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3.6
567 Reviews (567)
5 Stars
150
4 Stars
196
3 Stars
118
2 Stars
49
1 Stars
54
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.3
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
71.0%
Recommend this course
398 out of 567 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.2
51 Reviews (51)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.8
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
90.2%
Recommend this course
46 out of 51 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.8
138 Reviews (138)
5 Stars
37
4 Stars
65
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.5
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
78.3%
Recommend this course
108 out of 138 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7158 yards
Slope 142
Rating 75.0

Course Details

Year Built 1998
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Architect Steve Smyers (1998)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code collared shirts, denim jeans not permitted

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Reviews

3.6
567 Reviews (567)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 18
Patio Dining 12
Dinner 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 28
Undulating Greens 12
Thick Rough 11
This course/club is great for:
Locals 17
Advanced Golfers 16
Entertaining Clients 14
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 21
Worth the Drive 16
Convenient to the City 6

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Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Can't wait to come back in the summer!

Fun course in Somerset County. I can see this being a difficult course if you find a lot of bunkers off the tees but fair if you can find fairways. Some tricky greens, too. I played this course in extremely cold weather ( low 30s) with some snow on the ground following weekend storm, but I had a ton of fun. Can't wait to play again in the Spring and Summer. Highlight of the round: saw two gorgeous bald eagles fly by after I hit a monster drive! 'Merica!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Winter Golf

At least give discount when the Greens are covered with snow. No chance to putt

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

Royce Brook West

Playing golf on January 2 in the northeast is always a bonus, and while the course was understandably wet, the general conditions were very good and the greens were as good as you could possibly expect. Well worth the money.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Cold Day at Royce Brook

Cold snowy morning - had a frost delay (to be expected) Staff was friendly and accommodating until we started..keeping us posted along the way and letting us sit in the banquet area and opening for food/drink.... Course was lovely...We will be back..Thanks..

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lot of potential

Layout very nice, bunkers couldn’t be in worse condition, and the bunkers are the strength of the course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Advanced
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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Above average course but not worth what they charge

Had one of the first tee times of the day. Got there 15 minutes before tee time and no workers arrived until 20 minutes after our scheduled tee time. Others were arriving in the parking lot as well.

Once a worker did arrive, we were told that for the last week they weren't opening the course until 9:30-10 due to frost. They really need to stop accepting early tee times later in the year and have their workers arrive earlier. I have played here in the summer with the first tee time and the same thing happened where no workers showed up until 20 minutes after tee time. In both instances they just started sending groups out as fast as possible.

Tee boxes, fairway, rough, and greens were all in above average or even excellent shape. Bunkers were in terrible shape filled with water for most or hard if not. Hasn't rained in over a week.

Overall, they had tee times available but if you have other options you may want to look into those other options. Course is fun and good shape except the bunkers. The tavern had many drink options, wait staff was nice and quick, and food was decent.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Played On
Reviews 1
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 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

The other Royce brook

Today was a pleasant day of golf The conditions were better than the private side. I know because I made a wrong turn and played a few hole on the west. The west was harder but the east greens were better. I played 27 holes. My score was a counting score on my handicap so I played well. The conditions contributed. To my good score because I made some putts. 50 bucks was a great value

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 168
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
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Solid day

Course was solid today. Greens were great. Bunkers are garbage. Should just fill it in with grass at this point. Like hitting off cement.

Just not worth $100. Should be 1/3 that price

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

Wide Fairways

Royce Brook has extremely wide fairways, but the ruff is thick & tall. The layout is interesting & challenging. My one complaint was the condition of the bunkers. There was very little sand in the traps making it difficult to play out of them. Greens rolled true with good speed.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not in great shape

First, I really have loved Royce Brook in the past and have played it often but not recently But I spent $104 to play here on Sunday, and the course in not in great shape. I played it after the hurricane, but the conditions weren't due to the hurricane. There is zero sand in the many bunkers of the East course. If you have a course, where you highlight how many bunkers you have, why is there no sand? And we did call prior to booking to see if there was any damage, which they told us the course was unaffected. And the maintenance around the bunkers is awful. Grass that hasn;t been mowed in weeks, in some cases, 12-16 inches high. We have several balls trickle off the green, and towards the bunkers, never to be found again. Not to mention, you really can't post a score when the bunkers are unplayable, but not marked as under repair. The greens are in great shape. I would rather play down the road at Mattawang, for $45 than pay $100 for this. Or play Neshanic, a county course, nearby, which is in pristine condition, for $65 in county. Stay away until they repair this. It's a crime to charge that much for this quality.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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