Best of 2016: Top 15 golf courses in New Jersey

The best golf courses in New Jersey serve both Philadelphia and New York City golfers among other metro areas on the eastern seaboard. It's a longtime golf destination, thanks to such historic clubs as Seaview and Atlantic City Country Club. The new breed features a nice mix of scenic, affordable and championship-caliber layouts to choose from. Crystal Springs Resort, one of the most complete resorts in the U.S., serves as a convenient getaway, while Atlantic City has a collection of great golf as well.

To compile our state lists, we used a similar method to that of our our national Top 50 ranking. A course's score is based on their overall (50%) rating and subcategory average (50%). Reviews are weighted based on how prolific that reviewer is on Golf Advisor, and a course receives a bump in their rating if their score is better than that reviewer's average score.

Don't see your favorite New Jersey golf course? You can make your voice heard by writing a review here.

Top courses by subcategory in New Jersey in 2016

Course layout: Scotland Run Golf Club
Course conditions: Ballyowen Golf Club
Value: Sky View Golf Club
Off-course amenities: Ballyowen Golf Club
Pace of play: Scotland Run Golf Club
Staff friendliness: Scotland Run Golf Club

Top 15 golf courses in New Jersey in 2016

Phillipsburg


Absecon


Lakewood


Sparta


Egg Harbor Township


Neshanic Station


Franklin


Egg Harbor Township


Ringoes


Williamstown
No. 17 in the U.S. for Pace of play in 2016


Jersey City
*9-hole course


Cape May Court House


Northfield


Absecon


Hamburg


Brandon Tucker is the Sr. Managing Editor for GolfPass and was the founding editor of Golf Advisor in 2014, he was the managing editor for Golf Channel Digital's Courses & Travel. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and nearly 600 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at @btuck34.
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