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The Top 40 Public Golf Courses

Our exclusive ranking of the best golf in New Jersey

Posted June 10, 2013

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Ballyowen, our #1 golf course and flagship of the Crystal Springs Resort, spreads across a treeless expanse whose rippling fairways, rugged mounds and deep swales bring Scottish linksland to mind and make each hole visually memorable and uniquely challenging.
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Top 40 Course Location (County) Type
1 Ballyowen Hamburg (Sussex) Daily Fee
2 Neshanic Valley Neshanic Station (Somerset) County
3 The Architects Phillipsburg (Warren) Daily Fee
4 Twisted Dune Egg Harbor Township (Atlantic) Daily Fee
5 Hominy Hill Colts Neck (Monmouth) County
6 Atlantic City Country Club Northfield (Atlantic) Daily Fee
7 Royce Brook Hillsborough (Somerset) Daily Fee
8 Scotland Run Williamstown (Gloucester) Daily Fee
9 Heron Glen Ringoes (Hunterdon) County
10 Wild Turkey Hamburg (Sussex) Daily Fee
11 Seaview Resort (Bay Course) Galloway (Atlantic) Daily Fee
12 Knoll West Parsippany (Morris) County
13 Mercer Oaks West Windsor (Mercer) Daily Fee
14 Seaview Resort (Pines Course) Galloway (Atlantic) Daily Fee
15 Berkshire Valley Jefferson (Morris) County
16 Shore Gate Ocean View (Cape May) Daily Fee
17 Blue Heron Pines Egg Harbor City (Atlantic) Daily Fee
18 Sand Barrens Swainton (Cape May) Daily Fee
19 Howell Park Howell (Monmouth) County
20 Vineyard Golf at Renault Egg Harbor City (Atlantic) Daily Fee
21 Sea Oaks Little Egg Harbor (Ocean) Daily Fee
22 Flanders Valley (Red-Gold) Flanders (Morris) County
23 Bowling Green Oak Ridge (Morris) Daily Fee
24 Sunset Valley Pompton Plains (Morris) County
25 Ballamor Egg Harbor Township (Atlantic) Daily Fee
26 Francis Byrne West Orange (Essex) County
27 Eagle Ridge Lakewood (Ocean) Daily Fee
28 Charleston Springs (South) Millstone (Monmouth) County
29 Colts Neck Colts Neck (Monmouth) Daily Fee
30 Flanders Valley (White-Blue) Flanders (Morris) County
31 Mattawang Belle Mead (Somerset) Daily Fee
32 Darlington Mahwah (Bergen) County
33 Galloping Hill Kenilworth (Union) County
34 High Bridge Hills High Bridge (Hunterdon) Daily Fee
35 Mountain View Ewing (Mercer) County
36 Ash Brook Scotch Plains (Union) County
37 Charleston Springs (North) Millstone (Monmouth) County
38 Running Deer Pittsgrove Township (Salem) Daily Fee
39 Black Bear Franklin (Sussex) Daily Fee
40 Quail Brook Somerset (Somerset) County

Top 10 County Courses
1 Neshanic Valley Somerset
2 Hominy Hill Monmouth
3 Heron Glen Hunterdon
4 Mercer Oaks Mercer
5 Berkshire Valley Morris
6 Howell Park Monmouth
7 Flanders Valley (Red-Gold) Morris
8 Sunset Valley Morris
9 Francis Byrne Essex
10 Charleston Springs (South Course) Monmouth

Top Courses/north
1 Balloywen Hamburg
2 The Architects Phillipsburg
3 Wild Turkey Hamburg

Top Courses/Central
1 Neshanic Valley Neshanic Station
2 Hominy Hill Colts Neck
3 Royce Brook Hillsborough

Top Courses/south
1 Twisted Dune Egg Harbor
2 Atlantic City Country Club Northfield
3 Scotland Run Williamstown

No need to pine for a round at peerless Pine Valley. Jersey has plenty of other golfing treasures—and the beauty is you can play them whenever you want, at a price you can actually afford.

Click on the links below to read more from our golf package:

The Top Ten Public Golf Courses
We convened a panel of experts and asked them to identify the state’s 40 best daily fee and publicly owned courses. Here’s why these 10 topped the list.

The Top Golf Courses: Category Leaders
Our rankings for the most scenic courses, most creatively designed courses, the best conditioned courses, and more.

The Top Golf Holes In New Jersey
Our round-up of the top golf holes in the state.

Value Golf: Good Deals on Great Rounds
Just as good golfers use strategy to reduce their strokes per hole, smart golfers do the same to lower the sport’s high cost.

Galloping Hill's New Giddyap
Losing money on golf, Union County bet $17.6 million on a bold plan to turn its decaying 1928 flagship into a state-of-the-art facility. And pulled it off.

Top Golf Methodology

Top Golf Panel of Experts

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