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4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
95.2%
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Value
4.3
Layout
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Pace
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Amenities
4.4
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4.7
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 70
Length 6878 yards
Slope 131
Rating 73.2
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Knoll Country Club West
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Course Details

Year Built 1929
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/15 Closed: 12/15
Architect Charles Banks (1929)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required

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Reviews

4.8
69 Reviews (69)
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great December Golf

Cold and no one in the course. For the time of year, could not ask anything more. Course was in great condition being the monsoon storm recently.

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

Lots of rain ...

During the week as well as light drizzle throughout the round, but the course was still in great shape. Drains really well. Very Nice course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect Fairways, QUICK Greens

Nicely designed course with relatively wide fairways lined with trees and QUICK greens. Lots of bunkers all over, with a good deal of them serving more as visual obstacles sitting anywhere from 100-200 yards from the tee. Bunkers around some of the greens were DEEP! But the sand is thin/light and can easily be cut through to get the ball up and out. That being said, we had a few bunker shots sail on us just because you can really make good contact out of the green-side bunkers. Given the speed of the greens, you really need to make sure you are landing in the right section to have a shot at the hole. Downhill putts just keep going, and many of the greens feature bumps (or "knolls", hence the name!) typical of older designed courses. Course was in great shape and we were able to get our round in with a 12:27PM tee time on a Monday (and a 4:45PM sunset). Also, the par 3 13th hole was unlike anything I've seen before. Really interesting design!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Enjoyable Round

Played at 1:30pm on a Tuesday. Pace of play was excellent. Played as 2 singles and a twosome. All worked to keep the pace moving. Finished in 3:50. The course is extremely well maintained. Not many exposed divots in the fairways. Fressh pitch marks, but no scars on the greens. Greens were fast, true and fair.
The layout is wonderful and easy to walk.

Highly recommend this course and will play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 97
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

Nice clean fairways and greens this time of year, very accommodating and helpful staff, loved the layout. Doesn’t feel cramped like a lot of NYC area courses. 1hr 15min drive from Brooklyn. My new favorite in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Knoll West Golf Course

Course is classic Charles Banks design. Challenging but fair. Course is in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Knoll West - A Banks Gem

Out of the gate - Knoll West is not Knoll East. Two entirely different courses: Knoll West is quasi semi-private and is a championship caliber course. Just skip East altogether.

Par 70 at almost 6900 yards from the back tees, this is a big boy course with an interesting layout, some seriously tricky contoured greens on some holes and a 250 yard par 3 when maxed out.

It's a Charles Banks architected course, who also did:
Essex County CC, Forsgate, Francis Byrne, Rock Spring, Hackensack GC, Yale GC among others. His signature style is apparent at Knoll West as well.

Really nice track, they are putting money into the course and when the greens are fast and conditions are dry this is one hard, fun course.

Play it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 97
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Another Banks Classic layout

another old school golf course...ideal conditions and good pace of play. must play course...if you like forsgate, francis byrne,, essex county country club. all fav bank courses

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 51
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

A fair old school challenge

This is a very solid choice to play. The fairways are reasonably wide and mostly tree lined, and if you do hit it into the woods your penalty is fair. Pitch it out and move on. The greens are huge, with plenty of undulations. So aiming for the center of the green doesn’t necessarily mean you have an automatic two putt. If your putting is on, you can score at this course. Bunkers are almost all pancake flat with deep rough walls. It’s a great value if you use a Golf Now discount, but the full fare is a bit steep to make it a regular place for me. It’s worth an hour drive to get to though, and the conditions of the course were very acceptable. Overall it deserves a place in the seasonal tour.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 48
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Very Good!

Really nice golf course. Semi private, but they allow the public to play at certain times. Very good conditions. Some bunker shots are very very tough.

I would definitely play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
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 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

The greens had been airated, should have considered reducing price as it does impact a persons game with the greens being that way . The course is got a good layout , pretty open .

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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