Cranbury Golf Club

3.5439882353 3.5 stars from 5 (172)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6057 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 68.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Discover, American Express, Mastercard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6057 yards 68.6 125
White 71 5707 yards 67.0 120
Gold 71 4875 yards 67.6 113

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 172 Reviews
5 stars:
17
4 stars:
83
3 stars:
41
2 stars:
22
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

132 out of 172 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals walkers seniors   Challenges include bunkers water hazards narrow fairways   Great for drinks dinner amazing food  

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u3594011's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape for this time of year. They have been keeping up with the removal of leaves. They do need better yardage markings in the fairways though.

Mike in the restaurant is excellent! Great with customers, knows the daily specials, and very easy to talk with!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u8013358's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"It's Always About The Other Players"


u00000811318's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I want to make it clear that the course was very good, and the staff was excellent.

However, we got stuck behind an outing. Best ball should go fairly quickly, but it didn't. Over 2 and a half hours for the front nine. We could see the slow pokes, and people were yelling at them, but they continued on with 2 holes open ahead of them.

Long story short, we left after 15 holes feeling very frustrated.

Hey, this happens, but I can't blame it on the course. They can't very well kick people off that have paid for an outing day. I had booked the tee time ahead, and there was no way I knew there was an outing, so I feel like I have to bite the bullet.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Just a Suggestion for Everyone's Benefit"


jkulpa's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Cranbury Golf course needs to provide a ranger to ensure that the pace of play is observed. On this occasion a sizable

weekly league played a scatter game. We were told that the scatter would be a quicker than normal pace of play.

Well being behind the league proved to be very disappointing...a very slow pace and no ranger to monitor. Usually,

when there are good numbers of players, as was the case, the course can afford to send out someone, at least once every hour and 1/2 to see what is going on. Well Cranbury fell very short on this responsibility. Can't imagine staff in the afternoon during a weekday was so tied up with their responsibilities that they could not perform ranger duties to ensure proper

pace of play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Toughest 6100 yards around! Unfortunately, plays slow!"


Ted8405680's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The length of the course is only 6,100 yards (par 71), but it is a very wisely used 6,100 yards.

The architect uses doglegs to prevent bombers from overpowering the course. There is a 290 yard par-4 risk/reward hole and at least 2 par 3s over 200 yards.

Except for one, the par 5s are not very long, but without an absolutely perfect drive over the corner of a dogleg, most are not reachable. Kudos to the architect here!

The greens are always in great shape and roll true. Usually fast and firm, but sometimes a bit soft the day after rain.They are well bunkered and surrounded by thick rough. You rarely find a pin in a flat spot, so getting up and down is easy.

Unfortunately, the pace of play here is horrible. They let singles, doubles, threesomes and foursomes out. Many seniors on the course. The issue is likely be the difficulty of the course itself, but it isn't helped by jamming the course with small groups.

The driving range is irons only and the putting green is usually much slower and bumpier than the greens on the course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun course in great condition"


u3151789's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my 4th game at Cranbury. The course was in great condition (with the exception of a few tee boxes). The greens were fast and challenging. The rough was thick but not too long. You were penalized for missing the fairway with the thickness (which is good). The pace of play was fine (about 4 hour round). We were a 3 ball with 3 ball in front of us. We occasionally had to wait but nothing that ruined the round. Staff very friendly. I would recommend this course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great golf course!"


Winai3018872's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2017
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I play here at least once or twice sometimes three times a week. Love it here.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


Ronr980's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Cranbury is a mix of short and long holes. So, you get to use almost all of your clubs. Not as easy as it looks.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A+ greens"


ihislop's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was impressed with the condition of greens. Well keep this late into season.

Definite replay. Wind defends this course , but fair. Nice balance of holes. Some tee boxes beginning to crown.

Overall nice experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"good value"


u2640264's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not crowded in the middle of the day. Went with my brother recovering from some medical issues, everything worked well.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



sangsamlee's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000007177634's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Can't anybody here manage the pace of play?"


u825973761's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I TRIED to play here today, but cancelled after I arrived when the pro shop told me there was a "slight delay"...they had no starter today, and permitted a twosome to go off in the middle of a Sunday afternoon. One of the players was on the course for the very first time, and took 15 strokes on the first fairway alone. Rather than deal with the issue by pulling the player off the course, they apparently just let the situation play out. I saw 5 groups waiting at the turn as I walked back to my car, and there were another 5 groups waiting to tee off. On top of this, I played here last week and the starter missed the fact that a guy I played with was wearing SOCCER CLEATS!! Guess how the greens stood up to those? I live in the same town as the course, and it's really convenient, but I won't be back. If the staff doesn't care about the course, then neither should any of us. Stay away.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great Conditions but Slow Play without a Marshal or Starter."


u1153362's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pros

Course was in great condition and the greens were excellent for a public course. This is my second time playing here and using the Golf Boards. They are really fun and everyone should get out and try them! The staff will let you pay the small price difference from the Golfnow price when you get to the pro shop.

Cons:

I showed up at 2:20pm on a beautiful Saturday. I went up to the first tee and was looking for the starter. Hello? There was no one there. So the other men and I standing around the first tee figured out what our tee time was and put two groups together.

Also, there was no marshal on the course and my round was 5 hours and 10 minutes. A huge group on some sort of outing was in front of me and was clogging up the entire course for everyone. I was waiting 5-15 minutes to tee off at each hole. Seems unthinkable to me that a course of any caliber would not have a starter and a ranger pushing people along for any day, let alone a perfect summer Saturday.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Cranbury"


u331379713's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is a local course we play. It's a nice change from mercer oaks and other county courses but every time we play here the pace of play is terrible because they book tee times 8 minutes apart. The course was in decent shape with greens in pretty good shape. The starter was horrible. We were standing on the tee box and he sent a two some in front of us at the exact time of our tee time 11:48. We were a two some as well followed by 3 of or buddies who had the 11:56 tee time. So we were a little shocked and when I asked why he did that he said they had the 11:40 tee time. Last time I checked if you miss your tee time you end up playing when everyone else tees off and there's an open slot. The course has potential but it needs some adjustments.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"East Course"


gerardadimando's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
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Reviewed on

The course was in pretty good shape, although it wasn't perfect due the heavy downpour last night. The staff is helpful and friendly. The course layout was very much to my liking.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A lot to be desired"


calyardley's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape. Fairway was well kept and the greens were challenging but not overly difficult. It deffinately overbooked. It took over 5 hours to finish my round. Trouble was that the group ahead of us had a young boy and an older woman playing. Both of them looked pretty new to the game. What got my partner and I angry was that it looked like the other two people in the foursome ahead of us were giving golf lessens to the two beginners. It was very frustrating. They're should have been someone watching what was happening to move the group ahead of us along. I would not recommend this course on a weekend. Nice thing was the range. Not all courses have one.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



starfire13's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Wonderful"


Joe5387752's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

With the threat of rain, we flew through 18 in under 4 hours. To start it was cart path only, but quickly improved to 90* rule. Course was green and lush. Greens rolled true at medium speed. All in all a wonderful day.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Nice for the price"


tycin13's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Slow round. Spaced groups 8 minutes apart. Just doesn't work


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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