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4.2
461 Reviews (461)
5 Stars
169
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
19
1 Stars
14
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
92.6%
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419 out of 461 reviews
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4.2
40 Reviews (40)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.0%
Recommend this course
36 out of 40 reviews
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4.3
107 Reviews (107)
5 Stars
46
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
96.3%
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103 out of 107 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
461 Reviews (461)

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 3
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Played On
Reviews 46
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Why did they let this great golf course go to pot

I’ve played this course many times over the years. The conditions now are simply awful: slow, bumpy greens; little to no sand and uneven conditions in the bunkers; raggedy mowing around bunkers and hazards; and crab grass seemingly everywhere. Truly a shame. They played the State Amateur here just a few years ago and the course was pristine, but the conditions have really deteriorated. Many more public courses nearby (many Somerset and Monmouth County options come to mind) that are in much, much better shape and much better experiences overall. And to make matters worse, the group in front of us took 2:25 to play the front 9. Brutal.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Only 1 issue on Mercer West

Pace of play is excellant. Tees, fairways and greens are in great shape. Only 1 issue...the bunkers on this course are in horrible shape. Most do not have any sand. It doesn't appear that the bunkers have been worked on this year. Most still have water from the recent rains.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Public Course

Course was in fabulous shape. Pace of play was also great. Would definitely play here again soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 37
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Average course

Average maintenance, tee boxes and Greens are not in good shape

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 37
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Confounding

This golf course frustrates me. Playing from the blacks, it’s long, 7100 yards long and the blues at almost 6700 are no bargain either. For some reason I cannot break 90 from the back on this course. It’s a blood field between us now.

The landing areas seem generous, the course seems wide open, however being in the right position of the fairway greatly affects your access to the greens, and it’s not as open as it seems.

The fairways are hard and the ball does scoot. The greens are hard, difficult to stick, virtually impossible to stop. Beware of sucker pins. They are in fairly decent shape, taking into account the amount of traffic, certainly the beleaguered greens keeper has a tough time keeping up with the rash on repaired ball marks on the greens. They are medium pace, fast enough with subtle breaks.

The sand is very inconsistent.

The layout is interesting with a few really well designed holes, and a handful of significant doglegs. This course does feature a few monsters, the 450 yard third, and a brutal back to back, the 485 yard par 4 6th followed by a 600 yard par 5 at seven.

The signature hole on the front is the 9th which features an approach shot over water (complete with fountain) of anywhere from 110 yards to 170, depending on the placement of the tee ball. On the back, the 235 yard 16th gives way to the signature 17th, whose entire right side features Carnegie lake, and an approach shot to a wiled green over water.

Mercer Oaks is , a sprawling public golf course with a decent practice area, and a good 19th hole, and oh yeah, two golf courses. The west is whatever you want it to be, a real taskmaster from the back, a challenge from the blues and whites that allow the golfer to enjoy the layout without taking a beating..

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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