Hamburg, New Jersey
Ballyowen Golf Club
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105 Wheatsworth Rd|
Hamburg, NJ 07419-2607
Owned and operated by Crystal Springs Resort, Ballyowen has been ranked highly by Golfweek, PubLinks, Zagat, New Jersey Monthly, NJ Golf and The Jersey Golfer, and 15th among the 50 Most Popular Courses in the US by Zagat. This Roger Rulewich design opened in June 1998 and suggests a links-style layout with rolling farmland, craggy knolls, and almost treeless fairways.
The resort has a toll-free telephone for U.S. callers, 888.647.0807.
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Matt Otskey - 6/12/12
Pace of play is absolutely horrible. The rangers do not enforce pace of play. I suppose because they do not want to lose any $120 paying customers. Way over priced! I wouldn't suggest playing this course unless you are paying the twilight rates.
fderrico24 - 12/14/11
a fair test with challenging terrain. Greens were not in the best condition; no long fescue as late November special drove us from south eastern Nassau County. Would like to give it a second shot in peak season.
Would consider buying partial membership if not for the travel time.
BTW the bagpipes and hospitality ARE a treat.
kevinmcfl - 10/26/11
Beautiful course but wait for twilgiht rates. The Par 3's our tough with water coming into play on most. Tough greens make up for a rather short course.
iplawyertx - 9/13/09
One trip to Ballyowen and you can see why it's the #1 Public Course in NJ. The layout is top-notch, with diverse holes that present a challenge for golfers of all skill levels. We also got a break from the big time price tag of $135 (weekend) by bagging an online special- though I would go back in a heartbeat for full price, the course is that beautiful. Impeccably maintained even late in the season, and a day after receiving 2 inches of rain the course still played reasonably firm- greens are quick, but not too quick and the fairways were perfect.
Shawn N - 6/11/09
A wonderfully maintianed course, but can be a little expensive. It is a great course to play if you can get a reduced rate or a twilight rate. Fairways are soft and the greens can be difficult depending on the flag, and green speed is average.
pkirk - 12/4/08
Average links-style golf course in excellent condition (due to limited play) because of extremely expensive rates.
Other courses in Vernon Valley area are better values. Who cares about bagpipes.
g0lfermike - 10/29/12
brypaul - 8/19/12
Nuno $BMP$ - 7/19/12
Lunartoe - 4/12/12
Best Score: 74