Thank you for your interest in Shady Rest.
We welcome all golfers from beginners to seasoned professionals with first class facilities, reasonable fees and great locations.
Shady Rest Golf Club opened in 1920 as the first African American Golf and Country Club in the United States. The country club was home to John Matthew Shippen Jr., the first American Born African American Golf Professional and has hosted Jazz and Blues Legends like Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington.
The Shady Rest 9-hole course features 2,247 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par 33. The course rating is 33.3 and has a slope rating of 106 on blue grass. Property includes a Pro Shop, Clubhouse, and a Pavilion.
Sitting next to the 9-hole course is an 18-hole miniature golf course boasts a picturesque waterfall, wandering streams, and stepping ponds.
Managed by the leading firm KemperSports, our golf courses are the centerpiece of an exciting, dynamic community that is dedicated to the highest standards of customer service while fostering an open, inclusive environment for all.
Whether you are seeking to learn, challenge yourself, or simply enjoy the views, please come and experience the best public courses—and facilities—in New Jersey.
Chairwoman Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded
On behalf of the Board of Commissioners