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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6557
Slope 130
Rating 71.2
Type Semi-Private
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6557 yards 71.2 130
Medalist 72 6234 yards 69.9 124
Medalist (W) 72 6234 yards 75.7 129
Contender 72 5602 yards 68.1 118
Contender (W) 72 5602 yards 73.5 122
Forward (W) 72 5230 yards 71.1 117
Scorecard for Ocean Acres
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 71.2/130 494 330 378 364 384 195 520 157 420 3242 182 350 412 206 321 517 361 416 550 3315 6557
White M: 69.9/124 468 315 365 353 368 183 503 149 411 3115 155 318 409 175 300 506 330 387 539 3119 6234
Gold M: 68.1/118 423 294 351 325 340 169 453 137 334 2826 127 305 352 152 286 414 319 355 466 2776 5602
Red W: 71.1/117 399 282 336 311 331 145 413 125 323 2665 118 271 340 133 241 398 298 336 430 2565 5230
Handicap 13 15 9 5 3 11 7 17 1 12 10 2 6 14 8 16 4 18
Par 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 36 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 13 3 11 1 15 5 17 9 12 18 2 14 16 8 10 4 6

Course Details

Year Built 1967
Golf Season Year round
Architect Hal Purdy (1967)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

3.1
4

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 1
Drinks 1
Patio Dining 1
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 1
Plays Long 1
Thick Rough 1
This course/club is great for:
Locals 2
9-Hole Rounds 1
Advanced Golfers 1
This Course's Location is:
Near Local Attractions 2
In the 'Burbs 1
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Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Aerating while course open?

Had a 10:20a tee time, one of our players took ill so unfortunately we were a twosome squeezed in between other foursomes. So as expected, pace was a little slow, but weather was great, course was in decent shape, I was hitting on all cylinders, so we were mostly happy until.....we got to the 12th hole and the green was freshly plugged, and I mean freshly! There was plug debris all over the green and no sooner did we exit the green the sander rolled on to start filling the plugs. The 13th green was all sand cause they had just finished there. Aerating the greens in the middle of the day while players are out on the course? No mention of this by the pro shop or starter? Come on! Given the pace and conditions, we knocked off early. Gotta knock mgmt for this action, but we did have fun for 13 holes.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Fair
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Jersey N Y C Advisor
Previously Played

Nice Course, Not Nice Staff

If you have played in the area, maybe a little more North, at Woodlake in Lakewood, you will see that Ocean Acres might remind you of a 'beachy' type of Woodlake. The 10th hole is the coolest on the course by far, with the water surrounding it. 2 things I want to say negative about this course are: 1. The staff was not the nicest. We were given an attitude for paying on our debit cards. I am sorry, but if you offer cards, I'm going to use my card. It is 2016, not 1920. Especially after we had waited for 10 minutes to be helped by someone on the staff. The other negative is the pace of play. I have heard and read reviews of this, and didn't believe it. Even though it wasn't the worst, the pace of play was most certainly slower than usual. Other than those two things, the course played great. I guess that is the most important part. They start you off with a nice challenge on 1 with a Z shaped hole. The price was pretty decent for what it's worth. The back 9 is pretty awesome too. Easy access off the parkway also.
Staff Friendliness Poor
Pace of Play Fair
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Mixed Bag

Located 10 minutes from the Causeway Bridge leading on and off Long Beach Island NJ, this course offers a challenge to golfers of all levels of ability. Let's start with the good stuff. The course offers a nice layout with tree lined fairways on the front 9. Most greens on the front 9 are on the smaller side so sharp iron play is a must. The back 9 starts with a 150 yard (white tees) par 3 to a green that is surrounded on three sides by water. Wind is always a factor, especially on the holes that are unguarded by trees (9, 10, 11 and 18). The back 9 after the open 10th and 11th holes winds through the dense woods of tall oaks that are native to the area. The back 9 is very challenging as there are holes that have very narrow fairways mixed in with right to left doglegs. The trees line the fairways in a way that does not allow allot of room for error, so accuracy off the tee is essential. All in all the course is well worth the trip and with staggered rates you can get a bargain round in the afternoon. Now for the not so good. The shop staff can use a little coaching on how to make the paying customer feel welcome. They do a good job of taking your money but not much else. They make no effort to pair up single players to manage the pace of play. If you show up as a single or with two golfers they will send you out between groups of 3 or 4 without trying to pair up players to ease the pace of play. You will stand around between shots and on tee boxes. Our group of three started out as three singles until we were forced to join up as a threesome when we got jammed up on the 4th hole. They need to do a better job at starting tee management. Pace of play can be brutal. The first hole is a par 5 which normally wouldn't be an issue but the hole does not allow you to hit your driver because of the double dogleg setup. It is a long iron or three wood for shorter players off the tee, ON A PAR 5! The second hole is a short par 4 so, you guessed it, you'll wait on the second tee and then for the rest of the round. They really should move the 1st tee up and change the first hole to a par 4. On this particular day our group of 3 three (who started as 3 singles) got stuck behind possibly the three slowest player ever encountered on a golf course. After catching up to them on the 6th hole we waited on every shot, and other groups started backing up behind us. The point of this is that there was no ranger to be found on the course to speed the group up or demand they let others play through. We ended up going around them and skipping a hole. Again, course management needs to do a better job managing the time and pace of play. Clubhouse has a bar and restaurant that has windows overlooking the 10th tee with a clear view of players teeing it up for their shot over the water. There are some tables set up outside for taking advantage of the nice weather. Average food and the normal bar offerings of beer, wine and cocktails. Overall, the course is very challenging and a good bargain, especially at the Jersey shore, where you can pay over $100 for a round at most course. With just a couple of tweaks to the management style and better course management this could be a true gem.
Staff Friendliness Fair
Pace of Play Poor
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great course

I play this course every summer when I am on vacation in long beach island. Great twilight deals and love the layout of the holes. Some great holes with water features makes for great views and fun holes to play. I will continues to go back over and over again. Highly recommend
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good

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