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Course Information & Rules

About the Course

Shackamaxon's 18-Hole Championship Course was designed by Albert W. Tillinghast, named one of the great golf course architects by Golf Magazine. He is world renowned for designing Baltusrol, Bethpage Black, Winged Foot, and Quaker Ridge. Shack's famous 18th Hole was voted one of the most intimidating par-4's in the Metropolitan area by Met Golfer Magazine. The legendary Ben Crenshaw actually flew in by helicopter to play this formidable hole. Shackamaxon has been a strong supporter of tournament play in the Metropolitan area, hosting the prestigious Cavalcade of Golf in 1955, the NJ State Open (1922, 1925, 1937, 1972 and 2002), the NJ State Amateur (1924, 1977) and the NJ Senior State Open (2009).

Dress Code

Golf Course Attire

  • Cargo shorts and slacks are not allowed.
  • Golf shirts must be tucked in at all times while on club property.
  • Mock collars must have a minimum height of 1.5".
  • No-metal alternative spikes (soft spikes) are required for golf.
  • Sweat suits and t-shirts are not permitted.

Clubhouse Attire

  • Bermuda-style length shorts are allowed.
  • Presentable jeans are acceptable, but not encouraged.
  • All clothing changes, including shoes, must be made in the locker room.

Golfers will not be permitted to use the facilities if they are dressed inappropriately, although they are welcome to purchase appropriate clothing in the Golf Shop.


Course Rules
  • Your group is allotted time on the course for the number of people in the outing. A Starting Time Sheet must be filled out and submitted to the Golf Shop five business days prior to the first tee time. It is necessary for outings to assign tee off times (except for Shotgun starts) to their participants every eight minutes in order for us to allot enough time on the course for your group. Should you have any questions pertaining to these requirements, please contact the Golf Shop.
  • The event coordinator is responsible for communicating all rules and regulations to its players. The Club may refuse the privilege of play to those whose attire or conduct fall outside of the rules and regulations.
  • It is recommended that you arrive at the Club at least thirty minutes before your assigned tee-off time. This will allow time for bag handling, registration, changing of shoes, etc., and will definitely help the smooth running of your day.
  • Players are expected to wear traditional golf attire on the golf course. Golf shoes, with soft spikes, are required. A collared and tucked in shirt is required. Jeans (including designer jeans) cargo pants and shorts, T-shirts, undershirts, cut-offs, gym shorts, tennis shorts and sweat suits are not permitted. Players not properly attired will be refused play. It is the event coordinator’s responsibility to make all his/her guests aware of the dress code.
  • Continuous play is required. Interruption of play such as stopping for lunch is not allowed. It is golfing etiquette to replace divots, repair ball marks on greens and to rake smooth all marks made in sand traps, and to remove used tees from the teeing grounds. Players are expected to observe proper conduct at all times.
  • Golf carts are provided in your contract for eighteen holes at no additional cost. Golf carts must not be driven on the tees, greens or green aprons and must not be parked within 30 feet of the greens. Cart directional signs must be followed at all times, please use the cart paths where provided. Following the completion of play, carts must be returned promptly to the designated drop off area. Please report all damaged carts to the Golf Shop. A valid drivers license is required to operate a golf cart. A maximum of two bags per cart is allowed. These rules will be enforced and persistent violators will be asked to leave the course.
  • There are water coolers available on the course. A beverage cart is also available at no additional cost. Players and groups are not allowed to bring their own food, beverages or coolers. The Club reserves the right to confiscate such beverages and food that are brought in violation of this policy BEVERAGE CART INCLUDED IN YOUR CONTRACT.
  • Marshals may be used at the club’s discretion. If a group fails to keep its place on the course by losing more than one clear hole to the group in front, the group following shall have the right to play through and should ask to do so. The marshalls can help this process. Marshalls are also used to monitor play. Players who blatantly or persistently violate the rules will be asked to leave the course.
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