Berkshire Valley Golf Course in Oak Ridge, New Jersey, USA | GolfPass
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4.5
513 Reviews (513)
5 Stars
289
4 Stars
175
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
93.4%
Recommend this course
478 out of 513 reviews
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4.5
62 Reviews (62)
5 Stars
44
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.3%
Recommend this course
56 out of 62 reviews
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4.5
99 Reviews (99)
5 Stars
67
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.9%
Recommend this course
91 out of 99 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Municipal
Par 71
Length 6810 yards
Slope 134
Rating 73.2

Berkshire Valley has a scenic location in the Highlands region of northern New Jersey. It is known as one of best public golf courses in the area. The course is perched atop the ridge of Green Pond Mountain, providing a dramatic topography for a challenging round of golf. The front of the golf course was carefully carved from a hillside, featuring narrow fairways that place a premium on accuracy. The first five holes are particularly scenic as well as formidable. There are some open holes that play along the cliffs, subjecting them to the prevailing winds, one of these is the intimidating par-5 third. The Berkshire Valley golf course finishes with its signature hole. This hole can be deceiving since it has a generous fairway, but the second shot is uphill to a tough green.

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Course Details

Year Built 2004
Golf Season Year round
Architect Roger Rulewich (2004)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Locker Rooms

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
513 Reviews (513)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 10
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 37
Elevation Changes 35
Bunkers 27
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 37
Advanced Golfers 26
Locals 23
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 34
In the 'Burbs 15

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once 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 5
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Good course

Overall a great course. Nice layout. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Very well maintained.

The course is fun and challenging. Some of the views are awesome. They say the view from hole one is great and it is but some of the back nine tee boxes have amazing views of the course. Take a second on the tee boxes and look around it’s worth it.

I’ll definitely play here again and would definitely recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tough Front Nine!

This is a great course, challenging but not impossible.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 35
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course but way too slow.

First time playing here. Nice layout, conditions good, staff friendly. But we left after 4 1/2 hrs and 12 holes. If there was a ranger who would push the pace of play I'd recommend this course.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 25
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Course in the heat

Played in hottest round ever , Some greens were little rough but weather been crazy hot, besides that little slow but overall if you get right price this is a beautiful set up and great test in golf ,

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 38
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 39
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great condition

Course was tough. Greens very hard. Great challenge loved it

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course is amazing!

The course was great and the staff was very professional.

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

A Fun Course!

The Berk, as I like to call it, always puts up a good fight. Even during the busy (and hot) summer months, the course superintendent maintains a satisfyingly playable surface — from T to green.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
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First Time Playing

Nice course, but soooo slow

This place is on a beautiful piece of land with terrific views. The course is in good shape with a great layout and greens. However, we averaged almost 18 minutes a hole and waited on every single shot. When we pulled up to the 14th tee, there was already a group there waiting for the tee box to clear. The group on the tee was waiting for the fairway to clear, and that group was waiting for the green to clear. So five foursomes were on one hole. At that point I decided to call it a day and head in. On my way to the cart return, I passed some amazing looking holes that I would love to play. If they would space the tee times out a bit, I would love to come back.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Berkshire

I don’t know what they did to this course but it’s not the same anymore.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Extremely pleased for the value

Berkshire Valley is a challenging course that's in excellent shape. I've certainly played hundreds of courses throughout the Lower Hudson Valley, NJ, and LI and this is definitely one of my favorites. Staff is great!

My only bone to pick is the pace of play. The two groups in front of us were extremely slow to the tune of being 3 holes behind by the time we got to hole 16. Unfortunately, we did not see any Rangers all day to help the pace of play. It was extreme. I get that this happens from time to time, but Rangers would have helped also.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Scenic and Challenging

Enjoyed the course, though some of the fairways were in pretty rough shape. Greens were good and each hole had it’s own unique challenges.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hidden gem

Greens and fairways were running pretty fast. Played in 4 hours.

Lots of fun

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The little things

Love the course, and jump at the chance to play it (being out of county, the tee times seem to book up before I get my opportunity). Driving range is very lacking. Snack bar was closed up by the time we left around 4 pm, which was disappointing for the long ride home.

A very friendly ranger ride past us a few times on the front 9. As it turns out, shortly thereafter, one in our foursome left a wedge on one of the greens. He drove back to collect it, and the group behind said they gave it to the ranger. Instead of the ranger driving forward to see which group lost it, it was returned to the pro shop. When we saw the ranger again on the 12th hole and asked about it, we were told it was in the pro shop. How about bringing the wedge to the player, instead of having to play the next 6 holes without a wedge? Oh, and we never saw the ranger again the rest of the round.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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