There's plenty of great golf waiting for guests on Crystal Springs Golf Resort's seven courses, like the seventh hole at Wild Turkey Golf Club.
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4.0
168 Reviews (168)
5 Stars
74
4 Stars
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2 Stars
4
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.7
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.2
86.8%
Recommend this course
150 out of 168 reviews
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3.5
10 Reviews (10)
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1
Conditions
3.7
Value
2.9
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.0
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
70.0%
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3.8
17 Reviews (17)
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Conditions
3.8
Value
3.6
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.5
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
82.4%
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14 out of 17 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 71
Length 7202 yards
Slope 135
Rating 75.3

Wild Turkey Golf Club is one of New Jersey's top public courses. It is part of the Crystal Springs Resort, which offers six other courses including the popular Ballyowen and Crystal Springs golf courses. Wild Turkey combines characteristics from both. The layout has a unique design inspired by the interesting topography, which is most aptly described as "basin and ridge." The "basin" of the course is a wide-open expanse that offers plenty of room while the holes that play along the "ridge" of the golf course tumble across a variety of elevation changes. Due to the dramatic undulations of the terrain, it's a tough golf course to walk. Wild Turkey Golf Club's signature hole is the par-3 seventh. This tricky hole calls for a demanding carry over a quarry lake in order to reach the well protected green.

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Course Details

Year Built 2001
Fairways Creeping Bentgrass
Greens Creeping Bentgrass
Architect Roger Rulewich (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Showers, Lockers

Reviews

4.0
168 Reviews (168)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
19th Hole Scenic Views 14
Brunch 10
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 20
Bunkers 16
Forced Carries 15
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 22
A Weekend Splurge 15
Advanced Golfers 14
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 21
Worth the Drive 18
In the 'Burbs 12

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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
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Previously Played

Extremely slow play

If you enjoy 5 1/2 hours rounds this place is perfect for you. 3 foursomes backed up at every tee. No rangers to speed play. Not worth the money at any price.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Worst experience

They sent me out the first day as a single with 4-5 4sones in front of me and today they sent me out with a 2 who never played golf before

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Amazing!!

I LOVE THIS COURSE, ITS GREAT!! VERY FUN TO PLAY, VERY WELL KEPT AND THE STAFF IS AWESOME!! AMAZING FAIRWAYS, AMAZING GREENS AND OVERALL BEAUTIFUL!! GO UP TO CRYSTAL SPRINGS AND ENJOY PLAYING AND HAVING A GREAT TIME!! I AM DEFINITELY PLAYING AGAIN!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Used cart

Mixed Bag

Wild Turkey is a fun course to play, but there are two areas where they need a lot of improvement:

1) Pace of play - wasn't horrendous, but it wasn't good. By the third hole there was already a back up as our group pulled up to the tee and the group in front was standing around the beverage cart and had yet to tee off despite the group in front of them already well ahead. We didn't see a ranger throughout the entire round, so it's clear that Crystal Springs/Wild Turkey does not care about enforcing pace of play.

2) Greens - they were quick, but you had to doge what seemed like hundreds of ball marks on every single green. I know they get a lot of play, but it's really a shame that they allow their course to get chewed up like that. This is on the golfers too of course, but the staff made no mention to replace/fill divots or repair ball marks on the greens.

Having played this course a number of times in the past, they always seem to be plagued by the same issues. It's worth playing, but only if you can get a price below $70 or $75. What they normally charge is frankly outrageous. This course is not worth $100. I do recommend playing it, but make sure you get a fair price and you need to expect a slow round, especially on the weekend.

FYI, they started aerating the greens behind us as we were finishing our round so I'd advise staying away for 2-3 weeks. They also have the silly permanent holes where the ball will not fall into the cup all the way, despite being outside where virus transmission is little to none and the virus not being a major problem in NJ at this time.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0

A great course in terrible shape

Unfortunately, while I used to love wild turkey and all of the tracks at crystal springs, it, as well as the other course we played that weekend at CS, were both in abysmal condition. I had encouraged friends to make the trip out because the courses are usually in good shape and I think are a fun challenge. I was absolutely embarrassed to have invited other golfers out there who were disgusted by how bad of shape the greens were in as well as some of the tee boxes/ fairways. I have not played greens this bad all season long as multiple public courses. Not nearly what I had grown to expect from crystal springs in prior years.

Don’t think I’ll be back or be inviting anyone out there until the courses are back in decent shape.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Very Nice

Very nice course, like the free range balls and chipping and putting green, nicely manicured all around. Went out as a single and paired w a great pair of guys who played from the black tees while I played from the whites. The round took under 4.5 hours. The front nine seemed much faster than the back when we caught up with the group in front of us...almost right after the snack stand. Thinking about joining but had a bad expertise on Black Bear the other day being matched up w two of the worst golfers I ever played with. Hoping. the higher end of Wild Turkey will prevent this from happening in the future. Intentionally playing in the mid AM to avoid late day or weekend crowds. Will keep yo posted...

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 29
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course

After driving 4 hours, we arrived at the first tee a few minutes late...no issues. The course is part of a 6 course complex, and a resort. The course was in great shape, very green and well maintained. Greens were a bit thin, but we were told that was the style??? Views were breathtaking, you could see for miles through the valleys and mountains. The course itself was extremely playable and forgiving, unlike Crystal Springs. It was a risk/reward course, with lots more rewards than risks. The only downfall was the group in front of us was extremely slow, but due to COVID-19 rules, waving us through is frowned upon. Not sure they would have, seemed they were just a bunch of rude players only concerned for their game. The beverage cart was out and about all day. The staff was friendly and helpful. Booked another trip to the resort in September, and already made tee times for Wild Turkey!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needed more info

This course did t allow carts in fairway. This was not disclosed on GolfNow and should have been.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 42
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Early season fun

The course is still in winter mode, but it was great to stretch my arms and swing freely, watch the true ball flight and not a simulator. Cart path only slowed play but amazingLy still a 4 hr 15 min round. Overall an enjoyable round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 109
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

January Golf!

We played in January. What more can I say?
It's great that they were open. Got a good deal. Winds were up to 30 miles for per hour another fun day!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 38
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 109
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very nice layout

I love this course the views the layout! However today's round was very slow {front nine} until we called the pro shop and they finally sent out a ranger on the 8th hole and the back nine was played at a good pace.This is the only course in NJ and I play a lot of golf and many different courses that as of November 1st its cart path only even though it hasn't rained in over a week causing slow pace of play!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wide landing areas, true greens

Very scenic and well laid out with the exception of the 15th. Flakey fairway layout. Beautiful though.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fantastic course!

First time playing here and it was great! Wow what a beautiful course. Amazing views everywhere and the course conditions were amazing. Pace of play was under 4 hours. 4 players too.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wild Turkey Golf Now

An Excellent Course perfect Outstanding Greens Exceptionally Maintained
Everyone is extremely helpful
Except for brief thunderstorms
Outstanding !!!!

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