With multiple golf courses near Wildwood, golfers have the option of hitting the links and getting in some beach time in one trip. Fresh ocean air wafts in off the Atlantic, making for an exhilarating round or two. The high-concentration of public 18-hole golf courses around Wildwood also makes for some competitive prices in this southernmost coastal area of New Jersey.Erma is about six miles southwest of Wildwood. Cape May National Golf Club has an 18-hole public golf course that surrounds a fifty-acre bird sanctuary. The par-71 course is nicknamed “The Natural” because no houses overlook the fairways. The black-crowned night heron is a bird on New Jersey’s threatened species list that nests at Cape May National Golf Club.The town of Rio Grande, five miles west of Wildwood, has a casual par 3 course for a relaxing round. Cape May Par 3 and Driving Range is a public 18-hole course, with short holes and affordable pricing. Whether you are a beginner or you are looking for a quick round of golf, holes are not designed to be intimidating. This par-54 executive golf course offers you a casual atmosphere where beach attire is appropriate.In he Cape May Court House area. nine miles northwest of Wildwood, the Avalon Golf Club is a player-friendly par-71 course. This course is welcoming to golfers of all skill levels. Major features are narrow fairways and eight natural lakes. Expect to see such wildlife as swans, hawks, bald eagles, seagulls, geese and deer while golfing at Avalon.If you are interested in a challenging 18-hole public course, head 18 miles northeast of Wildwood to Ocean View. Shore Gate Golf Club is a par-72 course featuring many lakes, ponds, bunkers and other hazards. The course is designed to be challenging, and also quite scenic in its forest setting.Thirty-eight miles northeast of Wildwood toward Atlantic City, you'll find a variety of courses in Egg Harbor Township. Choose from par-70 to par-72 courses, such as Green Tree Golf Course, Harbor Pines Golf Club, Ballamore Golf Club, McCullough’s Emerald Golf Links and Twisted Dune Golf Club. The diverse terrain of these courses will challenge your game with their bunkers and water hazards, as well as please the eye with dense forests and scenic gently rolling land.