A view of hole #6 at River Vale Country Club
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4.4
508 Reviews (508)
5 Stars
223
4 Stars
218
3 Stars
35
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
12
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
90.8%
Recommend this course
455 out of 508 reviews
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4.4
103 Reviews (103)
5 Stars
60
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
86.4%
Recommend this course
89 out of 103 reviews
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4.4
134 Reviews (134)
5 Stars
76
4 Stars
43
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
88.1%
Recommend this course
118 out of 134 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6504 yards
Slope 131
Rating 71.3

River Vale Country Club (formerly known as Bergen Hills Country Club.) sprawls across the gently rolling hills of northeast New Jersey. It has been ranked on Golf Digest's list of "Best Places to Play," but it still manages to remain one of Bergen County's most well kept secrets. You'll hardly ever run into crowds on this golf course. The layout has a classic design that incorporates a variety of elevation changes. Tricky uphill and downhill lies will be your biggest challenge on this layout. Strategically placed bunkers lurk beside the greensides and there are several holes where water hazards come into play, including the par-5 fifth, which has a lake on either side of the green. River Vale a tight golf course that demands accuracy and while it's not overly formidable, your skills will definitely be put to the test.

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Course Details

Year Built 1931
Golf Season Year round
Architect Orrin E. Smith (1931) Ron Cutlip

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire at all times. No jeans, torn clothing or jogging shorts. Shirts must have collars and sleeves

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

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4.4
508 Reviews (508)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Dinner 9
Brunch 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 25
Elevation Changes 22
Thick Rough 14
This course/club is great for:
Locals 23
Advanced Golfers 19
A Weekend Splurge 11
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 21
Convenient to the City 19
Worth the Drive 14

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Really fun golf course!

The greens were spectacular, the staff was extremely friendly, the layout was really nice, the round took us 4 hours on the dot (11:40am tee time, Tuesday) can't ask for too much more. The only downside was the tee boxes needed a little work but for the amount of play they get, it's understandable. Highly recommend it, if you can get a tee time...

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A good day

The weather was not so perfect with a little bit of rain but The workers, course, play time, and overall that matters with the game was great!
I strongly recommend playing in this course!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Conditions Good
Value Good
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Beautiful

Course was great and challenging tremendous condition we never had to wait on a shot pace of play at 7:40 in the morning was tremendous recommend to all

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GOOD CONDITION BUT EXTREMELY SLOW PLAY

GOOD CONDITION BUT EXTREMELY SLOW PLAY
Too many 2 somes 3 somes very bery slow pace of play.
Many blind holes unusual layout.

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Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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JM

Rangers did as asked and checked if there was a cut in.

Conditions Good
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Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
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4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
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Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great condition…be careful on the greens

Beautiful course with a great layout. Challenging holes with good pin placements. Be careful on the greens very slick. Overall a great course I will definitely play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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