Set on 180 wooded acres, New Jersey’s Ocean View Resort seems miles away from the city. In reality, however, it’s only three miles from one of the most popular beaches on the New Jersey shore. It’s also only 50 miles from Atlantic City via the Garden City Parkway. A great location for a fall RV-golf outing, Ocean View Resort offers nearly 1,200 campsites, 50/30/20 amp power, plus 40 pull-through sites. Adjacent to Ocean View is Shore Gate Golf Club, an impressive course that’s a combination of parkland and Scottish links-style.
The pet-friendly resort offers plenty to see and do and a great vacation spot for kids. The splash park will keep them entertained for hours. Other amenities include a fresh water lake with a sandy beach, beach volleyball, swimming pool and a stocked fishing pond. There`s also paddle boat rentals, a tram car, an 18-hole miniature golf course, free Wi-Fi, and more.
Adjacent to Ocean View Resort, Shore Gate Golf Club is set on 245 picturesque acres. Open year round, the course is not only a favorite of visitors and locals alike, it’s one of the Garden State’s most popular. Both Golf Digest and Golf Magazine ranked it as one of country’s best new courses when it opened in 2002. It also continually ranks by Golf Digest among New Jersey’s top 20 courses.
The par 73, 18-hole championship course stretches to 7,227 yards and features five sets of tee boxes. With 88 bunkers and seven water hazards, drama is the name of the game here. Most consider hole 9 the toughest on the course. This par 5, 648-yarder from the back tees features water on the left side of the fairway, as well as in front of the green.
The surrounding area of Ocean View Resort in greater Cape May features lots of historical buildings and structures. Opened in 1859, the 157-foot-high Cape May Point Lighthouse is still an aid to navigation. Great views of the surrounding peninsula await those who venture to the top.
The Seaville Friends Meeting House was built in 1716 and is the oldest Quaker place of worship in New Jersey. For those driving from Atlantic City on the Parkway, stop for a picnic between mile markers 23 and 24 to view the Shoemakers Holly Tree. This is the state’s oldest holy tree, and the State needed to align the Parkway’s route during construction to allow for its preservation. The South Jersey Railroad Museum is also an interesting place to visit.
Rick Stedman is an avid golfer, RVer, and writer who lives in Olympia, Washington. Rick writes a golf column, “The RV Golfer,” which is published every month in rvlife.com. He can be reached at email@example.com.