Running Deer Golf Club

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Value
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4.9
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7074
Slope 134
Rating 74.5
Type Semi-Private
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tips 72 7074 yards 74.5 134
Long 72 6805 yards 73.1 130
Middle 72 6485 yards 71.4 127
Mulligan (W) 72 6150 yards 76.6 139
Forward (W) 72 5851 yards 74.9 133
Front (W) 72 5510 yards 72.7 128
Scorecard for Running Deer
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: 74.1/129 394 492 381 521 152 417 184 409 538 3488 408 357 478 243 555 358 185 553 479 3616 7104
Blue M: 72.1/126 384 478 367 506 140 406 173 396 487 3337 396 345 430 210 542 343 172 535 448 3421 6758
White M: 70.6/122 375 442 345 503 126 381 161 380 483 3196 379 320 382 187 528 317 165 502 434 3214 6410
Gold M: 67.8/114 W: 72.3/127 360 415 321 442 110 353 151 354 457 2963 362 305 350 166 516 295 156 450 415 3015 5978
Red W: 70.8/124 345 368 297 439 102 328 95 328 415 2717 333 280 304 125 458 291 133 411 385 2720 5437
Handicap 8 2 10 12 18 4 14 6 16 7 11 1 9 15 13 17 5 3
Par 4 4 4 5 3 4 3 4 5 36 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 10 2 12 4 16 8 18 14 6 7 13 5 15 9 11 17 1 3

Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways Bent grass
Greens Bent grass
Architect Ed Carman

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared Shirts. Jeans and tank tops are not considered proper dress. No Tee Shirts/ No Jeans. Hats off in Caddy’s Pub

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Handicap 20-24
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5.0
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Wet weather
Used cart

ME AND MY SON

We originally came here to take part in the Junior series that they were offering on Mondays, however when we got there we found out it was cancelled which my son was disappointed. We did however Golf by ourselves and with ron jaworski golf pass and his youth on course card we only paid $30 and had the golf course mainly to ourselves, it was wet and drizzling however the course was very playable must have great drainage. It was challenging for me being a below average golfer, but my 12 year old son did well and the fairways were in great condition, the greens perfect and traps a little flooded but in good condition. We will be back in spring for their Junior series again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Philly Advisor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

soggy course

I have played here many times (had a then career round of 77 first time there a few years ago) and always enjoy the variety of the holes. The greens are really tough if you are out of position on them. On this day the course was really wet and it was cart paths only (except for the senior foursome in front of us which we assumed were members). It was a lot of tough walking on soggy turf as I don't have skill to hit near cart path on every shot. Combined with wind this older guy was worn out at the end of the round. Highly recommend. Have some photos but they are in my phone.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Ron Jaworski's Best (and Toughest) Course

Pace of Play: 4:30 on a Sunday afternoon, seems about right for this difficult course.

Conditions: It has rained a few days before and the course seems to hold water pretty well so the fairways and tee boxes were a little hairy. Greens rolled at an average pace but were a little bumpy. Overall not bad.

Layout: Great layout, the epitome of South Jersey "Pinelands Golf" with tons of bunkers and VERY UNDULATING GREENS. I'd say about half the holes were pure target golf. The course is set on a nice property and you only see the hole you're playing on for the most part. Unique and challenging layout.

Staff Friendliness: No complaints; everybody was very pleasant.

Amenities: Being a semi-private course, the amenities are very nice; grass range, two practice putting greens, a halfway house for food/drinks and a nice indoor restaurant/bar. Only needs a bigger short game (pitching/chipping) area to get a 5-star.

Overall: A great course; it's classic Pinelands golf and easily Jaworski's best course. Don't let the distance from Philadelphia scare you away, it's an easy drive and worth the hassle. Just be prepared for challenging greens!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Ginormous Greens

Greens are gigantic and undulating. Knowing distance to pin is critical to avoid 60ft putts. Pin locations didn't match flag on a few holes which was somewhat annoying. Fairways and greens were in good shape. Tees on driving range were mostly dirt.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Pennsylvania Advisor
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

top notch golf

I tried out Running Deer for a mid week round on my day off. You can tell just by looking at a few holes when driving up to the clubhouse that this is a prime facility. The course was emerald green and had gotten a pretty good soaking the night before.

The staff was professional and pleasant when I arrived and the locker room is what you'd expect from a nice private club. I played the first 9 with a member and the back nine with 2 very nice daily players like me.

Every hole at Running Deer is cut out of the tall pines and framed by them. You'll notice tons of traps and waste areas but the fairways are extremely generous in most places. You'll need excellent distance control with your drives and approaches to keep out of the bunkers. There is some high fescue if you miss which is difficult to get your club through.

Most of the holes are straight with few doglegs. The hard part of the course is the enormous undulating greens. You have to keep your shots on the right tiers of the greens or 3 putting will be routine. The greens were a bit slower than anticipated and that could be due to the overnight rains. If you have a good short game, you can get up and down as there is ample room to wedge it close when you miss a green.

The cart girl had a very well stocked cart especially with liquor and she was very sweet. There was plenty of cold water to drink on the course at the tee boxes which was a nice bonus.

If you play the back tees, the course is much tougher and I played with the rest of group from the white tees at 6400 yds.

The course is visually stunning and in excellent condition even though the greens were a little spongy and soft from the overnight rain.. I'll be back soon!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Getting ready for USGA qualifier

Jaws has done a masterful job taking over this fine layout. Some good changes (landscaping ,& playability behind & waste area on hole 9, improved bunkers & excellent greens. I did not like that they removed the front bunker on 8 & waste area on hole 3, that makes the greens way to easy to access. Conditions where very good will be prime in 1-2 weeks for qualifier. If you get a chance to play this gem hidden in deep South Jersey, I recommend it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Philly Advisor
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

top quality

This is a top quality design and it is kept in great condition. If I lived closer I would be there a lot. No two holes are even remotely alike and every hole is a challenge. No really easy holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Jersey N Y C Advisor
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Worth the drive

What challenging greens. Very large and undulating so make sure you are on the right level if you want a makeable putt. The conditions of the fairways and greens were great but the tee boxes could use work around white tees. Fairway bunkers are placed very strategically around this course and make you think off the tee. If I am nit picking, I was not pleased with the par 5s. All four of the par 5s made it nearly impossible to reach in two as unless you can carry it 270+ you had to layup to specific positions. It would be nice for at least one of them to be a grip it and rip it hole.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Bang for the buck

For the money, you cannot beat this course. The conditions are outstanding, the greens can be evil. That's what makes it fun. Lot's of dirt, lot's of trouble. Makes you use all your clubs.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Bang for the buck

This course is serious bang for the buck. It's hard, but that's what makes it worth the money. Conditions were great, the greens can be diabolical. The staff was as friendly as you could ask for. The pub has great food.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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$199 Starting price
Valid dates: Oct 19, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018
The package includes overnight accommodations, unlimited rounds of golf for two players, daily American breakfast for two at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar and 10% savings offered at the Golf Shop.
1111 Parvins Mill Road, Pittsgrove, NJ 08318
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