Crystal Springs Resort-Ballyowen Course

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Rangers totally failed to manage pace of play. We were stuck in golfing purgatory standing around on every shot. Our round required 5 1/4 hours to complete which is 45 minutes longer than the target set by Ballyowen and at least 75 minutes longer than it should take. It's certainly the nicest public course in NJ but I'll never be back.

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Very challenging links style course. Fairways are very deceiving and the greens were fast and very undulating. Conditions were fantastic, staff was super friendly and helpful. I think this course would be a little easier second time around as some holes are very tricky to the eye. Overall excellent time. Dont know about some of the negative reviews as this lace is top notch and the staff has it all buttoned up. They keep you spaced part nicely so no waiting, they don't cram tee times in. Worth a trip out to play.

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This is a Fantastic golfing destination for myself and 3 golf buddies (playing together for 50 years), Excellent in every way. Played on a hot afternoon in August: tee off 3:30pm. Arrived at #16, with a chance to maybe break 80, as a foursome cut in front of us needing, I guess, to finish before nightfall. Long Story Short …. played 17 and 18 in the dark …… ruined the score and the day.

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Played this course various times between 5 and 7 years ago. Came back, was excited to bring a friend for the first time. Bragged about the course. Walked away so embarrassed to have done this. Course still has nice views and in better than average condition, but play was so slow. Cart girl did come by within first half hour, which was great. However, had no Powerade or Gatorade. Said she’d come back soon after getting restocked. Didn’t come back until I called the main office over an hour later. Slow play also in my opinion could’ve been helped if a ranger had been out there. Took an hour and a half to finally see one, but again this had to be requested in same call as when asking for the cart girl. For the $ the course charges, I’d expect more on course amenities. Don’t remember these problems years ago, and surely will not be returning here.

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Ranger not out here often enough, nor was cart girl compared to how it was years ago. Wouldn’t recommend at all. Coursein good shape, wonderful views, but staff on course not as on point as it was years ago and just disrupts the round

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