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4.6
617 Reviews (617)
5 Stars
393
4 Stars
179
3 Stars
38
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%
Recommend this course
591 out of 617 reviews
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4.7
108 Reviews (108)
5 Stars
75
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
98.1%
Recommend this course
106 out of 108 reviews
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4.6
169 Reviews (169)
5 Stars
106
4 Stars
56
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
97.0%
Recommend this course
164 out of 169 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Municipal
Par 72
Length 7065 yards
Slope 134
Rating 73.6

Neshanic Valley Golf Course is a 27-hole layout that sprawls across 420 acres of rolling farmland. It is the flagship course of the five-course Somerset County Park Commission system. The design team of Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry crafted the layout, which is divided into three nines called the Lake, Ridge, and Meadow. The nines can be played in different 18-hole combinations. The Lake/Ridge Course, as the name would imply, starts out with a few water holes. In addition to the lakes on the front nine, environmentally sensitive wetland areas come into play throughout. The fairways and greens are bordered by ample fescue and the putting surfaces are closely guarded by strategically placed bunkers. Neshanic Valley also offers a nine-hole, par-32 Academy Course, which is great for beginners.

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Course Details

Year Built 2005
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
617 Reviews (617)

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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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
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4.0
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Conditions Average
Value Good
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Reviews 33
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Lake to Meadow

Always worth the drive to play here. Knew ahead of time that aeration started this week. Lake was done , Meadow gets aerated the next day. Still a challenge. Look forward to playing again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 202
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Good course to play

Very nice course to play golf. Staff was very friendly and helpful

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

2 hours a side Saturday

Played sunset round, overall great day. Course in good shape, deep rough. Got 18 in with 3pm tee time

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 5
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Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 4
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 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

A different type of course

While a lot of courses test your putting, this one tests the rest of your game, offering difficult landing areas, testing your course management skills. Worth playing for an intermediate golfer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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3.0
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Previously Played

Great course, horrible staff

Neshanic is truly a beautiful course with different layouts for the 27 holes. Everything about this place is great except the staff. Extremely rude starter and staff inside the pro shop. I don’t come to play golf on a Friday to be met by disgruntled and rude staff. Fix it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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 114
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 202
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 27
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
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