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4.5
265 Reviews (265)
5 Stars
116
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
8
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
96.2%
Recommend this course
248 out of 265 reviews
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4.9
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
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2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.7
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
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28 out of 28 reviews
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4.7
38 Reviews (38)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.4%
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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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Cornish 72 6863 yards 73.2 134
Tournament 72 6584 yards 72.0 129
Member 72 6399 yards 71.1 128
Club 72 6244 yards 70.2 127
Club (W) 72 6244 yards 76.7 136
Classic 72 5763 yards 67.9 121
Classic (W) 72 5763 yards 73.5 131
Forward (W) 72 5034 yards 69.3 124
Scorecard for Bowling Green Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Comish M: 73.2/134 359 379 227 491 357 428 434 215 480 3370 405 190 408 359 537 354 214 415 611 3493 6863
Tournament M: 72.0/129 346 371 203 480 347 418 423 201 470 3259 391 180 387 316 518 337 203 408 585 3325 6584
Member M: 71.1/128 346 371 196 480 347 396 398 176 470 3180 379 180 371 316 518 337 175 375 568 3219 6399
Club M: 70.2/127 W: 76.7/136 334 355 196 456 330 396 398 176 461 3102 379 160 371 303 491 320 175 375 568 3142 6244
Signature M: 68.7/125 W: 75.2/132 334 355 178 456 330 372 378 157 461 3021 340 160 330 303 491 320 145 347 547 2983 6004
Clasic M: 67.9/121 W: 73.5/131 300 339 178 432 321 372 378 157 438 2915 340 120 330 265 456 298 145 347 547 2848 5763
Forward W: 69.3/124 298 288 178 425 266 305 311 117 381 2569 269 120 284 265 361 244 145 314 463 2465 5034
Handicap 17 13 9 5 15 3 1 7 11 8 18 4 14 12 16 10 6 2
Par 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 5 36 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 15 11 7 1 17 3 5 13 9 6 18 8 14 12 16 10 4 2

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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4.5
265 Reviews (265)

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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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.

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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.

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Previously Played

Super golf course!

This golf course tucked quietly away off Milton Road is the find of the year! Every hole has a different layout. The fairways & greens are in excellent shape. A practice range & putting green are available. It is a walkable course but most golfers use carts. The halfway house offers a delicious lunch. Lunch or dinner in the clubhouse is very good.

Conditions Excellent
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Perfect weather
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Always a great time

Was paired with 3 other guys, great day and always a course I really enjoy playing, 4 hour round and we never waited to play!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
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Previously Played

Great Experience

I've golfed here perhaps a dozen times in the past 4 or 5 seasons.... and EVERY time I go there: The friendliest staff I've experienced on a golf course. 95% of the time its very good pace of play. Excellent value for the very upscale conditions and perhaps best of all : VERY tasty food ... including one of the best burgers I've ever had on a golf course! Well done Bowling Green!

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Conditions Excellent
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Conditions Average
Value Good
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Conditions Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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4.0
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Previously Played

Long, long time ago!!!

I would say that it has been at least 25yrs.since I last played Bowling Green GC. I didn't know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised.
The Staff was most courteous and helpful.
Overall the course was in v.good condition considering how much rain we had just 4-5 days previous to today.
There was evidence of many workers tending to the daily chores of routine maintenance and they sat patiently as my group played through.
I plan on returning there quicker than my last hiatus from Bowling Green GC

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Father’s Day Fun

The greens were in great condition and the fairways well kept also. Ranger came by to speed up the foursome ahead of us due to slow play.
Finished the round in four hours anyway.
Great course to play with my boys.
We’ll be back for more this summer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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I Recommend This Course
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
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Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Hidden Gem

Underrated ....very nice course, great value, good condition, challenging enough from the back tees. Always enjoyable

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
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Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 10-14
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I Recommend This Course
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Conditions Good
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Conditions Good
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Layout Good
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