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4.0
473 Reviews (473)
5 Stars
137
4 Stars
219
3 Stars
81
2 Stars
24
1 Stars
12
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
87.0%
Recommend this course
401 out of 473 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.9
73 Reviews (73)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
34
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.6
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
82.2%
Recommend this course
60 out of 73 reviews
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4.0
113 Reviews (113)
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
54
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.7
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
86.7%
Recommend this course
98 out of 113 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6329 yards
Slope 126
Rating 70.6

Northampton Valley Country Club, proudly owned by Northampton Township, the golf course first opened in 1963. It is well known among locals as one of the Greater Philadelphia area's best courses. The layout has a classic design with tree-lined fairways and gently sloped greens. Several strategically placed bunkers lurk along the greens and there are a few water hazards that come into play as well. The par-70 golf course is a manageable 6,400 yards from the back tees. It's a traditional design that is player friendly enough for all skill levels but there are risk-reward opportunities that will appeal to low handicappers. In addition to the golf course, Northampton Valley has a driving range with new range balls which is open to the public and a 10,000 sq. ft. practice green with a pristine sand trap for patrons to work on their short game.

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Course Details

Year Built 1964
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ed Ault (1963)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.0
473 Reviews (473)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 14
Watching the Game 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 21
Bunkers 19
Narrow Fairways 15
This course/club is great for:
Locals 25
Advanced Golfers 12
Walkers 11
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 23
Worth the Drive 12
Convenient to the City 6

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Reviews 67
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Very fast round

Didn't know the guy I was supposed to play with went off by himself. The starter said I could catch him as he was up on the first green. So I teed off and in 18 holes didn't catch him but I finished 18 at about 2 hours and 35 minutes. Other than playing a par 3 "Executive " course ( all par threes) fastest round I ever played. Weather was chiilly not really COLD.
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 33
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great layout and great greens

The layout flows very nicely, with a good mix of short and long par 4's. There are several holes with beautiful ponds. The greens are large and have plenty of slope. The greens were in decent shape. Unfortunately, they haven't spent the money necessary to make their many bunkers playable. When they do that, it will be a great place to play.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 168
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Philly Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked

mismanaged

It took a neighboring township a couple years to figure out that they didn't know how to manage and run a golf course. Northamption Township hasn't figured it out yet. Removing bunkers is not a bad thing unless it is done haphazardly which is the case here. Same with altering fairway cuts. They did a nice job of fixing a water erosion issue but that's it. This course hasn't been touched or upgraded in many years and for starters all the bunkers need redone and upgraded. Just putting sand in them doesn't cut it...when they do put sand in them. Senior and forward tee placements need reevaluated and a combo tee course would be a nice touch that many other courses have. The entire course needs rerated. The bottom line? Get some people in there who know how to run a golf course, not just cut grass and collect greens fees.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Terrible

No starter, sand traps hard as a rock, pace of play awful, way overpriced.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens were extremely slow, wouldn’t recommend for the normal price of $64. On a hot deal for 43...ehhh. Not gonna go back.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course in Bucks county

Course always in good condition. Challenging, with water and sand but reasonable to score on. The twilight rates with a cart are great value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 168
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Philly Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Amateur alterations

Overall the golf course was in good condition and areas that needed attention like a few greens from (last two years of neglect?) are coming back. What is unsettling is the amateur appearance in decisions to remove or fill in bunkers around the course. I am sure with all of this the course rating will suffer but...will the course call for a team to come and rerate it is the question? This has all the appearances of the township thinking they can run a golf course without a golf management team. Warminster tried it at Five Ponds and it wasn't successful.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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