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3.7
192 Reviews (192)
5 Stars
51
4 Stars
94
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.6
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
79.5%
Recommend this course
162 out of 192 reviews
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3.0
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
4
Conditions
2.3
Value
2.6
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.0
57.1%
Recommend this course
16 out of 28 reviews
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3.3
43 Reviews (43)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
4
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.1
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.0
67.4%
Recommend this course
29 out of 43 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6859 yards
Slope 133
Rating 73.2

Royal American Links Golf Club pays homage to the birthplace of golf, the seaside links of Scotland, an inspiration that is also reflected in the architecture of the clubhouse. The 18-hole course was created in the traditional link-style but with added features not typical of the classic design including water coming into play on nearly every hole. There are also large, deep bunkers protect the sloping greens, many of which are double-tiered. Royal American Links Golf Club's signature hole is the par-3 12th. Its green is guarded by a not only a large rock wall but also water to the front and left. There is a large bunker to the left of the green that will swallow any errant shots but players with a sharp short game will be able to manage.

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Course Details

Year Built 1990
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/30
Architect Dr. Michael Hurdzan (1990) Craig Schreiner (1990)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt required

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.7
192 Reviews (192)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Patio Dining 10
Watching the Game 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 22
Bunkers 20
Thick Rough 9
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 13
Locals 12
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 10
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 18
In the 'Burbs 9
Convenient to the City 6

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Previously Played

Course conditions

The tee boxes were in bad shape. Muddy with no grass for majority of them. Greens in good shape with nice speed

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Plays Once a week
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4.0
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Good course

It's a good course, a little more beat up this year than normal but it's late in the season. Overall a good time and I'll play there again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
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Used to be my favorite

I play here several times a year. The course outings are always fun and what is included is great. This year was different. The course looks like a work in progress, but not sure what project will get done first??? Also I always enjoyed playing this course because of the customer service and that has also changed this year.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Don’t Play this Year

This has always been a decent course. However, as of 9/27/20, it is unplayable. Greens, bunks, fairways, and tee boxes all destroyed. They do look like they are working on it so that is a positive but then they shouldn’t charge full price. Hopefully it is better next year.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 16
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

What happened to the greens?!

The golf course was absolutely trashed. They had begun construction recently and had dug up at least some portion of almost every fairway. The greens were in absolutely horrendous conditions and the tee boxes looked like someone used them for grenade practice. Had I not been playing with several other people I would’ve turned around after the first hole and demanded a refund. They were charging weekend rates for Labor Day and the course was a construction site.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not What It Used To Be

Always liked Royal American, but it is in terrible shape. Everywhere. Tees, fairways, greens, bunkers - awful. It pains me to say it, but save your money.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Disappointing

I played this track with a couple buddies on Labor Day weekend. This course looked like a real gem upon arrival. Nice big clubhouse and the course looked nice from afar. However, the course conditions were awful. While you can tell the other New Era courses see a good bit of action, at least many of those are maintained. They have totally let this course go. Dead spots in the fairways and on the greens. The tee boxes were chewed up on many of the holes. Bunkers were ridiculous, filled with mounds of dirt, don’t even try hitting out of them. Overall, the conditions made this a really poor experience considering greens fees were 58 dollars. A real shame too because this course has a solid layout with some potential. Would not recommend this course in its current state, and won’t be back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Tee boxes burnt out...fairways hit or miss...some greens were cracked mud essentially in spots...you would think for the horrible shape it was in they would charge less. Add a brutally slow round of 5 hrs, I won’t go back there again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace

Brutally slow pace of play. No marshals to enforce pace.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very poor condition

Bunkers havent been touched. Many greens have large amoujts of bad areas. Fairways have lots of brown and dead areas. I understand it is late summer and weather plays a big impact, but it appears little is being done to keep up course. Many tee boxes have little to no grass. Grass is growing in all bunkers.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Horrific Condition

The fact they charge 50+ for this course in it's current condition is utterly ridiculous. The course is in awful shape.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyed our round!

The course layout is great! There is ample room between holes to avoid errant shots from impacting others. Course is mainly flat, but there are some elevations changes that add to the challenge. Overall nice course!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course but slightly over priced

Played this course a few weeks back and must have gotten to it before much of the summer traffic. Still a great course but may be a little over priced now that it has the wear n tear. All in all, fun course for mid-level players

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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