Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the average cost per event?
The average cost per event is approximately $80 and that includes your
greens fee and cart. There are 4 - 5 courses that charge over $100; however,
there are many that will charge less than $70. Certain courses do offer us a
discount in relation to what you would pay if you were to go there on your
Q: Can I
join the GCNJ as a single?
Most of our new members each year join as singles and become paired up
with teammates in the league after the first few weeks.
Q: Can my
team all play together as a foursome?
Foursomes are generally comprised of two players from one team and two
players from a different team. The group behind them will be comprised of
the other two players from each team. This is done for two reasons. First,
each week we are playing a match-play style match against the other
individuals in the foursome as well as a stroke play event against the rest
of the field. This allows us to increase the competitive juices as well as
give you the opportunity to meet other players in the league. It also
assures that all players are playing by the rules. Secondly, putting team
members in consecutive groups allows you to all travel together. You may
play together in a foursome with your own team on any given week; however,
you forfeit the ability to earn match and top ten points for that week.
do I do if I donít have a handicap?
SOME G.C.N.J. THOUGHTS TO PONDER:
Golf Club of New Jersey requires that all golfers have a valid USGA handicap
and; therefore, we include one in your annual membership fee. If you donít
have one now please click on the handicap section for more information. Our
system is the same GHIN system used throughout the country and is run in
conjunction with the NJSGA.
The GCNJ offers you a
guaranteed game 40 times this summer at top rated
courses in the area and at a very affordable price.
Remember you pay only when you play. The GCNJ is open to golfers
of all ability levels. We have scratch golfers as well as 25
handicappers. The emphasis is on fun. You are welcome to join as a single,
twosome, foursome, etc. It is not necessary to join with 4
people and remember the guest policies are very liberal.
Donít lose interest because you donít think you can make all events,
although you are welcome to play every week our members attend on
average 14-16 events per season. 14-16 events should easily be
enough participation to gain entry into The GCNJ Tour Championship at
year end where first prize is a free pass to next years GOLF.COM World Amateur Championship in Myrtle Beach, SC for the
winning team!- The GCNJ will help to improve your game
simply by playing different courses under tournament conditions!