Chips & Divots

Nestled between Ocean City and Wildwood, along the Jersey coast, lies Avalon Golf Club. Avalon Golf is an 18-hole championship course that artistically blends various hole personalities to create an experience that dazzles the senses and ignites a true passion for the game of golf. Measuring from 6325 to 4924 yards, Avalon can be considered a fair yet tough test for golfers of all skill levels. The tees have a color coding system indicating yardage. A blue tee totals 6325 yards, a white tee totals 5896 yards, a gold tee totals 5239 yards, and a red tee totals 4924 yards. While other local course layouts are based on target shots, the layout of Avalon Golf Club is more traditional. According to Avalon Golf and Head PGA professional Ted Wenner, if you hit straight and long, you score well. If you stray, you pay.

At Avalon, players must contend with narrow fairways, an abundance of water, and the course’s most prominent feature, the wind. Being so close to the shore, the wind might very well come into play on certain days. Remember though, a breeze can be a help or a hindrance, so play smart and savor the moment when the salty air wisps by your face and an occasional gull flies by. The country-club conditions of the green along with the course’s 8 natural lakes and abundant wildlife make for a scenic game. Avalon Golf features specialty holes, such as the 6th and 17th, whose difficulty and scenery make this Avalon a superior Cape May County course. Try the Avalon Golf experience for yourself this summer season. Tee times are available to book online through the website or over the phone at 609-465-GOLF.

Post-match, be sure to stop by Avalon Golf’s extensive pro shop, the largest in South Jersey. The shop offers a wide selection of equipment, apparel, and accessories. The latest selections from Ashworth, Cutter & Buck, Life is Good, Greg Norman, Titleist as well as many other famous brands are available. Brand new clubs from Ping, Titleist, Cobra and Odyssey are also on sale here. Avalon Golf’s pro shop is home to a knowledgable staff, eager to outfit any and all golfer’s needs.

1510 Route 9 North , Cape May Court House, NJ, 08210, 609-465-4653

By Megan Kummer