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Spring, a Perfect Time for Golf
Despite the fact that some of us in New Jersey and the surrounding region were fortunate enough to get out on the courses during what can only be described as an unusually mild winter with little snow and ice, spring is still a splendid time to reboot the game and prepare for months of fun and competition. And is there anything that smells as sweet as freshly mown grass on a sunny spring morning?
In this issue of Golfing Magazine, we give you the lowdown on happenings at several courses, including the majestic Seaview Resort and Golf Club. The resort features two championship layouts, the Bay and the Pines courses.
The Bay Course presents a Scottish-links feel, dramatic seaside views, deep pot bunkers and small undulating greens. The recent enhancement project included bunker renovations and cart path upgrades. All greenside bunkers were modified and rebuilt incorporating a
The Bay Course’s sister Pines Course opened in 1929 and was designed by William Flynn and Howard Toomey. Unlike the Bay Course. The Pines Course winds its way through woodlands, presenting elevation changes and bountiful doglegs. The course measures 6,800 yards, and features large bunkers and expansive, sloping greens.
Harbor Pines Golf Club is finishing up phase two of a three-part renovation. Phase one was the construction of a new pro shop, which offers the latest in golf equipment and apparel and fully updated locker rooms. Phase two includes “The Roost” and an all new pub and grill due to open this spring.
Harbor Pines is a parkland style golf course and is a unique design by Stephen Kay. The course is laid out so that (with only a few exceptions) each hole is private, meaning you won’t see other fairways or golfers during play. The course is set on 650 acres, offers five sets of tees and two sets of combination tees, wide manicured fairways and short rough.
We also visit Greate Bay Country Club (yes, the spelling is correct) is in the midst of a special year. It is the historic club’s 100th anniversary and things will be hopping in 2003.
The club traces its origins back to 1921 when Harvey Lakes hired Donald Ross to design Ocean City Country Club. Ross’ touch was limited, however, as Lake hired Willie Park, Jr. to complete the golf course a year later. Ocean City Country Club opened in 1923. In 1972, the club hired George and Fazio to redesign the 18-hole golf course and to add a driving range to the property.
Enjoy our digital magazine and keep returning to our sanctuary, the golf course. We hope you enjoy this issue and hit ‘em straight and long.
Enjoy our issue and keep playing golf.
Sean Fitzsimmons, Publisher