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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6912 yards
Slope 134
Rating 72.9

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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Reviews 278
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
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 77
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
N Y N J Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
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
Reviews 44
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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