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4.1
147 Reviews (147)
5 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.8
Value
3.5
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
90.6%
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132 out of 147 reviews
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4.0
9 Reviews (9)
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3.8
Value
3.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
3.7
88.9%
Recommend this course
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3.8
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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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 7202 yards 75.3 135
Blue 71 6555 yards 71.7 132
White (W) 71 5942 yards 74.1 127
White 71 5942 yards 69.0 129
Red (W) 71 5024 yards 68.3 114
Scorecard for Wild Turkey Course
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: 75.3/135 411 194 572 463 456 359 208 568 397 3628 255 648 400 389 222 429 204 634 393 3574 7202
Blue M: 71.7/132 387 163 519 431 450 329 181 528 371 3359 218 544 380 367 187 392 170 577 361 3196 6555
White M: 69.0/129 W: 74.1/127 369 133 485 398 408 293 164 472 351 3073 193 497 340 343 147 342 155 535 317 2869 5942
Red W: 68.3/114 286 103 445 322 378 253 119 324 301 2531 193 435 299 300 100 318 128 462 286 2521 5052
Handicap 11 17 5 1 3 13 7 15 9 10 2 14 16 12 4 18 8 6
Par 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 5 4 36 3 5 4 4 3 4 3 5 4 35 71
Handicap (W) 15 17 5 3 1 13 11 7 9 10 6 14 16 18 4 12 2 8

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

Reviews

4.1
147 Reviews (147)

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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5.0
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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
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

The course was in great shape and the pace of play was 4:15 which was great. Greens, fairways and tee boxes were all in great shape. There were some water logged bunkers but based on how much it had rained 2 days before, it was impressive that the course was not that wet. All in all, a great day at wild turkey.

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

No discount for aerated greens

Played on a blustery April day when absolutely no one else was on the course. The man working the counter told us that the greens had been aerated the week before. Now, I understand that aerated greens make for less than ideal conditions, but these greens were atrocious- every put was knocked off line. There wasn’t enough sand on the greens- it was a joke. After the round we asked for some sort of discount and were told we had been warned. Yes, but that’s assuming the aeration island sanding didn’t make craters and bumps that would make the ball fly in the air while putting. Some sort of compensation should have been offered for a terrible experience.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Cheers to Crystal Springs!

Wild Turkey is such a great couse! Even on April 6th the entire facility was up and running smoothly. The conditions were great. I've been wanting to start a membership with Crystal Springs. I may finally do it this year. I am an avid low handicap player but I have to budget myself. Hopefully I'll find a good deal so I play at Crystal Springs alot this year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Cold and Windy March Round

Overall, Wild Turkey is a great course and fun layout. Today was a challenge. I could only count about 6 foursomes out in this 38-42 degree weather with wind bursts up to 35mph. Conditions were ok but obviously not like peak season. Speed was great - no one in front or behind. The value rating is because they charged $70 and the greens were extremely slow. Not that I expected better but if the price for the round was $49 - that would have been a good value.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Ehhh

Nice course and decent layout. For a $100+ course I’d expect a little better conditions. Greens were super slow and bunkers were horrible, especially without much rain. A little disappointed but a good course none the less.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Top Course in the TriState area

Sand traps were not in great condition.
Realizing how much rain the area has had this season, I’m sure new sand is in its way!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Great course

Great course. Great layout. Some water from prior day storms but great job by ground crew. Highly recommend!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not worth the price

The course is very nice but lacks flow. There are several great holes but the course seems to be an after though instead of a well designed course. It plays as 2 thrown together courses as you drive flong distance between holes.
I enjoy the other courses in the area for less $$.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Wild Turkey..A real gem

I played Wild Turkey for the first time today and it was fantastic. Great staff, course layout is challenging but fair. Each hole was interesting and we all really enjoyed it. I will be back for sure in the near future.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Where’s the $$ going?

Every time I visit Crystal Springs it is busy. Weekends with multiple weddings, huge golf outings, this weekend the beer fest. Restaurants are packed and rooms are pricey over $350 per night.
So why are bunkers filled with rocks?? Why are greens not cut and rolled?? The courses are great but to pay the prices they want I would expect sand in the bunkers, level tee boxes and greens a little less like carpet please.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hint Hint

I’ve played the course many times before and enjoyed it thoroughly. Unfortunately, they had airated and OVER(hint hint) sanded the greens. I say this with zero exaggeration, they were about 70%-80% unputtable. There was up to a 1/2” of sand in some spots. Very inconsistently done to the point where the green looked yellow in some places and green in others. Mostly yellow around the holes which added to the disappointment. (Hint hint) teach your greens crew better practices. Oh, and $70 is enough of a discount for those conditions.
Moral: normally a great course, but definitly call ahead to find out if they airated and sanded.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 500 Contributor
New Jersey Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens too Fast for a Resort Course

Wild Turkey is a beautiful course and it is right at the Crystal Springs resort if you decided to get a "Stay & Play" package. The resort is great so I do recommend staying at Crystal Springs.
The biggest issue with the Wild Turkey course is the speed of the greens, which are extremely fast and caused very good golfers in my group to three-putt more holes than they do normally. At a resort course you get all levels of golfers and fast greens are a pace of play nightmare.The greens were interesting enough without adding the degree of difficulty of super fast greens.
One thing women golfers will want to be aware of is that some holes are really too long for the par value. For example, Hole 5 is a 378 yard Par 4 (in comparison, BallyOwen, #1 course in NJ and part of the Crystal Springs family of courses) hole #10 is a 386 year Par 5 (so only 6 yards longer and a fair PAR value at 386, which is fair).
If you can only play one course in the Crystal Springs area, play BallyOwen.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Bunker issues continue

This course could be a gem but the long reported bunker issues continue. Some traps don’t have enough sand to hit an explosion shot. Many have tiny rocks. The pot bunker in front of the 18th green has significant bed lining protruding through the minimal, rocky sand. Wrist injury waiting to happen...

Great staff and otherwise great course, it doesn’t make sense they let the bunkers get so bad.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great course, slow round.

Turkey is a great layout, in very good condition. But this round took 5 hours. Too slow.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

I have played Wild Turkey many times. We played from the white tees, about 5900 yards. White tees are great for high handicappers like me and the blue tees are challenging for better golfers. Course is very fair with some wide fairways. Most holes have greenside bunkers but if you are accurate, you can avoid the sand. Greens were smooth and fast but not extremely fast. Downhill putts were tricky.

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