The Jersey Shore has a wealth of outstanding golf challenges. Wonderful venues that can satisfy each and every level of golfer.
With that in mind, have to give a major shout out to one of if not the finest open to the public layouts, Ocean View's Shore Gate Golf Club.
We at golfbuckscounty.com previewed the course elsewhere on the site years ago, calling it a gem. "A Must play". Years have passed, and this gem is polished and has gotten even better with age.
A recent visit - Annual Day after Thanksgiving Shootout - saw a couple writers visit this outstanding venue.
Not a single disappointment, as Shore Gate was in perfect shape, the fairways manicured to perfection and the greens rolling like glass. Superb.
The golf boom since fizzled has meant some area courses have weaved their way through bankruptcy and ownership changes. Blue Heron Pines, The Vineyards at Renault and Mays Landing come to mind. But Shore Gate is rock solid and commands a player's attention as a challenging layout with all the fixins.
From the first tee box to the 18th green, Shore Gate is one heck of a golf destination.
Simply stated, if you haven't sampled it, you must, and if it's been a while, get back there.