Spring Meadow Golf Course

Farmingdale, NJ Public

Overview

The locals refer to it as “Spring Ghetto,” but not because it’s in the ghetto or anything like that. It’s, quite literally, a ghetto-a** course, and I mean that in the nicest way possible. When you pull in, the snob in you will start thinking all the snob things, and that feeling will carry over to the first hole, which has a gigantic net situated about 230 yards out in the right rough in order to block balls from killing anyone on the 17th green. It’s also a par 5 that, depending on how straight you can hit your driver, could leave you with less than 150 yards in. Things get super wacky at the eighth, a dog-leg left par 5 that forces you to hit one only about 180 yards off the tee or you could take driver over the internal out-of-bounds and trees and end up with a flip wedge onto the green (true story, I've done it. You could also possibly kill someone on 10 tee or 9 green, however). The eighth is also where you first reach the halfway house, which is also there for you on the 12th green, 13th tee and 14th green if you need it. Unless you are ordering transfusions, in which case you should stop at 1 because they are STRONG at Spring Ghetto. The first time you play here you’ll tell yourself you’re never coming back. Then, when you can’t get a tee time anywhere else, you’ll have Spring Meadow to fall back on and eventually you will fall in love with it like I have. If you want to have fun, make some birdies and not take everything so seriously, Spring Meadow is the place for you. Snobs need not apply. --Christopher Powers, senior writer

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Holes 18
Length 6224
Slope 121
Price $64
Facility Type Public

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