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4.5
442 Reviews (442)
5 Stars
238
4 Stars
163
3 Stars
30
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
94.7%
Recommend this course
413 out of 442 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.6
95 Reviews (95)
5 Stars
62
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.5
93.7%
Recommend this course
89 out of 95 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.6
120 Reviews (120)
5 Stars
77
4 Stars
35
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.5
94.2%
Recommend this course
113 out of 120 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
442 Reviews (442)

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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Played On
Reviews 160
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 118
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 118
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 118
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

absolutely beautiful course.....but

Great layout and just all around beautiful area and course.....greens are well kept but a little slow considering how difficult the rest of the course is with the mountainous and hilly terrain. Unfortunately there is an incredible amount of unfilled divots and gouges in the fairway landing areas, maybe a lot of novice golfers come to play due to the beauty of the course..... I played at 1pm , a twosome, and I heard the starter say to someone " I have 3 twosomes in a row." That will give you an idea how they treat the customers. Did not pair us up, let us wait.......The CRAZIEST thing was that on October 12, the day I played almost EVERY FLAG was tucked into the extreme back right corner ( maybe a couple in the left back corner ) of the green. Unbelievable.....I hope management reads this and explains why......The greens are about 1.5 times or so larger than most courses, and all of the tucked back pins made the course much more difficult . I have never seen anything like that in 25 years of playing golf.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice layout

Unique design. Not friendly to older riders when cart path only is in effect.Greens were slow and sandy. Given the recent rains and soft conditions this was not unusual. Perhaps a discount on the greens fee because of the
conditions should have been considered.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing

Great course, beautifully kept. Just beautiful backdrop as well. Definitely worth the drive and $!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful Course

Beautiful and well maintained. Berkshire Valley is a challenging test.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course as always a challenge from the blue tees. Very good tee boxes/fairways. Greens are in the worst shape I remember in 10 years. Majority of players are not repairing ball marks. Still a definite must play and a great value even for out of county players!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 186
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 50
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Overall Good

There was a storm the day before, but the overall condition was good.
But the 4th hole, fairway landing zone was submerged
Most of the greenside bunkers were damaged

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course but poorly run

Pace of play on a Tuesday afternoon was 5 1/2 hours , nobody on the staff seemed care at all. I think that’s because it’s a county course and nobody is motivated to make your experience meaningful. The ground crew needs to repair the divots on the fairway it’s getting out of control. The course has such potential but is run poorly.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Amazing !

One of the Best courses in the State ! Worth every
Penny. Bring your A game . Course in perfect condition. A must play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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