Water come into play on several holes at Bowling Green Golf Club
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4.4
286 Reviews (286)
5 Stars
124
4 Stars
129
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
95.0%
Recommend this course
267 out of 286 reviews
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4.1
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
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1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.5%
Recommend this course
19 out of 21 reviews
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4.5
49 Reviews (49)
5 Stars
32
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
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2 Stars
1
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
95.9%
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47 out of 49 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 6863 yards
Slope 134
Rating 73.2

Bowling Green Golf Club is in the heart of northern New Jersey, surrounded by miles of idyllic countryside. An abundance of mature oaks and towering red pines characterizes the scenic course. This quick, shady layout is a great round for walkers. The golf course has a classic links design that is easily played in less than four hours. Like most traditional links courses, the gently undulating terrain has the perfect pitch and roll. It also provides each hole with unique challenges that require accuracy and strategy. Trees heavily line the fairways, presenting some of the course's most formidable challenges. Bowling Green Golf Club's front nine is slightly more forgiving than the back nine, which incorporates the natural ponds and wetlands on a few holes. There are also some tricky doglegs to contend with.

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Course Details

Year Built 1967
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 12/01
Architect Geoffrey Cornish (1967) Bill Robinson (1967)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

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Reviews

4.4
286 Reviews (286)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 30
Patio Dining 12
Dinner 11
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 40
Bunkers 32
Water Hazards 32
This course/club is great for:
Locals 33
Advanced Golfers 30
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 26
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 41
In the 'Burbs 33
Convenient to the City 8

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
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4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Classic Course Flow

Interesting mix of open fairways, with tight tee offs blended in, water hazards and large greens. Overall a nice rhythm to the course and consistency in design. Grass this time of year was perfect. Tee boxes better than most greens at NY munis. Leaves can hide your balls so hit a provisional if you don’t wanna poke around.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

An Enjoyable Autumn Round of Golf

Played Bowling Green for the first time. The course was in great condition. The pace of play for a Saturday afternoon was acceptable. I recommend playing this course. Nice scenery.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

ok course, not great

course is in ok shape, the greens are in average condition, but not what you expect on a course where you pay near $100/round. Holes are laid out well. but fairways and greens can be maintained better. We enjoyed but would not recommend for this price.

Rating 3.5/5.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Just Good Golf

At first, the course may seem boring, but no it’s not. It’s a very good golf course, and it requires you to be straight off of the tee. The course is always in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Fabulous course

My favorite course, like playing a private course great layout.great pace of play, friendly helpful staff,,and always in great condition!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is in great shape just wish players would fix ballmarks on the greens. Staff was awesome

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course was in good condition. Pace of play good.We were not able to drive cart on a number of the holes so had to walk a bit.
There was no cart to offer beverages and snacks. After 9th hole waited for 10 minutes an no one came to counter at Halfway House for us to order food and drinks. We had to move on to 10th hole in order to not slow up people behind us.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

More rangers needed

The pace of play today was 5 hours+ on a course that should play 4 - 4:15. We (a twosome) we’re stuck behind two incredibly slow foursomes. The group in front of us had no sense of etiquette, i.e. talking on the phone on the 7th tee while we were trying to hit up and put off the 6th green. We called for a ranger when we got to the 8th tee. He sped them up for a short time and then they were back to their slow pace. Eventually, we skipped two holes ahead that we played after finishing the 18th. Absolutely no excuse..

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
1.0
Previously Played
Used cart

Below Average

You can do much better for a round of golf than Bowling Green. With Berkshire and Crystal Springs nearby, I would suggest either over this sub-par course. Very wet and swampy conditions, lots of mosquitos, strange layout. Then the rude starter had the nerve to yell at me because my cart got stuck in a mud pit directly off the cart path. Do yourself a favor and skip this overpriced course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bowling Green Golf Course

Tight challenging course. Undulating greens
Overall course waa in good shape but Fairways were being aerated and Greens had a lot of ball marks and divots. Friendly staff
Played in 4.5 hours. We were never slowed down. I would recommend playing this course and I will be back to play again soon

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

One of the best

This is one the best courses around here. It was a little wet in some areas but that’s expected with the rain that came through.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A great round of golf

A terrific morning of golf and very impressed that an email to provide alternate driving directions was sent to me as the road to the club was under construction. Wonderful and helpful staff and rangers who kindly explained the cart rules. A very nice day and I was lucky to be paired with 3 other women to play with.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect day

Weather was perfect on Friday. Got out a few minutes later than our 8:57 tee time. Turned out they had a promo with golf now - free draft beer at the beer garden. Pace was a bit slower than normal but we finished in about 4:25. Conditions were great. Greens rolled well and were in great shape. Sand, fairways, rough - all great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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