Northampton Valley Country Club in Richboro, Pennsylvania, USA | GolfPass
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4.0
519 Reviews (519)
5 Stars
155
4 Stars
239
3 Stars
87
2 Stars
25
1 Stars
13
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
88.0%
Recommend this course
445 out of 519 reviews
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4.2
43 Reviews (43)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
97.7%
Recommend this course
42 out of 43 reviews
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4.1
79 Reviews (79)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
37
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
91.1%
Recommend this course
72 out of 79 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
519 Reviews (519)

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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5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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4.0
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Fun course in great condition

Course was in great condition, has fun layout with water and sand. Great value with hot deals and afternoon rates. Be aware the fairway bunkers are being redone.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 22
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course is in Good Condition

The course is in very good condition. I appreciate that they are watering the greens and they are holding approach shots. They are a little slower than normal but that is much better than being burnt out and hard as a rock. Staff is always friendly. There was drinking water on the course to refill bottles on a steamy day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

A little Blah

The course is in very nice shape overall. The tee box from the back are in very good shape as are the greens. Greens were a bit soft and on the average speed side. The fairways were on the soft side so they must have a tremendous irrigation system as it hasn’t rained much this summer. The course is in a neighborhood so it doesn’t have much extra land to work with however the holes are separated enough where you don’t have golfers on different holes crossing paths. It is a course on the easy side to play. Very difficult to lose a golf ball as there is no woods however there are tall pines blocking each fairway from the other but you can play under them to get back in play. It is also one of the easiest courses to walk as all tees/greens are right next to each other. The course gets a lot of play and we did have to wait on just about every shot but that being said we played in 4 hours on a busy friday. All in all there are many more interesting courses in the area but if you are within an hour it is worth it for the value

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Even the drive into this course is enjoyable. After the two opening holes which are straight and short give you a chance to get the bugs out of your swing, the rest of the course offers a subtle mix of holes to score on or struggle with.

The sand comes into okay just enough to catch a barely mush it shot and the few water holes that they have are just enough to get in your head if you a lose your focus.

Pace of pkay was great each time I played here

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 33
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Course is in Great shape and Staff very friendly.

Fairways and Greens are in great condition. Very well kept.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 14
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Great Course, Staff mostly good

I’ve really enjoyed playing Northampton. Nice layout and is in great condition. My only complaint was that I played a very early morning round, and half the pins were not in the hole. The two staff members responsible for cutting a new hole didn’t seem to be in a hurry, so I had to drive to the green to place the pin in the hole. Other than that, it was a great experience.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good round of golf

Even though the course is more expensive than the others in the area, it was worth the price difference due to pace of play. We (3 of us) were able to complete our round in 4 hours whereas other local courses typically run between 5 and 6 hours on the weekends.
The course was in good shape and we had an enjoyable time. My only complaint is that the beverage cart didn’t accept credit cards.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
2.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Sub-par value; not junior friendly

Played as part of a group with two back-to-back tee times on a Saturday morning. My 7 year old son came with as part of the first group, and the pro shop asked what he was doing and I said he was going to ride along and drop a ball on the green and putt it in with the other two in our group. When we got to the starter, he was condescending and told me my son couldn't play and warned me that he could take the key out of the cart or drive it away as if I don't know what I'm doing. I have taken my son out at least a dozen times over the last year, and this was the most insulting starter I've encountered in a while.

The course was in sub-par shape. It has been wet recently, but there was standing water in multiple spots on almost every hole and it hadn't rained for 18 hours prior telling me drainage was poor. Other local courses do not have this problem. Fairways and greens were average. Fairway bunkers were poor (missing sand, overgrown weeds, not replaced or sodded). Tee boxes were OK. It was a crowded day and the pace of play was OK. Range is poor. This place was bought by the township several years ago and it was my first time playing it since privately owned, and not much has changed.

We left after 12 holes as my son was upset as they were persistent he couldn't play citing that we would hold up play. My group ended up finishing the round in 4hrs 10mins. so take what you want from that, and there was no backup on course.

Within a 30 minute drive there are better courses for the same money and do not have an issue with a 7 year old junior tagging along and playing around the greens.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

In great shape and improving

Most greenside bunker renovations have been completed and look good. Fairway ones due are up next. Fairways were great

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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