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4.0
138
5 Stars
62
4 Stars
56
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
6
Staff Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.2
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.6
Layout
4.3
89.3%
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124 out of 138 reviews
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4 Stars
1
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3
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0
1 Stars
0
Staff Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.3
Layout
4.2
83.3%
Recommend this course
5 out of 6 reviews
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0
Staff Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.1
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.3
Layout
4.2
91.7%
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11 out of 12 reviews
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About

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

4.0
138

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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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!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
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 $$.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Fair
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout 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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Average
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.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
New Jersey Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Fair
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Fair
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout 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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Fair
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good

Stay & Play Offers

$110 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
The Penn Ohio Golf Trail consists of courses mainly in Western PA and Northeast Ohio. What sets us apart is that we offer 29 different courses; including 4 private, members-only country clubs, 2 former LPGA courses, and many of the top courses in Ohio and Pennsylvania (including Pennsylvania’s #1 public course – Olde Stonewall). We offer 4 Mansions (for groups of 2 to 36), 10 hotels and customer service beyond any major resort. Our Mansions feature large common areas, pool tables, poker tables, big screen TV’s with the luxury of the entire group together in a large home setting.
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