June 7, 2017

The Best Golf Courses in New Jersey

We rank the top venues in New Jersey (2017-'18)
Dom Furore
  1. (1) Pine Valley G.C. (6th hole pictured above) •
  2. (2) Baltusrol G.C. (Lower), Springfield •
  3. (3) Baltusrol G.C. (Upper), Springfield •
  4. (5) Somerset Hills C.C., Bernardsville •
  5. (4) Plainfield C.C., Edison •
  6. (6) Ridgewood C.C. (East/West), Paramus
  7. (7) Galloway National G.C. ≈
  8. (9) Bayonne G.C. ≈
  9. (8) Liberty National G.C., Jersey City
  10. (16) Mountain Ridge C.C., West Caldwell
  11. (12) The Ridge at Back Brook, Ringoes
  12. (10) Essex County C.C., West Orange
  13. (11) Trump National G.C., Bedminster (Old)
  14. (14) Metedeconk National G.C. (1st/3rd), Jackson
  15. (17) Hollywood G.C. Deal
  16. (13) Hidden Creek G.C., Egg Harbor Township
  17. (18) Trump National G.C., Bedminster (New)
  18. (15) Hamilton Farm G.C. (Highlands), Gladstone
  19. (19) Forsgate C.C. (Banks), Monroe Township
  20. (New) Arcola C.C., Paramus

KEY TO SYMBOLS
(2015-'16 ranking in parentheses)
America's 100 Greatest Course
≈ America's Second 100 Greatest
^ America's 100 Greatest Public Course
★ Other public-access course

Some courses are ranked in Best in State but did not receive enough ballots to be considered for national lists.

America's 100 Greatest & America's Second 100 Greatest requires a minimum of 45 evaluations accumulated within 8 years, 100 Greatest Public 25 evaluations and Best in State 10 ballots. While a few highly ranked state courses do have a higher score than 100 Greatest, Second 100 Greatest or 100 Greatest Public courses within that state, and are listed above them, they will not appear on a national ranking until achieving the qualifying ballots.