In 1922, Manasquan River Golf Club purchased 150 acres of farmland and rolling hills that included 1800 feet of waterfront property along the Manasquan River.  The property, part of the Old Squan Highlands, includes the highest point on the Atlantic Seaboard from Atlantic Highlands to Florida. 

Golf course architect Robert White was commissioned to build nine holes in the pastures and swampy meadowlands along the river, which opened for play in 1923. Then in 1926, the second nine holes opened for play in the elevated woodlands and laurel-laden ravines overlooking the river. Manasquan River Golf Club remains a course with flavor unlike any other at the Jersey Shore, presenting two distinct faces.

The featured hole on the front nine is seven, a nearly 660-yard par five.  A drive of 220 yards is necessary to cross a vegetation-filled ravine.  To reach the beginning of the rising fairway drive of 280 yards is required.  The fairway takes a steep plunge 170 yards from the green.
The featured hole on the back nine is sixteen, a nearly 465-yard par four. A drive of 240 yards is necessary to drive past the waste bunker guarding the right side of the fairway. From there the approach shot of 180-220 yards is over a cut out of the Manasquan River to a green perched up which produces an infinity look to it.

Current Manasquan River Golf Club's course and slope ratings are as follows:

Black 75.4/140
Blue 72.2/136
White 70.1/131
Green 66.2/116

White 76.6/139
Green 71.7/131