View of a fairway and green at Mattawang Golf Club
Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
4.1
685 Reviews (685)
5 Stars
204
4 Stars
365
3 Stars
80
2 Stars
24
1 Stars
12
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.9
91.4%
Recommend this course
619 out of 685 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.0
197 Reviews (197)
5 Stars
62
4 Stars
94
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.5
StaffFriendliness
4.2
87.8%
Recommend this course
173 out of 197 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.0
242 Reviews (242)
5 Stars
78
4 Stars
120
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
89.3%
Recommend this course
216 out of 242 reviews
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6805 yards
Slope 134
Rating 72.8

Mattawang Golf Club has changed very little since it first opened in 1960. The traditional layout has withstood the test of time as a challenging but playable layout. The course was designed to blend seamlessly into the natural setting while still testing your shot-making skills. You won’t find any man-made water hazards or artificial mounding on this golf course, instead you’ll be challenged by natural streams and ponds and mature evergreens. At first glance, the layout is seemingly wide open, but don’t let your guard down because the fairways are actually quite tight and many of them are strategically lined with trees. In keeping with the time it was built, the greens are smaller than those you would find on most modern golf courses and heavily protected by sand traps. Over the years, Mattawang Golf Club has built a reputation for having some of the well maintained putting surfaces in the area.

Book a Tee Time at
Mattawang Golf Club
Powered by GolfNow.com

Course Details

Year Built 1960
Golf Season Year round
Architect Mike Myles

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Showers, Locker Rooms

Reviews

4.1
685 Reviews (685)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 43
Thick Rough 22
Water Hazards 20
This course/club is great for:
Locals 60
Walkers 44
Seniors 28
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 49
Worth the Drive 32
Convenient to the City 8

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice but not great

Greens in great shape. Not many trees so not many lost balls. Pace of play was good, just about 4 hours. A little pricey considering lack of amenities, no food or drink service, one portable restroom on the course, cart paths could use some work.

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

Great spot

Mid-November, the course has most of it downed leaves picked up. Fairways and greens are in mid season form. Great spot to play no matter the time of year

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 12
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Nice, well-maintained course

This is a nice, well-maintained golf course. Greens rolled well.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Default User Image
Commented on 11/16/2020

Thanks Uncle Meat! Glad you enjoyed the course.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Default User Image
Commented on 11/17/2020

Anthony, thank you very much for trying Mattawang, glad you enjoyed the round and conditions.

Default User Image
Commented on 11/16/2020

Anthony, we great appreciate your five star review!

Enjoy the off season.

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

We really liked it.

Maintenance level has stepped up a lot since our last time out. Greens were pure and the fairways were in good shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Default User Image
Commented on 11/13/2020

We appreciate you making the trip from the Philly area! It is nice to hear you noticed the improved conditions from our new grounds crew, they have been working hard to get back to our expected conditions.

Hopefully, you will be back before Winter rolls in.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Default User Image
Commented on 11/11/2020

We appreciate your business and taking the time to leave a review.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day at Mattawang

Super conditions like a private course.
Greens rolled true, magnificent fairways.
Can’t ask for more!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Default User Image
Commented on 11/11/2020

Dave, thank you very much for the kind words. Glad to see you enjoyed the conditions! Hopefully, the weather allows for more winter golf.

Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Another great round at Mattawang!

Course was in great shape, and usually is. You have room to be a little crooked off the tee but your approach shots must be on point coming into the postage stamp sized greens. Greens were rolling great and the bunkers had plenty of sand. Can’t recommend this course enough.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Default User Image
Commented on 11/11/2020

Nicholas, thanks for the excellent review! We hope we see a lot more of you, your business is much appreciated!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Default User Image
Commented on 11/11/2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, much appreciated!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great change of pace

Second time out here this Fall. Course in very good condition. Greens small and fast. Friendly staff. Will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Default User Image
Commented on 11/17/2020

Daniel, thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review. Glad you enjoy the course, conditions and staff!

We look forward to your return.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Default User Image
Commented on 11/11/2020

Glad you enjoyed your round and conditions!

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 Average
Default User Image
Commented on 11/11/2020

Thanks for leaving a review! Much appreciated.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Default User Image
Commented on 11/11/2020

Sorry to see we did not reach your expectations, your review is quite different the the others who played on Sunday.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Don’t Waste your time. Paid over $60 to play 18 holes and only got in 9. No frost delay but tee time was 45 minutes delayed even though they told us 10 minutes when we arrived. They cram the tee times to make extra money so I hope this backfires on them and knowone comes back to play. No carts ready for us when we teed off. Got to the 3rd hole and there were 5 carts waiting to tee off. 7 if you include our group and 2 carts on the green. Couldn’t believe how slow it was. Waiting on every shot. Never once saw anyone out there checking up and pushing people along. There is no chance I’ll ever go back there. Even for a free round. Place sucks

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Default User Image
Commented on 11/13/2020

In response to mattawang managements response.
Firstly thank you for responding, fortunately having a 70 degree day in November is great for your course but unfortunately you guys have tried to use that as an excuse for being so slow. I’d hate to see what everyday above 70 degrees is like there during summer. Oh and in response to there only being 1 group on the 3rd tee that you had perfect site of all day I was so shocked that I actually took a photo of all the carts backed up so if you would like to see the 5 carts plus us waiting please just ask. It’s a shame cause my friends and I have played here 3 times and enjoy the layout but all 3 times it’s been horribly slow so Please don’t make silly excuses about being 70 degrees in November. It’s just a poorly ran course. An apology is really all you needed to say.
Thank you

Default User Image
Commented on 11/13/2020

Sorry you feel like your time was wasted, however much of what you say is miss represented.

We were very busy due to 70 degrees in November. We have tee times set for both walking and riding, but golfers booked the walking rates and then added carts. This caused the course to be out of carts from the later morning until 2pm. Since many golfers are asking for single carts, these unexpected changes hurt everyone. Thus your comments about seeing so many carts on a hole was really one group and not as referenced. The third hole was in my sight all day.

There also were two rangers out all day, so I am confused how you did not see anyone trying to help. Many others were very complimentary of the staff and conditions.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Value

Had not played the course in 10 years. They certainly have worked hard on the conditioning of the tees, fairways and greens. It has come along way from when ownership changed 20 years ago. Sand was in good shape and they have rebuilt several tee boxes. Good walking course with many second shot values into raised greens. Very pleased.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Default User Image
Commented on 11/17/2020

Thanks for coming back. Glad you enjoyed the course.

The ownership change has now been over 26 years ago! We are continuing to upgrade the course as much as possible. Hope to see you again soon.

Nearby Courses
Princeton, New Jersey
Public
3.6747
254
Hillsborough, New Jersey
Private
3.4457117647
417
Hillsborough, New Jersey
Public
3.4457117647
417
Somerset, New Jersey
Public
4.2244176471
318
Neshanic Station, New Jersey
Municipal
4.6412294118
459
Skillman, New Jersey
Private
4.2857142857
4
Neshanic Station, New Jersey
Municipal
4.6412294118
459
Neshanic Station, New Jersey
Municipal
4.6412294118
459
Neshanic Station, New Jersey
Municipal
4.9188823529
32
Skillman, New Jersey
Private
5.0
1
Hillsborough, New Jersey
Semi-Private
3.1302529412
271
Somerset, New Jersey
Public/Municipal
4.3155764706
303

Stay & Play Offers

From $325
Valid dates: Feb 28, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020
UNLIMITED rounds of golf over three days, and two nights lodging in one of our 4-bedroom Stay & Play luxury townhomes, including access to fine dining for dinner at Champs and Rockers.
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE