Looking for the best public golf courses in Northern New Jersey? Then you are in luck! Here at Oakland Spine and Physical Therapy, a lot of our patients are looking to get back on the links or are avid golfers currently. Golf is a great sport and the perfect way to get in some exercise while spending time outdoors enjoying some competition amongst friends.
We might be a bit partial, but you might agree that North Jersey has some of the best public golf courses in the country. With so many to choose from, we thought it would be helpful to compile a rundown guide. With convenient locations in Oakland, Wayne, Fair Lawn, and Closter, Oakland Spine and Physical Therapy is easily accessible to all residents of North Jersey, just like most of the courses on this list. So hit the links, enjoy a round and if any pain or mobility issues start to put a damper on your swing and your game, reach out to our trusted team. We’ll work hard to get you back on teeing up and ready to win all 18 holes.
Ballyowen at Crystal Springs Resort, Hamburg, Sussex County, New Jersey
There’s no need to travel to Scotland for a world-class course. Deemed “the jewel of New Jersey,” Ballyowen is often number one in course ratings for the entire state and region. As a bonus, there’s gourmet dining, a spa resort and a wine cellar which hosts tastings on the resort’s grounds.
Crystal Spring Resort
137 Wheatsworth Rd, Hamburg, NJ 07419
Rock Spring Golf Course, West Orange, Essex County, New Jersey
This course has the distinction of being one of only two courses in the entire country designed by the legendary Seth Raynor which are open to the public. Rock Spring only transitioned to a municipal course a few years ago, making it an extra special treat to play this 6600 yard par 71.
Rock Spring Golf Course
90 Rock Spring Rd, West Orange, NJ 07052
Skyview Golf Club, Sparta, Sussex County, New Jersey
As the name implies, this course is perfect for those who long for higher elevations, with cliffs and crags. It’s definitely not the leisurely stroll around the links, so expect to use a cart for this challenging course that includes several blind spots.
Skyview Golf Club
226 Lafayette Rd, Sparta Township, NJ 07871
Lake Lackawanna Golf Club, Stanhope, Sussex County, New Jersey
Here’s a course worth noting because it’s the opposite of some of the others on the list. A 9-hole course, this one is less challenging but better for both families and newcomers to the game. Those pressed for time will enjoy this very walkable course that will let you get some practice in without spending all day on the greens.
Lake Lackawanna Golf Club
3010, 14 Reis Ave, Stanhope, NJ 07874
Farmstead Golf & Country Club, Lafayette, Sussex County, New Jersey
Enjoy three different 9-hole courses, this former farmland features a gorgeous pond and plenty of wildlife from herons to turtles. This North Jersey course is known for challenging features and layout designed by architect Byron Phoebus. Don’t miss the “Shortest Par Five in the World” which is a bit deceptive in its name, but unforgettable with its island green.
Farmstead Golf & Country Club
88 Lawrence Rd, Lafayette, NJ 07848
Francis A. Byrne Golf Course, West Orange, Essex County, New Jersey
Created by Charles Banks, here’s your chance to play a public course developed in the Golden Age of golf design. With bunkers and fairways reminiscent of St. Andrew’s famed style, your game will be put to the test on this challenging North Jersey gem.
Francis A. Byrne Golf Course
1100 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052
Great Gorge Golf Club, Vernon Township, Sussex County, New Jersey
Great Gorge has a storied past having previously carried the Playboy Club name and was built by Hugh Hefner. Today, the course has enjoyed a revival with three well manicured 9-hole courses, each designed by the famed George Fazio.
Great Gorge Golf Club
414 County Rd 517, Vernon Township, NJ 07462
Other North Jersey Golf Courses Worth Noting
Bowling Green Golf Club, Oak Ridge, Passaic County, New Jersey
Bowling Green Golf Club
53 School House Rd, Oak Ridge, NJ 07438
Darlington Golf Course, Mahwah, Bergen County, New Jersey
Darlington Golf Course
277 Campgaw Rd, Mahwah, NJ 07430
Preakness Valley Golf Course, Wayne, Passaic County, New Jersey
Preakness Valley Golf Course
209 Totowa Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470
Newton Golf and Country Club, Newtown, Andover Township, New Jersey
Newton Golf and Country Club
25 Club Rd, Newton, NJ 07860
Lake Mohawk Golf Club, Sparta Township, Sussex County, New Jersey
Lake Mohawk Golf Club
471 W Shore Trail, Sparta Township, NJ 07871
Hidden Acres Golf Course, Sandyston Township, Sussex County, New Jersey
Hidden Acres Golf Course
14 Ayers Rd, Sandyston, NJ 07827
Berkshire Valley Golf Course, Oak Ridge, Jefferson County, New Jersey
Berkshire Valley Golf Course
28 Cozy Lake Rd, Oak Ridge, NJ 07438
Twin Willows, Lincoln Park, Morris County, New Jersey
167 Ryerson Rd, Lincoln Park, NJ 07035
Rock Spring Golf Club, West Orange, Essex County, New Jersey
Rock Spring Golf Club
90 Rock Spring Rd, West Orange, NJ 07052
Valley Brook Golf Course, Harrington Park, Bergen County, New Jersey
Valley Brook Golf Course
6225, 15 Rivervale Rd, Harrington Park, NJ 07640
Weequahic Golf Course, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey
Weequahic Golf Course
1 Thomas Carmichael Dr, Newark, NJ 07112
Ash Brook Golf Course, Scotch Plains, Union County, New Jersey
Ash Brook Golf Course
1210 Raritan Rd, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Orchard Hills Golf Course, Paramus, Bergen County, New Jersey
Orchard Hills Golf Course
404 Paramus Rd, Paramus, NJ 07652
Get Back into the Swing of Life with Oakland Spine and Physical Therapy
Is back pain holding your swing back or is sciatica sidelining you from the links? Oakland Spine and Physical Therapy can help you get back to feeling your best and living pain-free again. With chiropractic, physical therapy and acupuncture care, we help patients lead mobile, active lives through a variety of non-invasive, medication-free therapies which are effective at helping to restore range of motion and functionality, no matter your age or condition.
Schedule your consultation today so you can start enjoying all of the golf courses North Jersey has to offer. With four convenient locations in North Jersey, including Oakland, Wayne, Fair Lawn, and Closter, there’s sure to be a location conveniently located close to your home.