AVALON GOLF CLUB (609)465-4389
Atlantic City Golf Course Review
Avalon Golf Club off Route 9 just south of Atlantic City is an 18-hole championship course that presents a fair and enjoyable experience for all levels of golfers. The par 71 layout was designed by Bob Hendricks in 1960 to blend various hole personalities that create a true passion for the game of golf. With top yardages near 6300 yards and a top slope rating of just 117, this is a great track for beginners.
The golf shop has one of the largest selections of equipment, golf apparel and shoes in the area and is stocked with every conceivable item the golfer might need. The Avalon Links restaurant serves lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch and can cater for up to 200 people for outings and banquets. Practice facilities include a shot game warm up area with a putting green. The teaching staff takes great pride in its methods of instructions and they conduct lessons at a pace that is most conducive to learning.
There are four sets of tee boxes to choose from at Avalon with distances and slopes measuring 6272 yards/117 slope, 5868 yards/113 slope, 5249 yards/104 slope, and 4931 with a slope of 104 for women playing from the forward tees. Yardage markers on the fairways and cart paths are measured to the center of the green on par fours and fives as well as 150 yard stakes off both sides of the fairways. Pin placement information is provided by color coded flags which determine front, middle, or back hole locations.
The course is situated on a mildly rolling terrain with wide landing zones, tree lined fairways, and plenty of water to contend with. From the tees golfers will find plenty of room for error as long as they can avoid the water, and good shots will be rewarded by an even lie on the fairways. The greens are slightly raised and open in the front providing easy bump and run approachability, and there is plenty of room to recover from inaccurate iron play.
In total there are 33 sand bunkers and water comes into play on ten holes. Sand traps are situated greenside at each hole guarding the putting surfaces from angled approaches, but fairway bunkers only come into play on five holes. Water hazards appear on nine of the first ten holes in the form of creeks and ponds - mostly along the sides of fairways. Only the 154 yard 5th hole and 166 yard 17th require water to be carried off the tee- two beautiful golf holes, #5 with a rock wall along the shore of the pond and #17 with a tight tree lined tee shot.
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