New Jersey National Golf Club

4.0000000000 4.0 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6912 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 72.9
  • Layout

  • 579 Allen Rd, Basking Ridge, New Jersey 07920, Somerset County
  • (888) 725-9456

Year built: 1997
Architect(s): Roy Case
Type: Private
Golf Season: Year round


Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes


Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6912 yards 72.9 134
Blue 72 6378 yards 70.7 132
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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 5.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 2 Reviews
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recommend this course

2 out of 2 reviews


Reviewer Photos


Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Very impressed- top notch course"

LICC's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

I recommend this course

"Beware the Back Nine"

GalCallaway's avatar
New Jersey Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging

I recommend this course

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