Not a bad course, especially for the money (16 bucks for 9 holes). The greens are a bit rough an the cart paths are dirt, but it's perhaps one of the better deals out here in south Jersey. Especially if you don't have a lot of time.
Nice course for short game. But staff needs a course on customer service. He just about ruined a beautiful day with friends and Family. I rather pay $100 for game at Harbor Pines. Definitely classier!
Hamilton Trails Golf Course should be forgotten. This is not a good value at all. About 15 years ago this was a solid golf course but has obviously been neglected and abused since. Most of the tee boxes are in shambles with patchy dieing grass, weeds, dead and uneven earth. The fairways are just as bad with huge areas of dieing grass or totally dead areas with weeds intermingled. Almost the entire collection of fairways seem to be ground under repair due to the lack of effort and funding from the facility. The rough is a mixture of uneven weeds and unkempt dieing grass with patches of desolate hardpan. In front of many of the greens there is no transition from the miserable fairway to what should be the green, instead there is dead hardpan. The greens are patchy and unkempt with tire treads randomly going thru 2 of the holes. There are areas of dieing grass on the greens as well. The grass isn't healthy enough to cut to a realistic length for the greens which leaves it very uneven since the dead areas are obviously faster than the overgrown bits of grass. For around $20 for 9 holes and around $30 for 18 the prices are unrealistic for what is honestly an unplayable course. There are many golf courses in the area that are only a few dollars more and provide a much greater value. I'm embarrassed that this is where I learned the game of golf as a child and hope that one day the course will be taken care of and be a place to have pride in. Please avoid Hamilton Trails at all costs.
This course is one of my guilty pleasures. Around $30 for 18 holes (play the nine-hole course twice) and it's usually not crowded. Fairways are wide, so you don't have to duck from others' errant tee-shots like you do on some other nine-hole courses. Relaxed and friendly staff in general, though the last time I played the guy at the counter said I'd only paid for nine holes when I tried to go out for the back nine. I reminded him of the conversation we had when I arrived and he then remembered I'd paid for 18, but that rubbed me the wrong way.
Also, no drinking water or beverage cart on the course, so you'd better bring or buy some at the clubhouse.
This course is Boring with a capital B. It's too long for a beginner and not challenging at all for someone with more experience. Creeks, don't know where they are except for the dried up channel that leads to a roped off marsh off of 4 or 5. And it's $15 per 9. Pay twice if you'd like, so for me this course is not worth $30. Also, there isn't water to drink on the course, and they won't let you fill up your water bottle at the pro shop forcing you to buy their drinks. The best part about this course is that it was almost comepletely empty on a Saturday afternoon in July, wonder why. At least play was fast.