Rutgers University Golf Course

4.1192647059 4.1 stars from 5 (56)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6337 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 70.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 56 Reviews
5 stars:
24
4 stars:
25
3 stars:
6
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

51 out of 56 reviews


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Buck1975's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun course to play"


Marcelo2948654's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is a good course, fun to play and in very good conditions.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course very wet"


U000005146233's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

When we arrived at the course, we were informed that we would have to walk since it was very wet on some holes. Two of our group had medical issues and could only walk 12holes so we had to cut it short. If we were aware of the restrictions, we would have booked elsewhere.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course, great staff."


Wattzon2nd's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice track. Staff was excellent and green fees were reasonable. My only negative comment is that there are too many unrepaired ball marks on every green. Other than that, I would definitely play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good course poor drainage"


phischman's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was very green, dry on the front, wet on the back 9 in spots, while I enjoyed the round, drainage still seems to be a problem.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


u813008368's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course. I would definitely recommend this course to others.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"NJ can be proud of its State University golf course"


jkulpa's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What's not to like? The turf management is first rate. Fairways look like the greens and the t-offs

show no wear.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Saturday morning..."


ozzone47's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
New York Advisor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

...and finished under 4 hours. Course is in good condition. Greens were a little slow.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fast greens"


u00000124480's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played in very windy. Conditions but the course was in good shape for December. Greens were fast but true.

We will be playing more often next year. It is one of the better public courses in the area


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"RU ready for some golf"


taierubino's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As a Rutgers alum who first played the course way back in 1979, I enjoy coming back to play here a few times a year. The course condition has only gotten better over the years, and I enjoyed another round here on this occasion.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



mpugs's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Cold and Damp but still playing in November"


spoofman's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing Rutgers and I was impressed. I showed up early because I wanted to warm up a little (they have a full range), but they had a frost delay. Staff juggled the players and paired people up in a very organized manner and kept people informed. I actually ended up getting out at the same time as my original tee time as a single.People that I was matched with play there often and play from the tips, so I joined them. Little long on some of the par 3's but definitely manageable as the course is not long even from the back tees. Held my own with the better players on most of the holes but my putting needed help. Practice green is not as difficult as some of the sloped and tiered greens on the course. Would play there again especially with a Golf Now special!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


drspeters1's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2017
Previously played Walked Windy weather

Reviewed on

Everything about this course was great except the cost to play! Senior, walking, member, winter rate was too high.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A Grand Old Course"


Pootwaddle's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

I have played here since a student. The trees are much larger now and I don't hit the ball as far.

It is a good course to go back to once in a while. Just don't go there much since my friend moved to Florida.

It was one our last nice days, so I just had to go. The staff is so friendly as usual, they can't do enough for you. Has a full snack bar, which many of the Public courses around here do not.

Course was in amazing shape for November, and there were plenty of people working on it.

A friendly, homey place I like to go back to. Try it, you'll like it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u5727946's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Highly Recommended"


rosenbas's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2017
Previously played Walked Cold weather

Reviewed on

Price is right! Staff is great! And the course is fun with many challenging holes, but all unique. Good practice facilities also help making this a recommended course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great conditions, pace and staff"


u000005267864's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
Previously played Walked Cold weather

Reviewed on

Rutgers Golf Course is by far and away the best public course in Middlesex County. As far as value, pace of play, friendliness and knowledge of staff, and course conditions, Rutgers stands out clearly. Tee time system is easy to use and professional staff is extremely helpful. The snack bar and on course beverage service could use an upgrade and that would be my only complaint albeit minor. I play 30+ rounds here per year. Very enjoyable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Price"


uJXUE4259JX's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This is a great course to play but I can recommend it to my friends since it is not price friendly for Seniors, if they lowered the price we would play there more often,

I guess they don't need the business


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



william7240283's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course. Short but shotmaker course.

Greens were fast but true

Conditions were really good

Pace 4 hrs 20 minutes, good pace


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Another great..."


ozzone47's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
New York Advisor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2017
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

...day at Rutgers. Course is in great shape .The greens are smooth and quick. Finished in 3.5 hrs.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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