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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6912 yards
Slope 134
Rating 72.9
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6912 yards 72.9 134
Blue 72 6378 yards 70.7 132
Blue (W) 72 6378 yards 78.8 137
White (W) 72 5811 yards 75.2 131
White 72 5811 yards 67.8 124
Gold 72 5227 yards 65.0 112
Gold (W) 72 5227 yards 71.5 127
Red (W) 72 4818 yards 68.7 121
Scorecard for New Jersey National
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 73.5/142 441 499 416 176 398 391 147 534 346 3348 474 213 383 552 439 194 369 397 543 3564 6912
Blue M: 70.9/135 W: 77.9/139 396 448 380 157 373 350 133 501 318 3056 437 203 352 527 413 165 357 347 521 3322 6378
White M: 68.0/125 W: 73.8/134 356 407 337 132 325 334 115 485 284 2775 380 175 318 500 381 149 338 294 501 3036 5811
Gold M: 65.4/117 W: 71.1/128 331 367 302 110 270 305 100 435 269 2489 343 147 271 471 350 125 301 285 445 2738 5227
Red W: 68.8/122 282 354 279 115 253 285 105 398 249 2320 309 124 276 451 335 109 269 219 406 2498 4818
Handicap 14 4 12 16 6 8 18 2 10 1 15 3 11 9 17 13 7 5
Par 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 36 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 14 2 10 18 8 12 16 4 6 9 15 1 3 7 17 11 13 5

Course Details

Year Built 1997
Golf Season Year round
Architect Roy Case (1997)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Reviews

4.7
3 Reviews (3)
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
New York Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Father/Son

We played here in the NJSGA father/Son tournament.
Conditions were excellent throughout. This course requires long tee shots as most hole finish uphill and there is no running up on the greens. You must hit high lofting shots to score well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
N Y N J Advisor
First Time Playing

Very impressed- top notch course

The course is terrific in its variety, with holes playing in all different directions, off-angle fairways, elevations, doglegs, and strategic bunkering. Most holes give you risk-reward options and safe routes (except for one par-4 with a very long forced carry off the tee and no bail-out option). The fairway corridors are wide to allow driver off the tee on most holes. The rough is thick enough to affect your shot but not too deep that you can't play it. The greens are nicely sloped with good but fair contours that give challenging reads. The course is pretty, with great vistas of treetops as far as you can see and good use of fescue mounds. The one drawback that cuts the rating down for me is that the course is practically un-walkable due to long distances from greens to tees.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
New Jersey Advisor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Beware the Back Nine

New Jersey National is a private course but I had the pleasure of playing the course on a beautiful fall day. The leaves were turning and the course was in great shape. Normally as a higher handicap female player I tend to play the forward tees but the gold tees gave a total yardage of 5227 so that was reasonable (and close to the other courses I normally play). The forward tees (red) were 4814 which seemed a big short.

Playing from the gold tees on the front 9 was very fair and fun to play. The back 9 was extremely challenging and playing from the gold tees was not a lot of fun. The issue, the carry off the tee on a few holes was just too far for the average women's drive and the rough was thick (which you would end up in if you could not make the fairway). Even my playing partner, who as a female drives the ball far, had a hard time. At the end of the round we mentioned to the bag attendant that we played great until the back 9 and he confirmed the back nine is "extremely challenging."

So if you get invited to play the course, I would definitely accept the invitation. If you are not long off the tee, play it forward (even the guys we played with had a hard time with some of the carries on the back nine).

The staff was very nice. The only issue I had was that after cleaning our clubs they forgot to put the cover back on my putter. I did not notice until three days later; but lucky for me the cover was still at the bag drop-off when I went back to ask about it.

The pub/restaurant is public so if you can't play golf, drop by and eat at The Red Oak Grill -- you will enjoy the food.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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