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Mercer Oaks Golf Course - East Course

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4.3
382
5 Stars
147
4 Stars
190
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
94.0%
Recommend this course
354 out of 382 reviews
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4.2
20
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.2
100.0%
Recommend this course
20 out of 20 reviews
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Average Rating
4.3
57
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
93.0%
Recommend this course
53 out of 57 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Municipal
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7182 yards
Slope 131
Rating 74.0
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Mercer Oaks East Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7182 yards 74.0 131
Blue 72 6772 yards 71.7 127
White 72 6326 yards 69.4 121
Gold 72 5934 yards 67.6 116
Red (W) 72 5212 yards 68.9 120
Scorecard for Mercer Oaks East
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.0/131 415 580 360 430 165 465 540 225 412 3592 435 395 192 555 318 455 195 425 620 3590 7182
Blue M: 71.7/127 392 550 335 410 148 440 515 208 400 3398 412 365 170 540 304 430 188 390 575 3374 6772
White M: 69.4/121 352 525 320 385 130 415 492 185 375 3179 383 343 155 500 291 400 170 360 545 3147 6326
Gold M: 67.6/116 335 500 293 380 110 385 482 170 355 3010 366 315 130 485 270 372 143 335 508 2924 5934
Red W: 68.9/120 285 415 240 338 85 355 425 135 300 2578 330 280 106 440 238 347 123 300 470 2634 5212
Handicap 5 11 15 7 17 1 9 13 3 8 16 10 12 18 4 14 2 6
Par 4 5 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 36 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2003
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dan Schlegel (2003) Brian Ault (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Mercer County Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

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Reviews

4.3
382

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 33
Patio Dining 17
Watching the Game 11
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 53
Water Hazards 29
Thick Rough 27
This course/club is great for:
Locals 37
Advanced Golfers 33
Walkers 29
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 40
In the 'Burbs 31
Convenient to the City 11

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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

course well maintained

Great course to play. Well maintained. Staff friendly. Nothing bad to say about course, it's all good.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
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Commented On 2018-03-19T00:52:26.000+00:00

This review has been up for 5 years only 5 more to go

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Commented On 2015-12-01T14:31:15.000+00:00

Thank you, DNICE123, for the great review and feedback! We're so happy that you had a great time with us. Come and see us again soon!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Mercer Oaks Golf Course - West Course
Commented On 2019-01-02T21:37:59.000+00:00

Thank you for leaving us five stars!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Mercer Oaks Golf Course - West Course
Commented On 2018-12-20T15:42:20.000+00:00

Thank you for leaving us five stars, Jeony!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great links set up

great set up conditions were excellent for Dec in New Jersey greens a little slow but great shape

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Mercer Oaks Golf Course - West Course
Commented On 2018-12-03T18:00:12.000+00:00

Thank you for the kind words and four stars! We hope to see you again soon.

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

MercerOaksEast

Considering the rain we had the night before. Was in good condition. Last good day of the year at 55°. The East course has a great layout and is fun to play from all tees.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Mercer Oaks Golf Course - West Course
Commented On 2018-12-03T18:10:13.000+00:00

We're so pleased that you had a great time! Please come and see us again next season!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Mercer Oaks Golf Course - West Course
Commented On 2018-12-04T19:40:13.000+00:00

Thank you for taking the time to leave us five stars!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Mercer Oaks Golf Course - West Course
Commented On 2018-12-04T19:40:48.000+00:00

We appreciate you leaving us five stars! Please come and see us again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Mercer Oaks Golf Course - West Course
Commented On 2018-12-04T19:57:15.000+00:00

Thank you for providing helpful feedback.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Mercer Oaks Golf Course - West Course
Commented On 2018-12-04T19:56:37.000+00:00

Thank you for leaving us five stars!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Mercer Oaks Golf Course - West Course
Commented On 2018-12-04T20:10:50.000+00:00

Thank you for leaving us four stars!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Mercer Oaks West

Little crowded. Had to skip two holes to bring the carts in by 6:00.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Mercer Oaks Golf Course - West Course
Commented On 2018-12-20T15:54:11.000+00:00

Thank you for leaving us four stars! We're so pleased that you enjoyed your round despite the course being a bit busy.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Good value for the money

Some people might think this course is relatively easy but you still have to go out and do it. We played from the blues and it was a challenge. Mercer Oaks is friendly and relatively easy to do business with. There's no attitude like you find at some courses. Just straightforward, enjoy the sport.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Mercer Oaks Golf Course - West Course
Commented On 2018-12-20T15:55:44.000+00:00

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a very kind four-star review, John! We're so pleased that you enjoyed both the challenges of our course as well as our great staff. Please come and see us again in the future.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

perfect fall golf.

