Golf News for Monday, November 19, 2012 | Courses

Atlantic City-area golf courses largely unaffected by Hurricane Sandy

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Despite the heavy toll inflicted by Hurricane Sandy on many communities along the New Jersey coastline, the Greater Atlantic City Golf Association's (GACGA) 19 golf courses escaped relatively unscathed, with the lone exception of The Links at Brigantine Beach. That course has been temporarily closed, but is expected to reopen in the near future.

"Much like Atlantic City's casino hotels, our golf courses are fully operational and in excellent condition," said Tom Sullivan, president of GACGA. "GACGA is an integral part of the Atlantic City community and the region. In that vein, we invite visitors who are not dealing with the aftermath of the storm to return to the area, enjoy a round of golf and visit the casino resorts. By encouraging our guests to return to the region, play some golf while we enjoy some nice weather, and visit the casinos, we hope to be able to help stimulate the regional economy and thus contribute to the recovery and rebuilding process."

Sullivan also announced GACGA's support for relief efforts in the region through a food drive. All GACGA courses will be drop-off points for anyone interested in donating non-perishable food items, which will be turned over to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, southern branch. A complete listing of courses is shown below and can also be found on

In addition, GACGA is assisting its member club, The Links at Brigantine Beach, in their efforts to help the residents of Brigantine with their recovery efforts. The Links at Brigantine Beach will be holding a "Surviving Sandy" fundraising event on December 1, and will donate all proceeds to a local fund set-up by the City of Brigantine. The Greater AC Golf Association will donate rounds of golf, as well as other gifts and prizes that will be auctioned off at the event. For more information about this event, call 609-266-1388.

About The Greater Atlantic City Golf Association
The Greater Atlantic City Golf Association (GACGA) is comprised of 19 golf courses and three golf package providers. Together, they work to enhance the region's group golf package offerings and solidify the area as one of the nation's premier golf destinations. For exceptional deals on your next golf trip, visit

The member clubs of the Greater Atlantic City Golf Association include: Atlantic City Country Club, Ballamor Golf Club, Blue Heron Pines Golf Club, Cape May National Golf Club, Hamilton Trails Golf Club, Harbor Pines Golf Club, The Links at Brigantine Beach, Mays Landing Golf & Country Club, McCullough's Emerald Golf Links, Running Deer Golf Club, Sand Barrens Golf Club, Scotland Run Golf Club, Sea Oaks Golf Club, Shore Gate Golf Club, Stockton Seaview Golf Resort's Bay and Pines courses, Twisted Dune Golf Club, Vineyard Golf
at Renault, Wildwood Golf & Country Club,

About Community FoodBank of New Jersey
The Community FoodBank of New Jersey serves those in need statewide. Locally, its Southern Branch, based in Egg Harbor Township, serves Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and southeastern Burlington counties. For more information on how you can help call 609-383-8843, or visit

Contact: Rodger Gottlieb • (609) 573-5815 •