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Sand Barrens Golf Club

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Address: Swainton, NJ
Phone Number: 609-465-3555
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sand is the name of the game at this 55,000-square-foot course.

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Love the Driving Range

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2014
Columbia, Maryland
via mobile
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Played all 3 nines at Sand Barrens and loved it. From cart guys to clubhouse and starter, everyone treated our group of 12 great!

Thank Hopsman
Munich, Germany
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

A little pricey, it's a challenging but playable course (South & West nines played). Tricky greens, pretty fast, never really got the breaks down.

Thank Joe S
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52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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.

2 Thank PeabodyTraveler
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

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 

1 Thank John R
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

2 Thank John L
Columbia, Maryland
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

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.

2 Thank georgelovera
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

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.

1 Thank Chris D
Cape May N.J.
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 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 

2 Thank mrsaturday
Avalon, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank CapeGolfer22
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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 

Thank CindyKWarrington

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