Only public courses are listed. All greens fees are subject to change without notice by the courses. Most courses haves rates that vary by season. Please call ahead to confirm prices.

Atlantic County

Atlantic City C.C.

Shore Road and Leo Fraser Drive, Northfield; 609-641-7575; www.accountryclub.com; 18 holes

Greens fees: To September - Monday to Thursday: $195, $150 after 2 p.m.; Friday to Sunday $225, $175 after 2 p.m.

Metal spikes: Not allowed. Proper golf attire required. No denim.

Classes: Classes taught by staff PGA-certified teaching professionals

Amenities: Pro shop, driving range, restaurant

Course description: This renovated, 110-year-old course features classic holes altered to challenge even the most dedicated of golfers. The architects rebuilt every green and tee in order to put a new spin on this classic course.

Ballamor G.C.

6071 English Creek Ave., Egg Harbor Township; 609-601-6220; www.ballamor.com; 18 holes.

Greens fees: To Sept. 12 - Monday to Thursday: $95, Friday to Sunday: $105.

Metal spikes: Not allowed.

Amenities: Pub and Grille at Ballamor.

Classes: Private and group instruction, along with ladies' clinics and kids' camp.

Course description: This once-private course in now open to the public. Carefully carved out of gently rolling land and dense woods, Ballamor was named one of New Jersey's Best Private Courses by NJ Golf Magazine. Each hole possesses its own individual character with a total package that presents a strong composition, testing every type of golf shot.

Blue Heron Pines G.C.

550 W. Country Club Drive, Cologne; 609-965-1800; http://www.blueheronpines.com/" target= "_blank">www.blueheronpines.com;

18 holes

Greens fees: To Sept. 7 - Monday to Thursday: $88 to noon, $78 noon to 3 p.m., $59 after 3 p.m. Friday to Sunday: $99/$109 to noon, $89 noon to 3 p.m., $69 after 3 p.m. Replay rate: $38.

Tee times: Recommended, and may be made up to 10 days in advance. Reserve tee times online or by calling 800-GOLF-222.

Metal spikes: Not allowed.

Amenities: Pro shop, driving range, new restaurant and bar and grille called The View at Blue Heron Pines, the Golf Academy at Blue Heron Pines.

Pro's description of course: Rated No. 34 in GolfWorld's top 50 public courses in the country in 2010. Five sets of tees on championship holes offer variety and playability for golfers of every level. The West Course plays from 6,777 yards to 5,053 yards, with a slope rating of 133 to 119. Two holes are replicas of holes at Pine Valley, one of the top courses in the world. One must play this outstanding layout to appreciate it. Club has been described as a "private club for the public."

Frog Rock C.C.

420 Boyer Ave., Hammonton; 609-561-5504; http://www.frogrockgolf.com/" target= "_blank">www.frogrockgolf.com; 18 holes

Greens fees: Monday to Friday: $21. Saturday, Sunday and holidays: $31. Greens fees include a cart. Walking prices - Monday to Friday: $15. Saturday, Sunday and holidays: $25. Wednesday Night Open Scramble: Every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. $23, includes 9 holes, dinner, prize.

Metal spikes: Not allowed.

Tee times: No tee time required.

Amenities: Restaurant open for lunch every day, dinner on Saturdays, pro shop.

Course description: The former Hammonton Golf & Country Club expanded from a 9- to an 18-hole course that may be difficult for beginners. Fairways are narrow, greens are fast, and water comes into play on six holes.

Hamilton Trails C.C.

620 Harbor Ave., Mays Landing; 609-641-6824; http://www.hamiltontrails.com/" target= "_blank">www.hamiltontrails.com; 9 holes

Greens fees: Weekdays: $16. Saturday, Sunday and holidays: $18. $7 for a riding cart. Replay rate to play a second nine holes: walking, $8, riding, $10.

Metal spikes: Not allowed.

Amenities: Driving range, individual lessons and clinics available on Wednesday and Saturday.

Pro's description of course: Course is fairly flat. Easy walking. Large greens. Regulation length. Par threes require a carry over ponds. Tree-lined, challenging par fours.

Harbor Pines G.C.

500 St. Andrews Drive, Egg Harbor Township; 609-927-0006; www.harborpines.com; 18 holes

Greens fees: Call for latest fees.

Tee times: Recommended. Available 30 days in advance for members and 14 days in advance for non-members. Reserve tee times at www.harborpines.com or 609-927-0006.

Metal spikes: Not allowed. Collared shirts required, no denim, no pull carts.

Amenities: Pro shop, driving range, restaurant, liquor license, putting and chipping green, teaching program, individual and group lessons, clinics.

Pro's description of course: A parkland-style course. Designed to challenge players of all abilities. Seventeen acres of large greens, water and distinctive bunkering.

