Valley Brook Golf Course

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3.1
19
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.6
Layout
3.5
Friendliness
3.2
Pace
3.1
Amenities
2.8
87.3%
Recommend this course
14 out of 19 reviews
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Average Rating
3.0
2
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
2.5
Value
2.5
Layout
3.5
Pace
2.0
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
5.0
50.0%
Recommend this course
1 out of 2 reviews
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Average Rating
3.8
12
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.7
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.1
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
3.9
91.7%
Recommend this course
11 out of 12 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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Green 70 6211 yards 70.2 125
Gold 70 5751 yards 68.9 119
Burgundy (W) 70 4790 yards 68.4 121
Scorecard for Valley Brook Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 70.1/125 330 495 193 395 580 384 223 422 166 3188 314 315 198 488 337 396 437 178 360 3023 6211
White M: 68.1/118 W: 73.8/129 310 480 153 370 552 361 188 396 140 2950 300 294 161 464 319 357 402 167 337 2801 5751
Gold M: 65.2/116 W: 70.0/122 245 452 130 336 446 286 157 368 120 2540 254 277 129 435 303 340 358 145 320 2561 5101
Red M: 63.8/114 W: 68.1/119 240 420 116 280 440 281 146 325 110 2358 246 260 119 421 293 307 349 137 300 2432 4790
Handicap 13 3 17 7 1 11 9 5 15 12 14 18 2 10 6 4 16 8
Par 4 5 3 4 5 4 3 4 3 35 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 4 35 70

Course Details

Year Built 1943
Golf Season Year round
Architect John Handwerg, Jr.

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
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

3.1
19
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Played On
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 Valley Brook Golf Course 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.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Response from Valley Brook Golf Course on 09/04/2018:
Hello kywalker46, thank you for the four-star rating. We are glad you had a great golf experience at Valley Brook Golf Course. We also appreciate your ratings on our pace of play and value for the money. Thank you for visiting us and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good overall experience

Good course with a challenging layout. Greens were a little slow, but in good shape. We played in the afternoon so that might account for the slower greens. Overall a fun round played at a good pace.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Valley Brook Golf Course on 07/25/2018:
Hello, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course and had a great golf experience. We also appreciate your feedback on our green speeds. Thank you for playing Valley Brook Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fine course; needs some course management

My round was fine with good pace until the 12th hole there were four foursomes in the hole. This turned the round into a five hour plus special. Too bad, tainted what otherwise was an enjoyable round. Needs ranger to move things along

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Response from Valley Brook Golf Course on 07/16/2018:
Hello nielgame, thank you for taking the time to write a review of our course. We appreciate your feedback on the pace of play and on having a ranger on course. We escalated your feedback to the appropriate departments. Thank you for visiting Valley Brook Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course but the pace of play could have been better.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Response from Valley Brook Golf Course on 07/06/2018:
Hello scottsteve10, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course and we appreciate your feedback on the pace of play. We also appreciate your ratings on our staff friendliness and off-course amenities. Thank you for playing Valley Brook Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best of Bergen County

The course is in excellent condition.

The forced carry over water on 1 and 10 will challenge most golfers. More shot making and accuracy is needed on the back 9. The yardage difference between the white and black tees is also a bigger factor on the back 9 than the front.

Grass on the practice range instead of mats is a plus.

The ranger moved the slow foursomes up to keep play moving on the afternoon we played.

At 90 plus degrees there was enough drinking water on the course and the beverage cart came by frequently.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from Valley Brook Golf Course on 07/05/2018:
Hello u5139903, thank you for the five-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course conditions and our pace of play. Thank you for playing Valley Brook Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from Valley Brook Golf Course on 07/19/2018:
Hello hobbes928, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you had a great golf experience at Valley Brook Golf Course. Thank you for playing our course and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from Valley Brook Golf Course on 05/17/2018:
Hello, thank you for the four-star rating. We are glad you enjoyed our course layout and playing conditions. We also appreciate your rating on the pace of play, value for the money, and on staff friendliness. Thank you for playing Valley Brook Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Response from Valley Brook Golf Course on 05/17/2018:
Hello, thank you for the four-star rating. We are glad you enjoyed our course conditions, layout, staff friendliness, and value for the money. We also appreciate your rating on the pace of play and off-course amenities. Thank you for playing Valley Brook Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course us in Good shape

Our foursome played in less then 4 hours. The course was in good shape, especially when we factor in it is the 1st week of May.I will be back soon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Response from Valley Brook Golf Course on 05/14/2018:
Hello, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our pace of play and course conditions. Thank you for playing Valley Brook Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Response from Valley Brook Golf Course on 06/07/2018:
Hello clarence1753546, thank you for the three-star rating. We are glad you found our staff friendly and we appreciate your rating on our off-course amenities. Thank you for visiting Valley Brook Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout

Enjoyed the round. Too early in the season to judge

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Response from Valley Brook Golf Course on 07/09/2018:
Hello paul6145619, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you had a great golf experience at Valley Brook Golf Course. Thank you for visiting us and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Decent course

Relatively short and flat course yet somewhat challenging with tree-lined fairways and water hazards in many holes. Fairways and greens could be much better. They don't drain well after the rain and dries out quickly. Bunkers have be newly worked on last year.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Previously Played

This course was mostly in terrible shape! At this time not worth a 50$ non-resident fee + cart

Just played this course yesterday (08/15/13) and I have to say the course was mostly in terrible shape! At this time it is not worth the 50$ non-resident fee. Tee boxes in terrible shape with some being overrun by some type of crabgrass. Many greens pock-marked like it had been hailing golf balls (don't people fix their ball-marks anymore?) and many also having "burn-out" or "rot-out" areas. Poor drainage in lower-lying areas. Divots in fairways not repaired at all. A real shame as this IS a well designed and challenging shot course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

course needs to be maintained

The course is easy to walk,has a nice layout and has potential to be a very good play. However, tee boxes were subpar,traps were almost sandless and fairways were spotty at best. The greens for most part played well.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Not Worth It

Hadn't played this course in a few years. Couldn't believe how far it had done downhill. Greens were in very poor condition with a lot of fungus and bare spots. Tee boxes were not cut well and with many bare spots. Divits in fairways look like they hadn't been fixed in weeks. Most of the sand traps filled with water. Those that weren't had dirt, not sand. Very disappointing.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrible Condition

Valley Brook used to be fun to play. We hadn't played it in a couple of years and were shocked at how bad it's been maintained. The greens are awful with fungus and bare places. The tee boxes are dirt and scraggly grass. Sandtraps were mostly filled with water--and the ones that weren't had dirt, not sand. Fairways were okay, but with a lot of divits. Keep in mind, too, that the Golfnow fee does not include cart.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

This course has great greens.

Im not sure what kind of grass the greens have, but they are nice. They are fast and true, but also hold for good wedge shots. The sand around the greens is well maintained so it is easy to get the ball to stop. It is definitely difficult to two put if one doesn't have a good putting game because the greens are so quick. Overall the greens are almost the courses defense, but I would definitely recommend this course for someone who isn't a beginner.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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