Atlantic City
Four golf courses that are worth the gamble

From the April 22, 2002 Issue of New York

Forget Sinatra. Golfers who want old-school Atlantic City should check out the majestic, tree-lined Pines Course at Seaview Marriott Resort & Spa. Many consider the other eighteen holes here even better: The Bay Course (where Slammin' Sam Snead won the 1942 PGA Championship) is a classic Donald Ross links-style design that hosts the ShopRite LPGA Classic each year -- how's that for a double bill, baby? If your Bobby Jones still isn't fixed, draw from three more killer clubs nearby: Blue Heron Pines, Sand Barrens, and Twisted Dune. Just don't forget to experience AC's other charms, from the Marriott's Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa to the casinos just ten miles away to Angelo's Fairmount Tavern, where, allegedly, Frankie and Dino used to schwing by.

Seaview Marriott Resort & Spa (doubles start at $239; 800-932-8000); Bay Course and Pines Course at Seaview Marriott Resort & Spa (609-748-7680); Twisted Dune Golf Club (609-653-8019); East Course and West Course at Blue Heron Pines Golf Club (609-965-4653); Sand Barrens Golf Club (609-465-3555); Angelo's Fairmount Tavern (609-344-2439).


Photograph: Illustration by Heather Jones