Staff Size: 11?25 people
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Recommended Age Group: All ages
Q&A with the Director Of Golf Operations
Apart from your business's main attraction, do you offer any "hidden" services or activities that visitors are always delighted to learn about?
Princeton Country Club is the perfect course for all ages and ability levels.
It's an enjoyable course to walk 18-holes.
With all the renovations that took place at the beginning of 2014, Princeton has turned into a hidden gem right off the busy Route corridor.
As the old adage says, "Stuff happens." What training do you and your staff have to stay ahead of the unexpected?
Our staff is on hand to give golfers a truly memorable experience. In addition to keeping our prices affordable, we cater to the new guest or the regular golfer all the same and make them feel welcomed as part of a Country Club experience.
What?s your favorite part of your job?
Meeting new and different people, day after day.
I'm a people person, and I like helping everyone feel that they are part of something special.
It's already tough to maintain a golf course without horses grazing on the greens. Luckily, the 180-acre grounds at Old York Country Club no longer serve as an equestrian estate. Instead they've become a canvas for golf legend Gary Player, who used the undulating landscape to craft an 18-hole, 6,770-yard course. Player's design connects weaves the fairways through swells of native grass, deep bunkers, and massive trees. All the while, elevation changes of up to 75 feet instill games with both drama and beauty, like Shakespeare announcing a tournament on TV.
Course at a Glance:
* Designed by Gary Player
* 18-hole, par 71/72 course
* Length of 6,770 yards from the tips
* Five tee options
Freeway Golf Course has a storied history. For one thing, in the 1960s, the course was owned by four African-American businessmen during a time when segregation was still very prevalent in the United States. The course also played host to the first-ever Sammy Davis Jr. Open. Today, golfers navigate across the hallowed grounds of Freeway while tackling the challenges it throws their way. Water swallows shots on six different holes, and the greens are fast and firm, much like an auctioneer explaining the rules of a pillow fight. The ninth hole holds rank as the course's signature hole, testing golfers with a mammoth 580-yard par five?far and away the course's longest hole.
Course at a Glance
18-hole, par 72 course
Total of 6,536 yards from the back tees
Four sets of tees per hole
Course rating of 70.5
Course slope of 119
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PGA-certified instructor Michael Lanzetta imparts golf wisdom from the expansive practice facilities at Mansfield Golf and Learning Center, which he has owned and operated since 1997. The passionate pedagogue sleeps on a bed of neatly mown bentgrass to maintain the pin-hunting skills that led him to victory in more than 100 competitive tournaments, including the New Jersey Head Professional Championship. A simple teaching philosophy of improving clients? ball-striking fundamentals is the driving force of every lesson, during which pupils crush orbs from a 36-stall, 14-acre driving range, which features covered, enclosed stalls to offset meteorological uncertainties. Lessons may also include the use of video analysis, which plays back shots in slow motion and introduces players to a digital doppelg?nger soon to be their inferior. Mansfield Golf also showcases a pro shop that carries golf equipment from top brands and offers club fitting, repair, and regripping services.
20 world famous golf courses come to life on the immense screens of Baylinks Golf's four High Definition golf simulators, letting golfers enjoy high-profile links in the climate controlled comfort of a high tech simulator. Suited for on-course play as well as practice, the simulators record a host of variables for each golf shot, including ball speed, clubhead speed, and spin, projecting shot trajectory with more accuracy than by asking a three-wood how the swing felt. Sensors ensure that golfers experience a lifelike round as they play fantasy courses such as Pebble Beach Golf Links, Torrey Pines, and Kiawah Island Golf Resort. The simulators also boast driving range modules, allowing golfers to practice their backswing, hip turn, and mid-swing sneeze attacks.
The course at Stonybrook Golf Club weaves along verdant paths buttressed by dense walls of foliage, creating a relatively short 3,514-yard track from the back tees. Course architect Robert Krieger incorporated frequent misdirection that leads to blind shots, including double doglegs on the 6th and 15th holes, the course?s only two par 5s. When walking, a round can be finished in under three hours, letting players quickly return to daily life or the scene of the accident.
Course at a Glance:
* 18-hole, par 62 course
* Total length of 3,514 yards from the back tees
* Course rating of 57.3 from the back tees
* Course slope of 91 from the back tees
* Three sets of tees per hole