A two-tiered driving range and two 18-hole miniature-golf courses welcome visitors to Branchburg Family Golf Center’s 27-acre golf complex for game improvement and friendly competition. Each tier at the range comprises more than 30 hitting stalls and features a natural-grass tee area that remains open from April through September. In colder months, 12 recently installed heaters keep golfers cozy or help them sweat off pounds to drop a weight class in golf-cart jousting. Professional instructors roll in when players reach an improvement plateau, offering their keen expertise to develop consistent swings that lead to lower scores.
The center’s two miniature-golf courses summon putts past crashing waterfalls and through lush landscapes, fostering a sense of friendly competition in a pint-sized oasis. When swatting stationary spheres becomes too easy, visitors can head over to the batting facility to work on baseball swings and tackle techniques when charging the mound at a cyborg pitcher.:m]]
Staffed by experienced golfing professionals and computers who’ve sworn allegiance to the three laws of golfing robotics, GolfTEC’s motion sensors and high-speed cameras monitor swings and break down each individual’s form on a high-definition video display. Sensors chirp with approval whenever they detect the perfect stroke or an especially witty golfing joke. GolfTEC’s certified personal coaches will point out flaws and strengths while providing golfers with tips on how to permanently improve their game from tee to green.
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
Princeton Golf Course carves through wooded landscape alongside the Delaware and Raritan Canal, presenting varied terrain that challenges golfers with intersecting waterways, dense tree lines, and contoured bunkers. The 18-hole track measures a shade over 6,000 yards from the back tees with a par of 70. At the completion of a round, groups can seek shelter from the sun in the course bar and grille, or retool their golf bags with accessories from the pro shop.
Course at a Glance:
* 18-hole, par 70 course
* Total length of 6,005 yards from the back tees
* Course rating of 68.8 from the back tees
* Course slope of 124 from the back tees
* Three sets of tees per hole
* View the scorecard
Hyatt Hills Golf Complex aims to make the game of golf less complicated. The facility exceeds the call of a typical golf venue, incorporating an 18-hole mini golf course, a driving range, and even a restaurant in addition to its nine-hole course. Measuring 3,350 yards from the back tees, the par 36 layout forces players to contend with several shots over water, healthy doses of greenside bunkering, and a pair of long doglegs in holes 2 and 5—both par 5s. Players can also work with Hyatt Hills' roster of PGA professionals for help getting over a scoring hump—a solution that's easier on the conscience than just conveniently forgetting every third stroke.