A fall day view of hole #2 at Quail Brook Golf Course
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4.4
430 Reviews (430)
5 Stars
175
4 Stars
216
3 Stars
27
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.5
96.0%
Recommend this course
407 out of 430 reviews
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4.4
93 Reviews (93)
5 Stars
46
4 Stars
41
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
94.6%
Recommend this course
88 out of 93 reviews
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4.4
142 Reviews (142)
5 Stars
64
4 Stars
70
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
95.8%
Recommend this course
136 out of 142 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Style Woodland
Par 72
Length 6630 yards
Slope 131
Rating 71.6

Quail Brook Golf Course in Somerset is one of central New Jersey's top public courses. The challenging design is a favorite amongst local golfers. The layout has a diverse mix of holes, some of which are spacious and wide-open and others that are rolling and tight. Although the golf course may seem short at 6,630 yards from the back tees, don't be fooled by the yardage. The course can feel much longer thanks to the hilly terrain. The front nine has subtler undulations while the back nine is dramatically hilly, which makes it a tough course to walk. Quail Brook Golf Course's undulating fairways lead to challenging sloped greens that are framed with strategically placed bunkers. There aren't too many opportunities for driving, but your short game will definitely get a workout.

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Course Details

Year Built 1982
Golf Season April 16th - October 15th
Architect Ed Ault (1982) Brian Ault (1982) Tom Clark (1982)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $17
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

Reviews

4.4
430 Reviews (430)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 15
Undulating Greens 14
Narrow Fairways 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 17
Advanced Golfers 9
Beginners 8
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 13
Worth the Drive 9

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Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always in Great Shape

Course is beautiful. Staff is friendly and accommodating. Will always be one of my favorites.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Decent County course

The course is not great, but it is decent and is worth playing. The course conditions were fairly good for October, and the greens were well-maintained although quite slow. The biggest problem with this course is the pace of play. There is no ranger on the course, and the beginners in the foursome in front of my group slowed everything down. The course has no real amenities other than a vending machine. There is no beverage cart. For a no-frills experience, it provides a reasonable test, although the course is quite short, particularly on part 3 holes. Too often, the par 4's are a driver wedge combination. It would be better if you were compelled to use your mid irons more often.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 67
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Enjoyable Course

Tale of different nines. Front nine is beautiful and if you have played it, it will remind you of Charleston Springs South. The back nine is much harder and more hilly.

Great conditions.

Very nice golf course. A step above the nearby Rutgers Golf Course and Spooky Brook.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Nice track

Nice course in very good condition from the tee boxes to the greens, bunkers in fantastic shape. My only issue is the pace of the greens, they are frustratingly SLOW. They are perfect and roll smooth but
they definitely need to lower the mover blades a couple notches.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 18
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 Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Nice county course

I had not played Quail Brook in over 25 years. Course conditions were great. Front 9 more open and back nine hilly and more challenging. Out of county rate 54 walking is comparable to what I pay in county at most Monmouth County. courses. On back 9 you will definitely get your steps in. Pace of play was great! Played early morning.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 25
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worth the ride

Has great time playing except for group behind us hit into to us, bunch of beer golfers. Other than that no complaints, also no food at course bring your own

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 45
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Nice place to play

Played as an out of county resident so price was $74 at noon.

Greens were excellent. Fast and firm.
Tee boxes and fairways were green and thick.
Bunkers were nicely manicured with a hard sand. Very consistent.

Enjoyed this course and was pleasantly surprised as to how nice the conditions and layout were. I would play again.

Vending machines for drinks and snacks only.

Decent range. Nothing special but good enough to warm up. Nice putting green.

Thank you.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 203
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 19
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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