Top 10 New Jersey Golf Courses

top 10 new jersey golf courses

New Jersey has many great golf courses, which makes it hard to decide just where to play, but this list of the top 10 New Jersey golf courses is a great place to start. These courses have been chosen based on a variety of factors from professional opinions to user reviews, ensuring objective and well-rounded ratings for the best golf courses in the state.

1. Pine Valley Golf Course, Clementon

This 18-hole course at Pine Valley Golf Club opened in 1918 and has remained one of the best in New Jersey. It has been named one of the best in the country by both Golf Digest and Golfweek magazines.


2. Liberty National Golf Course, Jersey City

With incredible views of New York City, including the Empire State Building, at nearly every hole, it might be difficult to concentrate on this challenging course, which is consistently among the top 10 New Jersey golf courses.

3. Baltusrol Golf Club, Lower Course, Springfield

This classic course is in impeccable condition and has won plenty of awards to back its status as one of the best in the state, including Golf Digest’s and Golf Magazine’s top 100 in the country.  The beautiful clubhouse and well-maintained grounds add to a perfect experience for every golfer.

4. Atlantic City Golf Course, Atlantic City

If you can pull away from the lights of Atlantic City for a round of golf, this is the place to do it.  The award-winning course is ranked year after year in the top 100 across the country and among the top 10 New Jersey golf courses. The original 1897 course has been renovated and is kept in top condition.

5. Ballyowen Golf Club, Hamburg

Located at the Crystal Springs Resort, Ballyowen is one of the best according to experts and players alike. Golf’s Scottish history is in good hands here, with terrain reminiscent of Scottish Highlands’ courses and a bagpiper who plays at dusk.

6. Scotland Run Golf Club, Williamstown

A unique course built on an old quarry, the links here feature impressive cliffs and challenging holes. A winner of multiple awards, this course has an incredible, large clubhouse that has a fully-stocked pro shop and lovely banquet facilities.

7. Knoll West Golf Course, Parsippany

This municipal golf course offers challenging holes on a classic layout that even long-time players keep coming back to test their skills. A courteous staff makes this course a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

8. Architects Golf Course, Phillipsburg

Created to pay homage to some of the best golf course architects in history, the Architects Golf Course is one of the newer New Jersey golf courses but it has quickly become a must-play for lovers of the game. Beautifully manicured and challenging for all levels, Architect’s ranks among New Jersey’s best.

9. Ash Brook Golf Course, Scotch Plains

Fairways lined with century-old trees and challenging holes place this course among the best places to play golf in New Jersey. Recent renovations and improvements to the club and course will ensure that it continues to rank in the top 10 for years to come.

10. Somerset Hills Golf Course, Bernardsville

This course at the Somerset Hills Country Club brings rave reviews from players and has won repeated acclaim from golf’s top magazines. Challenging and beautiful, it provides the ultimate golf experience to anyone who loves the links.

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