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4.0
273 Reviews (273)
5 Stars
95
4 Stars
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3 Stars
23
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
87.7%
Recommend this course
245 out of 273 reviews
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4.3
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
88.9%
Recommend this course
24 out of 27 reviews
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3.9
70 Reviews (70)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
84.3%
Recommend this course
59 out of 70 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Municipal
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 7040 yards
Slope 137
Rating 74.1
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Mercer Oaks West Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1991
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Brian Ault (1991) Bill Love (1991)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Mercer County Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in New Jersey (2018 #19)

Reviews

4.0
273 Reviews (273)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
Patio Dining 8
Watching the Game 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 24
Water Hazards 12
Thick Rough 9
This course/club is great for:
Locals 15
Advanced Golfers 14
Walkers 13
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 14
Worth the Drive 14

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Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

course well maintained

Great course to play. Well maintained. Staff friendly. Nothing bad to say about course, it's all good.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 03/18/2018

This review has been up for 5 years only 5 more to go

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Commented on 12/01/2015

Thank you, DNICE123, for the great review and feedback! We're so happy that you had a great time with us. Come and see us again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens

The course was in great shape but the greens needed to be cut, very disappointed with there condition.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value course! Challenging and fair and well kept!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Best shape

Been playing here for 10+ years. Nice staff, very well run. Since the reopening from Covid 19, this course is in the best shape I've ever seen it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent Course!

Amazing course run by amazing individuals. The only reason the course got any mark downs at all is because of Covid, and I have no idea what off course amenities are offered. Excellent course. Keep up the good work Mercer Oaks!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 05/15/2020

Thank you for taking the time to rate us 5 stars!

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Great round on an excellent course

Mercer Oaks West is an excellent parkland golf course. The holes wind their way through wooded areas in a picturesque layout. The holes vary greatly, but all have excellent green complexes. The course was in very good condition for this early in the season. Fairways were great.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

4 stars

I walked on a good weather day. Course is in great condition

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 05/13/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to write us a review, and we're so glad you had such great weather. We cannot wait to have you back here again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

It was great years ago.

Great value to walk for 31 NOT for 55. The fairways are bent/poa NOT bent. The greens have been getting smaller over the last 8 to 10 years. Finally they are trying to enlarge some of the greens by scalping them back but this should have been done last year when they aerified NOT in the spring. Now when July and August comes around the perimeter areas that were scalped will die off. Many of the fairways are getting smaller each year. I have not seen any money invested back into the East or West courses over the last 8 to 10 years or more. Every year conditions continue to decline. It’s a shame because they bring in a ton of money. There is better value elsewhere in the private sector.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 05/11/2020

Hello Boarshead. Thank you for taking the time to come out to the course and rate us. Let us know what we can do to improve for the future. Thanks for visiting us!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Walked

Golf courses OPEN!

What a a great job Mercer County Golf organized the opening of the courses during the Pandemic. Social distance checking in with starter, didn’t even see another golfer the whole round due to the excellent timing. The sun, weather, golf ~ Life felt good!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Great Day!

I have never seen the course in better shape. Thanks to all who made it so.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 05/07/2020

Thanks so much! We are so glad that you enjoyed our course so much! We cannot wait to have you back again here soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 05/07/2020

Thanks for the great rating, we are so glad you enjoyed the course!

Played On
Reviews 79
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/07/2020

Thanks for rating us 4 stars!

Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Great to get back out!

The course was in great shape. The 16-minute gap between twosome was totally unnecessary. We did not even see the group in front of us or behind us for all 18 holes. It was kind of nice like we owned the course but unnecessary.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 05/04/2020

Thanks for coming out to the course. We have guidelines in place for the safety and well being of all, and we appreciate your cooperation and patience with us during this time. We look forward to having you back at the course soon!

Played On
Reviews 64
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Blustery and Cold

We have played Mercer West before and it is still a nice layout and a challenging course. Course is in the process of getting new sod and ongoing maintenance but did not interfere with our round. Greens were bumpy but it is still winter. The weather was blustery and cold, another bad prediction from the weather people. Enjoyed our round and would recommend this course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 03/18/2020

Thanks so much for the recommendation. We apologize the weather did not hold up as predicted, but we're looking forward to warm, summer days coming soon!

Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Long made Longer

Excellent practice facility . Proper range and the putting green is representative of the greens on the course.

The course is rolling with generous fairways and large greens. There is some water and marsh that comes into play on 4 holes. The layout is interesting, I would describe it as woodland links.

There are 4 holes featuring fairly severe doglegs, the most dramatic of which is the 380 Yard 9th that requires a solid drive to an approach of 150 yds, 145 of it over water. Other holes of note are the 600 yd 8th (535 from whites ). The 17th is a picturesque plot curving 405 yards along a large reservoir taunting slicers. The signature par three is a 235 yard (182 from white) par three, with a raised green and deep bunkers guarding short left and right.

Greens were in good shape, we’ve had a mild winter and it shows. They roll true and are faster than your average muni.

I played from the blacks, and from the black and blue tees the course is looong, especially on this days where 12 hours of rain had left the fairways sodden and strong west wind on the back end of front rendered short holes long and Turned long holes into an odyssey. Over 7000 from the tips, 6200 from the whites and 5334 from up front, offer a good test of golf on a well maintained course .

Finally, the staff seems efficient and friendly. I asked to push my tee time back a half hour to practice, no problem, my request was handled with a smile. Solid golf experience.

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Commented on 03/30/2020

Thanks so much for the kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your time at the course, and hope to have you back here again soon!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

In good shape for this time of year

Greens were rolling pretty good considering it's still winter golf. Can see the work they are doing to improve drainage. Will be in really good condition once the grass starts growing. Always a good value

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 03/10/2020

Thanks so much for the review. We are always working to improve for our golfers, and we're glad you had a great time. Looking forward to seeing you back here again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/09/2020

Hi, bkbroiler. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Mercer Oaks Golf Course - West Course. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 79
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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