A Guide to Golf Courses Near Hudson County

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The cities surrounding the “concrete jungle” might not be a golf pro’s first thought, but rest assured, there is no shortage of golf courses and driving ranges near Hudson County. Take the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful fall weather out on the {socially distanced} green and swing your 2020 worries away. Read on to learn more about some of the most challenging, unique, and serene golf courses close to Hoboken, Jersey City, and beyond.

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Hoboken Golf {1012 Grand Street Floor #3, Hoboken}

Located inside Play! Hoboken, take advantage of what technology has to offer in the sports arena with five golf simulators and a putting simulator. Each one uses Foresight GC2 launch monitors and can be used for putting practice or a casual {virtual} round of golf. The location is currently open to the public while also offering monthly memberships.

Skyway Golf Course {515 Duncan Avenue in Lincoln Park, Jersey City}

Skyway Golf Course at Lincoln Park West is a solid golf experience in Hudson County for all skill levels. The 9-hole course is punctuated with dunes and rolling fairways, offering fun at every turn. Close to the Pulaski Skyway, patrons can enjoy panoramic vistas of the Manhattan skyline. For a full list of current regulations in keeping with the CDC guidelines, like not sharing golf clubs, visit their website.

Liberty National Golf Course {100 Caven Point Road, Jersey City}

Introduced to the golfing world in 2006, Liberty National Golf Course has been updated over the years and currently features the latest technology and teaching accessories providing easy access to professional golf instruction. In 2019 they added a full Super Station, incorporating Trackman launch monitors, JC video equipment, and Golf Biodynamics, making for a three-point golf experience. We wish we could tell you grabbing a tee time is as easy, but the club is private, and therefore only members and their guests can play there.

Weequahic Golf Course {1 Thomas Carmichael Drive, Newark}

This course in Essex County is located on a property rolling with hills. New bunkers have enhanced the strategy required to play the course in addition to amplifying the natural beauty of the area. Measuring slightly under 6,000 yards, never underestimate Weequahic Golf Course as its small greens make low scoring difficult.

Hendricks Field Golf Course {220 Franklin Avenue, Belleville}

Opened in 1929, renovations at Hendricks have included the reconstruction of tees and bunkers, in addition to extensive upgrades in drainage which improved overall playing conditions. Reviewers agree that among the best holes in the back nine is the par-five 10th where golfers need to pull out all stops to overcome a stream that crosses the fairway to reach the green.

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Overpeck Golf Course {273 E Cedar Lane, Teaneck}

Featuring over 6,500 yards, of course, Overpeck has ample space. With such open areas wind is an increased factor at each swing but the real challenge lies in skillfully avoiding the multiple ponds on the greenway. Situated on the northern tip of the New Jersey Meadowlands, this course is mental work out for avid golfers.

Galloping Hill Golf Course {3 Golf Drive, Kenilworth}

With a stunning clubhouse visible from the Parkway in Union County, Galloping Hill spreads across 271 acres in Kenilworth and Union. The course has a reputation of being one of the most challenging in the area. With natural terrain of rolling hills and valleys, it is the perfect spot for fall golf and foliage viewing. Along with the 18 hole facility, this Kenilworth golf course offers a state of the art learning center and 9 hole practice course as well.

Forest Park Golf Course {101 Forest Park Drive, Woodhaven}

This beautiful, tree-lined course with elevated greens and three water holes is a favorite of many local golfers. In addition to approximately two million dollars of course renovations, a completely new clubhouse was also built on the complex. The renovation lengthened the course to include over 6,000 yards.

New York

Silver Lake Golf Course {915 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island}

Enjoy the relaxing and beautiful atmosphere from the patio after playing a challenging course at Silver Lake. The menu offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner so any time is tee time. This location boasts great conditions and great prices without the commitment of a membership.

The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers {59 Chelsea Piers, New York}

Conveniently located almost directly across the Hudson River, Chelsea Piers is a great location for fun activities. The driving range is New York’s most popular for a no-hassle golf experience but never fear, thanks to the reservation-only system you can skip waiting or dealing with crowds wanting to use the full-swing simulators.

21 Golfland Inc {1 US-46, Palisades Park}

The golf simulator at 21 Golfland is now open and at $40 per hour, golfers can play virtual courses in 180 locations. Keeping to CDC guidelines, they are currently allowing 2 people per session, requiring temperature checks upon entering and asking all patrons to wear masks.

Van Cortlandt Park Golf Course {189 Van Cortlandt Avenue W, The Bronx}

Welcome to America’s oldest public golf course. This course is also the most easily accessible via public transportation in the Greater New York Area. A complete renovation finished in 2008, leaving local golfers with a pristine course offering full-service golf outings and catered events.

Marine Park Golf Course {2880 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn}

A Championship Course with 18 holes, Marine Park is open year-round. The course was designed in 1964 by world-renown architect, Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and has delighted golfers ever since. The pristine fairways and panoramic water views are reason enough to make Marine Park Golf Course, any golfer’s go-to.

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Dyker Beach Golf Course {1030 86th Street, Brooklyn}

Located in the southwest corner of Brooklyn, Dyker Beach Golf Course offers both exhilarating play and superb event services. The 6,438-yard par 72 courses was originally designed by Tom Bendelow in 1897. In the time since they have added a recently renovated event facility featuring two exquisite catering halls so you can have the ideal event or a picturesque experience out on the green.

Clearview Park Golf Course {20212 Willets Point Boulevard, Queens}

Thanks to the intricate design, it’s no wonder this course is the busiest 18-hole course on the east coast. With 6,328 yards of open greenway, this par 70 course guarantees an exceptional golfing experience. The new 8,000-square-foot putting green is a great place to warm up or sharper your short game, and the spectacularly-remodeled clubhouse provides a terrific venue for events of all sizes. Enjoy a relaxing day on the course at Clearview Park Golf Course.

Kissena Park Golf Course {16415 Booth Memorial Avenue, Fresh Meadows}

The most recent addition to the Golf NYC collection of courses, Kissena Park was fully renovated in 2010. New bunkers, tees, and extensive drainage work mean this course is in excellent playing condition. Renovations also included the addition of a new pro shop to keep your accessories up to date and a snack bar to help keep energy levels high while you play through.

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Originally from North Carolina, Ainsley became a proud Hoboken Girl years ago. As a freelance journalist she has written about everything under the sun for the past six years. She works from her home office in uptown Hoboken or sometimes from Choc-o-Pain, because nothing says “freelancer” like working from a café with a fresh croissant nearby. As the mother of one very fast toddler, she has a passion for self-care, parenting hacks, and discovering all the fun things the Mile Square has to offer.