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Atlantic City Plays Host to USA v Canada Golf Experience

October 14th 2013 | Posted by

There is so much more to Atlantic City other than casinos, restaurants and bars. Atlantic City offers some of the most enjoyable golf courses around. The courses consist of the Atlantic City Country Club, Blue Heron Pines Golf Club, McCullough’s Emerald Golf Links, the Bay Course at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, Shore Gate Golf Club and Twisted Dune. In September all of these golf courses had a tournament, known as the Atlantic City Media Cup Challenge. Some of the most well known travel golf players came from the United States and Canada. Even Miss America 1979, Kylene Barker McNeil, showed up in AC for this year’s Miss America Pageant and to tee off with these travel players.

AC Country Club was designed by John Reid who took advantage of the courses surroundings. It’s beautiful 18 hole course along Lakes Bay makes it one of the most desirable places to tee off on the East Coast. Blue Heron Golf Club, designed by Stephen Kay, is tree-lined and has a few water holes. It is the most secluded course and is known as a good walking course.

McCullough’s is also designed by Kay but has no trees. McCullough’s is known for their 7th whole, which was ranked among the top 18 most fun holes to play in America by Golf Digest. The Bay Course was originally designed by Scottish man, Hugh Wilson, and then was finished by Donald Ross. Bay Course is played along Reed’s Bay that has a scenic view of Atlantic City’s skyline. Shore Gate Golf Club is designed by California architects Ron Fream and David Dale. But not to worry, this course still has its Jersey feel. It has been the only Jersey Shore golf course that was added to the list of Golf Digest and Golf Magazine’s list of best new golf course nationally. Last but not least, Twisted Dune is known as the most striking golf course in AC. Every hole is so different and dramatic you don’t even know which way to look first! It was designed by Archie Struthers and consists of many twisted landscapes and elevations.

As P.J. O’Rourke says, “ Golf combines two favorite American pastimes; taking long walks and hitting things with a stick.” Enjoy some of those pastimes and come tee off at some of the best golf courses in Atlantic City. To read the full article in the Maryland State Golf Magazine click right here.

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