A view over the water of a hole guarded by tricky bunkers at Spooky Brook Golf Course
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4.3
424 Reviews (424)
5 Stars
142
4 Stars
233
3 Stars
40
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.2
96.4%
Recommend this course
404 out of 424 reviews
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4.4
79 Reviews (79)
5 Stars
40
4 Stars
35
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
96.2%
Recommend this course
76 out of 79 reviews
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4.3
117 Reviews (117)
5 Stars
49
4 Stars
59
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
95.7%
Recommend this course
112 out of 117 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6655 yards
Slope 128
Rating 71.7

Spooky Brook Golf Course in Somerset is a player-friendly course that is perfect for beginners. It offers just enough of a challenge but it still allows you some room for error. At 6,655 yards from the back tees, the golf course is relatively short but the greens, tees, and fairways offer plenty of room. The mostly flat terrain makes for an enjoyable walk and it's also wide open. While the golf course may not be the most formidable test, it does have a few challenges in store. Water has a presence throughout the course, especially on the back nine. Whether or not you are looking to hone your skills or if you want a casual round, the well maintained golf course appeals to any skill level. In addition to the course, Spooky Brook G.C. also has a driving range that you can use to warm-up.

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Course Details

Year Built 1970
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ed Ault (1970)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $17
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.3
424 Reviews (424)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 16
Plays Long 9
Thick Rough 7
This course/club is great for:
Locals 22
Beginners 21
Walkers 21
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 14
Worth the Drive 9
Convenient to the City 6

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Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very enjoyable round with one drawback

This was my first time playing the course. The course is fun to play with a nice variety of hole. The course was in prefect condition. Pace of play was good. My one complaint is lack of yardage markers on the course. There are markers on some holes but not all. Luckily our playing partners had the app so they helped us. Still a very enjoyable day of golf.

One final comment, no snack bar or cart girl. Vending machines in clubhouse, so bring what you need.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course and in good shape

Nice course and was in great shape. Only cons I have are:
No cart girl or food availability
The bag drop area is a long walk to back of club house to load on a cart. Fine for young healthy people for tough for elderly and disabled.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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 Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Joey B

Good value nice layout.
Greens recently punched. Fairways in great shape.
A very nice course for a Hot Deal.
Very friendly staff.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 205
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 205
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Public Course

Staff was very nice and accommodating. Pace of play was great. Always love playing this course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ryu

Great course, but all the greens are aerated, making putts difficult.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

AERATED GREENS

I play this course pretty frequently and usually it's quite nice. However, this time around I bought my round through Golfnow.
Neither the cashier in the pro shop nor the starter let me know that all the greens were recently aerated. There were no signs posted anywhere of this being the case.
The quality of the aeration basically made the greens unplayable!
I played nine holes and left in frustration. When I went into the manager his response was "this was posted on our website". As paying customers we are supposed to go to a golf course's website to find out whether or not it was aerated?!
It is ridiculous that they do not give you forewarning prior to taking your money.
Caveat emptor!

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

very solid

Overall, I really enjoyed this course. For a public course, it was well maintained and a great value. Only reason I didn't give 5 stars there is they just aerated the greens which nobody flagged to me beforehand. Even the guy I was paired with, a local who plays here frequently, was annoyed that nobody told him about the aerated greens. Pace of play was pretty good, but would have liked it to be a tad faster for an early morning tee time. I would definitely come back once the greens are in better shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 67
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Not Bad

Rub of the mill golf course. Not overly punishing as it is fairly wide, and flat. It makes for a nice round of golf. You can easily keep the driver in the bag though on some holes since the course isn’t too long.

Do not hit driver on hole #17. It’s an iron off the tee for sure.

Good greens.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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