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There are more than enough golf courses to swing your stick at in the Princeton area. Herewith, some of our favorite Mercer County greens upon which you can practice, drive, putt, and swear colorfully. Bedens Brook Club: Founded in 1965, this beautifully set, family friendly Skillman club centers on a challenging 18-hole golf course designed by Dick Wilson, and offers tennis and platform tennis, pool and cabana, pro shop, and a redecorated clubhouse that includes a dynamic new grill room. Bedens Brook Club, 240 Rolling Hill Road, Skillman; 609.466.2646, bedensbrookclub.com. Cherry Valley Country Club: Undulating greens and contoured fairways characterize the Rees Jones–designed 18-hole course at Skillman’s Cherry Valley Country Club, which provides tennis, pool, and fitness facilities, as well as clubhouse dining. Cherry Valley Country Club, 125 Country Club Drive, Skillman; 609.466.4244, clubcorp.com.
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Mercer County Parks Golf Commission: Encompassing Mercer Oaks, Mountain View, and Princeton Country Club, the M.C.P.G.C. offers public courses at their finest, each with its own personality. Open year-round (weather permitting), Mercer Oaks West is a championship course built in the traditional style with tree-lined fairways, ample bunkers, and challenging greens. Mercer Oaks East is a private, links-style course. Mercer Oaks, 725 Village Road West, West Windsor Township, 609.936.9603. Also year-round, nationally recognized seven-days-per-week Mountain View is characterized by rolling hills and valleys, ideal for players of all abilities, and features a 10-stall driving range and a clubhouse built in 2007. 850 Bear Tavern Road, Ewing; 609.882.4093, golfmercercounty.com. Princeton Country Club boasts a clubhouse renovated in 2015 and a golf course with tight, tree-lined fairways and small back-to-front sloping greens. It’s home to Mercer County Golf Academy, a full driving range, and a practice putting green. Princeton Country Club, 1 Wheeler Way, Princeton; 609.452.9382; golfmercercounty.com.
Photographs by Jess Blackwell (Taneshia Nash Laird), Donna D. Lovely (Trenton Country Club).
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