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Galloway National Golf Club

Absecon, NJ Private

Overview

Galloway National occupies a very fine stretch of South Jersey-pine barrens, a site that before construction had been compared to nearby Pine Valley. But Tom Fazio felt the land more favorably compared with that of Pinehurst, and his dream was to reshape this course the old-fashioned way, using horses and slip-scrapers much as had done a century ago at Pinehurst. But the economics and timetable didn’t allow him such a fanciful luxury. Instead, bulldozers were used to shove the sand around into graceful fairways and low-slung, fall-away greens. Pines and roughs of pine needles frame most holes and the eastern flank of the course runs directly along a tidal marsh that leads to the Atlantic. Galloway National now has enough exposed sand, by the way, that golfers today are reminded of both Pinehurst and Pine Valley.

About

Holes 18
Length 7111
Slope 146
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 1994
Designer Thomas Fazio, ASGCA

Awards

100 Greatest
100 Greatest the Second 100
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

Second 100 Greatest: Ranked since 2013.
Current ranking:
165th.
Previous ranking:
131st.

100 Greatest: Ranked from 2005-2012.
Highest Ranking: 70th, 2009-2010.

Best in State: Ranked in Top 5 in New Jersey 2005-2012; Top 10 from 1997-2003 & since 2013.
Current Ranking: 7th.
Previous ranking: 6th.

Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.4

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.3512
Character
7.196
Challenge
7.4894
Layout Variety
7.285
Fun
7.0483
Aesthetics
7.3206
Conditioning
7.3249

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