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> > I have played Black Oak, my company does an annual outing there (As I type this, I'm sitting, literally 3 miles from there) and it's a fantastic course and the new clubhouse is awesome. However, I don't think they allow walking because that course is really spread out. We're talking easily a 3 min cart drive from the 1st green to the 2nd tee.

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> well, i just got done talking to the membership coordinator at BO -- after reading this - if i can't walk it, i won't join.

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It's as walkable as Crystal Springs and I know you're familiar with that place.

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Thanks everyone for your feedback, it’s very much appreciated. After a whole lot of legwork (I’ve checked into close to 20 clubs in the area), I have found a club that comes pretty close to checking a

I am in the PGA, have worked at 3 different private clubs in the immediate NYC area, 1 in florida, and we deal with reciprocity all the time. In fact, the club I am working at now in Florida has been

> @Ferretts said: > As stated earlier, the OP's original check list is a pipe dream. The use of pull carts is also not gonna fly at any private club in the area. > > > > Fo

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> > > I have played Black Oak, my company does an annual outing there (As I type this, I'm sitting, literally 3 miles from there) and it's a fantastic course and the new clubhouse is awesome. However, I don't think they allow walking because that course is really spread out. We're talking easily a 3 min cart drive from the 1st green to the 2nd tee.

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> > well, i just got done talking to the membership coordinator at BO -- after reading this - if i can't walk it, i won't join.

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> It's as walkable as Crystal Springs and I know you're familiar with that place.

 

i actually wish Crystal Springs wasn't so expensive to be a member of...

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> > > > I have played Black Oak, my company does an annual outing there (As I type this, I'm sitting, literally 3 miles from there) and it's a fantastic course and the new clubhouse is awesome. However, I don't think they allow walking because that course is really spread out. We're talking easily a 3 min cart drive from the 1st green to the 2nd tee.

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> > It's as walkable as Crystal Springs and I know you're familiar with that place.

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> i actually wish Crystal Springs wasn't so expensive to be a member of...

 

It's 7K and you get 6 courses and all that access. No initiation fee and all that nonsense. I actually think it's a bargain. I just live too far away, otherwise, I'd do it in a heartbeat.

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> > > > > I have played Black Oak, my company does an annual outing there (As I type this, I'm sitting, literally 3 miles from there) and it's a fantastic course and the new clubhouse is awesome. However, I don't think they allow walking because that course is really spread out. We're talking easily a 3 min cart drive from the 1st green to the 2nd tee.

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> > > > well, i just got done talking to the membership coordinator at BO -- after reading this - if i can't walk it, i won't join.

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> > > It's as walkable as Crystal Springs and I know you're familiar with that place.

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> > i actually wish Crystal Springs wasn't so expensive to be a member of...

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> It's 7K and you get 6 courses and all that access. No initiation fee and all that nonsense. I actually think it's a bargain. I just live too far away, otherwise, I'd do it in a heartbeat.

 

$7k isn't chump change tho -- and does that include the 30 or 35% off by being under the age of 35?

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> > > > > > I have played Black Oak, my company does an annual outing there (As I type this, I'm sitting, literally 3 miles from there) and it's a fantastic course and the new clubhouse is awesome. However, I don't think they allow walking because that course is really spread out. We're talking easily a 3 min cart drive from the 1st green to the 2nd tee.

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> > > > > well, i just got done talking to the membership coordinator at BO -- after reading this - if i can't walk it, i won't join.

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> > > > It's as walkable as Crystal Springs and I know you're familiar with that place.

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> > > i actually wish Crystal Springs wasn't so expensive to be a member of...

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> > It's 7K and you get 6 courses and all that access. No initiation fee and all that nonsense. I actually think it's a bargain. I just live too far away, otherwise, I'd do it in a heartbeat.

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> $7k isn't chump change tho -- and does that include the 30 or 35% off by being under the age of 35?

 

No that doesn't. That is just the rate in general.

 

you really should email Tyler [email protected] he's the Membership guy.

