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“Love the Driving Range” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Sand Barrens Golf Club

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Sand Barrens Golf Club
Swainton, NJ
609-465-3555
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Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Swainton
Activities: Golfing
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Owner description: Sand is the name of the game at this 55,000-square-foot course.
Columbia, Maryland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Love the Driving Range”
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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English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Good course!”
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“very good value”
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 bunkers play as rough and there are plenty of them. Not much water to be concerned about. Greenside bunkers play as sand traps and were well maintained. The greens are very large and well maintained. There are enough trees to supply some shade when needed. One upgrade I would like to see is better marking from green to tee as the layout crosses over and you get lost easily and could end up on the wrong course or skipping holes. It was not crowded and we were able to find our way after getting off track. One of the greens is well over an acre and shares with another hole. This green even tricked our Garmin for distance. A number on the flag would of helped. Some of the hole require a little local knowledge for ball placement and a second round would see an improvement in scores. A bad shot is not a disaster. A good second shot and you can save your score. On our visit there was no beverage cart but there was drinking water on each nine. Over all a very nice course for the money and all employees made you feel welcome.

Visited June 2014
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Avalon, New Jersey
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“Great Condition”
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.

Visited June 2014
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Warrington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Poor Greens”
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. It was very disappointing to use a vacation day at this course.

Visited July 2013
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