A Sample 1-Day Itinerary: Fitting in the Best Country Clubs in NJ
Yes, Crystal Springs Resort is home to six of the best public golf courses in NJ, but you’ll also discover a four-star restaurant, an award-winning Wine Cellar, two world-renowned spas, and one of the most beautiful resort pools in New England. To ensure that your next couple of golf getaways to Vernon, NJ, are nothing short of flawless, we’ve pieced together a sample one-day itinerary.
8 a.m. — “Brunch” at Kites
Before hitting the links, stroll over to Kites – An American Grille for an early-morning brunch. Brunch runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on most days, allowing guests to savor our delicious breakfast combinations well into the afternoon hours. We’re partial to the poached eggs benedict with housemade hollandaise and the stack of fluffy blueberry pancakes topped with vanilla cream.
9:45 a.m. — Tee Time at Ballyowen Golf Club
Tee times at Ballyowen Golf Club are hard to come by, so remember to call well in advance. This top-rated, championship course’s Irish-inspired, links-style design is a visual masterpiece. As one of the premier country clubs in NJ, Ballyowen allures golfers from across the globe. Roger Rulewich, the former lead design associate for hall-of-famer Robert Trent Jones Sr., was the architect behind this jaw-dropping marvel.
2 p.m. — Late Lunch at Owen’s Pub
After spending approximately four hours on one of the most beautiful country clubs in NJ, step into Owen’s Pub for a pint of craft beer and a light lunch. Munch on an Angus burger or a smoked turkey and thick-cut bacon sandwich while sharing stories of your unforgettable round at Ballyowen. Owen’s Pub overlooks Ballyowen’s sprawling, 250-acre landscape.
3:30 p.m. — Crystal Springs Golf Club
Hopefully, you have plenty of wind left in your sail because Crystal Springs Golf Club is revered as one of the toughest country clubs in NJ. This course and our luxurious golf resort were both named after the 11th hole’s crystal-clear water. Whereas Ballyowen is an expansive, wide-open Heathland course, Crystal Springs features a deep-forested, pleasantly claustrophobic design that challenges even the strongest of golfers.
8 p.m. — A Sunset Dinner at Restaurant Latour
We’re proud to say that Restaurant Latour has blossomed into one of the premier culinary journeys along the East Coast. Your group will be seated at a table that overlooks the sprawling, unquestionably majestic New Jersey Skylands where you’ll discover a menu that features an astounding collection of fine wine from all corners of the world. The seasonally-inspired, seven-course menu, which is curated by Chef de Cuisine Matt Laurich and Executive Chef Aishling Steven, is a revelation for the senses.
10:15 p.m. — A Trip to the Tropical Biosphere Complex
Soothe your muscles with a soak in our grotto-style Jacuzzi, cave-themed steam room, and tropical freeform pool. This visually-appealing biosphere complex also features an outdoor pool area, so your group can soak with cocktails in-hand under the stars! We cannot think of a better way to cap off a day spent golfing at two of the best country clubs in NJ. To learn more about our luxury resort, please give us a call today at 855-977-6473.