Milton New Jersey Golf Courses

Bowling Green Golf & Tennis Club

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Bowling Green Golf & Tennis Club -- An apple a day.......
Review by: John Hiers As a Southern California transplant, I have found public golf here in North Jersey a rude awakening. Bowling Green, however, is a little gem out on the edge of civilization that reminds me a bit if home. The staff is friendly and offers, of all things, cold, crisp apples on the first tee. The course is well conditioned with fairly fast greens, moderately bunkered with most fairways being tree lined. The course is challenging but never frustratingly punitive. One oddity though is that the longer hitter really can't pull out the driver until the 6th hole where he faces a 420 yard 4 par requiring cut shot to a 20 yard wide landing area. That's a tough first swing with the driver! There are some other interesting holes such as the short par five, dogleg left, 4th. This hole is "un-snipable", that is, the long hitter can't simply blast it over the corner. Distance and direction control on the tee shot will determine if youre looking at a 4 or a 7. Not every hole on the course presents such a fascinating conundrum, but overall the layout is thoughtful and calls for return visits. As for the amenities, the bar/restaurant is comfortable and offers good value. There is a range but they offer driving mats only (I wish they would re-think this as they are not very busy and have plenty of room). The practice putting green is very fast and they allow chipping. All in all, $52 for a weekday walk seems a little salty but the challenge, scenery, fast play and sweet apples keep me coming back.
From North Jersey

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Lakewood Country Club -- price fits the course
Review by: Steve Elias The greens are this courses defence. They are small and fast. Aim for the center. If you play smart and don't try to hit long you can score well. A score of Par is very good on all the par 3's. There are some short 4's. Don't be a hero. On the 5's a 3 wood is sometimes a better play. They are not reachable for the average hitter. (250 or less w/ driver) Many sharp doglegs in both directions. T placement is more important than distance. Good hot dogs and cold beer at the turn. Mats on driving range. Sand bunkers and practice putting green. No chipping. Not much for a Pro Shop due to county owned course. Listen to the tricks that the staff provide. They actually work. Try and hit it where they recommend. Easy to get to off route 9 in NJ. It won't be the best course you will play but it won't be the worst either. All in all you should have a good time for the price. $25-$45 walking.
From Manalapan, NJ USA