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Sand Barrens Golf Club

Swainton, NJ
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Swainton
Type: Golf Courses, Sports
Activities: Golfing
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Owner description: Sand is the name of the game at this 55,000-square-foot course.
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English first
Peabody, Massachusetts
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The good. I thought it was a beautiful course, well maintained, very good condition. I love the undulating fairways and greens. Did not need the staff fir anything which is a good thing. They were nice, friendly and helpful. The bad. It is in the middle of nowhere. About 40 minutes from AC hotels.

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Started off on wrong foot when they neglected to tell us 9 holes were closed when we booked. Course was in poor condition compared to others in area. Members we rude when group of three caught our group of 4. No water to drink on course and no beverage cart. Greens recently sanded(which they also did not mention) and had... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I played Sand Barrens twice in the past 2 weeks with my son and both times it was a bad experience. In both cases we left before completing 18 holes. In fact, the second time we played there it took 3 hours to complete 10 holes. We didn't see a ranger on the course either time which obviously contributed to... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This review is really in two parts. The course itself is not great and in my opinion, overpriced. That said, the driving range is well maintained (hitting off grass!) and reasonably priced. There are cheaper options for a round nearby.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Decent course and great pace of play. Lots of sand to penalize errant shots. Local liquor rules prohibit beer purchase if your tee time was not made at least 3 days in advance.

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Cape May N.J.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Played this course in the afternoon in mid week for under $40.00. Pro shop and clubhouse were very appealing. We played the south and north course as this is a 27 hole layout. Tee boxes were level and free of weeds. The fairways were cut low and were hard and fast with absolutely no weeds. The rough was about 4".Fairway... More

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Avalon, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Played here last week and you can see the improvement. Greens, fairway and rough were in great shape. I heard last year was tough but so far it seems the course has made a great comeback.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

The greens were in terrible shape for a $90 greens fee. The starter said that it was because of the weather, but another nearby course was in much better shape and the fee was similar. We will never golf at this course again. Even the grass that was cut down had a lot of crabgrass-- just total lack of care.... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

Nice golf course, that's not too difficult. Course is in serious need of improvement. Way too many spots are burned out. Everyone very friendly.

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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

Course was in just OK shape for $105. Greens were very slow. very little water on the course and the temp was over 90. When I told them that they should have more water their response was that "people complained about that the day before also". not exactly the most customer friendly response I would have expected.

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