|Address:||2387 Kings Hwy, Swedesboro, NJ 08085, USA|
Ive been playing golf at Beckett for over three years for my high school. When it was a large 27 hole course, down to when it was being reconfigured, until what it is right now. I know the course just as well as anybody, and Im well aware that this course has its issues, but it is definitely worth what you will pay. They have a great practice green and driving range, which is always stocked. The reconfigured front nine starts on #1 with an easy par five, that some wont even need to break out the driver yet. Hole #2 has enough of a challenge to make you consider laying up your drive or attempting to go over a large tree on the left, but if you carry the valley off the tee box and head left, you may hit a little pond about 230-50 yards away. Hole #3 is a 190 yard par 3 with the same pond as the one on hole #2, with a small green that slopes from back to front. Hole #4 is a short 250 yard par 4 with only a small bunker on the right and out of bounds to the left. Easy par hole there. Hole #5 is a 145 yard par 3, with a big bunker in the front. A tee shot that goes too long might go into the woods. Hole #6 is a four hundred plus yard par 4, also the number one handicap, that plays to and elevated green and two bunkers on both sides. Hole #7 is a short par four, but with a short bunker straight ahead of the tee, and another bunker right before the green, which may cause some to put the driver away and try to take something off of the drive. Hole #8 is another hole that only requires 220 yards, before a sharp right turn to a green across a hazard to a two-tiered green. Hole #9 is a dog legged left, with out of bounds to the left, and the first hole fairway on the right. A good tee shot, 230-275 yards straight is all you need to set yourself up for your second shot, to a large green. Before continuing the round, you can always stop in and get a snack or drink before you go out and play your next set of 9. Hole #10, a par 5, is very tricky. A dog leg right, short, blind tee shot uphill. You only need 175-190 yards before you hit water. A bad tee shot may have you needing to layup before crossing the water, or risk going in. The green slops hard from back to front, so a good second, or third shot is key. Hole #11 crosses water again. A straight tee shot is all that is needed, before an easy green. Hole #12 is a 130 yard par 3, to a large green. No big problems with this hole, except you cant see where your ball landed until you reach the green. Hole #13 is a long par 4, that has a road to its right that runs along the entire way. The green is small but runs easy, only a bunker not far from the green is in play on the left. Hole #14 is a relatively short par 4, with a bunker up front to the right. Risky players may want to attempt going over the trees on the left, to make the second shot easier, but a straight drive will work too. Hole #15 is a 160-180 yard par 3, downhill. No big traps, but there is an out of bounds on the left along the cart path. Hole #16 is a short par 5, with a fair bunker on the right, and another bunker right before the green. A good drive will set you up with a blind second short. To play safe, a recommended shot will be to go to the right, and chip onto the small green that slops from back to front. Hole #17 is short and straight, with a bunker in front of the green. Out of bounds on the left, and trees on the right. A straight drive will put you in a good position for a par, with a small green sloping back to front. Hole #18 is a dog leg right, with a bunker before the turn and a bunker before the green. A decent drive and a good approach to this decent sized green is all that is needed to make a par. Hole #19, a long par four to a small green that can give you the extra practice you need right after you finish your round and head back into the clubhouse. I know Beckett is no Pine Valley, so dont go here expecting it to be. But if you want to play a generally easy course, mixed in with some challenging holes here and there, and at a fair price, give Beckett a chance. Have a nice day.
The course is butchered. It used to be a 27 hole course. Over several years they have removed 9 holes, and now it is an 18 hole course. But instead of strategically removing 9 holes and using its awesome natural features to make a great 18 hole course, they strategically removed any hole that has good real estate value to build housing. The result is a horrible butchard course. To add insult to injury, they have not removed any of the old cart paths and have not built any new cart paths. This creates mass confusion when you finish a hole, instead of following the old defined cart path, you are forced to hunt for a sign that points you to the next hole over the grass. AND the condition of the course is horrible. AND given the over all quality of the course, they still are charging normal rates. The place wreaks of death, if nothing is done soon, it will be closed in a year or two.
W. Richard Heritage
I absolutely love this course! By far the most underrated course around. Take any negative reviews for the grain of salt, this course has new management and they have really turned it around. Quite possibly the best value in town. The greens are a perfect speed, not too fast, Not too slow. Beautiful fairways, sand is well manicured, nice water gaps and a super tranquil environment. Such a beautiful course carved out deep in the woody area. Honestly this course is a best kept secret so there is usually plenty of room to play. Get out soon before everyone else figures out how awesome this course is!
Disappointing. 5 years ago the course had the best bang for the buck. $21 to walk and $35 to ride. I played it 3 times this year; the price went up, the course was not well maintained, the clubhouse restroom is old and dirty, and the restaurant did not have a good selection.. The winter rates are still good, but the price to walk during the week in season of $29 is too steep for the condition the course is in. Update: The course is now 19 holes and still in crappy condition. I do not think this course will be here within the next three years. It will be sold for new homes.
Played the course yesterday with two friends and its in fine shape. The course may be one of the toughest 6000 yard layouts youll find. Tees and fairways are in great shape. The greens are rolling great. Nice electric carts. Effectively zero houses on the course with the new redesign. The rolling hills set in the country setting make you feel like youre very much at a private country club. The new range right next to the clubhouse was a nice addition for warm up or practice. My friends and I had a great time and its obvious that the course is improving.