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241 Reviews (241)
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
94.1%
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224 out of 241 reviews
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5.0
4 Reviews (4)
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.8
Amenities
3.7
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5.0
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4.3
33 Reviews (33)
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.7
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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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4.3
241 Reviews (241)

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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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Terrible round

Usually love to play here. It was a terrible day at the course and must lost over 20 expensive golf balls between myelf and my golf buddy due to massive amount of leaves that has not been cleaned. When you hit the fairway, you can’t find the balls, when you hit into rough? Forget about it. We never got to finish the round because it was tremendously frustrating. Stopped by at the pro shop and spoke to a gentleman name Steve. He was apologetic about it but nothing was done about the terrible round. Waste of a Sunday afternoon and disappointing.

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With all the...

..rain the course is a little on the wet side. Otherwise conditions are good throughout. Good food in the clubhouse.

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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Previously Played

Great deal

Get an early tee time and play in less than 4 hours in a great setting!

Conditions Good
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Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather

Friday Morning Round

Took the day off and headed to Bowling Green. I've played there many times and find it a really enjoyable course to walk. The holes vary from some fairly easy holes to some fairly difficult holes. I haven't met too many people that actually like #4 and while I don't hate it - it is tough to love. Par 3's are all pretty tough with no short ones. Conditions were very good and the rough was rough - thick and made advancing the ball pretty tough. Would definitely play again.

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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

overall a great round

all courses are dealing with too much rain this year
playing conditions were very good considering the maintenence difficultys

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Great course, but wet... ohh so wet

I played the front 9 about 10 years ago so i had high expectations. It didn’t disappoint. The staff is great and quick to ensure you’re in good shape. Some challenging tee shots encourage you to keep the driver in the bag and play it “smart” but we were there to have fun, so fired away.

Due to the moisture (drenched) we were restricted to cart path only. I understand the philosophy and value in long-term sustainability of the course but it was very unfortunate for us. The course does not drain well, especially the front 9 besides the stream. It was sloppy and easy to hit it fat. Long walks to the ball, slower play, grips get wet, and the holes were filled with milky brown water that likely contained pesticides and motor oil. It was discouraging to make a 15-20 foot putt because you’d have to reach your hand into the dark, dirty abyss to get the ball... so I just missed most of my putts short left. The greens did not roll well because of the water sitting on them. It wasn’t enough to be deemed casual water (maybe it could have) but you had to drill a putt to get through the wet stuff and get it to the hole. The back 9 had elevated greens so it was better. The front 9 was bad. It’s just overall less enjoyable when in such condition. Still leaps and bounds better than Knoll East. That place is trash in the rain. For Bowling Greens I’d strongly recommend playing on a dry sunny day after the previous day was dry and sunny. DO NOT play in the rain or after a rainy day/week. A beautiful course deserves to be played in fine conditions. I saw her potential and ability to be a top-tier NJ course. I hope you enjoy it!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather

Good course- Rain soaked

We booked through GN to play 18 holes, but upon arriving at the course we were told only 9 holes could be played because of flooding of the back 9. The front 9 was in good condition with fairly slow greens. The course has been cart path only for 45 days. Check with the course prior to playing to make sure the full course is open.

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Previously Played

Great Staff & Atmosphere

Second time playing this course and it did not disappoint. I honestly have nothing but great things to say. It’s been raining a lot lately and all the bunkers were maintained, as well as the greens. Of course some low areas were plugging balls, but for the most part awesome course. The staff was great and understanding about the early morning conditions. Very polite and respectful. 100% recommend to anyone looking to enjoy a good, enjoyable round of golf. Hit em straight!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Extant maintenance.
Good land scape .but green is slow...
Otherwise best course....

Conditions Good
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pretty course nice layout

I play over a 100 rounds of golf a year and Bowling Green is my favorite course in NJ. Beautiful course, nice layout, fair but challenging! The staff is friendly and always plays in 4 1/2 hrs or less!

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Conditions Poor
Value Poor
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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Greens were in great shape as well as the fairways. The rough is a little dry in areas which can understandable this time of year. Overall course is in great shape

Conditions Good
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Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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