Galloway National Golf Club is a Private 18 hole golf course located in Galloway Township, New Jersey.
Galloway National Golf Club golf course first opened for play in 1995. The golf courses was designed by Tom Fazio. Tom Fazio, meticulously crafted Galloway National's 7000 yards out of a 200 acre tract of heavily wooded, gently sloping bayside property.
Par for the course is 71. From the Championship tees the course plays to 7104 yards. The course rating is 74.5 with a slope rating of 146. This is a seriously challenging course. From the forward men's tees the course measures 6638 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 16, a par-5 that plays to 584 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 2, a par-3 that plays to 152 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for # 13, a 474 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole is # 5, a 195 yard par-3
Playing a strong 7104 yards from the back tees and 6638 from the member tees, Galloway National provides the type of challenge that serious golfers dream of conquering. The Galloway experience is one to be enjoyed every time you play the course.
#1 is a beautiful par-4 that starts from a raised tee box, and doglegs right around a sandy waste area. You can only see the landing area and not the green. Upon reaching the fairway the green suddenly comes into view perched up in the air with nothing beyond it but miles of open space across the marsh land of Reeds Bay. The position of the players second shot is essential to allow him a good line in, but even with a short iron the contours of the green make the ideal position on the putting surface a very small target.
#2 is one of the world's great short par-3s.
# 3, a 375 yard par-4, heads back inland.
#6, a par-5, plays all of it's 548 yards. It is protected by sand and waste area up the entire left side while trees stand guard on the right.
#10 at 475 yards, slowly climbs uphill and gives you a taste of the challenge that awaits you on the back nine.
#16 , a par-5, begins with a raised green. The view from this tee is both spectacular and a little daunting. The fairway sweeps down to the landing area then gently rises to the green. Sand and water guard the entire left side of the 584 yards, while dense pines guard the right.
(cart included), played on Thursday, August 2008 at 6am
One of the finest golf course in all of New Jersey. Great hole after great hole. People are nice, food is great, golf is better. Play here is you can.
Guest (cart not included), played on Tuesday, July 2008 at 8am
Tom Fazio Design, expect pro conditions
(cart included), played on Thursday, January 2007 at 6am
There is a reason it is ranked #74 on Golf Digest's list of the 100 Greatest Courses. No two holes are the same. It is never crowded and there are very few houses even near the course. You hardly see another golfer other than your group, let alone a house. I personally rank it over Pebble and up with Winged Foot which I play once or twice per year. In October and November you'll often find the course in U.S. Open conditions, especially with respect to the speed of the greens. The staff is great and attentive from the guys at the bag drop to the personnel in the pro shop. The practice range is as good as any you will find anywhere. I love the fact that you can hit balls, walk 20 yards to the putting green and then walk another 20 yards to the first tee. After the round, you can't beat the food in the clubhouse.
$101 (cart included), played on Monday, September 2007 at 6am
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Guest (cart included), played on Wednesday, September 2011 at 10am
I was fortunate enough to have won a foursome at a charity outing here earlier in the year.
I checked difficulty as both a plus and a minus because this is a very, very hard golf course. I do not recommend this for an occasional golfer as there are many long forced carries and the bunkers can be severe. Take a caddy. The greens can be quite sloped and the breaks are very tricky. It is also very long; we played it at about 6650, and it seemed longer. This is perhaps as close as I will ever get to the ultra private sphere occupied by the Pine Valleys and Cypress Points of the world. You will likely see no one all day. There were 8 cars in the lot on the late September weekday we played!
The condition of the course after a very wet but hot summer was superb. There were no, I repeat no, ball marks on the greens. I played with a true scratch golfer who was pleased to shot 79; I'm a 15 and scored 98 and it was one of my best played rounds of the year. The oft rumored mosquitos were not a factor either time I played, so I chalk that up to luck.
One minor nit that I could pick is the final hole; I woulld redesign it if given the opportunity. It is a very long carry from the regular tess as you hit toward the clubhouse. You then have a choice of a short layup or a very long second shot over a large waste area. The odd thing is that you end up hitting away from the clubhouse on the second shot and the 18th green is almost out of sight to the right of the main terrace of the clubhouse. Strange. It's almost like they wanted an extra 150 yrds of length on the course and ran out of room until the last hole. All of the other holes are very good to unforgettable, though, so this is a minor point.