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4.2
301 Reviews (301)
5 Stars
120
4 Stars
132
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
90.2%
Recommend this course
267 out of 301 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.0
46 Reviews (46)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.5
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
89.1%
Recommend this course
41 out of 46 reviews
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4.1
83 Reviews (83)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
42
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
89.2%
Recommend this course
74 out of 83 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

Reviews

4.2
301 Reviews (301)

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 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

fun course tp play

staff was very good to start with

fairways and greens were in great shape

could be walked without an issue

enjoyed my round

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 43
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Good time

The course was in good shape and is very playable. Greens were a bit slow however they were representative of what was on the putting green. 4 hot pace which was good. Not waiting to long on some holes for those out in front of us. Worth playing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 67
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Not scenic, but good golf holes.

Nice little golf course here. Awesome par 3’s, and a good mix of par 4’s.

Hole #9 is a best. Long par 4.

Course conditions aren’t bad. Greens need a little TLC, same with some of the fairways. Overall though, all was fine.

Worth the trip from Bergen County.

P.S.

Go to Grain House in Basking Ridge for the post round meal. Fantastic place!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
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 35
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 5
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
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
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
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