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4.2
292 Reviews (292)
5 Stars
115
4 Stars
128
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.1
91.2%
Recommend this course
259 out of 292 reviews
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4.0
74 Reviews (74)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
38
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
89.2%
Recommend this course
66 out of 74 reviews
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4.1
97 Reviews (97)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
46
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
89.7%
Recommend this course
87 out of 97 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6337 yards
Slope 130
Rating 70.5
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Rutgers University Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1963
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 12/15

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required, including closed-toe footwear with non-penetrating or spikeless shoes.

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 College Courses in the U.S. (2020 #22)

Reviews

4.2
292 Reviews (292)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 6
This course/club is great for:
Seniors 6
Walkers 6
This Course's Location is:
On a College Campus 7

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Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Nice Walking Course

Course in good shape, greens too, but some golfers need to fix their ball marks. Not water, no ball washers, no amenities.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

Very Nice Course! Amazing Pace of Play! So FAST!!

The course is well kept as it's part of the Rutgers University Golf Course Masters program so the students keep it ship shape. The most amazing thing was the pace of play! I started sweating keeping the game at this pace! Amazing! Started 18 holes (walking) at &:30am - done at 10:45am. GREAT DAY! Great Course! NO FOOD so bring your own snacks and drinks. FYI.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 114
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Never better

The course was in great shape
Pace of play was terrific
Plan to be be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ball washers & water

It’s kinda crazy that Rutgers doesn’t have a problem letting their students share rented scooters, that are laying all around the campus, but there are no ball washers and no drinking water on the course, not to mention a usually very good half-way house is shutdown… when is the COVID madness going to end?

Also, for a golf course attached to a university with a well respected golf turf management program, the fairways, rough and even the greens are in surprisingly poor condition.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/02/2021

Hi, thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Rutgers University Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

overblown Covid precautions

decent course, but absolutley ridiculous that there was no drinking water on the course, water fountains disabled, just one vending machine largely sold out, and all on a 90 degree day. Do the people managing this course really think that it's wiser to remove waterfountains, or not put out watercoolers, etc. rather than risk the incredibly remote chance that Covid would somehow be passed along via these? They are more likely to have people dropping from heat stroke. Where is the common sense?

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 08/27/2021

Your feedback about water on the course is important to us. As we begin the season, we are working to develop the best way to provide our guest with refreshments. We do allow outside drinks. You are welcome to bring your own bottled water, Gatorade, or another refreshment as long as it is alcohol-free. We are glad to see you rated everything else to be great during your game. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Rutgers University Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

GREAT TIME

play 2 rounds a week...great staff and usually great pace of play....

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Solid Course

This is a solid golf course especially for the $. Easy check-in, very well maintained, and not too many spots to lose your ball. Only thing I would criticize is the signs to each hole are confusing. There were times where we didn’t know where the next hole was. Cart path signs should be placed right before greens instead of a white line (which looks tacky). Other than that, this was a solid course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 0-4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Good Value

Many improvements in the overall course; drainage being one that sticks out. Price is very reasonable and the course design is a plus; good balance on par 3 holes along with some real challenging par 4's and 5's. Greens were slow which made long putts especially uphill putts a challenge. Should have hit a few on your practice green to get a feel for the pace but from the look of the practice green it might have been rolled recently while the course greens were pretty soft. Would also be nice if Gophers would fix their ball marks.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

I enjoyed playing at Rutgers! I played one of my best games

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rutgers

As usual great shape greens great nothing bad about the course love this place pace great

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Not in the condition it usually is

Parts of the course were burned out and this is uncommon for Rutgers. Also, the greens were in mostly good shape, but the pins were placed in places where multiple ball marks were not repaired...very frustrating.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rutgers is my go to place

Always on time, conditions are awesome and layout is great !!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

My Monday Course

As a player of more than 20 years, I’ve known everyone who’s been connected with the RUGC for many years. The staff is without question wonderful. The manager, however, is bereft of any social skills and personality. I knew the young man while he was a fledgling student at Rutgers. He has become a bane in my opinion. Why? He demonstrates zero accord when it comes to understanding the power of influence or long term relationships. He has repeatedly overcharged my son and I. My son is a 3rd year student. Boasting a 3 handicap, the manager insists on charging us full price, not for students, but full price for everything. I’m a senior and he’s a student and we often play only 9 holes. The pace of play is not conducive on most days to continue 18 holes.
The staff is amicable, affable and friendly. But that’s because these people are older men who value relationships. Mr. Bob is a young hot head who has nothing but contempt for the public. Perhaps he should find himself doing other things…. It would certainly make the RUGC experience a bit better.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 08/30/2021

Hi, we’re sorry to hear of your less-than-satisfactory experience and hope you will accept our sincerest apologies.

We value our customers' opinions and would like to make things right and determine how we can provide a solution that makes you smile.

Please contact us directly at the pro shop. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

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