HARBOR PINES GOLF CLUB (609) 927-0006
Atlantic City Golf Course Review
Harbor Pines Golf Club in southern New Jersey, just minutes south of Atlantic City's casinos and boardwalk, is a world class daily fee golf course. Each hole of this Stephen Kay design remains undisturbed by residential or commercial development as it winds around the perimeter of a 520-acre heavily-wooded site. The course was built in 1996 and has been rated four stars by Golf Digest, and Golf For Women Magazine rated it one of the "Top 100 women-friendly courses in the U.S."
Five sets of tee boxes play to distances and slopes measuring 6827 yards/134, 6503 yards/126 slope, 6142 yards/122 slope, and for ladies' 5438 yards/120 slope, and 5099 yard with a slope of 118 from the forward tees. Course yardage is well marked by color-coded stakes along each fairway and fairway disks are placed at 200, 150 and 100 yards from each green. In addition, over 800 sprinkler heads are yardage-marked.
The elaborate sand bunker features are bound to have an effect on a round of golf at Harbor Pines, whether it be the 170' long half-acre bunker that guards the par-4 17th hole, or the long bunker which is crossed by bridge on approach at the par-5 7th. In total there are 67 soft sand bunkers situated near fairway landing zones and greenside. There are 12 ponds strategically located to add a picturesque charm and a challenge for every golfer. Water comes into play on seven holes and mostly runs laterally along the fairways - only two ponds require a carry shot.
The bentgrass fairways and greens are wonderfully maintained, and the natural beauty or the surrounding environment make the course comparable to premier South Carolina destinations. Landing zones are clearly visible off the tee and most greens are angled to face the golfer, enabling players to analyze and plan each golf shot of this beautifully secluded design. The average green size is in excess of 6500 square feet, so correct approaches towards the day's pin are important.
Clubhouse facilities include a full service pro shop, upscale locker rooms with showers, a restaurant/lounge serving lunch and dinner items with patio affording nice views of the course, plus meeting and banquet rooms that can accommodate up to 200 guests. Practice facilities include a 285 yard long grass range with target greens, short game area with sand bunker plus putting green. The property is also home to the JGA Golf Academy, with clinics and lessons of all types offered.
Harbor Pines is a gorgeous golf experience - a parkland-style course that provides undisturbed enjoyment from the first tee to the 18th green. Only the 1st, 9th and 18th holes provide parallel play as they intersect at the clubhouse. For more info, visit our page for the course, with direct link to their website by clicking here.