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3.9
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
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2
Conditions
4.1
Value
2.8
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
3.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.8
70.6%
Recommend this course
14 out of 18 reviews
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3.3
9 Reviews (9)
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Conditions
3.6
Value
2.9
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
2.6
66.7%
Recommend this course
6 out of 9 reviews
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3.3
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Conditions
3.6
Value
2.9
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
2.6
66.7%
Recommend this course
6 out of 9 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Parkland
Par 72
Length 6953 yards
Slope 125
Rating 73.2

Course Details

Year Built 2002
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/15 Closed: 12/23
Architect Mark Mungeam (2002)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $18.69
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Showers, Locker Rooms

Reviews

3.9
18 Reviews (18)
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Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Solid Course

I'm in Bucks county, so there aren't too many options for solid public golf. Charleston Springs - North Course, was i thought one of the better kept public courses in the area.

There were a few greens that were protected by the shade, so they were a little more soggy and beat up, but I thought all of the greens were firm and true. Tee boxes from the tips were in good shape as well.

Definitely walkable as the course is pretty flat, there are a few holes with some solid distance in between tee boxes, but overall mostly flat and not too hilly. Greens fees was $52 and cart $17, so if you want to save money on the round and are able to walk, I'd recommend.

Will be coming back for sure!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

Darn I called to make a tee time the person who answered the phone was so rude decided to go elsewhere. Heard nothing about how great this course was, but with a staff like that, keep i
All the grumpy nasty people there,

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

can't book on golf now

These course can not be Booked on Golfnow, so dont know why they are here!!! Middlesex County course are able to be booked, What so special about Monmouth course

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

South Side not in great shape

South Course fairways in rough shape. Haven't been here in a while, always in immaculate condition in the past, not this time. They'd recently aerated as well. I heard North side was still in good shape (can't personally confirm). Not sure if it's a fungus, insects or burned it fertilizing, but not good. They also don't have enough carts. Waited 25 mins after tee time to get a cart - had to wait as folks came off course, staff had to sanitize the cart and brought them over to starter. Kudos on the effort to maintain the safe environment, but they need more carts. This was a Fri afternoon, what's it like on a Sat/Sun morning? The carts matter here as I find this is a tough course to walk with large gaps between some holes and also the club house. I still see this as a good course and recommend playing here, in the hope they resolve the turf issues.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Pretty good round.

Overall greens and tboxes were good. Some dead spots on parts of some fairways. Most bunkers were fine. 1 or 2 were wet dirt. Conditions overall were good.
4:10 for round is acceptable despite a 4 some ahead of us that were playing each shot like it was the Masters. Staff was great. Good value for Monday Matinee. I’ll be back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Rude staff

Not worth paying 80 bucks just to be berated by the staff, very rude old men who think they're running a private course, its a public course show some respect maybe.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/30/2020

What happened?

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
1.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Course was great, people were not

The course was in decent shape. I usually just take a course for what it is, but let me explain how unbelievably rude and inept the people who work at this facility are. They messed up our tee time, then tried to blame it on us. They booked a single when we have a foursome booked. They made us feel like we were crazy and were not nice at all about it.

On another note, I specifically called the day before and asked how much it would cost without me having a county card and using a riding cart. The person on the phone said "$70". I said "are you sure?" and he said "yes, $70 total". Low and behold it ended up costing $96. Is this Pebble Beach? These county courses charge an arm and a leg for everything and it's truly a rip off. I won't play here again.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

WAY TOO EXPENSIVE

It's a great course it is, but for what they charge out of county and for the cart its just not worth it. $18 for a cart is ridiculous. they out of county rate is on the high side and I did play on a Saturday that's what ever I know that but they charge you an additional $6 for the reservation even though I'm not the one that made the reservation and everyone in the foursome I played with had county cards, I still get charged the $6, and I'm sorry to keep bringing it up but $18 for a cart per person is just greedy. Wont play here again

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Beautiful course

About as scenic of a course as you can imagine with a very interesting layout. The greens had been recently aerated, but they weren't terrible. i didn't find the old guys who work there to be very friendly, but the course was well run. I loved it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Best of the MCPC courses

This course is exactly what a county course should be. It offers plenty of challenge. I prefer the south course due to its layout. Playing from the tips offers tons of challenge while the white tees offer a great round. I keep a yardage book here that has taken plenty of strokes off my round. The range is in great shape and is set apart from the two courses. The facility itself is fantastic. The grill room is a great place to relax for a minute after the round. It’s not easily accessible from the south course for getting something to eat or drink at the turn but on peak weekends the cart girls come around pretty often. The practice green is in excellent condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Course once you get past the cranky old men

Played from the gold tees and found it fair and challenging. Course was in great shape to the compliment of the fine grounds crews.

