Tee Time in the Wildwoods: Add Golf to Your Vacation Agenda

The Wildwoods, NJ – April 17, 2024 – A day on the greens is one of the most relaxing ways to spend time at the Jersey Shore for both novice and skilled golfers alike. Golf courses can be found across Cape May County – from Cape May National to the south to Shore Gate Golf Club to the north – and offer a variety of playing levels from beginner to scratch golfer.      

Area courses offer challenging yet playable holes and exquisite venues with tee times from early morning to dusk so golfers can easily fit their favorite pastime into a vacation or business schedule. Several courses are just minutes away from the Wildwoods and situated close to the ocean or bay: so, there’s always a mild breeze, plenty of scenic beauty, and lush, well-kept greens and fairways.

With six public courses in Cape May County and even more in nearby counties, tee times are rarely a problem. Most area golf courses have special afternoon, weekday, and “twilight” rates for those who want to hit the links after a day at the beach. Many clubs offer restaurants or grill rooms and pro shops.

Golf course developers and designers have realized the demand for the sport in the area and have discovered that the natural attributes found throughout the Jersey Cape are a perfect fit for unique and picturesque golf course layouts.

The Avalon Golf Club in Swainton, is a par 72, 5,896 yards for men and 4,694 yards for women course, and one of the area’s most popular and accessible courses, featuring eight lakes throughout the course and a driving range.

At Morey’s Big Little 9 in Cape May Court House (formerly Laguna Oaks), you will find the perfect course layout with imaginative features and hazards. Its nine holes take less time to play and allow you to have a great day of golf and still have time for the beach or Boardwalk. Big Little 9 sprawls over 89 serene acres of meadows, willow, oak trees, ponds, and waterfalls – an inviting course that offers a fresh and cheerful ambiance while providing a satisfying challenge for dedicated golfers.

Shore Gate Golf Club, in the Ocean View section of Dennis Township just minutes from the Wildwoods, is an 18-hole course designed to be challenging, yet rewarding, for golfers of all skill levels. With laurels, oaks, and towering pines framing each hole, Shore Gate’s scenic beauty and exquisite design has placed it among the best golf courses in South Jersey.

At the southern end of the county, Cape May National Golf Course on Route 9 is an 18-hole, par 71 course tucked into a wooded area with lakes, sand traps, grass bunkers, tree-lined fairways, and undulating greens. Cape May National’s 18th hole has been called “the finest closing hole in the mid-Atlantic region.” The course is built around a 50-acre private bird sanctuary and teems with wildlife and natural beauty set amid the area’s expansive wetlands.

Cape May Par 3 Golf Course and Driving Range in Rio Grande, just off Route 47 (Delsea Drive), is just a few minutes from anywhere in the Wildwoods. This 18-hole, links-style course is reasonably priced and offers experienced golfers a chance to hone their short game while giving novices an opportunity to learn the game without being frustrated by impossible holes.

Several private courses, many of which have reciprocity with private clubs that are members of the Philadelphia Golf Association, can also be found nearby. The Shore Club is just minutes away from the northern entrance to the Wildwoods. Stone Harbor Golf Club and Union League National Golf Club are located a short drive north on Route 9.

Northern Cape May County boasts three public courses. The Pines at Clermont is a fun, nine-hole executive par 31 course that is 2,105 yards from the men’s tees and 1,985 from the red tees. There are some par 4s, bunkers, water, and traps. B.L. England Golf Course – just off Route 9 in Beesley’s Point features 2,570 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 34.. And a stone’s throw away from the bridge over the Greate Egg Harbor Bay is Greate Bay Country Club, an 18-hole, par 34 championship golf course set amid the trees with just enough water and sand to make the course interesting.

Whatever level of play, there is enough diversity in the layouts and designs of the golf courses in Cape May County to satisfy anyone who wants to make golf a part of their fun-filled vacation in the Wildwoods.

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