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4.0
217 Reviews (217)
5 Stars
88
4 Stars
89
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
14
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.8
85.0%
Recommend this course
187 out of 217 reviews
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4.0
42 Reviews (42)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
3.6
85.7%
Recommend this course
36 out of 42 reviews
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4.1
144 Reviews (144)
5 Stars
58
4 Stars
63
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
3.8
88.2%
Recommend this course
127 out of 144 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 70
Length 6788 yards
Slope 126
Rating 73.0

Also known as Francis A. Byrne Golf Course.

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Course Details

Year Built 1926
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 12/31

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Reviews

4.0
217 Reviews (217)
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Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Best of the Essex County courses

Management has finally figured out how to speed up the pace of play by starting groups off of the back nine. It is a huge improvement! Rounds used to take 5+ hours, and now are 4 to 4+ hours. Also, the small changes to the green on #2, the fairway on #13, as well as clearing out numerous bushes/trees has greatly improved the experience.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor management, as usual

Every time I come here it’s something else. As usual, pace of play was horrendous. The group in front of us had THREE holes open in front of them for most of the round. The ranger drove by and they had a great conversation about the weather, literally. It’s just incredible how poorly run this place is.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
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 Good
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Commented on 06/11/2021

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us, ewallers. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round at Francis Byrne Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Miserable pro shop

I’ve never felt so unwelcome at a golf course than this. Pro shop staff rude and argumentative. Not even a single new ball to buy and the rental set was incomplete and made up of clubs they found on the course. The course itself is interesting and reasonably maintained but need sand on the carts to fill fairway divots. I’ve played two courses own by Essex county and I’ll never play this one again.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 06/07/2021

Hi, Michael9322. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are sorry to hear your customer service experience was not up to par. Please reach out to our management team at (973) 736-2306, and thanks for visiting Francis Byrne Golf Course. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 06/07/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314160879767! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Francis Byrne Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/07/2021

Hi, u314161143157. We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at Francis Byrne Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 55
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

It’s good!

It’s a good layout, take a golf cart as it is a very hilly golf course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/01/2021

Your feedback is important to us, acsgolfer21. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Francis Byrne Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 05/28/2021

Hi, u6741369. We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at Francis Byrne Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/28/2021

Hi, emarfuggi. We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at Francis Byrne Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not worth the money

I could have saved money and played at a much better place.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 05/24/2021

Hi, u526039733! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Francis Byrne Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/17/2021

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, solee37. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Francis Byrne Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 05/14/2021

Hi, definisj2. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Francis Byrne Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/14/2021

Hi, u6880862. We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at Francis Byrne Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/10/2021

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, u740119849. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Francis Byrne Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/10/2021

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, u314160616294. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Francis Byrne Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/03/2021

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, u000006307800. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Francis Byrne Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/30/2021

Hi, u314159992609. We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us at (973) 736-2306 to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at Francis Byrne Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/26/2021

Hi, ybji570224. We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at Francis Byrne Golf Course!

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