While the Garden State usually only tops out in the low-80s during the summer months, it’s never a bad idea to prepare for a heat wave—just in case. Remember to apply sunscreen, even if it’s 83 degrees and sunny. Always drink plenty of water. Bring a frozen bottle of water for a refreshing drink later in the round. Wear a hat, light colors, and proper breathable golf attire. Investing in “moisture wicking” shirts and golf-pants will not only keep you fresh, but it will also improve your score by a couple of strokes.
The best tip we can ever give our guests is to try all six courses. Ballyowen, the #1 rated golf course in New Jersey and one of the top golf courses in the US, is best known for its links-style design. Ballyowen rests on acres of rolling farmland and has a distinct Celtic atmosphere. The aptly-named Black Bear is arguably our best option for recreational golfers looking for a course that matches their skill level. Cascades, a nine-hole gem, is our newest course. It offers breathtaking mountain vistas and is exceptionally beautiful in autumn. Crystal Springs, one of the country’s toughest golf courses, is home to one of the most enchantingly deceptive holes (#11) on the East Coast. A youth golfing paradise, Minerals is only 2,305 yards in length. Minerals rests on the base of Hamburg Mountain is one of the top 10 short courses in the U.S. Wild Turkey is a perfect amalgam of treeless expanses, multi-elevated golf shots, and tranquil forestry and ponds.
Crystal Springs Resort doesn’t just have six beautifully dissimilar courses—we also have multiple options for improving your golf game. Leadbetter Golf Academy, the world’s finest golf school, has academies all over the globe. We are proud to be one of just eight Leadbetter Golf Academy locales in North America.
Play classic courses such as Torrey Pines and Bethpage Black on our Indoor Golf Simulator. 18 holes of golf usually take approximately one hour. Not only is the TruGolf Vista 8 Simulator fun but it’s also perfect for winter instruction.
After each round of golf, relax in your lavish Grand Cascades Lodge or Minerals Hotel accommodation. Enjoy mouthwatering smoked octopus at our stunning Chef’s Garden, rejuvenate in our world-class Elements or Reflections Spas, and take a tout through our world-renowned Wine Cellar. Escape to Crystal Springs Resort for an unforgettable golf getaway in beautiful New Jersey at the top golf courses in the US!