I play in a weekly women’s league through the Women’s Golf Association of New Jersey and try to play at least one other time every week. This gives me the opportunity to explore almost any public golf course in New Jersey and I love seeing and playing on new venues.
Yesterday, I played at this gorgeous, meticulous course located in Neshanic Station, which is in Somerset County, NJ. Boy was this a treat. It is a 27 hole championship course that is situated deep in the valley between active farms. On one of the holes you actually have to pass a silo up close.
The landscape has a more British or Scottish feel than New Jersey. The grasses and the pastures are not at all what you would expect to find in Somerset County, NJ. It felt like we were on vacation on one of the British Isles or out in the western part of the United State on the Great Plains. I couldn’t believe it was just 20 minutes off of Route 22 — probably one of the most congested highways in the state.
My husband and I both like to play and enjoy the opportunity of discovering new venues. But so far of all the courses I’ve played this is the most spectacular in terms of its natural beauty.
The terrain is hilly, but there aren’t many trees on the sides of the fairways making it feel very open. The course is challenging because the rough is seriously thick and there are sand traps along the fairways and by the greens.
The price to play is a bit steep, but we played at twilight which begins at 3:00PM on weekdays and it cost $60 per person including a cart and free chest filled with ice to keep our drinks cold. This last amenity was key since it was 100 degrees for most of the time we were out on the course. For details on Neshanic Valley Golf Course please visit their website. Stay tuned for my next adventure and review.