A view of hole #6 at River Vale Country Club
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4.4
528 Reviews (528)
5 Stars
237
4 Stars
222
3 Stars
36
2 Stars
21
1 Stars
12
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
90.1%
Recommend this course
474 out of 528 reviews
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4.3
47 Reviews (47)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
85.1%
Recommend this course
40 out of 47 reviews
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4.4
123 Reviews (123)
5 Stars
74
4 Stars
34
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
87.8%
Recommend this course
108 out of 123 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
528 Reviews (528)

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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5.0
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Great day out

Great course & a few new improvements in process & completed

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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I Recommend This Course
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Layout Excellent
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Pace Excellent
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4.0
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
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Great course the staff is so friendly. like to play again

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
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Amenities Excellent
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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
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Amenities Excellent
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Conditions Fair
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Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Conditions Average
Value Fair
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Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Reviews 2
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
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Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Conditions Excellent
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Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

immaculate condition

fast true greens. fairways well maintained. friendly staff. slow golfers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

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...

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