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Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.3
90.7%
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204 out of 227 reviews
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4.0
44 Reviews (44)
5 Stars
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
95.5%
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4.0
85 Reviews (85)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
42
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.3
90.6%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Executive
Par 65
Length 4996 yards
Slope 115
Rating 64.2

Pinch Brook Golf Course in Florham Park may be a short course, but it should not be underestimated. The layout offers all the challenges of a championship course conveniently wrapped in an executive-length course. Water hazards come into play on nearly every hole, including a pond on the seventh that is shaped like the state of New Jersey. The elevated and undulating greens putt fast and true. They present a test for even the most seasoned golfers. The par-3 holes are particularly tough. Most of them feature strategically placed bunkers fiercely guarding the double-tiered greens, that or a forced carry. The golf course is great for honing your short game skills or for squeezing in a quick but challenging round. Pinch Brook G.C. is hailed by locals as the best short course in northern New Jersey.

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Course Details

Year Built 1983
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/30
Architect Rees Jones (1983) Keith Evans (1983)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Locker Rooms

Reviews

4.0
227 Reviews (227)
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4.0
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Previously Played

Great Course for your short game

Pinchbrook is always fun and enjoyable to play.
It might be short in yardage but it’s long on challenging greens.
Bring your waterproof shoes Pinchbrook often is very damp under foot.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 90
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Exceed expectations

1st time on course. Conditions were excellent for the time of year. Looking forward to playing during the summer.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Swampy after rain

Played after a few wet days, course takes a long time to drain, very wet and sloppy, it's also January so it's to be expected, nice short course to stay loose on, idk if I'd ever pay full rate to play it though

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 90
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

It's okay, be prepared to wait

Par 3 tune up that doesn't care about the conditions or the pace of play. I've played worse, but the pace is a bit nuts. You can finish this course in a little over 2 hours if you have it to yourself. Playing 18 at almost 5 hours is insane.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

For a shorter course, it's a decent public faciliity

We have played here before, but I don't remember there being so many par 3's. We had a very warm late December day (65 degrees) so last-minute booking we were able to play nine holes starting at 2:10 PM.

As to be expected, the greens were in pretty rough shape from being frozen a few days before. The pace of play was very good, and rather than having to jump on a plane to get someplace warm, it was a nice 1/2 round of golf.for $20 (walking).

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 31
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

PinchBrook

Very pleased especially for time of year. Traps weren’t raked and secondary rough a little high. But considering time of year great condition!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Should be closed

This was a wate of money. Facilities are poor and the course is not maintained. No range, no chipping or bunker practice areas. No sand in bunkers. Leaves all over the course, including greens, fairways, as well as rough. Signage poor. Greens appear trampled and not maintained. Could be a fun course if it was maintained.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

All good but two things

As a short (i.e. executive) course, it was a fair test of golf and worth the money. The greens have variety - some fairly straightforward, others with lots of hills and breaks. There's enough water and trees to get your attention without being overly burdensome. It's not a course where using my driver (230+ yds with normal dispersion) often has a great benefit; 200 yards off the tee and in the fairway usually puts a wedge or short iron in your hands. "Play conservatively off the tee and keep your ball below the hole on approach" seems to be the best strategy for every hole.

Two improvements are needed. First, sand is missing from all of the greenside bunkers, which are plentiful on the course. There is only thin dirt and on occasion patches of mud. Second, the autumn leaf management was poor. I saw no maintenance crew manning leaf blowers until noon. Even after their work was completed, if your ball ventured more than 5 yards off the fairway, the odds of it being lost under tons of fallen leaves would be very high.

I like the course; I'll likely wait until the spring to try it again.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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