Latona C.C.

Oak and Cumberland roads, Buena; 856-692-8149; 9 holes

Greens fees: Monday to Friday: $17 to walk. Saturday and Sunday: $19 to walk. Call for additional rates and cart pricing.

Tee times: Not required.

Metal spikes: No preference.

Amenities: Limited pro shop.

Manager's description: 9-hole regulation course that proves to be difficult. Very well-maintained greens have steep bunkers surrounding most holes. Interesting course for beginners and the low-handicap player.

McCullough's

Emerald Golf Links

3016 Ocean Heights Ave., Egg Harbor Township; 609-926-3900; www.mcculloughsgolf.com; 18 holes

Greens fees: Monday to Thursday: $69, $56 after 1 p.m., $41 after 3 p.m., $31 after 5 p.m. Friday to Sunday: $79, $66 after 1 p.m., $51 after 3 p.m., $31 after 5 p.m. Discounts available for township residents and casino employees.

Tee times: May be booked 12 days in advance for non-residents and 14 days in advance for residents. Book tee times online or by telephone.

Metal spikes: Not allowed. Proper golf attire required.

Amenities: Pro shop, restaurant and bar.

Description of course: Tremendous vistas abound at this Stephen Kay Irish-Scottish design, just 15 minutes from Atlantic City.

Pomona G & C.C.

400 W. Moss Mill Road, Pomona; 609-965-3232; 9 holes

Greens fees: Weekdays: $18, $15 after 4 p.m. Weekends and holidays: $20, $17 after 4 p.m. Fee good for 9 holes; play another 9 holes for free. Pull carts $2. Electric carts $10.50, $21 for 18 holes per cart. Student, military, senior citizen and police officer rate $2 off all regular rates with identification.

Tee times: Not required.

Metal spikes: Soft spikes preferred.

Amenities: Limited pro shop, driving range, luncheonette.

Manager's description of course: Located in the Pinelands of Galloway Township. Course is relatively flat with small greens, making approaches a challenge. Course plays well for the novice as well as experienced golfers.

Twisted Dune

2101 Ocean Heights Ave., Egg Harbor Township; 609-653-8019; www.twisteddune.com; 18 holes

Greens fees: To Sept. 6 - Monday to Thursday: $89, $80 noon to 3 p.m., $65 after 3 p.m. Friday to Sunday: $105, $90 noon to 3 p.m., $75 after 3 p.m.

Tee times: Call for tee times. Book 10 days in advance by calling 609-653-8019. Booking is still possible beyond the 10 days at a charge of $5 per player.

Metal spikes: Not allowed.

Amenities: Pro shop, driving range, snack bar, chipping and putting greens, teaching academy.

Pro's description of course: 18-hole Scottish links with mounds, bunkers, quarry, water. Course challenges golfers of all levels. This course is very unique for the region. Recently recognized in GolfWeek as one of the top three public courses in New Jersey. Named New Jersey's No 1. Public Golf Course in The Jersey Golfer Magazine in 2002.

Cape May County

Cape May National G.C.

834 Florence Ave., Erma; 609-884-1563; http://www.cmngc.com/" target="_blank">www.cmngc.com;

18 holes

Greens fees: $85, $65 after 11 a.m., $50 after 2:30 p.m. Parent/child special: 9 holes after 4:30 p.m. $20 per person.

Tee times: Required and available seven days in advance.

Metal spikes: Not allowed. Proper golf attire required, no denim.

Amenities: Pro shop, driving range, grill room, bar, putting green. Players have full use of locker room and facilities.

Pro's description of course: Classic, turn-of-the-century-designed golf course. The greens are reputed to be among the best in the tri-state area. Naturally beautiful setting with 50-acre private bird sanctuary.

Cape May Par 3

& Driving Range

Fulling Mill Road off of Route 47, Rio Grande; 609-889-2600; www.capemaypar3.com; 18 holes

Greens fees: $15.95 for 18 holes, $10 for juniors ages 10 and younger. $1 extra for clubs, bag and pull cart.

Metal spikes: No preference, but discouraged.

Amenities: Driving range, pro shop.

Pro's description of course: This 18-hole, par-3 course with regulation greens is beginner friendly with large greens and no hazards except trees. Fun course to play in about two hours.

Ocean City Municipal G.C.

26th Street and Bay Avenue, Ocean City; 609-399-1315;

12 holes

Greens fees: Weekdays: $12, $10 for ages 62 and older and 14 and younger. Weekends: $12 for everyone. Pull carts $3, riding carts $10.

Metal spikes: No preference.

Manager's description of course: A small course set in the wetlands. Good for irons play. Greens are small but in very good shape. Longest hole is 240 yards, shortest is 65 yards.

Pines at Clermont G.C.

