Twisted Dune Golf Club - hole 9
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Twisted Dune Golf Club - hole 9
The front nine at Twisted Dune Golf Club closes with a reachable par 5. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
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Twisted Dune Golf Club - hole  1
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Twisted Dune Golf Club - hole 1
Twisted Dune Golf Club eases you into the round with a short par 4. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Twisted Dune Golf Club - Matt Callaghan Golf Academy
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Twisted Dune Golf Club - Matt Callaghan Golf Academy
Twisted Dune Golf Club is home to the Matt Callaghan Golf Academy, where you can improve your game. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Twisted Dune Golf Club - No. 1
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Twisted Dune Golf Club - No. 1
The first green at Twisted Dune Golf Club is protected by three bunkers. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Twisted Dune golf course - hole 1
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Twisted Dune golf course - hole 1
Here's a look at the first fairway at Twisted Dune Golf Club in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Twisted Dune Golf Club - hole 2
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Twisted Dune Golf Club - hole 2
The par-4 second hole at Twisted Dune Golf Club plays downhill. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Twisted Dune G.C. - hole 3
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Twisted Dune G.C. - hole 3
The par-3 third hole at Twisted Dune G.C. plays 235 yards from the back tees. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Twisted Dune Golf Club - hole 4
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Twisted Dune Golf Club - hole 4
The par-5 fourth is the toughest hole at Twisted Dune Golf Club in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Twisted Dune Golf Club - hole 6
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Twisted Dune Golf Club - hole 6
The par-4 sixth hole at Twisted Dune Golf Club doglegs slightly right. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Twisted Dune GC - hole 7
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Twisted Dune GC - hole 7
Six bunkers protect the seventh green at Twisted Dune Golf Club in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Twisted Dune G.C.
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Twisted Dune G.C.
Twisted Dune Golf Club brings you a Scottish golf experience on the Jersey Shore. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Twisted Dune golf course - hole 9
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Twisted Dune golf course - hole 9
The front nine at Twisted Dune Golf Club closes with a spectacular par 5. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Twisted Dune Golf Club - hole 13
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Twisted Dune Golf Club - hole 13
Water protects the green on the right on the par-3 13th hole at Twisted Dune Golf Club in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Twisted Dune Golf Club - hole 15
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Twisted Dune Golf Club - hole 15
The par-4 15th hole at Twisted Dune Golf Club plays 420 yards from the back tees. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Twisted Dune Golf Club - hole 18
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Twisted Dune Golf Club - hole 18
End your round at Twisted Dune Golf Club with a long par 4. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Twisted Dune Golf Club - fox
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Twisted Dune Golf Club - fox
If you get lucky enough you can meet a fox at Twisted Dune Golf Club in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Twisted Dune Golf Club - 3rd
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Twisted Dune Golf Club - 3rd
The par-3 third hole at Twisted Dune Golf Club is protected by six bunkers. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor

Twisted Dune Golf Club offers a challenging taste of Scottish links golf in Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Playing Twisted Dune Golf Club feels like taking a mini-vacation to Scotland.

The traditional links layout is virtually treeless, in keeping with Scottish seaside golf courses, while providing a different option from the abundant forested layouts that line the Jersey Shore. The lack of trees may make the golf course more forgiving but that also means it is subject to the prevailing winds.

True to its name, Twisted Dune winds across a rugged landscape of deep ravines and tall grassy hills. The terrain is ideal for golf, but it's visually stunning as well with sandy dunes framed by fescue that contrast beautifully against the lush, undulating greens and contoured fairways.

The elevation changes are dramatic and the golf course is made even more challenging by the presence of more than 100 cavernous sand traps and bunkers. Water hazards come into play on a few holes as well. The ninth is the first of two consecutive water holes that both feature two ponds along the right side.

Twisted Dune Golf Club is formidable, but five sets of tees makes it accessible to players of all skill levels.

Born and raised in the former Soviet Union, photographer Oleg Volovik moved to the United States in 1992 and now lives with his wife and two children in Los Angeles. He joined the TravelGolf editorial team in 2010. Originally graduated with a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering he continued to dedicate his time and energy to his passion for visual arts and photography. Oleg has extensive experience in fine arts, fashion, event, architecture and journalistic photography. His work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Moscow, where he also taught a master class, sponsored by Hewlett-Packard, in April 2007. He may be a novice golfer, but Oleg always wears a white leather glove during photo sessions. "Golf photography is my own 'game' with the beauty of nature and human creativity.
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