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4.3
440 Reviews (440)
5 Stars
205
4 Stars
167
3 Stars
50
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
9
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
89.6%
Recommend this course
399 out of 440 reviews
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4.4
86 Reviews (86)
5 Stars
47
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
89.5%
Recommend this course
77 out of 86 reviews
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4.3
118 Reviews (118)
5 Stars
64
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
89.0%
Recommend this course
105 out of 118 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6680 yards
Slope 129
Rating 71.9

Water comes into play on six holes on the Lakeview nine at the 27-hole Farmstead Golf & Country Club, which is located in northwest New Jersey approximately an hour from New York City. None is more challenging than the closing hole, a very short -- but very intimidating -- par 3 over water. The Byron Phoebus design opened in 1965.

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Course Details

Year Built 1986
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 12/01
Architect Byron Phoebus

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Casual

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

Reviews

4.3
440 Reviews (440)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 19
Patio Dining 15
Dinner 10
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 28
Bunkers 20
Forced Carries 8
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 28
Locals 27
Walkers 17
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 27
In the 'Burbs 15

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Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Crowded last Friday Sep 6 2013 PM

Tournament playing in between public outings made slow playing pace. Customers should be informed before selling tee times, so we can decide.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Slow

Slowest round I played this year. Over 5 hours. Not a single ranger with a clue knew how to handle. “Play ready golf” when the course is backed up doesn’t improve anything.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wonderful course

Farmstead is always in great shape. From tee box to green this has always been one of my favorite places to play. Go and see for yourself and you'll know what I mean.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
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Previously Played

Super Annoyed

Frankly the last 2 times I played here I was not a fan. The starter is beyond rude. Both times he started me and my group at least 10 min late from the tee time. They also this last time oversold public slots on top of an outing. I started had a 2:40 tee time (so really started at 2:50) and we never finished the 17th or 18th holes. 5 hours and to not finish all while having to wait excessively after every stroke is ridiculous! The starter needs to be fired because he has no clue how to stagger people properly and the rangers need to learn how to move people along who are holding up the line. Much rather pay a bit more and play Skyview at this point!

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow as molasses

Nobody to push the once a summer golfers more fond of the drink than golf

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart

fun rounds

It rained a lot today, so the course conditions are bad
This is a golf course I always want to come back to

To the staff who found the lost cell phone
Thank you

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Day

Little over 24 hours after rain from Ida. Started on Club side and after first hole, no course wetness issues. Played Valley on back nine and as expected with a valley, very wet on several holes.

Even with that wetness, we had a great time on a great course. Weather was beautiful and the course was green everywhere. No pace of play issues to speak of.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Place

Play the club and then the valley. I know now why the valley is always available because it’s very difficult and very challenging. We will be playing here again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Farmstead

Always great shape greens smooth and beautiful couldn’t see first 2 holes heavy fog lol but still played highly recommend this course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Not worth the hike

This course is tucked in a distant corner of NJ…same vicinity as Skyview and Berkshire Valley. We played club+valley and Course quality and layout is that of a typical county course anywhere in NJ. Greens are in mediocre condition and carts are run down to the extent they don’t make you feel confident while riding. Go to the other two courses which are truly exceptional.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course!

Nice staff, well kept greens - fun time all around!

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