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Princeton Country Club

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3.6
167
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
71
3 Stars
44
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
13
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.4
79.2%
Recommend this course
137 out of 167 reviews
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Average Rating
3.7
7
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.7
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
85.7%
Recommend this course
6 out of 7 reviews
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Average Rating
3.4
24
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.5
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
70.8%
Recommend this course
17 out of 24 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6005 yards
Slope 124
Rating 68.8
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Princeton Country Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6005 yards 68.8 124
White 70 5765 yards 68.0 121
Red (W) 72 5345 yards 70.9 123
Scorecard for Princeton Country Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Back M: 68.5/123 335 515 420 150 360 350 165 360 310 2965 370 345 350 180 385 290 170 520 430 3040 6005
Middle M: 67.0/120 320 505 405 135 345 340 160 340 305 2855 355 330 335 160 375 275 160 500 420 2910 5765
Seniors M: 64.8/117 280 455 395 125 335 300 155 315 300 2660 350 325 320 135 320 265 145 410 415 2685 5345
Forward W: 70.0/126 280 455 395 125 335 300 155 315 300 2660 350 325 320 135 320 265 145 410 415 2685 5345
Handicap 17 5 1 13 9 11 7 3 15 6 16 14 8 4 18 12 10 2
Par 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 35 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 35 70

Course Details

Year Built 1958
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker No
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes - "Mercer County Golf Academy"
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area No
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole No

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code No tank tops or cutoffs

Reviews

3.6
167

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 15
Brunch 6
Watching the Game 6
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 26
Bunkers 16
Undulating Greens 9
This course/club is great for:
Walkers 32
Locals 26
Seniors 21
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 14
Convenient to the City 13
In the 'Burbs 10

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Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Poor Drainage

Very wet and soggy fairways through out. entire course. Condition of the course was so bad, they closed back 9 and ended up playing front 9 twice. The course really needs to upgrade their drainage system. I honestly feel course condition was unplayable. They should have closed the course and provide refund especially when they only notified closing of back 9 after I got to the course.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Nice public course

You will see plenty of reviews right now stating that the course is not in good shape. No doubt it has been beaten up by the extremes in our weather over the last six months - either soaking wet or hot, hot, hot. SEVERAL area courses have dealt with the same thing.

To me, it seemed obvious that Princeton/Mercer County Golf is trying hard to get the course back in great shape. I found some holes to be in terrible shape (maybe three to four holes), several in adequate shape and a handful in fine/excellent condition.

This was my first time playing Princeton and I walked it. At age 56 I haven't walked a course in a good ten years. This was a joy.and pleasure. Overcast, temps ranged between 70 and 80 during my round - and it was a great walk in the park.

Princeton is not overly long, but you will be challenged to keep your shots straight off the tee and out of the trees. I didn't excel at that today, but was generally able to recover whenever I hit a wayward shot by punching right back out and forward onto the fairway.

I will return for sure and will enjoy seeing the course improve once we get past this season we've had. It will be a regular part of my course rotation from now on.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Princeton Country Club on 10/16/2018:
Thank you for leaving us a very kind four-star review! We're certainly hard at work to improve and perfect our conditions. Please come and see us again soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Needs TLC

Played the front 9 twice has been raining for last couple weeks so it's understandable, the course played well and was playable but it has taken a beating. I was happy and I'll be booking to play there again soon to play the 18.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Response from Princeton Country Club on 10/16/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great four-star review, Michael! We hope you'll return during better weather for an even better experience.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Want a refund!

Holes #13 through #17 were closed. Course was aerated. fairways were destroyed greens, poorest conditions. No warning from golfnow regarding conditions.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Princeton Country Club on 10/16/2018:
Thank you for the feedback! With the weather, our conditions have been adversely affected. If your tee time was a GolfNow Hot Deal, please give GolfNow a call to ask for a refund. Otherwise, please talk to the attendant in the golf shop regarding a refund.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Great tree lined fairways

the staff was very nice. Course was in great shape and there is sand in the traps.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Princeton Country Club on 10/16/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great four-star review! We're so pleased that you enjoyed your round with us. Please come and see us again soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

call before you go

I’ve played this course plenty of times in the past but when I booked a tee time this past Saturday holes 13 through 17 were closed and to make matters a bit more complicated they aerated the greens which there was no update on the course condition on golf now. Knowing this ahead of time I would’ve never booked. Very disappointed in the lack of updates on the course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Response from Princeton Country Club on 09/17/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. We apologize for the lack of notification and we have since rectified that. We hope you'll return in the future for a far better experience.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A dump the fairways did not have grass

Pass on this one ☝️ Looks like they are step away from bankruptcy and turning into Condos

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Response from Princeton Country Club on 09/17/2018:
We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your round with us. We're working hard to improve conditions and we hope you'll give us another shot in the future.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging Greens!

Condition of the fairway is really bad. But one of the best greens around NYC that are fast and deadly where the hole positions were placed.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Response from Princeton Country Club on 09/17/2018:
We're hard at work to improve our conditions and we hope your next experience with us will be a vast improvement!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

will not return

Fairways were in poor condition.
muddy and beat up.
greens had many un repaired divots
Pin placement was usually on a slope .
sand in bunkers was hard .

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Response from Princeton Country Club on 07/19/2018:
We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your round with us due to wet conditions. We hope you'll return in the future for a drier round.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
New York Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Used cart

Fun to play

Greens and tee's were in great shape. There was some drainage problems as several holes were cart path only.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Princeton Country Club on 07/19/2018:
Thank you for leaving us four stars! We're so pleased that you enjoyed your round despite the wet conditions. Please come and see us again soon.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Response from Princeton Country Club on 06/25/2018:
Thank you for leaving us four stars!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Good Value

Decent course with no trouble as long as you stay straight in the fairways. Great greens that slope plenty to keep things interesting.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Princeton Country Club on 06/21/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a very nice four-star review! We're so pleased that you enjoyed our greens and layout. We hope you'll return for another round soon.
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Response from Princeton Country Club on 06/18/2018:
Thank you for leaving us four stars!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Response from Princeton Country Club on 06/12/2018:
Thank you for leaving us helpful feedback.
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pretty nice

Had a nice game but because of the rain there were definitely quite a few drainage issues and mud puddles on most holes.
It was also cart path only which I wish I knew ahead of time. Greens were fine , tee boxes were fine overall. Nice wooded course . Employees were very nice

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Princeton Country Club on 06/12/2018:
Thank you for leaving us a great four-star review! We're so pleased that you enjoyed your round despite all the previous rain. Please come and see us again soon during drier weather.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice hidden treasure in Princeton NJ

This is a really nice course and I would love to play it again under better circumstances. It was cart path only and holes 13 thru 17 were closed due to the canal water flooding the course. Overall really nice course for what I played.

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Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Princeton Country Club on 06/12/2018:
Thank you for leaving us a four-star review! Please come and see us again as the course dries out.
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