358 Kings Highway, Clermont; 609-624-0100; http://www.thepinesatclermont.com/" target= "_blank">www.thepinesatclermont.com; 9 holes

Greens fees: To Labor Day: $22 to walk, $25 for hand cart, $28 for electric cart. Replay $12.

Tee times: Recommended. Reservations are available one week in advance by calling 609-624-0100.

Metal spikes: Not allowed.

Amenities: Pro shop, putting green.

Description of course: Built on 34 acres of land, each of the nine holes is tree-lined with an assortment of ornamental grasses making up the fringes. Water comes into play on three holes.

Shore Gate Golf Club

35 School House Lane, Ocean View; 609-624-8337;

18 holes

Greens fees: Thursday, July 1, to Monday, July 5 - Thursday to Sunday: $115, $99 after noon, $65 after 3 p.m. Monday: $105, $75 after 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, to Aug. 15 - $105, $85 after 11 a.m., $69 after 2 p.m.

Tee times: Required. May be made up to 14 days in advance. Reserve tee times at

www.shoregategolfclub.com or 609-624-8337.

Amenities: Pro shop, driving range, restaurant, free junior clinic.

Manager's description of course: Carved from more than 245 acres of pristine forest only a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean, Shore Gate is a unique combination of parkland and Scottish links-style designs that also presents a dramatic sculptured and undulating feeling.

Cumberland County

and West

Eastlyn G.C.

4049 Italia Ave., Vineland; 856-691-5558; 18 holes

Greens fees: Monday to Friday: $17, $23.50 with cart, $15, $21.50 with cart after 4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and holidays: $19.25, $26.75 with cart, $17.25, $23.50 with cart after 4 p.m. Pull cart $2.30.

Metal spikes: Not allowed.

Amenities: Pro shop, driving range.

Pro's description of course: Water comes into play on 11 holes. Greens are small and well-bunkered. Excellent for your short game.

White Oaks C.C.

2951 Dutch Mill Road, Newfield; 856-697-8900;

18 holes

Greens fees: Monday to Friday: $49, $39 after 1 p.m., $33 after 3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and holidays: $65, $49 after 1 p.m., $33 after 3 p.m. Senior, law enforcement, military, veterans, casino employees: $37 before 1 p.m. Monday to Friday. Ages 18 and younger: $25.

Tee Times: Recommended. Available seven days in advance.

Metal spikes: Not allowed. Proper golf attire required.

Amenities: Pro shop, restaurant, hitting net.

Pro's description of course: A very player-friendly course with large, undulating greens. It boasts a very long, 641-yard par 5, which is the highlight of the course.

Ocean County

Ocean County G.C. at Atlantis

Country Club Boulevard, Little Egg Harbor; 609-296-2444; www.ocean.nj.us/parks/golf.htm; 18 holes

Greens fees: Residents of Ocean County (with purchase of $25 resident card, $10 to renew each year): Monday to Friday: $18 in a.m., $12 in p.m. Saturday and Sunday: $24 in a.m., $16 in p.m. Non-residents: Monday to Friday: $35 in a.m., $20 in p.m. Saturday and Sunday: $42 in a.m., $24 in p.m. Students and seniors: $15 in a.m., $12 in p.m. Carts are $12 per person.

Tee times: Can be made up to eight days in advance.

Metal spikes: Not allowed.

Amenities: Limited pro shop, driving range, restaurant.

Manager's description of course: Four water holes. Challenging, championship course.

Sea Oaks G.C.

Route 539 and Sea Oaks Drive, Little Egg Harbor Township; 609-296-2656; www.seaoaksgolf.com; 18 holes

Greens fees: To Sept. 6 - Monday to Thursday: $90. Friday to Sunday: $105, $75 after noon $75, $55 2 to 4 p.m., $40 after

4 p.m.

Tee times: Mandatory. Available five days in advance.

Metal spikes: Not allowed.

Amenities: Pro shop, clubhouse, restaurant.

Pro's description of course: Encompassing more than 194 pristine acres of natural terrain, Sea Oaks Golf Club was designed by golf course architect Ray Hearn. The course layout is specific to southern New Jersey, with wind-blown sand, pines and oaks incorporated into uphill and downhill designs.

The course combines unique and diverse water features, formal and informal bunker formations with natural grasses.

Camden County

Pinelands G.C.

887 S. Mays Landing Road, Winslow; 609-561-8900; http://www.allforeclub.com/pgc" target= "_blank">www.allforeclub.com/pgc; 18 holes

Greens fees: Call for latest rates.

Tee times: Recommended Monday to Friday, required on weekends and holidays.

Metal spikes: Not allowed.

Amenities: Pro shop, driving range.

Pro's description of course: Short but tight with numerous elevation changes. A challenge at any level.