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3.4
38 Reviews (38)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
4
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.2
Layout
3.5
Friendliness
3.8
Pace
3.6
Amenities
2.8
69.1%
Recommend this course
26 out of 38 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.0
3 Reviews (3)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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3.5
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.2
Layout
3.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.1
64.7%
Recommend this course
11 out of 17 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 70
Length 6211 yards
Slope 125
Rating 70.2
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Valley Brook Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1962
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $10 - $16
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.4
38 Reviews (38)
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4.0
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Conditions Good
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4.0
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Conditions Good
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4.0
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Conditions Good
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Commented on 11/05/2019

Hello, thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Valley Brook Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 83
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/28/2019

Hello, rogerv. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give Valley Brook Golf Course another try in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 83
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Commented on 10/17/2019

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

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

It is difficult to write a fair review for this course. The weather was ideal and the staff was very friendly and helpful.

The back nine was closed so I played the front nine twice. The first hole has water about the distance Rea of my usual drive. Other than that hazard, I did not really find any challenges on the front.

To be fair, I hope to play the course again and experience the back nine.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Rainy Day

Played on a rainy day thus the course wasnt playing its best. will try to play it again on a nice day to get an actually feel of the course.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beware of Temporary Greens

I booked through GolfNow, and there was no mention of temporary greens before booking. There was a sign on the pro shop when we arrived to the course. The front nine moved along at a nice pace, but the greens were in rough shape that weren’t temporary. There were giant holes scattered throughout and made putting difficult to take seriously. The back nine and four temporary greens in a row, and it was not worth it. All three of us looked at each other in disbelief. It took all of the momentum out of the day unfortunately. The starter was extremely nice. He was the best part of the day. Luckily, the round did play quickly, but it was not worth the price. Surprisingly, the bunkers were immaculate.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 83
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/13/2019

Hi, thank you for rating your recent round with us! We would like to know more regarding what we can do to improve and earn those last 2-stars. Please feel free to reach out to us in the pro shop for further insight.

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Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

What a shame

This course has gone so far downhill in the last 5-7 years. Used to be beautiful and well manicured. Now it is a junky, torn up expensive county course. 4 holes were under repair so we had to tee off or putt on fairways. No discounted rate given for this which is unacceptable. Bad experience and I won't be back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Major decline in quality

This course has really declined in the last 5 years. The greens were awful, fairways and tee boxes were bad and there were 4 temporary greens. All for nearly $70 for non- resident with cart. This is a $40 course at best as-is. I was extremely disappointed and I won’t be back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Disappointing

Greens are in poor shape and extremely slow. Fairways are fair. Stay away from Bergen County owned courses. They are not well maintained.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course in good shape. Bit slow as would be expected on a holiday weekend. Some challenging holes, especially on back nine. For the most part plenty of fairway room, and nice greens. Bunkers in ok shape. Nice enjoyable round.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/08/2019

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Valley Brook Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course definitely needs some rain but was still nice to play. Would have been nice to know that the bar didn’t have a liquor license prior to getting there.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/02/2019

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round, u530006027! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 05/02/2019

Hello, thanks for the review. We see you rated the course 1-star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single star feedback very serious at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Valley Brook Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Very good variety and layout

A partly sunny 65 degree day! A little wind. Because of the time of year, you can expect some mushy ground, some hard ground, and some brown grass. This was my first time here, and first time playing this early in the year in NJ. (just got back from 4 months in FL). I rally enjoyed the layout and variety. Most of the greens were loaded with sand, making putting very bumpy. I will give this course another go in late May / early June and see if it's better.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 04/01/2019

Hello, we love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience even with the early spring conditions. Your first visit to our course is definitely exciting. We understand there are many options and are so glad you gave us a try. We look forward to having you back again soon and developing a lasting relationship with you. Until then, take care!

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
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Commented on 07/08/2019

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round, bobby60420! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/10/2019

Wow - Thank you for the five star review!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Water Damaged Turf a Sand Trap on a Green & Slow Play

This poor track is hurt. There are greens that are beat us from the pin never being moved it appears then on the back wow there is a sand trap on the green on hole 11. Water damage is apparent in fairways and greens. The pace of play was not good. Almost 5 hours for two. The range is great, grass, no mats. The Practice green was very nice. The employees were great. The grounds however are not good let alone great. Darlington, Rockleigh or even Ovenpeck are a way better option. Sorry but stay away til the grounds are totally redone. Hurtin for Certain.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Response from on 09/04/2018:
Hello Geoffrey4592184, thank you for taking the time to write a review of our course. We appreciate your feedback on the conditions of our course and on the pace of play. We escalated your feedback to the appropriate departments. Thank you for playing Valley Brook Golf Course and we hope to earn your business again.
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