A view of the 9th green at Fox Hollow Golf Course
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4.3
242 Reviews (242)
5 Stars
103
4 Stars
103
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
89.7%
Recommend this course
217 out of 242 reviews
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4.4
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
87.5%
Recommend this course
14 out of 16 reviews
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4.3
66 Reviews (66)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
87.9%
Recommend this course
58 out of 66 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 70
Length 6371 yards
Slope 130
Rating 71.6

Fox Hollow Golf Course in Somerville sprawls across acres of rolling woodlands, offering dramatic elevation changes throughout the par-70 layout. Designed by local designer Hal Purdy, the abundant trees and hilly terrain have been deftly incorporated into the course. Originally built in 1967, the golf course was completely redesigned in 2000 to make it more challenging while at the same time improving its playability. Since its renovation, it has garnered a local following but it is still one of the better kept secrets of Somerset County, making it likely that golfers will be able to play the golf course regardless of the day or time. In addition to the course, there is also a practice facility with a grass driving range, a bunkered practice green, and an expansive putting green. One reason Fox Hollow G.C. is a popular choice, besides the enjoyable layout, is the affordability it offers.

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Course Details

Year Built 1967
Golf Season Year round
Architect Hal Purdy (1967)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed Yes
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

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Reviews

4.3
242 Reviews (242)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 30
Bunkers 23
Undulating Greens 22
This course/club is great for:
Locals 20
Advanced Golfers 18
A Weekend Splurge 15
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 22
Worth the Drive 19

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times 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 Excellent
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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Diverse layout.

This is a very challenging, but rewarding golf experience. There is a lot of elevation change, with scenic overlooks of the Watchung Mountains (hills) and you will need to make appropriate club selections to deal with the lifted greens and tee boxes. After playing up several long gradual slopes, you will enjoy coming back down the slopes, and have the chance to hit some really long drives. The course is quite beautiful even on a February day. There are several jogs and doglegs in this track that give risk and reward decisions. Lastly, the greens have mild to moderately challenging breaks but I found them to be fairly true and fun. I will definitely return to this club for another shot at it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent course

Staff was extremely friendly. Course was challenging and in great shape, especially for February. Used every club in my bag. Will definitely play again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

March Golf in January

Course is a challenging par 70 plenty of variety but nice flow too. Totally walkable. The greens make you earn par. $44 cart included not a bad deal to be playing in mid Jan.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

New Years Day Round

Teed up with a husband and wife twosome on New Years Day. There was just one group in front of us, but no excessive waiting and the course was relatively empty. Certain spots on the back 9 were a little big soggy (drainage issue) including a green complex or two. Then again, there was some decent rain. Played a good round and shot a solid 85, which included a birdie on 17. You're gonna use your thinking cap and most of your bag on this course. The wind made some of the holes REALLY long, and that's part of the challenge of the course. Gotta know where to place it off the tee, some of the green complexes are sheltered by trees and bunkers. Will be back again. 5 stars!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great choice

Stopped in for a round on the way to the shore and although it was 35 degrees and 15mph winds and I was the only one out playing, the grounds crew was hard at work raking traps and blowing leaves. Course was in great shape despite the time of year. Didn’t use range or snack bar or grill. Course set up good for 1st timer. No trick holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Really nice course, layout. In very good shape. 6 par 3's, 2 over water. Fun course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/16/2019

Thank you for your 5 star review. Looking forward to having you at the facility again sometime soon.

Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful course with friendly staff

This course is beautiful and in private-club condition.
The staff is very nice to any golfer regardless you are the member or booking with discount price from golfnow or teeoff.com.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/16/2019

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your kind words about our staff and course conditions. Looking forward to having you back again soon.

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Unforgiving

The course was in very nice condition and the staff were all very friendly. The rate was reasonable for a Friday afternoon. But I just didn't love the course. It's a tight, tree-lined course with OB everywhere and a few silly holes (like the first - a drive to the right half of the fairway gives you no chance of going at the tiny, well-protected green). There were also a few overgrown trees that definitely block the ideal ball flight off the tee.

I did not like the greens at all; I like quick greens that roll true and I don't mind undulating greens but fast greens that are also severely undulating is a combination I do not like... seemingly good putts can end up 10 feet below the hole because the ball just won't stop on the slope.

I wanted to like the course but I won't rush back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 10/16/2019

Thank you for your review and honest feedback about the facility. We are glad that you enjoyed the service provided to you by our staff and the course conditions. The track is strategic and tactful making it a challenge for golfers of all skill levels. We hope that you come back and visit us again.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

A tough test

The elevations make this a very tough track

There are few flat lies even when hitting the fairways.
Balls tend to run off into the rough even when you think you are in the fairway
Many blind shots as well throughout the course
The greens ran fast. Undulated greens are quite
difficult

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice day out

Solid option for N.J. public course. Tee boxes and greens in really good shape for late August. Not crowded. Fair prices on food and drinks. Cool bartenders.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Horrible pace of play

I wish I received a refund. There was no ranger to speed up play. We were stuck behind a one some playing behind a one some as they were practicing for a tournament. We kept complaining that they should combine to play so that we could speed up play. They were inconsiderate and would not join groups. I hope I receive a refund as the experience we had as well as the people behind us was horrible.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/20/2019

Hello, thank you for your review. Please email us at info@foxhollowgc.com to further discuss your experience. Thanks!

Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course

Always a great experience great layout great pace of play staff is very friendly and helpful! I would highly recommend this course to beginner to advanced golfers!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/20/2019

Thank you so much for your review. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back soon. Have a great day!

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Philly Advisor
First Time Playing

Rolling hills, water, good views, fun to play. Public course

I was surprised that I’d not heard of this course before. A very enjoyable round. Lots of hole variety, scenery, hills and water. Would be a challenge to walk, which I didn’t do this time. Fairways and tee boxes were in good shape, tough long at times. Greens in shape but a bit slow and pretty consistent. Traps were better than average for a public course. It’s a par 70, but the par 3’s from the blues were a challenge.

That’s about says it. I really enjoyed it and recommend you try it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/20/2019

Thank you so much for your review. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back soon. Have a great day!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

fox hollow

nice place. interesting course. good condition
as usual i enjoyed it

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
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Commented on 10/16/2019

Thank you for your 4 star review. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you back out again soon.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very fun course. Well maintained. 10/10.

This was a very fun course wrapping around the hills and valleys at the creeks bend. The back 9 can be tricky with a number of fairway bunkers. Well maintained and friendly staff. Definitely worth checking out!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/20/2019

Thank you so much for your review. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back soon. Have a great day!

Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

This course has nice greens and fun layout

Course was in good condition and greens were smooth and rolled true. Will definitely play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/20/2019

Thank you so much for your review. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back soon. Have a great day!

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