TWISTED DUNE GOLF CLUB (609) 653-8019
Atlantic City Golf Course Review
Twisted Dune is a 4 star (Golf Digest Places to Play) links style design that true to its name, plays over twisting landscapes, dramatic elevations, contoured fairways, and challenging undulating green complexes. The wild and wooly look of the terrain is accentuated by the surrounding fescue and native brush that brings to mind an analogy of high grasses on steroids!
Designed by Archie Struthers and located in Egg Harbor just outside Atlantic City, Twisted Dune opened for play in May of 2001 and in 2002 was named the "3rd Best Daily Fee Golf Course in New Jersey" by Golfweek Magazine. In 2003, the New Jersey Golf Course Owners Association honored Twisted Dune with the "Best New Public Golf Course" award
Two million cubic yards of earth was moved to create this fascinating layout, creating a true taste of the Scottish Coast. Deep ravines, towering sand hills and well over 100 deep traps and sand bunkers make this a truly memorable experience that will challenge the skills of all levels of players. High handicappers can play to their skills from the two forward sets of tees, while experts will have all they can handle from the tips.
Four sets of tee boxes play to distances and slopes measuring 7339 yards/132 slope, 6721 yards/ 126 slope, 6112 yards/121 slope, and 5026 yards with a slope of 120 from the forward tees. On course sprinkler heads are measured to the center of the green, and 100, 150 and 200 yard stakes are posted on the fairways of all par fours and fives. Color coded flags indicate the hole locations on the large sloping green complexes.
We counted 109 sand bunkers/waste areas that line the fairways or are strategically situated greenside. Land in one of the many penal fairway traps and recovering for par is a difficult proposition. Water hazards come into play on 5 holes, and the fescue/brush that is abundant in the mounds and sand hills separating the holes can be considered hazards in themselves. Golfers will encounter wide fairways but tight green complexes that require accurate fairway woods and iron play. Most of the approach and many of the tee shots play uphill - so consider using 1 extra club on shots to the tightly guarded putting complexes.
Twisted Dunes is the home of MC's Golf Academy with memberships, clinics, and internet lessons available. On property is a full practice facility with grass range, short game area with sand bunker plus putting green. The clubhouse features a pro shop, Grill with outdoor patio that serves breakfast and lunch menus, plus locker rooms with showers. The facility can accommodate up to 144 guests for outings and events. For more info, visit our page for the course, with direct link to their website by clicking here.