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Harbor Pines Golf Club

500 St. Andrews Drive
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

15 Minutes from Atlantic City

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Harbor Pines Golf Club spares no expense in offering one of the best groomed courses anywhere in Southern New Jersey.  The club is situated very conveniently on Ocean Heights Blvd. in Egg Harbor Township off Exit 36 of the Garden State Parkway. just a short 15 – 20 minute drive from Atlantic City’s beaches and casinos.

Home grown designer Stephen Kay routed a fine layout through the dense pines and around 17 acres of lakes. The course is the epicenter of an upscale real estate project comprising some 6500 acres. On the mostly flat terrain, the course features huge impeccably groomed bent grass greens with modest slopes, and wide bent grass fairways. Water comes into play on no less than eight holes and, though the bunkers are large, there is less sand here than you might expect. On a layout measuring from 5,099 to a modest 6,827 yards from the tips, golfers of all stripes can enjoy their rounds. This is a very modern course in every sense of the word except it has no tricks. It is a throwback to good old-fashioned "what you see is what you get" golf. Five sets of tees testify that no level of golfer was left out of the design plan.

The front side meanders through pristine pine forest and offers some outstanding holes including my favorite, the almost 90 degree dogleg right 400-yard 4th. It is followed by a much longer par 4 5th which doglegs right around a lake. The backside features a very short par 4 requiring a water carry off the tee, a brutishly long par 4 17th, and a short par 5 finishing hole aimed at bringing smiles to all golfers.
Harbor Pines Golf Club offers an elegant 20,000-square foot clubhouse, excellent food, and fine instruction at a top quality practice facility

» Five sets of tees
enable golfers to enjoy the course at their own level of challenge — from 5099 yards to 6827 yards. Tee areas are unusually large offering the opportunity for varied tee positions that lengthen or shorten the hole and provide different playing angles. In addition, the large tees on all par 3’s prevent excessive wear in any one area and provide the golfer consistent quality conditions.

» 12 ponds & 17 acres of water
strategically located to add a picturesque charm and a challenge for every golfer. Only two ponds require a carry shot — most run laterally along the fairways to heighten the challenge and the beauty of the course without unfairly testing the average golfer

» Outstanding Course Conditions
Harbor Pines features generous fairways and short rough reminiscent of Augusta National. The finest irrigation system and course management program that exists in golf today is at Harbor Pines. Wall-to-wall triple row sprinklers create conditions that rank with the most prestigious courses in the world.

» Large undulating greens
offer opportunities for varied pin placements that add interest and new challenge to every round. The average green size is in excess of 6500 square feet.

» Distinctive Memorable Bunkers
from the massive 170′ – long half-acre bunker that guards the par-4 17th hole to "Sand Creek," the long ribbon-like bunker you cross by bridge as you approach the par-5 7th.

» Extremely well-marked for yardage…to speed play. With your cooperation, rounds should take no more than 4:15. Color-coded stakes along each fairway and fairway disks are placed at 200, 150 and 100 yards from each green. In addition, over 800 sprinkler heads are yardage-marked to assist you in your shot selection.

Harbor Pines Golf Club Course Information

Year Built 1996
Designer Stephen Kay
Classification Public
Dress Code No denim / jeans,  collared shirt and Bermuda shorts required.
Season Open All year!
Driving Range Full Driving Range / Separate Chipping Green
Tee Times Atlantic City Golf Tee Times
Earliest tee time 6:00 AM
Pro Shop Hours 6:00 AM – Last Group / Dark
Rental Clubs  
Dining Room Full Service Club House & locker rooms
Beverage Cart Yes
Course Rating / Slope Black – 73.0 /134, Blue – 71.0 / 126 White – 69.1 / 122, Green – 66.5 / 120  Red – 68.8 / 118
Link to Scorecard Click for Scorecard
Course Yardages Black – 6827, Blue – 6503, White – 6142, Green – 5438, Red – 5099
Experts Review of Atlantic City Country Club
  Harbor Pines Golf Club is truly one of the best conditioned golf courses in the Atlantic City area. The Gurwicz family takes great pride in making sure we have incredible playing conditions all season long.  This course is a very fare test of golf, I normally score one of my lower rounds at Harbor Pines. (Watch out for # 9, it can bite you.)  We rate this one 4 stars for it’s ease of play and always fantastic conditions.  The club house restaurant has excellent food (Jumbo lump crab cakes, great daily soups etc) The bar always has a kind face to greet you,  the halfway house and beverage cart also make for a convenient way to grab a bite to eat and beverage or two. Have fun and play well, you will enjoy this one and it may be your lowest round of the trip!  
Directions to Harbor Pines Golf Club, Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Directions to Harbor Pines Golf Club, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

From Philadelphia:
Take Exit 9 Atlantic City Expressway
Pay toll, turn right onto Delilah Road
Go 1 mile, turn left onto English Creek Road
Go 4 miles, turn left onto Ocean Heights Ave.
Go 3 miles to entrance on right.

