Ballamor Golf Club

6071 English Creek Ave
Egg Harbor Township, NJ  08234-7266
(609) 601-6220


GENERAL INFORMATION
County:Atlantic
Fax:(609) 926-9170
Website:www.ballamor.com
CLUB CONTACTS
  Golf Professional   Mike Tucci    (609) 601-6220 
  Golf Superintendent   Steven Craig    (609) 601-6220 
  Main   Chip Ottinger Jr.    (609) 601-6220 
COURSE RATINGS

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HISTORY

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COURSE REVIEWS ( 1 ACTIVE, 0 PENDING )

9/16/2009 - Ballamor is a secluded, private club, nestled in the golf-heavy township of Egg Harbor. Sitting on nicely rolling land (for the area), not far from Coore and Crenshaw’s Hidden Creek, it’s hard not to have high hopes when visiting the course. I’ve heard positive word-of-mouth reviews about Ballamor, and make no mistake, it is not a bad golf course. However, it’s really not that good either. It is a course where the sum of the parts simply does not add up to a particularly strong course, and it is hard not to pin the blame squarely on the unique, yet bizarre, routing. I have no problem accepting that Ault and Schlegal (whose Heron Glen course in central NJ is well done) were saddled with some onerous environmental restrictions, since no one would intentionally route a course in this fashion. With the golf course divided into what could best be described as four pods, each separated from the other by a sizable and walking-prohibitive distance, the overall experience becomes disjointed and borderline confusing. There are few courses found on the coastal flatlands of New Jersey that are not really walkable by anyone other than the highly motivated walker, but Ballamor is one of them. Routing and walkability aside, there is a discernable lack of artistry in the design. Bunkers are choppy, unnatural looking, and visually overwhelming at times. Further, there are few really good holes here. Of the collection, the Par 4 fourth hole is well done, with a straightaway blind tee shot playing up and over a substantial incline, before tumbling down into a subtle valley. The approach is a good one to a large, mostly bunkerless, green with ample shortgrass chipping and recovery areas that open the door to all sorts of creative greenside shots. The drivable Par 4 seventeenth plays into a slight dogleg right, into a large, elevated green with some terrific, severely pitched, falloffs and collection areas. The player is easily tempted into going for the green, and a miss will leave you alive and likely on shortgrass, but with all you can handle in terms of a delicate recovery shot. Ballamor has a lot going for it, but likewise there is much going against it as well. Good rolling land and large and well contoured greens provide a strong backbone to the course, but along the way the routing, bunkering, and lack of memorable holes bring Ballamor down to a place where it is hard to categorize it as much better than average. - by JD

COURSE INFORMATION
Club Type: Public
Region: South Jersey
Founded: 2001
Architect: Brian T. Ault, ASGCA
Dan Schlegel, ASGCA
Regulation Holes: 18
Green Fees: 
CURRENT DEALS

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DIRECTIONS ( View Map )
From Garden State Parkway South - Exit parkway at exit 36A (Northfield) you will come to a light at Fire Rd. Make a right on Fire Rd. and take this to Mill Road (Rt. #662). Take Mill Rd. to the end where it meets Ocean Height Avenue. (Alt. Rt. 559) and make right. Go to the light and turn left onto English Creek Avenue. The entrance to the club is 0.8 of a mile on the right hand side of English Creek Avenue.
From Garden State Parkway North - Coming north after the Great Egg Harbor toll plaza, stay right and take exit 29 (Somers Point) onto Route 9. Stay on Route 9 for approximately 2 miles (5 traffic lights) and make a left onto Ocean Heights Avenue (Alt. Rt. 559). Go 4.5 miles and turn left at English Creek Avenue. The entrance to the club is 0.8 of a mile on the right hand side of English Creek Avenue.
From Atlantic City Expressway Heading East (from Philadelphia) - Exit 9. Right off ramp and go 0.7 of a mile. Turn left at English Creek Avenue. Proceed past 3 traffic lights and after you cross Ocean Heights Avenue, the entrance is 0.8 mile on the right.
From Atlantic City Expressway Heading West (from Atlantic City) - Exit 9. Left off ramp and go 0.7 of a mile. Turn left at English Creek Road. Proceed past 3 traffic lights and after you cross Ocean Heights Avenue, the entrance is 0.8 mile on the right.
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