Crystal Springs Golf Resort's Ballyowen Golf Club cracked New Jersey's Top 10.
1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, New Jersey 07419, US
(973) 862-4351
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About Crystal Springs Resort

Crystal Springs Resort is a 4,000-acre playground located only an hour across the New Jersey state line from New York City. It is one of the country’s largest golf resorts with six courses - Ballyowen, Black Bear, Cascades, Crystal Springs, Minerals and Wild Turkey – and three driving ranges. The Grand Cascades Lodge houses 220 guest rooms with an inspired welcome: An outdoor putting course leading to an indoor lobby with high ceilings, wood beams and a stone fireplace. Both it and the 175-room Minerals Hotel feature their own spas and pools. Children will love the Biosphere, an indoor pool complex with an aquarium, vortex pool and caves, 140-foot waterslide and café, all in a tropical theme. Twelve restaurants are spread out among the course clubhouses and hotels, delivering a variety of menus and price points. Between the Mineral Sports Club and Adventure Center, there’s always a new activity or program to enjoy.

Facts

Price Range$$$$, $$$
Property Class★★★★
Acres4000
Year Opened1972
Number of Units300-500

Amenities

RestaurantsFine, Bar, Casual
Room TypesRoom, Suite
PoolIndoor
Short CourseYes
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Beach AccessYes
Golf School/AcademyYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?No
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Crystal Springs Resort

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Reviews 4
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Nice course

Played in early December. Very few people on the course.
Other then finding the location of the first tee, the layout was very nice, some holes more challenging than others. I look forward to returning in the spring.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great Views

Challenging but forgiving. Keep an eye out for bears

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 16
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Challenging but friendly

The course was in excellent shape. Staff are always great.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Good...

Working staff average. Carpet only. Green was good.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 23
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
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First Time Playing

Hate the layout and deplorable condition

This was such a disappointment . More driving the golf cart than actual playing . The course could be decent but the condition is dreadful , fairways were punched , Tee boxes are not flat , and awful condition ., holes are spread so far apart that could not get a flow . You will be driving on sidewalks and cross at least 2 streets to get to the following hole. 3/ 10 in my opinion

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Great shape for this time of year... Price too high for Fall.
Bunkers very inconsistent.
Greens rolling true and fast

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 13
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Way overpriced

Understood that since the pandemic, all courses have jacked up their greens fees, but 160+ for Wild Turkey is pricey. Layout is fine, conditions are decent but not at that price.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Its all about conditions

Although we were behind a league, things moved along quite well There was some odd maintenance going on the front 9. Appears they were spreading what we call "pea sized" gravel on the T boxes. Kinda stuff you find mixed with the salt on roads in the winter; 'grits" . No clue why that instead of sand. Maybe they got a deal on it. Anyway, a young fella towing piece of metal fence across the top of the T boxes was kicking up quite a dust storm as we and other fellow golfers pondered if we should have worn masks today; it was like an Arizona dust storm out there. No clue why they do this stuff when we pay to play here. And, I would not consider grounding my new $500 driver on the top of those T boxes for at least a few months until those pea size stones find a new home. So, T um up high fellas.
Very odd course management.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

need a ranger. understand the course was busy that day after rain the day before but had entire hole + open in front of group in front of us and there was no ranger out to move them along. even busy course round should never exceed 4-1/2hours was nearly 5. discouraging.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome Course, I'll be back again soon, Very soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 82
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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