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4.1
162
5 Stars
69
4 Stars
64
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Staff Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.2
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
77.7%
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137 out of 162 reviews
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5 Stars
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Staff Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.4
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
81.8%
Recommend this course
9 out of 11 reviews
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5 Stars
7
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Staff Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.6
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
87.5%
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14 out of 16 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6816
Slope 139
Rating 73.5
Type Semi-Private/Resort
Crystal Springs Golf Club in Hamburg touts a reputation of being not only the most challenging golf course in New Jersey, but also one of the most challenging layouts east of the Mississippi. The site filled with water after its use as a limestone quarry in 1929, which formed the natural springs on the 10th hole that the course is named after. The layout is definitely a shot-maker's course. Carefully sculpted mounding that frames the fairways and greens defines each hole. There is also tall and gnarly rough treacherously guarding the tight fairways. The golf course sits just a few miles from New Jersey's highest point, sprawling across an undulating terrain that makes it difficult to find an even lie. One of the most notably difficult, and subsequently the most talked about, holes is the 11th. The hole is perched atop a cliff overlooking the Windsor Quarry.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6816 yards 73.5 139
Blue 72 6395 yards 71.4 132
White 72 5862 yards 69.1 123
White (W) 72 5862 yards 75.0 130
Red (W) 72 5073 yards 70.1 126
Scorecard for Crystal Springs Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 73.5/139 563 420 433 485 153 406 419 553 153 3585 413 186 541 165 564 140 416 410 396 3231 6816
Blue M: 71.4/132 536 393 406 455 133 376 399 526 140 3364 380 186 508 145 552 125 389 383 363 3031 6395
White M: 69.1/123 W: 75.0/130 503 356 383 403 113 343 366 493 130 3090 347 160 475 125 524 105 356 350 330 2772 5862
Red W: 70.1/126 453 313 323 375 100 303 332 443 106 2748 297 85 425 100 465 85 306 300 280 2343 5091
Handicap 7 3 1 11 17 9 13 5 15 8 4 2 12 18 10 14 6 16
Par 5 4 4 5 3 4 4 5 3 37 4 3 5 3 5 3 4 4 4 35 72

Course Details

Year Built 1992
Fairways Bentgrass
Greens Bentgrass
Golf Season Open: 3/15 Closed: 12/12
Architect Robert von Hagge (1992)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

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Reviews

4.1
162

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 22
Dinner 15
19th Hole Scenic Views 10
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 37
Bunkers 36
Undulating Greens 35
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 32
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 27
A Weekend Splurge 18
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 35
Worth the Drive 34
In the 'Burbs 12
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Wet Hot and Humid Challenge

I've played here quite a few times. It is a target type course. Most holes are narrow with little margin for error in drives. Course layout is interesting. Quite a few blind shot holes where the pin is not visible until you're within 150yds. It was a wet and humid day and lost quite a few balls. Tough and challenging course but in very good shape.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Difficut course for the average golfer

I play this course only 1-2 times a year. You hardly ever have a flat lie, 5hr rounds on the weekend. Staff is friendly It is an unusual layout I seldom lose a ball on a course, I usually lose 3 or4 and I am a very consistent golfer who plays a 100 rounds of golf a year and have a 9 handicap
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Poor
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ok

Extremely tough layouts. Course was wet and greens were slow. Not sure worth driving 1.5-2 hr from most of the places to play
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent course

Most valuable course I ever played.. Beautiful layouts, excellent conditions Very challengeable
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course is great / scheduling not so much

Had two groups of four schedule via golfnow with back to back tee times. Earlier group got bumped because of 'scheduling issues' -- 2 days after the tee time was booked!! We kept the 2nd tee time and found the group in front of us were playing a 'membership tournament'. We didn't tee off until 8am (supposed to go off at 7:30) and we finished at 1pm. Twice the group in front of us couldn't find their tee shots, after a good ten minutes looking for it, that they came back to the tee box (the black), and tee'd off again. I like playing this course very much but golfnow scheduling lately has been very poor. This is the third time in two months that I've had an issue with booking a time at the same time someone else does and get bumped.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course if you’re good

This course is difficult, very difficult It takes some getting familiar with. Once you do I find it’s a great challenge for your game. Some bunkers are crap and need more sand, some tee boxes are seriously sloped and need leveling Otherwise great course, (if you’re good)
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tough but great

Great course but you better be on the faiwarways or your in for long day. . Even fairways are tough as full of undulations and mogels. Good luck and love signature 11th!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A very difficult course

If you are a single digit golfer or alternatively, you want to score 10 strokes (or more) higher than you usually do, play this course. It is very pretty but too challenging for the average golfer and let's face it, most of us are average :-) If you play and shoot your handicap, you will be very proud of your accomplishment.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good

Stay & Play Offers

$110 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
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