Little Mill (Red & White) - New Jersey - USA

Little Mill Country Club,
104 Bortons Road,
Marlton,
New Jersey (NJ) 08053,
USA


  • +1 856 767 0559

  • Glen Vanistendal

  • Garrett J. Renn, Brian Ault

  • Mark McCartney

There’s leaving well-enough alone and then there’s letting momentum carry you. Little Mill Country Club opted for the latter approach and now advertises itself as “Southern New Jersey’s only twenty-seven-hole private country club.” It’s the original late 1960s Red and White nines, that make the grade here.

The architect was Garrett Renn, who had demonstrated his course acumen while serving as superintendent of Philadelphia’s municipal golf courses. Unfortunately, he lost his life during a car accident before his plans at Little Mill could come to full fruition. Those in the nearby New Jersey Pine Barrens region now have a fine 18 to honor his legacy (the additional Blue nine was added later by David Gordon).

Those familiar with the perennial world Top 10 course at Pine Valley, just down the road from Little Mill, understand the inherent appeal: sandy terrain offering optimal bounce for fans of classic golf. Likewise, this course offers a rather private experience, with fairways traversing through a similar woodsy landscape, largely separated from neighboring holes.

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Description: With all three nines carved through the naturally undulating landscape of the New Jersey Pine Barrens, the 27-hole layout at Little Mill Country Club enjoys genuine peace and tranquility. Rating: 6 out of 10 Reviews: 2
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M. James Ward

Doug's comments are spot on. The Red and White nines are not architecturally compelling but the need for quality driving is a requisite item when playing. Trees frame the holes and those who hit loose shorts off the tees will be having to fight especially hard to avoid painful numbers on the scorecard.

Turf conditions are quite good and the routing works well in moving players around the property.

Between the two nines the White has the more varied land movements. The concluding trio is a fine ending stretch with the 7th a dogleg left par-5, the long 8th a par-3 and the 9th a mid-length par-4 that climbs slightly uphill.

Little Mill is the home base for a number of top tier players and it's easy to see why -- the need to consistently find the fairway is a clear priority.

The Garden State has an especially deep roster of exemplary designs in the private club category.

There's no real architectural heft to push Little Mill among the upper echelon top 25. Nonetheless, the Red and White present a good test of golf and is worth playing firsthand if an opportunity arises.

February 27, 2022
6 / 10
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Doug Roberts

Little Mill is a very nice 27 hole complex in south NJ. My son is a member here. The course attracts many of the best players in SNJ. Three years ago the club won the GAP championship which all of the top clubs in the Philly area play in. A view to the course doesn't per se point to it being a club which should attract great amateur players. In the GAP matches though many visiting players are humiliated by Little Mill. It's somewhat long, somewhat tight and demands a creative short game. It's not the type of course you dream about. There are no special views. There isn't any exceptionally memorable holes. There is just hole after hole of pure golf with no pushovers. Conditioning is very good. The staff is very accommodating. If you get an invite take it.

January 20, 2021
6 / 10
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