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3.5
117 Reviews (117)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
49
3 Stars
32
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
13
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.0
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.5
82.5%
Recommend this course
92 out of 117 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.3
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.6
Layout
3.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
4.0
66.7%
Recommend this course
10 out of 15 reviews
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3.5
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.9
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.2
80.6%
Recommend this course
25 out of 31 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 70
Length 6190 yards
Slope 124
Rating 68.8
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Ed Oliver Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1901
Golf Season Year round
Architect Wilfrid Reid Alfred H. Tull (1961) Ed Ault (1971)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.5
117 Reviews (117)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 7
This course/club is great for:
Locals 8
Beginners 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 8

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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First Time Playing

Terrible Layout

Terrible layout, tee boxes are right next to each other and sandwiched in between other greens. It’s nerve wracking being in the fairways while people are teeing off towards you from both sides. The condition of the course was also poor. The fairways were not in good shape and the tee boxes were BAD.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Ranger Rick Ruins Round

Pros:
Price was right.($42 for an 8:15am tee time)
Range and practice green in close proximity to 1st tee box.
Greens were in great shape

Cons:
Course has no character. Many identical holes. Confusing layout
Fairways were in subpar condition.
Tee boxes and cart paths were in terrible shape.
*No starter.*

By the 4th hole I had already decided that I would never make the drive from South Jersey to Ed Oliver again because of the boring layout and choppy fairways. But all of that was overshadowed by what occurred between the 8th green and 9th tee box. Our 3some was approached by a staff member, posing as a Ranger. Despite his politeness, he managed to insult our group with innuendos, assumptions, and incorrect information.

As I mentioned previously, there was no starter, so the 2 4somes in front of us seemed to be right on top of one another with the leading group playing very slowly. We were a 3some and we had a 2some playing behind us. We had to wait on nearly every tee box and most of the approaches on the front. Enter Ranger Rick!

“I’m going to need you guys to pick up the pace. Every group behind you is jammed up and the group in front of you is already in the 10th fairway.” Despite my sizable frustration, I bit my tongue and replied “sure thing!” When we actually made it to the 10th tee box, we were able to see the group ahead of us, who was now a 2some, just pulling up to the green. We finished the fromt in 2hrs 15 minutes, which is slow by my standards, but right on time for a 3some stuck behind 2 4somes. I do not appreciate being blamed for backing up the course when you don’t have a starter to ensure that pairings are set, and groups don’t tee off too early,

I will never frequent this course again and I would not recommend anyone else to either, unless you don’t mind being blamed for others incompetence.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not bad

Always available for a tee time. Starter/ranger is a bit pushy. Hate being paired with a random person and the starter just shrugging us off. A bit pricey this last time around for some reason. Porkys is average at best

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A real improvement

The tee boxes and greens were in great condition. The fairways were also for the most part. The rough was tall. We could see the care that has recently been put into the course. Will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Well Maintained and a Variety of Reasonable Challenges

I was surprised that this course was rated as 3.5 stars. The course was well maintained with a variety of different reasonable challenges.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/09/2020

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our course. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0

Overall, not bad for the price

The roughs were a little overgrown, but there has been a ton of rain and sun lately, so I kind of get it. The greens were slow, but not impossible to adjust to. It’s still a good course for the money, and the staff is nice enough.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice little track

Friendly place - a nice shorter track with some neat holes. Conditions were a little rough, but that’s to be expected given the current situation (covid). Friendly staff and reasonable rates for 18

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Olivers

Great course, great shape, enjoyable round

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Commented on 04/09/2020

Thank you for your review. We take your opinions seriously, and are constantly looking to improve the customer experience. Please feel free to reach out to us at info@edolivergolfclub.com to discuss your concerns further.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/09/2020

Thank you so much for your review! We are happy to see you enjoyed our course. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played

Beware of the greens!

Sometimes Porkys gets a bad rap, but the greens are always as fast and true as any private course in the area. Great value and never cart path only.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/09/2020

Thank you so much for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our course. We appreciate your feedback, and hope to see you back again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Starting time

Had another great round with my good friend. The only problem that I have is the start of play. I understand that the course wants to start everyone behind one another. But I think that a staggered method may be helpful. Start on Hole 1 then the next on Hole 10. So their would not be a back log on the beginning Hole.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/09/2020

Thank you so much for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our course. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pleasant Surprise

Course has been renovated and well maintained from my last visit 2 or 3 years ago. The greens were in excellent shape and the fairways were green and well maintained. .

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/09/2020

Thank you so much for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our course. We appreciate your feedback, and hope to see you at the club again soon.

Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/09/2020

Thank you so much for your review, Brian! We are happy to see you enjoyed our course. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/16/2019

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback on course conditions and hope to see you back again soon.

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