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4.6
601 Reviews (601)
5 Stars
386
4 Stars
171
3 Stars
37
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
97.3%
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575 out of 601 reviews
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4.7
113 Reviews (113)
5 Stars
80
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
2
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0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
98.2%
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111 out of 113 reviews
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4.6
168 Reviews (168)
5 Stars
112
4 Stars
50
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
97.0%
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163 out of 168 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Municipal
Par 72
Length 7069 yards
Slope 132
Rating 73.5

The 27-hole Neshanic Valley Golf Course is the flagship course of the Somerset County Park Commission system. The renowned design team of Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry created the course. Divided into three nines known as the Lake, Ridge, and Meadow, the course provides three different 18-hole combinations. Each par-36 nine has five different sets of tees. The Meadow/Lake Course features ample amounts of fescue along both the fairways and greens. If you don't hit straight off the tees, you may find yourself in some trouble. There are cavernous bunkers framing the greens, which are also subtly sloped for even more of a challenge. The golf course begins and ends with water holes but you'll find environmentally sensitive wetland areas that come into play throughout. In addition to the 27-hole course, Neshanic Valley also has a nine-hole, par-32 Academy Course.

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Course Details

Year Built 2004
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Architect Dr. Michael Hurdzan (2004) Dana Fry (2004)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire

Food & Beverage

Catering

Lodging

Lodging Available

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

Reviews

4.6
601 Reviews (601)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 22
Patio Dining 12
19th Hole Scenic Views 9
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 36
Undulating Greens 34
Thick Rough 33
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 43
Locals 36
A Weekend Splurge 32
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 45
In the 'Burbs 32

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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

The starter person is very unorganized and not helpful

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Reviews 21
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

A beautiful course

Drove about 75 minutes based on a recommendation from a friend and it was completely worth it. This is one of the nicest courses I’ve ever played. I can’t think of anything but good things to say. Can’t wait to go back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Post IDA storm

I was very impressed with the course conditions after the storm.
There was zero drainage problems, soggy spots or any issues due to the rain a few days ago.
Amazing.
I love all 3 nine hole courses and prefer Meadow Lake combo.
However if you play Ridge enough club choice on certain holes
helps a lot. And of course when you choose the right club it makes the round more pleasurable.
My only complaints would be around the bar-restaurant as it does not make you want to stay and hang out.
They need to improve that for customers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 110
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 Good
Played On
Reviews 185
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times 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 Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best Public Facility in the Tri-State Area

If you haven't played Neshanic Valley, make it a point to get there, but make sure you bring your A-Game This is a top notch facility. 3 really fantastic, and somewhat challenging nines. Great grass range, and awesome practice area. Also, you're likely to play fast since they rotate the tees. Hard to believe this is a county course. I wish county courses were this good in Westchester, but they aren't even close.

The tees, fairways, greens, sand, and rough are all in perfect condition. No bare spots in the rough. It's thick and hard to get out of for the most part. Fairways are cut tight and are one of the best surfaces around to hit a golf ball off of. No bare spots or rough patches. Greens were a little slower than usual this past time I was there because of all the rain we got recently. But they still rolled really nicely. Bunkers are soft.

I don't have any complaints about Neshanic, Just 1 suggestion possibly. Please rotate the tee schedule. Here's why... Personally, I wake up at 4:30 a.m. and travel almost 2 hours to get there. So when I come down from NY to play, I wake up at the butt crack of dawn to tee off around 7:00 a.m. I usually book a second tee time for around noon. If I'm traveling that far to play 36, it would be nice to know that I'm not playing the same rotation each time. Don't get me wrong, Meadow/Lake is an amazing 18. As is Ridge/Lake. But just one time, I'd like the option of playing Ridge/Meadow without having to sit around until almost 2:00 p.m. to play that 18. Since I travel so far, I want to get on the road as early as possible to beat the traffic back to NY. So mixing up the schedule would be ideal for someone like me. I was playing with a local this past time who actually said the same thing. Since he is only able to play after 12:00 p.m., he said he gets stuck playing the same two nines every time as well. Just a suggestion.

If you love golf, play this place. You won't be disappointed..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Course conditions were excellent. There is actual sand in the bunkers. Will definitely be back. Highly recommend this course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 42
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Extremely hot

The course was in good shape making the round much more enjoyable. The heat and constantly waiting on the foursome ahead of us took away some of the pleasure of playing the course.

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

Neshanic Golf Course

Spectular piece of property with fantastic views. Challenging course layout, you will need to play every club in your bag. Five stars!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome course

Fist time playing this course . Playing the ridge and lake 9 . Greens were a great shape so were the fairways. Can’t wait to play it again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 185
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Awesome

Great course. 1st time playing it. Definitely lived up to the hype I always heard. Definitely will play again as soon as I can get a tee time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good condition..overpriced

Course is always in good shape..$87 is a bit pricey but everywhere has become expensive so tough to single out Neshanik. Great setting, solid course,. Did get stuck paired with a jack$$$, but otherwise it was ok

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Very Rude Starter

I appreciate the complimentary water to start the round.
96 plus degrees today.
I made the turn and I was out for water and any other drinks that I had.
I asked the starter if I could grab an extra water. He asked me if I had gotten one before the round. I said yes. He then said No that I could purchase them.
We’ll I had no money on me so I asked again and told him I had no money on me.
With a nasty look on his face and I very nasty attitude the answer was no again!
This starter is an older gentleman and I find him to be very rude every time I go there.
He sits in he’s cart with an angry look in his face.
Never smiles and is never helpful.
If you hate your job so much quit.
We are trying to have a nice time golfing and a Starter like that makes me never want to go there again.
Sad because I really like Neshanic Valley
I don’t think I’ll go back anytime soon and he is the only reason why!!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course Always

Course was in its usual great condition. Always a good time here but it is always a challenging track. Can’t wait til the next round here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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