Golf Courses Near Wayne, NJ
The suburban town of Wayne, New Jersey is just 20 miles northwest of Newark and 25 miles from Midtown Manhattan. Early in the 20th century Wayne became a vacation retreat for New York City elites, For tee times and Hot Deals on public-access courses in and around Wayne, the East and West 18s at Preakness Valley Golf Course are good starting points. While the venerable club was founded in 1892, the user-friendly, tree-lined playing fields date back to 1931. Sunset Valley Golf Course in Pompton Plains, the toughest of the Morris County Parks system golf courses and one of New Jersey’s finest public layouts, rambles on dramatic up and down terrain. In Parsippany, Knoll Country Club, a 36-hole facility, is home to one of the region’s jewels—the West Course, a wooded Charles Banks design from 1929 that is a fixture on Golf Advisor’s roster of top New Jersey courses and that made Golf Advisor’s select “Golfer’s Choice” list in 2020. In West Orange, you’ll find two munis that were founded as private clubs back in the 1920s: Essex County operates Francis A. Byrne Golf Course, another impressive Charles Banks design, while the Town of West Orange owns Rock Spring Golf Club, one of only two public courses designed by Seth Raynor.