Scotch Hills Country Club in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, USA | GolfPass
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3.4
120 Reviews (120)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
41
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
12
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
3.2
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.7
71.4%
Recommend this course
85 out of 120 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.5
30 Reviews (30)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.9
Layout
3.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
76.7%
Recommend this course
23 out of 30 reviews
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3.4
39 Reviews (39)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.8
Layout
3.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
71.8%
Recommend this course
28 out of 39 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Municipal
Par 33
Length 2247 yards
Slope 106
Rating 33.3

Formerly known as Shady Rest Golf Club

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Course Details

Year Built 1920
Greens Blue Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Sports

Minigolf

Reviews

3.4
120 Reviews (120)
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

very good condition and friendly staff.

Not the hardest course but still interesting and quirky.
Played nine - only issue were people bombing the groups in front - but that is not the fault of the course.
Yes - would go back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

great value for money

Good track and very friendly staff.
A few idiots bombing the groups in front but that happens anywhere.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Good value for short 9

First time playing here. For a discount of $20 it was worth it. Fair condition for a public course. Be aware it is very hilly and many blind holes. Narrow fairways and small greens. Got out as a single, behind another single and it played quick walking the course with a pull cart. I don't usually recommend a golf cart but that may help climb the hills and be able to drive ahead to see where the hole is. I didn't like not being able to see where the hole was on more than one shot due to steep inclines. Worth it for a 9 with a friend but not great solo since you can't see what's ahead.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging track, great value

Other than the tee boxed the course was in great shape. Keep it straight and be aware of the topography.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 28
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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First Time Playing

Course is far to hilly with too many blind holes
Maybe if played again and more knowledgeable of the layout things would be better but me and a friend are in no rush to play this course again.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 27
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fine

Well maintained course. Perfectly fine if you’re just trying to get out and hit some balls on a nice day but it’s definitely not a fun or interesting course. Half of the fairways are on such steep inclines it’s almost impossible to hit them

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Up and down and around

Mostly straight hole but up and down hills will challenge your game

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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