One of New Jersey's top public courses, Twisted Dune Golf Club is a beautiful linksy-looking layout with wonderful conditions and terrific views. Located along the Jersey Shore not far from Atlantic City, the 7,248-yard golf course was designed by architect Archie Struthers. Deep ravines, grassy hills and rolling fairways provide plenty of great scenery and a nice variety of holes on the course, which opened in 2001. Struthers strove to create a layout where each hole is isolated. To do that, the holes are lined by huge dunes covered with fescue. More than 2 million cubic yards of earth were moved to create this Scottish links look. The course is laden with bunkers, some of them of the pot variety, and there are some water features that come into play as well. The fairways are generous, so the course, which has five sets of tees starting at 4,930 yards, is very playable. The course has many formidable holes, of course, such as the difficult par-4 fifth, a dogleg right that plays to a green almost completely surrounded by huge bunkers. The 14th is another tough hole. This 410-yard par 4 has water on both sides of the fairway, requiring both length and accuracy. In addition to the course, Twisted Dune also has outstanding practice facilities that include a full range, short-game area, and practice putting green. The club also has a great golf academy for anyone looking to improve their game. There is also a fully-stocked golf shop in the clubhouse, offering the latest in apparel and accessories.