar method to that of our our national Top 50 ranking. A course's score is based on their overall (50%) rating and subcategory average (50%). Reviews are weighted based on how prolific that reviewer is on Golf Advisor, and a course receives a bump in their rating if their score is better than that reviewer's average score.

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Top courses by subcategory in New Jersey in 2016

Course layout: Scotland Run Golf Club
Course conditions: Ballyowen Golf Club
Value: Sky View Golf Club
Off-course amenities: Ballyowen Golf Club
Pace of play: Scotland Run Golf Club
Staff friendliness: Scotland Run Golf Club

Top 15 golf courses in New Jersey in 2016

15. Architects Golf Club

Phillipsburg

14. Pines Course at Seaview Golf Resort

Absecon

13. Eagle Ridge Golf Club

Lakewood

12. Sky View Golf Club

Sparta

11. Twisted Dune Golf Club

Egg Harbor Township

10. Neshanic Valley Golf Course

Neshanic Station

9. Black Bear Golf Club

Franklin

8. Ballamor Golf Club

Egg Harbor Township

7. Heron Glen Golf Course

Ringoes

6. Scotland Run Golf Club

Williamstown
No. 17 in the U.S. for Pace of play in 2016

5. Skyway Golf Course at Lincoln Park West

Jersey City
*9-hole course

4. Wildwood Golf & Country Club

Cape May Court House

3. Atlantic City Country Club

Northfield

2. Bay Course at Seaview Golf Club

Absecon

1. Ballyowen Golf Club

Hamburg

Mar 01, 2017

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Brandon Tucker

Managing Editor

Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.


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