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New Jersey may be one of the smallest US states but it’s one of the country’s wealthiest and most populous. First claimed by the Dutch and then commandeered by the English, New Jersey, or The Garden State, lives up to its “Liberty and Prosperity” motto these days.

New Jersey

New Jersey may be one of the smallest US states but it’s one of the country’s wealthiest and most populous. First claimed by the Dutch and then commandeered by the English, New Jersey, or The Garden State, lives up to its “Liberty and Prosperity” motto these days.

Essex County Country Club was inaugurated way back in 1887 but it took almost thirty years before A.W. Tillinghast laid out a golf course for the members’ enjoyment. Golf in the Garden State dates back to the late 19th century and the New Jersey State Golf Association was founded in 1900 (only nine years after Ireland formed the world’s oldest golf union) and now the association serves more than 275 clubs across New Jersey.

Golden Age designs can be found right across the state, fashioned by the likes of Donald Ross, Seth Raynor and the prolific “Tilly”, but the jewel in New Jersey’s crown is the course that rates not only as the state number one, but also one of the best in the world. Let’s hear it for Pine Valley Golf Club.

US Women's Open marks golf's stature in the Garden State

Our New Jersey Best In State Rankings were last updated in December 2020. Click the link to read the story.

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Pine Valley

Pine Valley

Pine Valley, New Jersey

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Somerset Hills

Somerset Hills

Bernardsville, New Jersey

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Plainfield

Plainfield

Edison, New Jersey

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Ridgewood (East & West)

Ridgewood (East & West)

Paramus, New Jersey

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Baltusrol (Lower)

Baltusrol (Lower)

Springfield, New Jersey

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Baltusrol (Upper)

Baltusrol (Upper)

Springfield, New Jersey

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Hollywood

Hollywood

Deal, New Jersey

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Galloway National

Galloway National

Galloway, New Jersey

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Essex County Country Club

Essex County Country Club

West Orange, New Jersey

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Bayonne

Bayonne

Bayonne, New Jersey

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