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Best golf courses near Princeton, NJ

Below, you’ll find a list of courses near Princeton, NJ. There are 44 courses within a 15-mile radius of Princeton, 28 of which are public courses and 16 are private courses. There are 38 18-hole courses and 4 nine-hole layouts.

The above has been curated through Golf Digest’s Places to Play course database, where we have collected star ratings and reviews from our 1,900 course-ranking panelists. Join our community by signing up for Golf Digest+ and rate the courses you’ve visited recently.

The Ridge At Back Brook
Private
The Ridge At Back Brook
Ringoes, NJ
4.3
92 Panelists
Northeast of Princeton is The Ridge at Back Brook, another of those great pieces of property Tom Fazio is given on which to build a course. With 150 feet of natural elevation change, Fazio had little need to reshape the landscape, although he still had crews re-carve fairways for visibility and flow. With patches of mature forest of hardwoods and cedars, Fazio had little need to import trees, although a few were transplanted to emphasize seclusion on particular holes. The front nine sits in a valley formed by meandering Back Brook, while much of the back nine is on a plateau high above the front nine. Rock outcroppings are a prominent feature, including a massive one that poses a cross-hazard on the par-5 seventh, veins of rock behind the ninth and 18th greens and the namesake vertical cliff that provides a stunning backdrop to the par-3 eighth.
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Forsgate Country Club (Banks)
Private
Forsgate Country Club (Banks)
Monroe Township, NJ
4.1
61 Panelists
Any fan of the Mac/Raynor/Banks style of architecture must go see Forsgate Country Club’s Banks course, which features an outstanding quartet of par 3s, including the bold and dramatic Biarritz 17th. Though Forsgate often struggles in our conditioning category, its landforms and deep bunkering are worth studying and experiencing—and make it deserving of its place among New Jersey’s best courses.
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Neshanic Valley Golf Course: Ridge/Lake/Meadow
3.8
10 Panelists
The three championship nines at Neshanic Valley opened in the mid-2000s and cover 350 acres. The course has an open feel with generous fairways that are framed nicely by tall fescue. Neshanic Valley—located less than 20 miles from the USGA’s headquarters in Liberty Corner—hosted the 2012 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links. In addition to the three championship nines, the facility has a par-32 Academy Course for beginners.
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The Bedens Brook Club: Bedens Brook
3.5
11 Panelists
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Tamarack Golf Course: East
Public
Tamarack Golf Course: East
East Brunswick, NJ
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