The summer months are here and we’re finally able to get out after a challenging year. What better way to get out in the fresh air and enjoy the sunshine is there than to get out on the greens? Here are 5 amazing golf courses near Stanhope, NJ that you may like to try.
Benefits of Golfing
Whether you love the game or not, there are some amazing benefits to the game of golf. As you’re planning your summer getaways, you can rest assured that golf is a great cardio exercise. You’ll also strengthen and tone muscle with every swing. Golf is also a stress reliever. Just being outdoors on the lush greens, enjoying the blue skies and warm sunshine, you’ll breathe deeper and relax more with each step. Golfing with friends is an added benefit. You can enjoy the camaraderie and a little friendly competition. If you’re golfing with business friends, you can build stronger relationships that could be a win-win for you both.
Enjoy these benefits and more when you plan a getaway for some time on the green.
Flanders Valley Public Gold to Red Golf Course
This 18-hole course is considered one of the best public golf courses in the U.S. Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play” has awarded it four stars. The Gold to Red course offers a more hilly design than traditional courses. You’ll find the most challenging hole on the 475 yard, par 4 sixteenth hole with woodlands flanking both sides. It’s also conveniently located just about 20 minutes from the Inn.
Panthers Valley Golf & Country Club
The acclaimed landscape architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed this championship golf course. It has a unique layout that offers a spectacular round of golf that won’t fail to delight the most avid golfers. The course is both challenging and picturesque. There are a variety of membership options and amenities provided with each. This course is also located only minutes from the Inn.
Lake Lackawanna Golf Course
If you only have time for a quick 9-hole game, this is the course for you. Although this may be one of the more economical courses, you will still be challenged as you work your way through each hole. Ask the staff for some tips to make this one of your most enjoyable days on the green. It’s a family-oriented course that makes planning your next family outing here a must. This course is the closest to the Inn for an amazing getaway.
Skyview Golf Club
Located in the heart of Sussex County, this is an impressive, lush course. You’ll encounter sheer rock cliffs and panoramic views of the surrounding valleys that help to create the challenging design of the holes. This is one course that will not only challenge your golf game, but will also delight your aesthetic senses with the natural beauty. This club is open to the public and is approximately 30 minutes from the Inn.
Berkshire Valley Golf Course
The reviews are raving about this course. Nestled in the Highlands of Northern NJ on the ridge of the Green Ridge Mountain. The hilly landscape will challenge and engage you with stunning vistas. Although this is one of the newer courses, you’ll still enjoy a great day hitting the ball down the fairway. You’ll need about 40 minutes travel time from the Inn to your first tee.
Plan Your Summer Golf Getaway
These are just a few of the golf courses in the Northern NJ area. With the many benefits you can experience by playing a round of golf, we would love to host your getaway at the Whistling Swan Inn. We provide modern luxury with Victorian elegance—a wonderful place to rest and relax after your invigorating day on the green.