A view of hole #6 at Minerals Golf Club
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3.8
85 Reviews (85)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
35
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.4
84.4%
Recommend this course
64 out of 85 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.0
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.8
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
90.9%
Recommend this course
10 out of 11 reviews
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3.8
13 Reviews (13)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.5
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
84.6%
Recommend this course
11 out of 13 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public/Resort
Style Executive
Par 31
Length 2305 yards
Slope 104
Rating 31.4

Minerals Golf Club is one of seven courses offered by Crystal Springs Resort, which includes Ballyowen -- the top rated course in New Jersey and Crystal Springs, which is ranked as one of the 50 toughest courses in the country. Minerals Golf Club manages to stand out despite being such good company. This Robert Trent Jones-designed layout has ranked in the top 12 short courses in the country and it is known locally as the best nine-hole golf course in the area. The course sits at the base of Hamburg Mountain, sprawling across lush rolling hills. The layout is both scenic and challenging with a blend of natural hazards and strategically placed bunkers coming into play. The course offers a fair challenge that is player-friendly enough for juniors and beginners, making it an ideal round for families.

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Course Details

Year Built 1987
Fairways Bentgrass
Greens Bentgrass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1987) Roger Rulewich (1988)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Spa

Reviews

3.8
85 Reviews (85)

What Golfers Are Saying

This course/club is great for:
9-Hole Rounds 9
Beginners 8
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 6

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

A good outing

This was my first time out this year due to a broken back surgery. 9 holes was just the right amount. Course was in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

GOLFNOW USER

After waiting over twenty minutes I finally found the employee parking a cart. I figured since I paid in full online that I would be able to grab cart. He said it would be an add’l $10 and I needed to check in inside. My friend and I just looked at each other and followed him. After saying he will take the loss and take it up with you, we asked for a second cart. He said no as it was just the two of us. I told him we are charged $10 each so if we were willing to pay for it, what difference would it be? He then said that he was too busy and couldn’t spare the cart. Really??? We had the place to ourselves outside of maybe six other golfers. Very skeptic and will have second thoughts in booking here in the future.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Great place for players learning the game.

My wife is just learning to play, and has graduated from pitch and putt to a more authentic golf experience. Minerals is a great place for players that are making that transition. Plenty of obstacles for a fun challenge, but not enough to create a frustrating experience. Most hole lengths are short enough for those who are still learning how to strike for distance, while the blue tees offer enough yardage for seasoned players to break out the longer irons, and an occasional wood. The tee boxes, fairways and greens have all been in great shape the two rounds we have played there. We will definitely be back.

PS. If you hit the ball to the right on the 4th green, don't go get it unless you want to get yelled at by a crazy old dude. Our playing partner was berated quite vehemently for accidentally slicing his tee shot toward the condos.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

First time playing here. Nice course for me and my son who is learning the game. Starter is fantastic, very friendly and helpful. Great views, course in very good shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

No signs on course

Loved the course as I am a starter and allows me to be aggressive and not fear losing balls. Lots of bunkers but it sure beats water lol. Only wish there were some markings either at the holes or on the pathways

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great practice course

This course is a great place to work on some iron shots. Greens weren't amazing and some bunkers had rock issues but other than that a nice little course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disappointed

Got their no carts had a reservation had to wait,
Sand traps no sand, Rocks,
No supervision at the course, no rangers other golfers driving on greens with cart, tried to call the clubhouse to inform no answer, Have been here before, was good, now you can see they are not taking care of course very shameful, very disappointing

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Value, Quality Golf

Good value, 18 holes with cart for $26. Played in 3 hours. Good course for Average Golfers, not for beginners or Kids learning the game. Elevations make a poor walking course. They should build some bridges for more direct access to greens after hitting your approach shots. Greens are undulating, so very quick on the wrong side of a putt or chip.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wouldn’t recommend

I waited 30 min for a cart that I prepaid for.
There were neighborhood girls walking around in the course randomly.
Loud motorcycles near 8th and 9th holes.
Would not go back.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

DISAPPOINTED

Course had only 9 holes. Had tp play twice and wasn't documented that way. Sprinklers on in fairways. Called pro shop to turn off. They didn't.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Cheap and I can tell why

This maybe the worst course I have ever played. Greens were slower then my carpet at home. The fairways plugged every driver I hit and the sand looked like a cart path. Really disappointed and shocked Crystal Springs puts their name anywhere near this course.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 71
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

What I Expected

The course is exactly what I expected. The first hole is incredibly tight off the tee. The course has great variety in the par 3s; should really be an expectation since it has 5 of them. Par 4s have reasonable variety. Greens are OK. Course conditions were fine. Be aware, this is the "family" course for the resort, so there is a 18 hole foot golf course that runs down the fairways, not sure not that might mess with tee times. Also, each green has two flagsticks, one for the regular players and one with a larger hole for groups with young kids. For value...9 holes costs $20 plus resort fee, 18 holes is $25 plus resort fee (when I played). The 9 hole fee might be a little over priced, but the price for two loops is a good deal. (objectively, the course is probably 2 or 3 stars, not 4. But at the end of the day, it was never built to be a Sweetens Cove level nine hole course. It serves the design purpose perfectly, so 4 stars)

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Mediocire

What a disappointing course. I read all of the reviews prior that made this sound like such a great course but was more than let down. They keep zero maintenance on this course. They say it is 18 holes but it is really 9 holes that you will play twice and will not refund you if you don't play the 9 holes again. They implement 0 rules as they allowed groups of 5+ to play and it more than ruined the pace of the game. I wouldn't recommend this course to my worst enemy.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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