Greens didn't have much break to them but were fair.

No shortage of grumpy old retirees who ride the course to tell you where you can park your cart, where you can tee off. We got chastised at the range (stay tight within the lines) By the starter (pull your carts up). I half expected one of the those old dudes to come out of the weeds to tell me I can't take a leak here.

Again, no one comes here for the friendliness of the staff, but the course is quite good.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 278
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
New York Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Used cart

North Course

Conditions are excellent throughout. Just not many memorable holes. The course is flat, but some long walks from green to next tee. Deep heather looks nice but slows play when looking for balls.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Philly Advisor
Previously Played

Fun course

This is a fun links layout up around freehold nj. Really fun course, well maintained, and interesting layout. In my multiple experiences it isn't exactly easy to get a tee time there, and it's a little pricey on out of county players.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Used cart

Great Public Course

Probably one of the nicest courses I've played in terms of conditions. I've played both the North and South courses and prefer the links-style North over the parkland-style South which tends to be a little tougher. Being county resident you can't beat the price and even for out of county its well worth it. They usually do a twilight special. I believe its $30 or something for 9+.

The only problem with this place is the unfriendly staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Excellent county facility!!

I was quite impressed with this municipal facility. Expansive practice area and a well-manicured golf course (probably 2 of them, but I only played one). This review is for the South course.

There's a GREAT mix of long and short holes here. From the tips, there are a few north of 450 yards but a couple south of 350. Except for the 16th, the par-5s are reachable for big hitters. Several hazards to carry but there seemed to be options to go around most if not all of them if needed. Just a really fun golf course!

I did find the rough to be a little too thick, though. It was a good 4+ inches long pretty much everywhere - even just a yard from the fairway. There was little or no first cut to keep an otherwise good tee shot from rolling into a thick lie. I missed the fairway by a yard on one of the 450-yard par 4s and couldn't reach the green due to the lie. A slightly shorter cut would have been a little more appropriate for us mere amateurs. It was tough to even find a ball in the rough - especially with the several blind / semi-blind tee shots (again, from the tips - probably easier to see landing areas from the forward tees).

Greens rolled true and a nice speed. Fairways were in excellent condition. The bunkers seemed to be in good shape - I don't think I hit any myself.

All-in-all, I can't say enough good things about this course. Thoroughly enjoyable!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Walked

A public country club

Charleston Springs North is an absolutely gorgeous track located in Millstone Twsp. NJ. It is not only in prime condition for being a public county course, I would venture to say that course conditions at CSN exceed those at a fair amount of country clubs. From the 1st to 18th hole you will find yourself thoroughly engaged in an excellent test of golf. Tree and water hazards are sparse but present and each hole is flanked by high fescue which only gets more jungle like as the spring turns into summer. Fairway bunkers on most holes are expertly placed so that an golfer is forced to be extremely creative because even a perfect drive can carry into the long stuff off the hard and fast fairways. Each hole is significantly its own at Charleston Springs while also maintaining contiguity with the rest of the design so that no hole sticks out as inferior. When the flagstick is replaced and hands shook on the last green you can be sure you played a complete gift of a golf course.

The rates are extremely fair for walking but the system should really do something about the price of the electric carts they have available especially since the Central Jersey region's temperature often enters dangerous territory. If you are an incomplete group be assured that you WILL be paired with people who either have reserved a spot via the online system or are walk-ons. If you choose to walk as a single and the rest are riding you will not be permitted to ride in the cart with the other member of the party, you will be forced to walk and keep up with the riders pace of play. Also the crowds which the Monmouth County Park systems can attract can be severely hit or miss so be wary of this if others effect your game. Staff at CSN and most of the MCPS courses is also another hit or miss scenario. I'm guessing that the pristine quality of the courses also lends itself to swelling up their employees ego's.

The facilities which are not part of the actual game itself are also very nice although they appear rarely used. A full locker room with showers is available. The grill room at Charleston Springs is better than all of the other courses since none of the others have any to really speak of. The putting green is large and they even have a short game area which can be utilized for ten dollars and a range where tokens are exchanged for balls.

I often find myself comparing other courses to the experience I have playing CSN because it truly is an incredible course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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