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246 Reviews (246)
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
96.4%
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4.4
44 Reviews (44)
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4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
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4.5
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4.4
57 Reviews (57)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
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Layout
4.4
Pace
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4.4
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About

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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Course Details

Year Built 2003
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dan Schlegel (2003) Brian Ault (2003) Brian Ault (2015)

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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  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in New Jersey (2018 #19)

Reviews

4.4
246 Reviews (246)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 21
Patio Dining 9
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 31
Thick Rough 19
Undulating Greens 19
This course/club is great for:
Locals 23
Advanced Golfers 19
Playing Multiple Courses 17
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 27
In the 'Burbs 19
Convenient to the City 8

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

One of my Favorites

Mercer East is one of my favorite courses to play. I like the layout and pace of play Does not seem to matter how busy (which it typically is) you normally get a 4 ball round completed in 4.5 hours max. My most recent round was a little disappointing as the greens had not recovered well from late October aeration (very sandy and holes) Not sure they will get any better as it is late November already.
Having said that I will continue to play as I really like this place.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Slow play

First time playing this course. Always played the west course. The course is in great shape however the greens recently aerated so the putts weren’t very true. The play was very slow since we had to wait at each tee box around five minutes. Don’t know who was slow whether the group in front or further in front of them. Had a good time with great weather and good friends. Layout is great. Would definitely play again.

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

ALWAYS GOOD

Putting was an issue as greens have not recovered from aeration. Otherwise the usual enjoyable course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course beautiful back drop

Great course , fun and challenging. Played west side. Tee box are in bad condition but it has been a long wet season yet fairways and green were in great conditions.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Philly Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

been a while

I have not played the East course for maybe five years and that was my only time on the course. But I have played the West course a few times recently and the East course is every bit as challenging, it's just a different type of golf course. I still don't like the 17th hole however. Late season aeration was a disappointment but we adapted with a two putt rule in general. It was in the 60's but damp with an on again off again drizzle.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

will go back

First time playing it
Very nice layout
Good condition
Greens were fast and true

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

A FAVORITE

I always enjoy playing the East course. Everything is in front of you, no blind shots. A few par 4's that are tough due to length. The greens are always in good shape. Keep it in play and you can score well.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

great layout.

course in very good shape for this time of year.Bunkers are very good shape compared to most courses.Greens in great shape also great course for all levels of players.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Who was the sadiest

Who the h e double hockey sticks set up this course today????? The fairways were 3 inches thick no roll at all on drives . The greens were set up as if this was the Masters you couldn't hold the green under any circumstances. To make matters worse 16 0f 18 pins were set on the sides of slopes. You touch a putt and it rolled 25 feet past or back at you. I've never seen this course like this. I'm a 6 handicap and I barley broke 90 today. For the first time in a long Long time I didn't have fun on a golf course . It was like root canal. It was super slow out there also because of these conditions. We played behind 3 ketchup bottles it was brutal. If I wanted to play a tournament course I would do so. But if this floats your boat go for it. Bar was closed today.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Hidden Gem

Recently played this course for the first time.
Played it in the rain and wind on my first round and fell in love.
I've played it 5 times in the last 3 weeks.

Starters are so nice and are happy to talk about the course.

Playing it again this weekend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

One of yhe better public courses in the central area of New Jersay

I live in Monmouth county and enjoy some wonderful courses in the county. This course compares with the best of the Monmouth courses.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Good condition

As always Mercer Oaks East provides a solid golf experience

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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