Ron Jaworski's Valleybrook Country Club
Ron Jaworski's Valleybrook Golf Club is one of South Jersey's most popular public courses. It's a local favorite not only because of the affordable rates but also for the challenging design. The diverse terrain provides the classic layout with a mix of flat and hilly holes. On some holes you can expect elevation changes from tee to green. It's a golf course that will keep you on your toes. It will test your accuracy with its narrow, tree-lined fairways and the elevation changes throughout the course make proper club selection essential. Water hazards also appear on nine occasions. The course has appeal for players of all skill levels. It's player-friendly enough for beginners while advanced players will enjoy the many risk-reward opportunities. There is also a driving range available at Valleybrook Golf Club.
|Forward (W)||72||5332 yards||64.8||113|
|Black M: 69.8/126||391||501||217||339||195||333||350||343||517||3186||513||332||183||359||210||303||367||503||428||3198||6384|
|White M: 67.8/122 W: 72.7/134||380||482||197||319||175||316||321||336||487||3013||482||318||170||337||182||283||342||475||406||2995||6008|
|Gold M: 65.1/117||316||412||145||281||135||286||307||296||430||2608||422||270||120||312||120||214||307||404||325||2494||5102|
|Red M: 63.8/113 W: 67.8/125||311||407||143||280||132||255||296||296||427||2547||389||270||119||310||116||210||306||393||307||2420||4967|
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Banquet Facilities
Fairway or Rough?
I'm not sure how often they mow the fairways and tee boxes but hitting out of the fairway is basically the same as hitting out of short rough. For what these guys charge, the fairways should be pristine. Greens were in pretty good condition but very very slow. Jaws loves to overcharge but he gets away with it because there's limited options out there. Atleast if you're gonna charge that much take better care of the tee boxes, fairways and greens.
It's just okay
Let me start off by saying it was a holiday weekend. That in mind, our tee time was fairly early and right away there were delays in the pace of play. The group infront of us had a walker, something I do not normally see approved on weekends or at least the beginning of the day. The staff was not particularly unfriendly, but nothing to write home about.
The course itself, is just odd. There were so many locations on this course where you might be right up to a previous hole, and really have to keep your head on a swivel for random golf balls that could land near you. Some of the fairways were a bit dead, not many though.
This was not a bad course by any means, but for what we paid for a round, I've played many much nicer courses.
Valleybrook a good day out
Played on a beautiful April Day. Many areas within 30 yards of green had choppy grass.
Course has a few blind landing spots. Not a fan when I can't see exactly where my ball goes.
There was a cart girl that we saw a couple of times. Cold drinks and hot dogs. Would always recommend a quick snack shack at the turn.
There is a stretch of holes that have you hit over water. Not a problem for me today. Only way I would have enjoyed this more is if I knew why I was hitting my driver left!
course is short and tight. I would not expect course conditions to be great in March but still not very nicely maintained. greens were not bad for this time of year.
People were very nice
Decent for a C Level course
If Tournament courses rate mostly A...and private country clubs are A- down to B-; then most public courses get no more than a C level.
Valley Brook is a passable course in that it has some elevation and fairway challenges. There's is some variety.
It's fairly priced; I went out for less than $35 (winter rate). They have a driving range, chipping area, and practice putting green. That's a plus.
some holes make you work
there are a few holes that make you work hard for bogey unless you are a long hitter of the ball enjoyable course to play.
1 round in 2023
Good course conditions for 1/12/23 - the greens were ok but I had four 3putts -- maybe it was me. Pace of play was good - made it to the 19th hole in less than four hours. Golfing in NJ in mid-January is always a good thing.
The course was in great shape and the pro shop was awesome. My only suggestion is that you do a better job potty training the geese.