From New York:
Exit 36 Garden State Parkway
Turn Right at off ramp, proceed to 1st traffic light
Turn Right onto Fire Road, proceed to 3rd traffic light
Turn Right onto Mill Road, proceed to stop sign.
Turn left onto Ocean Heights Avenue
Proceed 3 miles to Harbor Pines entrance on the right.

From Atlantic City:
Take the Atlantic City Expressway to Exit 9
Turn left onto Delilah Road
Follow Delilah Road 1/2 mile to English Creek Road
Turn left on English Creek Road
Go 4 miles, and make a left on Ocean Heights Avenue
Proceed 3 miles to Harbor Pines entrance on the right

From Cape May, and other areas South:
Take the Garden State Parkway North
Take Exit 29 (Somers Point Exit), and follow Route 9 North
Take a left at Ocean Heights Avenue
Harbor Pines entrance is 1.5 miles down on the left


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  Awards & Recognitions Harbor Pines, Egg harbor Township, NJ

"Well designed for all levels of golfer", this "nice place to play when down the shore" offers "a decent mix of risk and reward with some short holes" on "beautiful grounds"; just "be prepared to three-putt" on the "huge greens."

Zagat Survey
America’s Top Golf Courses 2005/06

"4 Stars"
Golf Digest Places to Play New Jersey

"4 Stars"
"One of the top 5 public courses in New Jersey." "Unlike a visit to the casinos which is usually a risky proposition, the golfer trekking to Harbor Pines will be blessed with a sure bet."

Matthew J Ward

"A gem…"
"One of the top half-dozen daily fee courses in the country." "This upscale public course has the appearance of a water-marked Florida layout set in the pines of the Carolinas…and Harbor Pines plays as good as it looks."

Red Hoffman

"Harbor Pines is easily one of the best daily-fee courses at the shore." "It challenges better golfers, yet it won’t overwhelm mid- and even high-handicappers."

Joe Logan

"There has been a lot of pre- and post-opening talk this summer about this new, upscale course which opened in mid-July, and all the chatter about it being a real gem is right on the mark." This bentgrass-tee-to-green course has the exquisite look of an upscale 90’s – designed public fee course. Harbor Pines has it all: Plenty of sand, water and outstanding greens and fairways which all adds up to a challenge to your game and delight to your senses."


"Harbor Pines is truly a private club experience for the public golfer."

Joe Gaspich

"Harbor Pines is all that’s good in a public course." "Harbor Pines combines the challenge of a championship course with the beauty of a private country club."

Paul Giordano

Harbor Pines Golf Club Scorecard

HOLE Recommended Tees 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT
BLACK 0-5 HCP 505 380 170 400 452 394 526 215 460 3502
BLUE 6-12 HCP 480 360 153 395 422 364 502 190 435 3301
WHITE 13-22 HCP 465 340 143 370 402 345 474 170 419 3128
PAR 5 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 36
HANDICAP – MEN 15 9 17 5 3 7 13 11 1  
HANDICAP – WOMEN 13 11 15 7 1 9 5 17 3  
GREEN 23-32 HCP 430 282 125 313 378 279 435 159 367 2768
RED 33 & UP HCP 412 271 123 296 360 263 418 137 346 2626

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOT HCP NET
540 182 339 400 335 179 402 461 487 3325 6827    
530 172 333 383 325 158 385 437 479 3202 6503    
511 162 291 351 315 150 367 409 458 3014 6142    
5 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 5 36 72    
8 10 14 6 16 18 4 2 12        
6 16 14 8 10 18 4 2 12        
440 142 266 318 279 117 321 364 423 2670 5438    
419 130 233 296 252 108 298 335 402 2473 5099    


  Harbor Pines Golf Course in NJ has undulating greens that average 6,500 feet, which offer many opportunities for many different pin placements. Seventeen acres of water, including twelve ponds, are strategically located on about 8 or 9 of the holes, sand bunkers appear on about three  fourths of the holes. Carts are mandatory, however, walking is permitted during the the winter months.  

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