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4.0
170 Reviews (170)
5 Stars
50
4 Stars
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3 Stars
20
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.2
86.9%
Recommend this course
149 out of 170 reviews
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3.8
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.5
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.1
76.2%
Recommend this course
16 out of 21 reviews
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3.9
24 Reviews (24)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.7
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.2
79.2%
Recommend this course
19 out of 24 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6859 yards
Slope 133
Rating 73.2

Royal American Links Golf Club pays homage to the birthplace of golf, the seaside links of Scotland, an inspiration that is also reflected in the architecture of the clubhouse. The 18-hole course was created in the traditional link-style but with added features not typical of the classic design including water coming into play on nearly every hole. There are also large, deep bunkers protect the sloping greens, many of which are double-tiered. Royal American Links Golf Club's signature hole is the par-3 12th. Its green is guarded by a not only a large rock wall but also water to the front and left. There is a large bunker to the left of the green that will swallow any errant shots but players with a sharp short game will be able to manage.

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Course Details

Year Built 1990
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/30
Architect Dr. Michael Hurdzan (1990) Craig Schreiner (1990)

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, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt required

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.0
170 Reviews (170)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Patio Dining 10
Watching the Game 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 22
Bunkers 20
Thick Rough 9
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 13
Locals 12
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 10
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 18
In the 'Burbs 9
Convenient to the City 6

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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Nice course but slightly over priced

Played this course a few weeks back and must have gotten to it before much of the summer traffic. Still a great course but may be a little over priced now that it has the wear n tear. All in all, fun course for mid-level players

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Poor conditions

Greens are in terrible shape. Bunkers not cared for. And rest of course bout the Same..it has been really try summer but I play many courses and none of them were this bad. I play courses for half the price we payed here that are far better. Wont be back

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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Previously Played
Used cart

Disappointed

Used to be a course kept in great shape...greens were terrible, fairways burnt out and sand traps have not been maintained for months

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

A nice course gone bad

I have played Royal American many times over the years. The last time I played was in 2018. I am not sure what is going on with the course but its in terrible shape. Brown and/or bare spots everywhere, fairways and greens. It was disappointing as I have played cheaper courses in the area that are in much better condition. The parking lot also seemed a mess. I doubt I would go back unless I could play for $25 or less. That's all its worth now.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great deal

The course was playing very nicely. Lots of attention was given to the fairways and greens.

Had a couple tee boxes that were in poor shape Bunkers were not good. Luckily I didn’t hit onto them!

Had a blast and played in 4 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Quick round

played 18bin 2 hours 15 minutes as a single The course is in good shape just wish people would fix their ball marks

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad shape

This course was in Terrible shape from missing hole plaques to unplayable traps to tee boxes in disarray. I can’t say very many good things about this course. They obviously have not put any money into this golf course in a very long time.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Decent course, but a little bit of a drive

It’s an alright course within the new era group. Not sure why it’s “Links” definitely not on the coast nor is it built on sandy soil. It is however a decent golf course hidden out away from everything. The pace of play is slow, but that’s typical for most public courses so that wasn’t too big of an issue. I only make the trip out there if I can get a deal, as it’s normal greens fees are a bit high for the quality of course plus the longer drive it takes to get there.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Prestine Course

Course was in great shape, well organized. Will be back very soon

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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