There are 4 golf courses in Scotch Plains, New Jersey and 3 are municipal courses. There are also another 96 golf courses within 20 miles of Scotch Plains, including 11 public, 30 municipal and 53 private courses.
The oldest course in the Scotch Plains area is the Essex County Country Club which was designed by A.W. Tillinghast/Seth Raynor and opened in 1887.
The longest course is Trump National Golf Club Bedminster, which is 7,565 yards. Shackamaxon Country Club is rated the best course near Scotch Plains. The following courses have won various awards: Plainfield Country Club, Baltusrol Golf Club, Baltusrol Golf Club, Canoe Brook Country Club, Somerset Hills Country Club, Mountain Ridge Country Club, Hamilton Farm Golf Club.