The Final Four Holes – the Perfect Ending to an Incredible Day
In every season, a round of golf at Apple Mountain is a treat to the wonders of nature, from the fragrance of the Apple Blossoms in the spring through the glowing foliage of autumn in the mountains. The course is unique in that it is designed on a hillside and the terrain itself presents many challenges. There are water hazards on eleven holes which force players to make shots and be strategic. Ease into the game and don’t use your driver on the first hole, a par four which is relatively short but has woods on the left and right. Hit your tee shot straight and you should make par.
The Sloping #2 Green is a Preview of Things to Come
Now you have the confidence you will need to play the second hole… hit it over the water and avoid the second pond. You will be left with a tough second shot into an elevated green and hope to two-putt for par on this very demanding sloped putting surface. Number three is a long dogleg left. An excellent downhill tee-shot will leave you 210 yards from the green. The next shot is uphill if you are going for the green. If you are laying up, avoid the three small ponds; center, left and right of the fairway.
“Without a doubt one of the most unique golf courses you will ever play. It’s extremely fun for first-time players and challenging for our members that play daily.”
The Front Nine and Back Nine – Different in Character, Common in Fun
The front and back nine are different in character; while the front is more open the back features uphill and downhill lies. Tee off on #12 uphill—the fairway is lined with apple trees and your approach shot is an iron to the double tiered green.
Tee it High, Let it Fly from Atop the Elevated 17th Tee Box (Bring Your Camera!)
The signature hole is the 17th, a par six, 650 yards from the blue tees, a downhill dogleg plays down the mountain and offers an exciting tee shot, but you must stay away from the woods on the right. You will get roll but you must be accurate to avoid the large tree right at the dogleg. It was once the site of the ski slope and was listed as “one of the 18 most perfect holes in New Jersey” – N.J. Monthly Magazine. The final four holes are the toughest in the state and if you par them all – you’ve played extremely well. On #18 you are faced with a decision to go for the green or lay up and hit your second shot across the 80 foot pond. It can make or break your day.
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