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Best golf courses near Sea Isle City, NJ

Below, you’ll find a list of courses near Sea Isle City, NJ. There are 16 courses within a 15-mile radius of Sea Isle City, 11 of which are public courses and 5 are private courses. There are 12 18-hole courses and 3 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.

Union League National Golf Club
Private
Union League National Golf Club
Cape May Court House, NJ
4.8
43 Panelists
The backbone of this super-maximalist design from Dana Fry and Jason Straka in the South New Jersey cape are a pair of constructed 40-foot-high central ridges that that half of the complex’s 27 holes scramble up and down. The design is a head-spinning presentation of three different nines that show off electrified putting surfaces stuffed with all manner of tiers, baubles and side slopes, big sandy dunes, scrubby barrens, cavernous bunkers, a section on the north end that mimics holes forged from a quarry and a kaleidoscope of native New Jersey vegetation. The new Union League National earned second-place honors on our 2022 Best New private award.
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Atlantic City Country Club
Public
Atlantic City Country Club
Northfield, NJ
4
40 Panelists
Atlantic City Country Club is now private, but if you're headed to AC for a golf trip—do your best to try to get on. The par-70, 6,577-yard course dates to 1897 but has been updated several times, including in 1999 by architect Tom Doak. He did his best to restore many original features, including firm, undulating greens and tall, native grasses that frame bunkers and fairways. Willie Park Jr., the British Open champion in 1887 and 1889, is often credited as the primary designer, though at least four others are responsible for this classic layout. ACCC is routed along marshland and back bays and has the feel of a classic Northeast country club, which it once was. The course opened to the public in 1998 when Hilton Hotels bought it, then was owned by Caesars Entertainment but now went back to being private.As you play several holes along the shoreline, the neon-and-concrete kingdom of AC looms in the distance. The front nine is a brute with four par 4s longer than 445 yards. One of those, the opening hole, charmingly uses a portion of the practice putting green as its tee box. The back nine is much shorter (3,125 yards compared to 3,452 on the front) but also a lot tighter as you wind your way around the marsh. Several shots bring the hazard into play, and the 157-yard 17th is a blind shot over massive sand dunes.ACCC's clubhouse is akin to a golf museum. ACCC played an important part in the history of American golf. Not only did the terms birdie and eagle originate from rounds played there in 1903, but the course was the site of six USGA championships, including the 1901 Amateur and the 1948 Women's Open won by Babe Didrikson Zaharias. Bob Hope regularly played the course. So did boxer Joe Louis and quarterback Joe Namath. Arnold Palmer spent a couple of summers there in the 1950s while serving in the Coast Guard nearby. Everything from the wood lockers to the spike marks on the 19th hole's floor lets you know that you're experiencing a piece of golf's past. --Ron Kaspriske, senior editor
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Shore Gate Golf Club
Public
Shore Gate Golf Club
Ocean View, NJ
3.6
18 Panelists
Shore Gate is a challenging, target-heavy golf course—likely inspired by nearby Galloway National with a hint of Pine Valley—that's very popular with Avalon vacationers. Penal, deep bunkers as well as tall pines with pine straw and sand present a strong challenge to public golfers. It's a former member of Golf Digest's Best Courses in New Jersey but still among the very best public options in South Jersey.
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Laguna Oaks Golf Course: Laguna 1
Public
Laguna Oaks Golf Course: Laguna 1
Cape May Court House, NJ
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The Pines: Pines at Clermont
Public
The Pines: Pines at Clermont
Cape May Court House, NJ
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The Shore Club: Shore
Private
The Shore Club: Shore
Cape May Court House, NJ
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Avalon Golf Club: Avalon
Public
Avalon Golf Club: Avalon
Cape May Court House, NJ
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Stone Harbor Golf Club: Stone Harbor
Private
Stone Harbor Golf Club: Stone Harbor
Cape May Court House, NJ
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Cape May National Golf Club
Public
Cape May National Golf Club
Erma, NJ
Cape May National is a nice course to play for vacation-goers or full-time residents. Routed around a 50-acre private bird sanctuary, Cape May National's routing offers some decent variety and mostly above average conditions. The National also boasted Skee Riegel, a two-time Walker Cupper and runner-up finisher to Ben Hogan at the 1951 Masters, as its long-time pro emeritus.
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