This 1988 Arnold Palmer design features one of the few links-style courses in New Jersey. Generous, undulating fairways and large greens provide ample scoring opportunities for the player who places a premium on accuracy. Get a little crooked or try to overpower the course and you may be hacking your next shot of the 12" fescue that frames each hole or taking out of one of the many water hazards and environmentally protected areas that can come into play on 14 of the 18 holes. Seeing such ample greens can lull even the best player into loose swings and a false sense of security until the player lines up a 60-foot, downhill putt that breaks almost 90-degrees near the hole.
The course plays to a par 71 for the men, with 6 tee boxes ranging from 6,911 yards from the tips down to 5,551 yards for the forward men's tees. The ladies play to a par 72, with the Honors tees at 5,551 yards, Legend tees at 5,222 yards and the forward Laurel tees at 4,843 yards.
Though the course plays difficult and challenging, almost everyone playing a round here, agrees that it is a "must play" course, which requires skill and shot creativity, yet provides players at all levels with an interesting day of golf! Located in Southern New Jersey, Laurel Creek is in close proximity to the New Jersey Turnpike, Route I-295, Trenton, and is approximately 18 miles from Philadelphia.