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4.2
498 Reviews (498)
5 Stars
190
4 Stars
231
3 Stars
41
2 Stars
21
1 Stars
15
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
89.1%
Recommend this course
452 out of 498 reviews
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3.7
10 Reviews (10)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.0
70.0%
Recommend this course
7 out of 10 reviews
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4.2
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
87.5%
Recommend this course
28 out of 32 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Municipal
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 7040 yards
Slope 137
Rating 74.1
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Mercer Oaks West Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1991
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Brian Ault (1991) Bill Love (1991)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Mercer County Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Showers, Locker Rooms

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in New Jersey (2018 #19)

Reviews

4.2
498 Reviews (498)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
Patio Dining 8
Watching the Game 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 24
Water Hazards 12
Thick Rough 9
This course/club is great for:
Locals 15
Advanced Golfers 14
Walkers 13
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 14
Worth the Drive 14

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Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

course well maintained

Great course to play. Well maintained. Staff friendly. Nothing bad to say about course, it's all good.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 03/18/2018

This review has been up for 5 years only 5 more to go

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Commented on 12/01/2015

Thank you, DNICE123, for the great review and feedback! We're so happy that you had a great time with us. Come and see us again soon!

Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Walk this course after 3 pm on the weekend what a relaxing round my therapy love it always good people and great conversations thats Mercer Oaks

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

The course condition is subpar at best...

Considered one of the best county courses in Mercer county, this couse is usually well maintained during the season. Clearly wasn't the case this past weekend and probably past month or so. I usually play maybe once a month at Mercer Oaks (last being the Independence Day weekend) and the couse condition was trash.

Greens were aerated a couple weeks ago, but that can not be the execuse for very very subpar green conditions as well as fairway and bunker conditions. Did all maintenance folks go on their summer vacation? Tee boxes, fairways, and GREENS need to be mowed! Two holes into the round I'm thinking let's just count two putts and move to the next hole as it was impossible to putt on the greens. Fairway bunkers are like dirt with weeds all over the place...

They really need to step up as Mercer county courses are falling way behind Somerset county courses and I don't see myself coming back to Mercer county courses rest of the year.

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

Poor rain check management

On Tuesday, August 23 I bought and paid for 18 holes on the west course. After nine holes and making the turn I realize they had let two groups go off on the back nine severely holding up the pace of play, with impending rain coming in I decided to go back into the clubhouse and take a rain check the young kid behind the counter gave me a token and told me it was good for nine holes. On September 5 I went back to reclaim my nine holes with the token the young kid gave me and different very rude kid behind the counter told me that my token was a range token not a rain check token and denied me my rain check and nine holes which I was entitled to. I told him this is the token I was given for the rain check and he assured me no one that works there would have given me that token as a rain check basically accusing me of lying and trying to steal 9 holes.

Friendliness Poor
Played On
Reviews 6
2.0
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Previously Played

Mercer Oaks West

They just aerated the greens so it was awful to putt all day. Course was super dry as well. Definitely not worth $80

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

Please bring back the drinking water! (Excellent course otherwise)

Outside of a few fairway bunkers, both the West and East are in excellent shape compared to most other public courses in NJ. It is an unbeatable value for Mercer County residents.

I would give a perfect 5/5 rating if water coolers were brought back. It is a pain to pack a lot of water for a round, especially when walking. We now know Covid is very unlikely to be transmitted through surfaces, it’s time to bring the water back (please)!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

first time on the west course

I have played the east course many times and wanted to see the west course. It was in perfect condition.
Any ball 1 foot out of play is lost, so keep it in the middle.
very well maintained. Very fair greens , A beautiful course with water views on the back nine. Highly recommend

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Course needs water stations

This course is good but somebody is literally going to die because the county got cheap as does not put water stations out on the course. It’s horrible, more concerned about the money than golfer safety in the summer.

The course is fun to play moves pretty good !

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

West course at Mercer Oaks is well maintained and groups well spaced. The course is difficult but not ridiculous. Just enough water to intimidate occasionally and traps that are well placed to catch slightly errant approach shots.

Good test every time I play it

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Mercer Oak West

First time on the West this season. Course in great condition. The weather was brilliant.The staff in the golf shop and on the course are always personable and helpful. All in all a fun day..

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Tough decision

Mercer Oaks is always a pleasure to play, with each course well run, well maintained, and well designed. Our day at the west course was no exception. The hardest decision one must make when booking is whether to play east or west - a nice dilemma to face!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 49
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

In great shape

Course was in great shape and has some interesting holes. Weather could not have been better.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 49
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Enjoyable

Course was in great shape and has a pretty good layout

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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