Behind the Course: Bowling Green GC
Located in the heart of Northern New Jersey bordering Sussex, Passaic & Morris Counties, Bowling Green lies in a valley below the rugged terrain of Morris County’s Mahlon Dickerson Park and is the very definition of an Eastern woodlands landscape.
Albert Riggs, the owner of the property had been dairy farming when he saw a different future. With George Salmon, June Salmon and brother Jerre Riggs, the team contracted with noted New England architect Geoffrey Cornish to design a golf course that would be scenic, challenging, and a perfect fit for the existing land
Bowling Green’s front nine features narrow fairways lined with towering Red Pines or majestic Oaks. In the Spring our native Dogwoods create a white blossom under story to the bright spring green of taller trees. Later in the season, fall foliage is our signature feature.
In the summer, our trees provide quite a bit of shade, keeping our temperatures several degrees lower than those of the surrounding Metropolitan area. Other classic features include doglegs, water hazards created by the bordering wetlands of the Rockaway River, nicely varying Par 3s, and recovery shots from the rough.
At Bowling Green, you will find superior playing conditions for attractive rates and friendly assistance by the staff to stay on pace. At over 6,800 yards from the back tees, Bowling Green will challenge the low handicapper but offers other teeing options so that men, women, and juniors of any standard can enjoy the course.