Founded in 1922, Manasquan River Golf Club is located on the northern shore of the Manasquan River, only a few hundred yards from where it empties into the Atlantic Ocean.
The club boasts 600 yards of river frontage and also lays claim to ownership of the highest land point on the Atlantic Seaboard for more than 1,000 miles between Atlantic Highlands in the north and Florida to the south.
A Scotsman named Robert White, who emigrated from St Andrews to study agronomy, laid out the first nine holes for the founding members along the river in 1923. Three years later White routed the second nine through the woodlands on the higher ground to the west of the original course, from where there are compelling, panoramic river views to enjoy.
The original nine, which now comprises holes 1, 2 and 12-18, play across the flat land by the river, while holes 3-11 are set on the high ground further to the west. These contrasting nines give Manasquan River a rather unusual split personality.
In spring 2020, the New Jersey State Golf Association Magazine profiled Manasquan River's 16th hole:
“The 16th hole at Manasquan River Golf Club is a 471-yard par-4 which combines beauty and difficulty to the highest degree. The hole doglegs to the right at approximately 300 yards from the back tee, and a waste area runs along the entire right side. The second shot is played over a small inlet of water which flows from the Manasquan River to a green with an “infinity” backdrop. This adds to the challenge of the approach, as does the presence of the wind. The open coastal setting of the 16th makes the breeze a major factor on this hole, which always plays differently depending on wind direction.”
The club hosted the US Girl’s Junior Championship in 1990 before Ron Prichard renovated the layout. In 2019 Andrew Green completed a major course restoration.
Manasquan River is a rolling hillside course with holes on the river as well. It is in great shape always. The green complexes are excellent and the membership is very engaging. The course has two parts. The holes on the hillside on one side of the road dividing the course. The river side with 6 holes on that side. The river side is flat and has great views and has 2 special holes. A par 3 over the river inlet  and the signature hole following par 4  whose green is adjacent to the river. The hill side has terrain which is some of the largest hills you will find on the Atlantic Seaboard. There is a 660 yard par 5 which requires a massive forced carry from the back tees. The only negative is the finishing hole. 18 is a weak par 4 that is on the hillside after you play the 6 holes on the river side. There isn't any more land to lengthen this hole either. If you get the chance to play here, don't miss it. This is a much under rated course which pumps out some of the best junior players in the area. NJ has so many fantastic courses. This is one of them.