Ideal fall weather and great course conditions at mercer oaks. From tee to green , one of the nicest spots in the area

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Mercer Oaks Golf Course - West Course
Commented On 2018-12-20T15:57:04.000+00:00

That's wonderful to hear and we appreciate the five stars! We look forward to your next round with us in the future.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Unhappy players!!!

Teetime was for Saturday, October 27 at 9:10 AM . Unable to play . Torrential downpours & high wind at teetime and continued for the entire day. Not eligible for a refund because Course did not close !!!! Not happy with that!!!!

Pace Poor
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Mercer Oaks Golf Course - West Course
Commented On 2018-11-08T14:25:41.000+00:00

Hello, thank you for reviewing our course, Mercer Oaks Golf Course East. We're very sorry to hear that you may have had a poor customer experience with us recently, and we appreciate your feedback so we may work on improvements for your future experience with us. We apologize for any miscommunication or misunderstanding in regards to your reservation and hope we can better clarify in the future if necessary. Our golfers overall experience is extremely valuable to us and we hope that you get another chance to play our course! Thank you for choosing our course in the Princeton Junction area, and we hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of the best county courses in the state

I have played this course many times but the east is my favor the west is very nice but to ease is a links course. Played this course yesterday it was an excellent shape from Teebox to greens. Superintend it and grounds crew should get a big raise for keeping this course in such good shape with all the rain. I recommend this course to all types of golfers to play this course because of the different tea boxes. Make sure you practice on the greens before going out they are super fast but trail

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Super troopers

So I’ve played this course at least 15 times this year, great layout, really nice greens and for the most part tee boxes have been good. Staff in the pro shop are super friendly especially the lady who’s always extra polite.
About few months ago I played right after it had rain, I was told it’s 90• cart rule. I was on the 18th hole 100 yards to the green, I pulled my cart 10 feet off the cart path close to my ball on the rough. A ranger who had been sitting by the cart return area drove to me and told me to get off the rough because it’s cart path only. At first I was puzzled why the ranger showed up 100 yards from the green on the 18th hole and why was he not told that it was 90• cart rule. I told him that I am going to the pro shop to complain, he then told me oh maybe it is 90• and I shouldn’t worry about going into the pro shop. I let it slide and didn’t complain about it. Few weeks later it was cart path only, I parked my cart on the first tee with two of wheels on the dirt. The starter came to tell me to move all four wheels on the cart path. Again I didn’t complain to anyone. Today I was playing with three other guys, we were on the 6th hole when a ranger showed up to tell us to speed up because there was no one on the 7th hole. We all looked at each other shocked.
There was no one behind us or in front of us, we weren’t holding anyone. We finished front nine in two hours and 3 minutes, we finished 18 holes in four hours and 11 minutes.
I seriously think Mercer oak should find better rangers who aren’t their to pull players chains.

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

Forever golf

We play different courses in NJ during the season and Mercer Oaks has been one of favorites!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

about average

Always one of my favorites, wet weather has decimated areas around the course. Rough has grown to the point of ridiculous and can't be cut because of rain on and off. We'll today was relativity dry so break out the mowers.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Response from Mercer Oaks Golf Course on 10/16/2018:
Thank you for the great feedback and four stars! Please come and see us again when the weather is drier.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Will be back.

My first time at the East Course. The Course was in very good shape. I was hoping for a little bit faster greens. Only three holes were a little soggy on back. The pace was not bad. I liked the layout, greens are little on the small size
with interesting undulations. Very nice will be back hopefully it will be a little faster.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Response from Mercer Oaks Golf Course on 10/16/2018:
Thank you for leaving us a great five-star review after your first round with us! We hope it's the first of many!
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