Pebble Creek Continues to Raise the Bar
On Daily Fee Golf in Central Jersey
Pebble Creek Golf Club in Colts Neck, New Jersey is a local family owned golf course that is always looking for ways to improve the golfing experience for their customers.
This is evident in the constant “off” season work that has restored Hal Purdy’s final work of art to keep relevant what he envisioned, a fun golf course that everybody will enjoy.
“Pebble Creek Golf Club continues to be one of the most popular daily fee courses a golfer can play in Central Jersey,” said Jim Cadott, the busy Golf Superintendent for the Club. “Located conveniently near major highways, Pebble Creek draws golfers from all over New Jersey and southern parts of New York.”
A good example of this commitment to excellence, said Cadott, would be the eighth hole, a par-five that now plays 50 yards longer from the tips. A fairway and a green complex renovation compliment the new tee box project. “Pebble Creek is committed to all types of golfers enjoying the course, and recently completed a forward tee renovation for every hole that will benefit those new to the game.”
In addition, a full course bunker restoration is now in full swing. Fairway and approach areas are being widened, and a tree management program is nearly complete. “Pebble Creek has a full tee to green cart path system, so golf carts are rarely shut down after a rain storm,” said Cadott. “The USGA greens drain well and remain in firm, smooth and consistent all season.”
The staff at Pebble Creek has been expanded to add more rangers to the golf course. With play increasing to record levels, Pebble Creek is committed to a safe, enjoyable, and well-paced round of golf for their customers. There’s an attractive, comfortable clubhouse and a covered patio that overlooks the 18th hole. It’s a great place to relax after a round or hold an outing or special event.
Purdy did a fine job of routing Pebble Creek through mature woodlands on the front nine and along open meadows, ponds and creeks on the back nine. It all combines for a very pleasing, interesting round of golf that draws visitors from miles around and has ‘em coming back for more.
Measuring 6,413 yards from the tips, there are enough risk/reward holes at Pebble Creek Golf Club in Colts Neck, New Jersey to last a golfer a whole year. The layout is chocked full of short to medium length par-fours that simply beg the long ball bitters to go for the putting surface with a big stick in their hands. But with water and bunkers scattered all about this pleasingly eclectic track, you had better be precise or those dreams of birdies will quickly turn in double bogeys.
The first hole is only 330 yards and is an indication of things to come. It’s one of only two holes on the front side not routed through woods. A well-struck drive gets you close to the green and leaves a flip wedge to a putting surface guarded by grass and sand bunkers.
The eighth hole is rated as the most difficult on the layout. The 575-yard par-five is a double dogleg and demands navigation through trees and past sand traps.
The fun really begins on the back side, where water comes into play on most holes. The 12th hole, a 320-yard par-four, has water to the left down most of its length and a large bunker guards the front right portion of the green.
The 13th is about as good a short par-four as you will find anywhere. It’s only 298 yards from the tips, but the tee shot must clear two water hazards and stay out of the deep rough that lines the fairway.
“If you have not played Pebble Creek in a few years,” said Cadott, “you will want to come see the course improvements for yourself. Call our front desk attendants or book a tee time online, you will be happy you did.”
Pebble Creek Golf Club
Colts Neck, N.J.