Atlantic City-area courses dominate GOLF Magazine’s 2014 rankings of New Jersey’s best.
ATLANTIC CITY. N.J. (August 2014) – No surprise to golfers who tee it up regularly around famed Atlantic City, N.J., but the area received some well-deserved recognition in the September issue of GOLF Magazine featuring the “Top 100 Courses You Can Play.”
Atlantic City-area courses dominated the 2014 GOLF Magazine rankings in New Jersey. “Baby, you were born to run … to the Jersey Shore for golf,” writes GOLF Magazine Architectural Editor Joe Passov.
In addition, as part of GOLF’s biennial rankings of the best public golf courses in the United States, the magazine also ranked the best courses in every state.
Atlantic City Country Club ranked No. 75 overall in America and No. 1 in New Jersey.
“If you’re serious about the game and great courses, spend the cash and play Atlantic City Country Club,” writes Passov. “The ACCC delivers on service, pace of play and a scenic, historic course restored by Tom Doak.”
Most importantly, further illustrating the quality of so many Atlantic City golf courses, six of GOLF Magazine’s Top 10 in New Jersey for 2014, as well as 10 of the Top 15 and 11 of the Top 20 in “The Best Courses Near You” are members of the Greater Atlantic City Golf Association (GACGA).
Ballamor in Egg Harbor Township comes in at No. 5 among New Jersey’s finest public access golf courses. “Ballamor was private until 2010, but its large lakes, vast sand splashes and multi-tiered greens are now open to all,” wrote Passov.
One spot back at No. 6 in the state is Ballamor’s friendly, Egg Harbor Township neighbor, Twisted Dune. “For faux-links fans,” wrote Passov, “Twisted Dune is a Garden State must.”
Rounding out GOLF’s 2014 Top 10 in New Jersey are Shore Gate in Ocean View (No. 8), Seaview (Bay) in Galloway (No. 9) and Scotland Run in Williamstown (No. 10).
GOLF’s next 10 in New Jersey included Sea Oaks in Little Egg Harbor Township (No. 11), Blue Heron Pines in Cologne (No. 13), Seaview (Pines) in Galloway (No. 14), Vineyard at Renault in Egg Harbor (No. 15) and Sand Barrens in Swainton (No. 17).
Golf Magazine’s 2014 Top Courses You Can Play in New Jersey:
No. 1 Atlantic City Country Club
No. 5 Ballamor
No. 6 Twisted Dune
No. 8 Shore Gate
No. 9 Seaview (Bay)
No. 10 Scotland Run
No. 11 Sea Oaks
No. 13 Blue Heron Pines
No. 14 Seaview (Pines)
No. 15 Vineyard at Renault
No. 17 Sand Barrens
Do AC in 2014
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