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East Orange Golf Course
440 Parsonage Hill Rd
Short Hills, New Jersey 07078
Essex County

Phone(s): (973) 379-7190
Fax: (973) 250-6450
Website: eastorange-nj.gov

The 18-hole East Orange Golf Course in Short Hills, NJ is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1926. Designed by Tom Bendelow, East Orange Golf Course measures 6120 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 100 and a 67.6 USGA rating. The course features 2 sets of tees for different skill levels.

East Orange Golf Course
3 stars out of 5 (based on 4 reviews)
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A fall day view from a fairway at East Orange Golf Course (Clara Hollin)A view from tee #6 sign at East Orange Golf Course (Patrick Maas)A view of a green at East Orange Golf Course

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Stephen Kay, Tom Bendelow
  • Public/Private: Semi-Private
  • Year opened: 1926
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: No
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code:
  • Credit cards accepted: All major credit cards accepted

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Back (W) 70 5687 129 72.6
Back 70 5687 120 67.1
Middle 70 5397 112 65.7
Middle (W) 70 5397 124 70.9
Forward 70 4725 102 63.4
Forward (W) 70 4725 115 67.3

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • East Orange Golf Course
    4 stars out of 5
    by tony melchionna
    on April 18th, 2017 09:29
    I loved this course. just started playing Golf 4 years ago and I enjoyed playing 18 here. The course still needs to be cleaned up a bit but the Fairways' and greens were fine. It is a VERY FORGIVING course. I will be a regular there. And by the looks of the club house, it will be nice. C/House to open soon. P.S Cant beat the Rates either !
  • East Orange Golf Course
    3 stars out of 5
    by Billy
    on October 16th, 2016 08:01
    This is a nice course. Easy to navigate. However it appears that the parking will not be adequate in the near future, once the cub house/pro shop become operational. Also, the "frost delay" for this course is not cool.
  • East Orange Golf Course
    1 stars out of 5
    by James Marzarella
    on August 24th, 2015 04:58
    I was a member of EO golf course for years and with a group of guys we played a minimum of twice a week, sometime as many as 4 times a week. We were very disappointed when it closed and very happy when it reopened.
    This past Sunday was the first time I got to play it since it reopened and I was very disappointed. Following are some of my observations:
    1. I felt like I was playing on a cow pasture what with all the construction equipment and areas dug up.
    2. Many of the greens are rotting out and impossible to putt.
    3. Most tees are like a jungle.
    4. There are inadequate markings for hole numbers and directions to subsequent holes.
    All in all I would say this is one of the worst courses I've ever played and doesn't remotely resemble the EO course of the past.
    I hope this is an interim situation and EO will once again a place I want to plat golf.
    Also, based on the shape of the course you have a lot of nerve charging $47 on a weekend. If you want to stimulate interest for the future the cost should be a lot lower. I noticed very few players on the course.
  • East Orange Golf Course
    4 stars out of 5
    by Charles Courtney
    on August 03rd, 2015 08:23
    After reading the article about the East Orange Golf Course in the August 2 New York Times, I decided to drive over from Madison to see it.I am not a golfer, but I was attracted by the story of the renovation. My wife and I were welcomed by the staff. We were given a key to a golf cart so that we could take our own tour. It was lovely, especially the view from the 14th tee. After coming home, I recommended the course to two friends who are golfers. Neither of them had heard of the course, but they both said that they may check it out. I do have some clubs purchased from Two Guys 45 years ago. Maybe I will take them to EOGC. Best of luck for a great project!
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