View Full Version : From NYC to NJ to DE and back in a day?
09-05-2008, 05:00 PM
So I just got word of a business trip to NYC on a Monday in a few weeks, and I have the option of flying in on Sunday if I'd like. I've never played in New Jersey or Delaware, and there's this remote part of my brain that's pushing me to map out a day where I fly into NYC first thing Sunday morning, rent a car, hit a course or two in both NJ and DE, then make it back to NYC for the night.
Is this possible, or am I crazy? Any course suggestions?
A big goal for me is to play in as many states as I can, so given my insane time constraints, I'm okay with sacrificing a bit of course quality for logistical convenience. These are the last two states in the Northeast region for me, so I would be one happy camper if I could bag them this fall...
09-05-2008, 06:49 PM
It is possible it's just a bunch of driving. you figure getting from NYC to delware on a straight drive takes 3 hours or so, with that in mind you have to pick you battles. There is object course in the city as an alternative heard folks are nice and will play a round with ya so you don't get lost if you give them a heads up. but If the drive is what you want i have some suggestions.
Suggestion 1 If you just want to say you played in each state and don't mind a 9 hole NJ(9) has a course just before the bridge to DE and then when you get to DE you have your choice of 5 fairly nice courses with in a few number of miles, Brandy Wine #1 and White Clay #2 would be my suggestion, if you want to kill yourself on a heavy woods and hills course were the avg distance is 700ft then Ironhill.
Suggestion 2 - Give and Take, Take a little trip into south central NJ and play south vineland park, real fun woods course, then make your way to DE and hit Brandywine and if your up to it and have time any of the others in the area. This gives you the best in NJ and the best in DE in my opinion and would be my vote.
Suggestion 3 - Stay close rutgers has a 18 and then there are 2-3 more nines in the not to far surrounding areas, might play a couple more and wouldn't have the couple hour drive times to get to the further courses in DE.
Hope this helps.
09-05-2008, 11:31 PM
Yep, good advice. And actually, it now looks like I'll probably stay that night with my cousin in a north suburb of Philly... so I won't have to make it all the way back up to NYC for the night. With that added flexibility, I like your option #2, with Vineland and Brandywine/White Clay. Good stuff.
09-08-2008, 12:58 PM
the vineland course is my "hometown" course about 30minutes away from me, good stuff. White clay I personally hate with a vengence. Too much time spent looking for discs, and every hole is just endless amounts of thorn bushes. If you can keep it on the fairway then go for it, it is however like 5 minutes from Iron Hill which is a really good course, but it can wear you out. Its basically carved out of the woods and you barely see sunlight after hole 5..haha
Oh that 9 hole in NJ near the DE bridge is right down the road from me and it would be exactly on the route that you'd drive. Its just off of 295 which leads you into the delaware bridge from the north. Its basically 9 baskets in a field with a couple trees...not something worth going out of the way for, but youre passing right by it.
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