 

I get that it isn't chump change, but considering what you're getting vs the amount most spend for membership and what they get in return? It's a great deal.

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@golfer07840 yea i hit him up a few minutes ago. the biggest issue i have going private in NJ is this -- i play in quite a few tourneys and between practice rounds and whatnot i'm already fairly busy. Joining a club on top of that for more than $3k even is a bit much after you consider about $600-800 in tournament costs throughout the year.

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> @golfer07840 yea i hit him up a few minutes ago. the biggest issue i have going private in NJ is this -- i play in quite a few tourneys and between practice rounds and whatnot i'm already fairly busy. Joining a club on top of that for more than $3k even is a bit much after you consider about $600-800 in tournament costs throughout the year.

 

That's very understandable. And based on your prior posts, you tend to play all over, and like a variety of courses (which is why cost aside, Crystal Springs would be ideal, you get some variety and aren't stuck with just one course.)

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In terms of value, two clubs that haven’t received a lot of mention lately are Mendham G&T, and Watchung Valley. If you’re in Morris County, Mendham is about as good a bargain as you’re going to find. If you’re coming from Hoboken/JC, WVGC is like 35mins and is actually a good golf course.

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I have an office in Mendham and the last time I checked, it was quite pricey to join there. That being said, with the recent lawsuit on their hands for $9 million, they may have changed things up a bit. I joined Basking Ridge several years ago and at the time, was much more inline with what I wanted to spend.

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hey guys - not to hijack this thread, but i'm looking for a club in North Jersey as well but further north. Bergen, Passaic, or even possibly Rockland County NY. I'm looking for something private. OK to pay an initiation but looking for something reasonable ($20k or less). I would also like to have something with a pool for the family to enjoy as well. Any thoughts or direction would be greatly appreciated.

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Not happening. 5k alone is a major limiting factor but no f&b mins good luck.

Your better off trying a limited golf membership say single only and only w/d or w/e only.

Try an off track, less popular course esp. if they're looking for members. Then its doable. Even Plainfield CC before it got the Barclays/Northern Trust was looking for members and was in yr range.

There are lots of hidden and not well known courses w/in that geographical distance. Good luck!

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The shack definitely meet yr rigor goals as its a US Open section/ regional qualifier.

Not that long but its a Tillie thinking man's course and strategic.

Try Fiddler's elbow off 287 & 78. Good challenging course w/ 36holes. Its mostly family club but is new HQ of the NJ PGA/Met.

Fyi, it abuts Trump National so no flying in when trump is in town on w/e's.

 

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13 hours ago, LenJC said:

Looking to join a private club and options are Shackamaxon, NJ National, Watchung Valley, Suburban Golf Club.  Anyone know the skinny on some of these clubs?

I have played all of those courses except Watchung Valley.

If I had to choose, I would go with NJ National. It is golf only and the restaurant is open to the public, but the course is great. Range is solid and the course and conditions are top notch.

You also have reciprocal privileges at a couple other courses, including Pine Barrens in Jackson. If you go down the Shore in the summer, you can get 18 in before going out for the night.

Suburban is a better course IMO than Shackamaxon, but Shack also has a pool, if you are looking for one. Also, Suburban and Shack have caddy programs, so if you are trying to save a few bucks, NJ National looks better, as you can walk the course anytime and I believe you can use your own pull cart.

I hope this helps.

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3 hours ago, NJgolfer11 said:

I have played all of those courses except Watchung Valley.

If I had to choose, I would go with NJ National. It is golf only and the restaurant is open to the public, but the course is great. Range is solid and the course and conditions are top notch.

You also have reciprocal privileges at a couple other courses, including Pine Barrens in Jackson. If you go down the Shore in the summer, you can get 18 in before going out for the night.

Suburban is a better course IMO than Shackamaxon, but Shack also has a pool, if you are looking for one. Also, Suburban and Shack have caddy programs, so if you are trying to save a few bucks, NJ National looks better, as you can walk the course anytime and I believe you can use your own pull cart.

I hope this helps.

Watchung Valley used to be Twin Brooks, if that helps at all.

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