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83 Reviews (83)
5 Stars
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2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
90.8%
Recommend this course
75 out of 83 reviews
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4.5
15 Reviews (15)
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.9
93.3%
Recommend this course
14 out of 15 reviews
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4.1
29 Reviews (29)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
3.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
89.7%
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26 out of 29 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6337 yards
Slope 130
Rating 70.5
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Rutgers University Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Scarlet 71 6337 yards 70.5 130
Black 71 6034 yards 68.7 128
White 71 5647 yards 67.2 119
Green 72 5323 yards 71.0 130
Scorecard for Rutgers University Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Scarlett M: 70.5/130 353 381 178 483 349 369 531 201 448 3293 381 158 539 382 160 363 352 197 512 3044 6337
Black M: 68.7/128 W: 75.1/135 335 365 155 469 323 350 522 184 434 3137 361 140 520 367 143 348 338 184 496 2897 6034
White M: 67.2/119 W: 72.9/130 318 335 137 455 313 322 488 146 418 2932 341 135 479 360 132 334 324 172 438 2715 5647
Green W: 71.0/130 308 307 127 453 284 308 466 136 405 2794 318 128 401 355 122 314 314 149 428 2529 5323
Handicap 9 5 17 7 15 13 3 11 1 4 18 2 8 16 14 10 12 6
Par 4 4 3 5 4 4 5 3 4 36 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 35 71
Handicap (W) 5 13 17 3 11 7 1 15 9 2 16 8 6 18 12 4 14 10

Course Details

Year Built 1963
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 12/15

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required, including closed-toe footwear with non-penetrating or spikeless shoes.

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4.2
83 Reviews (83)
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Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Nice walking course

Great course to walk. Great greens when mowed low. Good challenging layout. Not the longest from back tees, but still very challenging, especially some of the par 5’s.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather

Typical day at rutgers

Beautiful day. Course held the rain really well from the week of heavy rain. Wind made some of the long par 5s a bit longer which was a new challenge. Enjoyed the day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather

Squeeze in a round between rains

The course was in good condition even after heavy rain the whole morning. The green was beautiful

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

Gorgeous day for golf. As usual, the staff was very friendly and helpful. Got us off early when there was a no-show.
I noticed what great shape the course was in, but saw very few workers. How do they do it? Course was perfect.
Now, my golf, however, stunk, but I had a wonderful time. Go figure.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 05/13/2019

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Rutgers University Golf Course. We are sorry to see that you may have had a poor customer experience with us and that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played. Any additional feedback is greatly appreciated so that we can improve your experience with us in the future. Thank you for choosing to golf with us and we hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course is always in good condition. The greens are in great condition and very challenging.The pace of play was good and the staff are friendly and courteous.

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

Tough today

Played long! Haven’t had many nice days this spring. Was a lot of fun. Played more like 6700 yards in cool air! Greens nice but tough.

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
Previously Played

Tricky course

I have played this course for forty years. Plays much longer than people say. If u play from championship tees is very long . Greens are not easy either. Highly recommend as if u hit ball squarely u can score. From living in area, this course not rediculously difficult yet can be very hard when windy. With all the rain in New Jersey , all the courses are thin in fairway unless u play a 100,000 a year country club. I have always enjoyed this course!!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Nice soggy day

Everyone on the course had to walk due to wet conditions. Made for a real old school day. Course was a bit soggy which made the walk a little spongy, but it was fine.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

A fair test.

Early in the year, the rough was spotty; fairways and especially greens in good shape. The layout flowed nicely and was pleasing to the eye. Take care reading the greens. Overall a very enjoyable round.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Decent conditions for early spring

Greens are in great shape for this time of year. Lot of different little projects going on around the course and fairways and rough are still pretty spotty. Hopefully will grow in nicely in a few weeks. Every bunker seemed to have plenty of good sand too.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Rutgers University Golf Course on 12/07/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to review your experience with us, we truly appreciate your feedback and will certainly pass it along to our team. We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back to the 5-star experience that you deserve.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rutgers golf course one of the best

Even though the surface was hard due to cold weather it was good to play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

unfinished business

played this course often but was disappointed that only the back nine was available for play, for my group. I was told they were working on the front nine but i did see other golfers playing the front nine. I did see workers on the back while we were playing. Overall i enjoyed the round with the slight detour. the course looks to be making improvements and i will be back next season, i find the course challenging but fun.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Rutgers University Golf Course on 11/19/2018:
Hello, thank you for sharing your review, We truly appreciate both your positive and constructive feedback regarding the course conditions and will be sure to pass it along to our team. We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our staff and sceneries at Rutgers University Golf Course. We hope to welcome you back for an enjoyable experience on the course in the near future.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Decent course in ok shape

This was my first time playing the course. We played the Black Tees because we didn't know any better but we probably should have played the Scarlet (back tees) because the length was short from the Blacks. If you have decent distance off the tee you can eat up this course. I was on in two on the first par 5 after a good tee shot left with me 187 to hole.

The greens were lightening fast, probably some of the hardest greens I've played this year. If you like a challenge putting, I would recommend this course. The green complexes were large (biggest I've ever seen) and you could easily run the ball 20 yards up from front to back if your shot didn't land soft.

The fairways are in ok shape, given it's now past the growing season. We were paired up with a local who plays the course a lot. He told us they aerated the fairways in the fall and the ground had a fungus problem which left a lot of dead patches of grass. He suggested we move our lie onto to a large patch of grass when in the fairway, I would suggest the same!

Other than that, be careful on holes 10 and 12. They are blind tee shots with a creek running across the fairway near the landing zone if you use a driver.

Also, you must be in position on this course. What makes it tough are all the trees. If you don't land in the fairway you will probably be impeded by a tree branch (if not a row of trees).

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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