Charleston Springs G.C.
Millstone Twp, NJ
- Course Type: Public
- Phone: 732-409-7227
101 Woodville Road (Route 527)
Millstone Twp, NJ 08510
- Website: http://www.monmouthcountyparks.com/page.aspx?ID=2580
Designed by noted golf course architect Mark Mungeam, Charleston Springs North and South courses offer 36 holes of championship caliber golf. The par 72 North Course is a links style course, with expansive undulating fairways defined by native grasses and wildflowers. The course features extensive bunkering, multiple water hazards, and large immaculately maintained greens. It has a USGA course rating of 73.4 and slope rating of 126.
The par 72 South Course is designed in the classic parkland style, similar to the golden age courses of the teens and twenties. The South Course utilizes existing terrain and natural features to define each hole. In the parkland style, holes are framed with sporadic trees and native grasses. There are four sets of tee markers to challenge golfers of all skill levels. The course measures 6953 yards from the back tees and carries a USGA course rating of 73.2 with a slope rating of 125.
The Charleston Springs golf complex features a fully stocked golf center, food concession snack bar, locker rooms and showers. The warm-up range has grass tees and six target greens. The well-manicured practice putting green is over ½ acre in area and has eight target cups. There is also a2 mile walking trail.
In 2007 the Short Game Area (SGA) was added. The SGA is a 5-acre complex, consisting of two chipping greens, a putting green, two green side bunkers, a fairway bunker, and an acre of fairway to practice the short game. The facility is available for use with a daily greens fee. The greens, bunkers, and fairways are maintained to the same quality as the courses to reflect exact ball reaction, as one would find on the course.
SGA Rules: Clinic use has priority ~ Must have daily greens fee ticket for use. (A $10 fee, payable at the Pro Shop) applies if you do not have a same day greens fee.~ Must use own golf balls ~ Carts must remain on path ~ Repair balls, replace divots, rake bunker when finished ~ Player closest to green has right of way ~ Small range tee reserved for clinic and instructional use only.
Beyond the two championship golf courses located here, Charleston Springs demonstrates how ecological considerations can enhance a recreational facility. By integrating resource conservation and ecological restoration concepts into the design of Charleston Springs, the Park System has created a golf facility that is "more than just a golf course."