Bergen County Golf
Bergen County golf is promoted by our County Government with 5 public courses and a 6th about to open. There are special programs for youngsters through seniors plus annual tournaments too. 4 of the 5 courses are full 18 hole golf courses; one is a 9 hole. The newest course about to open is another 18 hole course in Emerson NJ.
I wrote a blog article about this newest course last November. The Bergen County Freeholders by unanimous vote decided to purchase the Emerson Golf Course in Emerson NJ. It has been renamed as the Soldier Hill Golf Course and is being reconditioned now. Hopefully it will be ready soon but they don’t have a date yet. This brings the total of public golf courses to 6. Emerson is an 18 hole course so we will soon have five public 18 hole courses in Bergen County.
Bergen County Public Golf Courses
The 5 current Bergen County golf courses run by the County are: Darlington in Mahwah, Orchard Hills in Paramus, Overpeck in Teaneck , Rockleigh near Northvale in Rockleigh, and Valley Brook in River Vale. Orchard Hills is the only 9 hole course. Once Soldier Hill is open, there will be an 18 hole public golf course no more than a 15-20 minute drive from your Bergen County home.
Semi Private Golf Clubs
We had several semi private golf courses in the past. Because land value is so high here many have been sold. The most recent is High Mountain Golf Club in Franklin Lakes. It is now a 275 residence Toll Brothers luxury development. Here are a few to consider –
Paramus Golf Course in Paramus
Old Tappan Golf Course in Old Tappan
River Vale Country Club in River Vale
While Darlington does have a driving range, there are several commercial driving ranges here too. Many are year round with heater boxes for colder months. Driving ranges are vanishing too because land is so valuable. Edgewater’s driving range had been in business for 19 years when it was sold for just over $30 million last July. Here’s a list for you:
Golf is clearly very popular here. Bergen County states that roughly 10% of all residents play golf. That’s a large number because we have 940,000 residents. In addition to these 6 public and 3 semi public courses, there are multiple private clubs too. As a result the game is big business both publicly, commercially and privately. If you love golf, come to Bergen County. It’s a perfect place to find a home and play the game of golf too.