Mattawang Golf Club

4.1690470588 4.2 stars from 5 (385)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6805 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 72.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6805 yards 72.8 134
White 72 6508 yards 70.9 127
Red (W) 75 5462 yards 71.8 123

Mattawang Golf Club has changed very little since it first opened in 1960. The traditional layout has withstood the test of time as a challenging but playable layout. The course was designed to blend seamlessly into the natural setting while still testing your shot-making skills. You won’t find any man-made water hazards or artificial mounding on this golf course, instead you’ll be challenged by natural streams and ponds and mature evergreens. At first glance, the layout is seemingly wide open, but don’t let your guard down because the fairways are actually quite tight and many of them are strategically lined with trees. In keeping with the time it was built, the greens are smaller than those you would find on most modern golf courses and heavily protected by sand traps. Over the years, Mattawang Golf Club has built a reputation for having some of the well maintained putting surfaces in the area.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 385 Reviews
5 stars:
99
4 stars:
218
3 stars:
51
2 stars:
12
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

347 out of 385 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for locals walkers seniors   Challenges include bunkers thick rough water hazards  

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"Good round"


Alexander3838285's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2019
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Reviewed on

The course was in great condition, the pace of play wasn't too bad, but what would you expect for father's day. Overall everything went smoothly and we did not have to wait at every hole.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



ahilowitz's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/13/2019

Thank you for joining us on a busy Saturday, glad you enjoyed your round!

Come back when New Jersey dries out please!


"Good value-super wet conditions"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2019
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Look, didn't pay a ton and just wanted to get out and swing.

Conditions were fine but the cart path only made it a LOOONG walk today. Lost plenty of balls in the rough.

I would say the one thing I found really poor was a sunny 71 degree day and not a single cooler of water on the course. Paper cups everywhere. Water? NONE! that's not cool and I would think a liability risk.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/09/2019

Johnny, thanks for playing Mattawang, sorry it was after another bout with heavy rains.

I am sorry about the coolers not getting out. We normally have them out every day, but when we opened it was raining and play looked minimal. When the day improved the staff over looked getting the coolers out, again sorry!


"always a challenge"


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Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2019
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For this early in there year Mattawang was in excellent shape. It was very wet from the heavy rains the night before which made playing difficult.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/07/2019

Thanks for playing Mattawang and taking the time to leave a review.

We are glad to see you have come back more often, hopefully the wet weather ends and you can really enjoy the challenge of Mattawang! Enjoy your season.


"Not bad at all"


u000004328115's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2019
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Reviewed on

I like the layout. The course was somewhat wet due to overnight rainfall. Cart path only today. A lot of the rough areas were really wet. The greens still recovering from aeration. Hopefully will get better.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/07/2019

Thanks for playing Mattawang. Hopefully the next time you come it will not be after two days of solid rain. You will see great improvement!



u000005278975's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2019
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/10/2019

Thanks for the flattering review! Hope to see you again soon.



u7981145's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2019
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/01/2019

Thanks for trying Mattawang for the first time.

We hope to see you again soon!



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2019
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Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/24/2019

We are glad you enjoyed your round, hope to see you again soon! Thanks


"Great course"


u3792277's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2019
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As always, course is well kept and maintained. Staff is accommodating and friendly. Only knock is pace of play. No such thing as a ranger, here (at least I’ve never seen one any time I’ve played here), to help things along. Group ahead of us had 2 holes open ahead of them and weren’t interested in helping the log jam they created behind them. This is common when playing here. That aside, course is worth checking out if you’ve not played it yet.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/24/2019

Thanks for the compliments.

There was a ranger out on the Tuesday you played but not out as often as usual because there was not much play that day. I can confirm there is a Ranger out every day and what I usually here is the slow golfers say - Your ranger is up my back all day. Quicker players tend not to notice the rangers.



changseoksoo's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2019
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/16/2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

We appreciate your support, enjoy your golf in 2019!


"Wet but not a problem"


Jdamkp's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2019
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Early season round after a lot of rain. Course was a bit soggy in some places. Cart Path Only. No roll with quite a few plugs. Overall Mattawang is a nice average course. I'm spoiled having played the best courses in the world so while I give it an average rating, it's perfectly acceptable course for a local round. Greens had decent speed and conditions overall were very good. I play here about 2x per year here.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/24/2019

Thanks for playing Mattawang.

Hopefully, some day we can move up beyond Average on your playing list.



u000003048066's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/24/2019

Thanks for the Five Star Review.

Glad you enjoyed your day! Hope to see you again soon!


"Great prices wonderful course"


tgolf1995's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Great bargain for a challenging course at any level of golf experience. Staff is friendly and helpful. Greens are in great shape and the hole placement makes it challenging for any level of golfer. I have played here many times and always enjoy myself. Highly recommend.


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


Commented on 04/24/2019

Thank you very much for the well thought out review.

We are glad you enjoy the challenge of Mattawang and glad to be on your regular play list. Thanks!



SALVATORE9790481's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2019
Previously played

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


Commented on 04/10/2019

Salvatore, thanks for making the trip from SI.

We are really happy to see how much you enjoyed your round on Sunday.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.



DENDOG18's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2019
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The only negative was the pace of play.

We’re on the 1st tee at 2:45pm...didn’t finish till 7:20pm.

There were 2 groups of 4 PAINFULLY SLOW. Someone should have had them pick up the pace.

Other than the pace....Awesome Day Solid Course!!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/30/2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad you enjoyed most of your day.

We had rangers out all day, however conditions were very difficult due to snow melting and a lot of rain, thus we were limited to cart path only and over 200 golfers who were all in front of you. Most were playing their first round of the season.

Hope to see you again soon.



u000004259422's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2019
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/19/2019

Thank you for trying Mattawang for some winter golf.

We look forward to you trying us again when the weather allows for some improvements.

Enjoy the coming season!



greentree's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2019
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/27/2019

Thank you for playing some Winter Golf here at Mattawang.

We look forward to hosting you again when the weather allows for better conditions!


"Good condition"


dano25712's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Very good condition. Challenging course. Good pace of play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/07/2019

Thank you for playing Mattawang and leaving a review. Glad you enjoy the challenge of "The Wang"!!


"Good Shape, Good Value"


devinnoonan's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course is fairly priced and always in good shape. Will be back soon!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/01/2019

Thank you for making the trip from Hazlet. We appreciate your business and your feedback!



ssonoszko's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/01/2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review!



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