Since the beginning of the design process, our goal has been to make the course a green oasis in the middle of an urban industrial area. Excellent hole separation provides an unexpected visual scale to the layout, and serves to emphasize long views and showcase the stunning Manhattan skyline.
The course features maximum variety with an equal mix of par three, par four and par five holes. Landing areas are generous and visible and most greens have collection and chipping areas to receive slightly off line approach shots.
Hole 1 – Par 4, 346 Yards
Panoramic views from the tee complexes and a long view of the distant Freedom Tower from the turn point of the right to left dog leg emphasize the design concept. The hole is relatively easy as befits an opening hole, but the views are spectacular.
Hole 2 – Par 3, 200 Yards
The par three second hole turns back to the northwest and is set against the background of the Skyway, the Hackensack River and the distant power station on the far bank. It is a medium length hole with a larger than average green with bailout on the left.
Hole 3 – Par 5, 517 Yards
Play turns to the southeast and slightly downhill. It is an attractive double dog leg par five with one of the best views on the course from the first landing area to the green. Better golfers will be tempted to go for the green with their second shot but a slight miss could prove costly. Average golfers will get great satisfaction in making par.
Hole 4 – Par 3, 130 Yards
The shortest par three on the course challenges players with a smaller than average green with a collection area to the right.
Hole 5 – Par 4, 459 Yards
The strongest par four on the course will confront players as the course turns back towards the clubhouse. Carefully designed mounding and planting along both sides of the hole give visual separation and focus the golfer’s attention on the task at hand.
Hole 6 – Par 5, 532 Yards
This par five hole plays alongside Duncan Avenue and parallel mounding direct the golfer’s view toward the smallest green on the course. Going for the green in two is an ever-present choice on this short par five, but the green complex is small and will temper the thought.
Hole 7 – Par 4, 365 Yards
This short, yet demanding, hole runs parallel with State Highway 440. The landing area pitches downhill toward the green, resulting in a difficult approach shot to a bean shaped lakeside green guarded by a deep front bunker.
Hole 8 – Par 5, 523 Yards
The par five will stick in the minds of those who play it as natural areas require a long and visually intimidating carry off the tee. Players that successfully navigate the tee shot will follow the hole to the deep but narrow green.
Hole 9 – Par 3, 175 Yards
This par three plays parallel to the Hackensack River and enjoys wide views across the river to the west. It is a medium-length hole with a deep green guarded on the left by a long bunker.
We believe that the quality of golf provided by The Skyway Golf course will result in a regular following, and become an integral part of the golf scene in New Jersey and New York.
Swing easy and enjoy!!
Course Rating and Slope
Black Tees 35.7/142
Gold Tees 34.7/135
White Tees 34.1/118
Blue Tees 32.7/111
Green Tees 34.1/112