Atlantic City Golf Guide
By Brian Weis
From seaside links with breathtaking views to parkland-style fairways nestled in the heart of the pinelands, the Atlantic City area is home to many of the finest public golf courses on the East Coast.
Atlantic City Country Club is one of America's oldest and most prestigious golf clubs offering 18 holes and features 6,539 yards of green. Named the #1 Public/Daily Fee Golf Course in New Jersey as well as the "Birthplace of the Birdie," the course has a tradition of fast and firm greens with uncompromising playing conditions and its bayside setting is reminiscent of the historic links in Scotland and Ireland.
Blue Heron Pines, located in Cologne, about a half hour away from Atlantic City, offers 18 holes of championship golf. A trend-setting golf club since opening in 1993, Blue Heron Pines established and maintains the tone for upscale daily-fee golf at the Jersey Shore, with over 6,800 yards of exquisite fairways, manicured greens, water and strategically placed bunkers. Call (609) 965-1800.
The Links at Brigantine Beach, reminiscent of the legendary links courses of the British Isles with its ocean view and flat, nearly treeless terrain, plays 6,570 yards and has been extensively renovated, returning it to its original 1927 grandeur. Call (609) 266-1388.
Harbor Pines winds around the perimeter of a heavily wooded 520-acre site in Egg Harbor Township. Dubbed a "diamond tiara" by Golf Magazine, the course offers five sets of tees, breathtaking vistas, a spectacular 20,000-square-foot clubhouse and 17 acres of water. Call (609) 927-0006.
Mays Landing Golf Club is located on 175 acres in the pristine pinelands of Atlantic County. The tree-lined fairways and wide landing areas were designed with both novice and advanced golfers in mind. Since its founding in 1962, the course has been consistently improved and updated, enhancing overall length and playability. Call (609) 641-4411.
McCullough's Emerald Links is a public championship golf course in Egg Harbor Township that combines the traditions and features of both old and new, with a distinctly Irish-Scottish golfing experience in its wide open fairways, tricky powerful winds, remarkable grass mounds and bunkers, vast natural waste areas, and true undulating greens. Call (609) 926-3900.
Sand Barrens Golf Club is located just 30 miles south on Route 9 and features three sets of nine holes, each par 36. Each golf cart has the ProLink GPS Tracking system to provide course layout, yardage, pace of play, shot measurement and play advice. Call (609) 465-3555.
Seaview Pines Course and Bay Course are located at the Seaview, A Dolce Resort. The Bay Course, a Donald Ross-designed 6,247 yard course, was the location of the 2001 ShopRite LPGA Classic. The Pines Course is 6,731 yards of classic golf, built in the 1920s and featuring dozen doglegs and thick southern Jersey pines. Call (609) 652-1800.
Shore Gate Golf Club stretches over 235 acres of completely secluded woodlands and sand dunes. The 7,200-yard course is located to the south in Ocean View and provides one of the region's most spectacular parkland course experiences. Call (609) 624-TEES.
Twisted Dune in Egg Harbor Township is a first-class, public links course that looks and feels like one of the world's finest private clubs. Bent grass turf carpets each fairway for a firm surface, with a layout that factors in the wind. Call (609) 653-8019.
Vineyard Golf at Renault Winery is a unique 7,000 yard Championship Golf course with majestic views of the vineyards and orchards as it meanders subtly through the Pinelands. Meticulously maintained tees, fairways, greens and ponds accentuate the high quality of Renault Craftsmanship. Call (609) 965-2111.
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Written By: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.
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