Minerals Golf Club

2.9607941176 3.0 stars from 5 (69)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 31
  • Length: 2305 yards
  • Slope: 104
  • Rating: 31.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 31 2305 yards 31.4 104
White 31 2044 yards 30.1 99
Red 31 1726 yards 31.0 97
Yellow - PGA Family 31 1261 yards N/A N/A

Minerals Golf Club is one of seven courses offered by Crystal Springs Resort, which includes Ballyowen -- the top rated course in New Jersey and Crystal Springs, which is ranked as one of the 50 toughest courses in the country. Minerals Golf Club manages to stand out despite being such good company. This Robert Trent Jones-designed layout has ranked in the top 12 short courses in the country and it is known locally as the best nine-hole golf course in the area. The course sits at the base of Hamburg Mountain, sprawling across lush rolling hills. The layout is both scenic and challenging with a blend of natural hazards and strategically placed bunkers coming into play. The course offers a fair challenge that is player-friendly enough for juniors and beginners, making it an ideal round for families.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 69 Reviews
5 stars:
13
4 stars:
27
3 stars:
14
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

52 out of 66 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort   Great for 9-hole rounds beginners  

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"Cheap and I can tell why"


Matt6601607's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

This maybe the worst course I have ever played. Greens were slower then my carpet at home. The fairways plugged every driver I hit and the sand looked like a cart path. Really disappointed and shocked Crystal Springs puts their name anywhere near this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"What I Expected"


JohnKMoore1's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course is exactly what I expected. The first hole is incredibly tight off the tee. The course has great variety in the par 3s; should really be an expectation since it has 5 of them. Par 4s have reasonable variety. Greens are OK. Course conditions were fine. Be aware, this is the "family" course for the resort, so there is a 18 hole foot golf course that runs down the fairways, not sure not that might mess with tee times. Also, each green has two flagsticks, one for the regular players and one with a larger hole for groups with young kids. For value...9 holes costs $20 plus resort fee, 18 holes is $25 plus resort fee (when I played). The 9 hole fee might be a little over priced, but the price for two loops is a good deal. (objectively, the course is probably 2 or 3 stars, not 4. But at the end of the day, it was never built to be a Sweetens Cove level nine hole course. It serves the design purpose perfectly, so 4 stars)


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



davidcolaneri's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Mediocire"


u484552528's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

What a disappointing course. I read all of the reviews prior that made this sound like such a great course but was more than let down. They keep zero maintenance on this course. They say it is 18 holes but it is really 9 holes that you will play twice and will not refund you if you don't play the 9 holes again. They implement 0 rules as they allowed groups of 5+ to play and it more than ruined the pace of the game. I wouldn't recommend this course to my worst enemy.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good for the price"


Dave3843897's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not to bad for what you pay but the course is nothing super special. Greens are slow, tee boxes aren't great.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Beautiful area to play golf"


Karenb2016's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved this GC it was in great shape and no waiting!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Worst money ever spent"


Nickgrant14's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

Let me start by saying this course did not even have hole number posts. After finding the 1st hole, it was soon than I had realized the course is a complete waste of money, par 3. DO NOT play here unless you are bringing your kids or a family out. Not for serious play.


Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great for Family"


tpicciuti's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great course for your family to start playing.

No rush, not crowded ,not difficult. This is where I take my wife, not intimidating but fun.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"PJV @ Minerals"


pauljvarisco's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Good course for the money


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Mineral Springs Golf Course"


uUHSF7801UH's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

sand traps are too hard too many leaves on the course you can't see your ball car path is horriblein the golf carts barely move


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Tough Little Course"


kenbrandt's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very short course but a good challenge on most holes with layout. Beautiful views on some holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Bang for the buck"


Ralph9134274's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

This is a very well maintained track and a great value for you dollar. The only thing you must remember is that this course is part of a resort and therefore a "family" course. Pace of play can be rather slow at times. With a Golfnow Best Buy it's well worth you time.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice 9 hole"


u569064003's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Just be careful when playing there are homes in the area any damage you are responsible!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Well maintained. Some challenging holes"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We enjoyed our round. Course was well maintained. Greens were somewhat fast. Did not enjoy the foot golf customers playing at the same time on the same holes. Some challenging holes. Pace of play was average at best. But overall was a good experience. Would definitely play Minerals again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Foot Golf"


pustelniak30's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not only was the course of play very slow, foot golf players enjoyed a round simultaneously to our round. I didn't see one ranger check take a lap all morning. The course was in good condition though. I will never play another round of Golf at Minerals if they continue to have foot golf round playing at the same time


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Family time"


u112423683's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I play with young family , it was a great time to enjoy a round of golf young players.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Decent course but wouldn't pay more than 30$"


u899410762's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the third time playing this course and I had a good time playing, although it was one of the hottest days of the year. A little crowded but not to bad for a Sunday. The thing that really angered me and my buddies off was that they had a wedding there and the event hall has a balcony overlooking the 9th hole which you play twice; only a 9 hole course. There was probably 10-15 people watching us tee off and being extremely loud and obnoxious. I wouldn't usually care but it was a big distraction and made me never want to play here again.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Not bad but not great"


u000007358786's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Family friendly course, not for the serious golfer, but overall great views and good for the money.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u000005024132's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff was friendly and it's peaceful. We enjoyed the scenic mountain views


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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