Water come into play on several holes at Bowling Green Golf Club
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4.4
472 Reviews (472)
5 Stars
227
4 Stars
192
3 Stars
30
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
9
Conditions
4.3
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
91.4%
Recommend this course
437 out of 472 reviews
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4.3
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
15 out of 15 reviews
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4.4
77 Reviews (77)
5 Stars
41
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.2%
Recommend this course
71 out of 77 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 6863 yards
Slope 134
Rating 73.2

Bowling Green Golf Club is in the heart of northern New Jersey, surrounded by miles of idyllic countryside. An abundance of mature oaks and towering red pines characterizes the scenic course. This quick, shady layout is a great round for walkers. The golf course has a classic links design that is easily played in less than four hours. Like most traditional links courses, the gently undulating terrain has the perfect pitch and roll. It also provides each hole with unique challenges that require accuracy and strategy. Trees heavily line the fairways, presenting some of the course's most formidable challenges. Bowling Green Golf Club's front nine is slightly more forgiving than the back nine, which incorporates the natural ponds and wetlands on a few holes. There are also some tricky doglegs to contend with.

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Course Details

Year Built 1967
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 12/01
Architect Geoffrey Cornish (1967) Bill Robinson (1967)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

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4.4
472 Reviews (472)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 30
Patio Dining 12
Dinner 11
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 41
Bunkers 33
Water Hazards 33
This course/club is great for:
Locals 34
Advanced Golfers 31
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 27
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 42
In the 'Burbs 34
Convenient to the City 8

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Perfect weather
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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Friendliness Excellent
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Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Course is all around one of the best around.

Place is perfect. Range right next to the 1st tee box, accommodating staff, every hole is gorgeous, difficulty is there but not impossible even for an amateur. The vibes on a summer night are incredible!

Conditions Excellent
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Pace Excellent
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Expensive

Having booked on GN - couldn’t cancel (rainy cold conditions). Yes this early in the season 3/25, kind of have to expect cold wet, but when it started to hail on the first hole kind of knew it would be hard. Sun came out on number2 but, wasn’t expecting to sit behind a novice 4sum group the entire rest of round - where were the marshals? Course might be a lot nicer in the real season, but it was expensive for GN. Guess I was expecting too much?

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Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 8
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5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Handicap 5-9
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4.0
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December golf in North Jersey

A beautiful day at one of my favorite courses. Cart path only was the only thing that brought down my rating a little. I love the layout, the setting and traditional feel of the course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 57
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

The course is mature and challenging. The fairways on the front 9 are somewhat narrow, so you need to manage your club selection based on your accuracy. Overall, the course is in great condition! Greens are fast and in very good condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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