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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.9
93.2%
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4.4
26 Reviews (26)
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4.1
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
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Amenities
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4.8
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4.3
64 Reviews (64)
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4.2
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4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
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4.6
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About

Holes 18
Type 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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6371 yards 71.6 130
White 70 6135 yards 69.9 124
Red 70 5126 yards 65.8 117
Scorecard for Fox Hollow
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 71.4/126 350 174 535 179 432 547 395 351 181 3144 584 348 200 434 210 565 352 381 185 3259 6403
White M: 69.6/124 W: 76.3/134 343 151 525 165 421 540 379 341 155 3020 565 341 170 421 185 555 344 365 176 3122 6142
Green M: 66.1/118 312 120 500 108 331 504 368 313 111 2667 490 305 146 328 135 483 334 351 115 2687 5354
Red W: 70.5/121 301 115 495 105 320 490 359 309 108 2602 480 299 140 320 127 472 326 342 108 2614 5216
Handicap 9 17 3 13 1 5 7 15 11 4 12 8 2 18 6 14 10 16
Par 4 3 5 3 4 5 4 4 3 35 5 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 3 35 70
Handicap (W) 9 15 1 17 5 3 7 11 13 4 14 10 2 16 6 12 8 18

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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4.4
197 Reviews (197)

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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Design and layout of the course- top notch.

Multitude of elevation changes to challenge all golfs.

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Nice golf course with good weather

Fox Hollow is a good semi-private course that you should not miss. The layout is good. The course condition always in good shape.

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Ball strikers couse

Great day fun course with a lot of turns and angles and elevation changes.

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Pace Excellent
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3.0
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Not my favorite

The course wasn’t in great condition, lots of weeds on fairways, greens hadn’t been aerated but had whole punched throughout. Don’t love the layout, lots of greens are uphill and blind.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented On 04/22/2019

Thanks for playing Fox Hollow and I appreciate your feedback. I beg to differ, there are hardly any weeds on the fairways, I toured it this morning with our superintendent and the fairways are weed free. The roughs do have the normal springtime Dandilions, which we will spray out now that the wet weather has passed.

We did recently vent the greens with a "needle tine" which is vital to green health but does not impact the ball's roll.

I can't do anything about the layout, but hope yo have you back soon - we are installing taller green flags on the two holes with blind uphill approaches so that you can better gauge your shot.

- Matt G., Managing Parnter

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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Fox Hollow Vol 1

Fox Hollow has an interesting layout. A mix of grip it & RIP it and target golf hikes. Most of the greens are relatively small and undulated. Hilly in alot of spots brings the challenge quotient up. If you're going to play, pick the right tees for your game. The staff is friendly and accommodating . Worth my drive from NYC

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

Challenging Layout Multiple Elevations

The course was in great early Spring condition. The bunkers has sand. Greens were in good shape. The course was cart path only. The hilly nature of the course will have you make adjustments for lies and elevations.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Hidden Gem!

I would highly recommend this course.Few courses offer so much for so little. The staff treated us like we were members of the club and the course itself is phenomenal. The day we played the greens were running at a 10 on the stimp which made putting quite the challenge. The layout is up down and around hills, valleys and streams. This meant strategy not brute strength was going to win the day. The conditions from the tee boxes, fairways and greens were all perfectly kept. Kudos to the superintendent for the work they have done. Not many courses look this good this early in the season. I will definitely be heading back to Fox Hollow sooner rather than later!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Plays A few times a week
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4.0

Course is not for the novice

Very friendly staff and course conditions were good especially the greens considering the early season weather. This is a course where you need to be an experienced golfer who can hit the ball fairly straight as there are many slopes and ups and downs. Accuracy is much more important than distance. There are 4 or 5 greens where the slope is severe and you have to be below the hole to avoid a 3 putt or worse. Play can be slow 5 hours plus especially when it’s cart path only so take that into account. I will return several times this season and the overall package is better than most in NJ.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented On 04/18/2019

Thanks for coming out and we welcome your comments. Now that the weather has warmed up and the grass is growing we can control the green speeds better, so hopefully no more three-putts.

Our pace of play averages less than 4 hours most days and we try to patrol it carefully, so hopefully your next round will move along better.

- Matt G., Managing Partner

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Tee time

Booked a 12:10 thru golf now. Huge line on the first tee. Apparently some people started on the 4th hole and were coming around to play the first 3 holes. Staff assured us that the golf course would be clear after the 3rd hole. Finally teed off at 12:50 and took 5hrs to play 18. Had to let a group play thru at the turn because the hot dogs (we ordered on 9th tee) took 20mn to prepare. Terrible experience and will not be returning.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented On 03/30/2019

I'm sorry to hear about your experience. That's not a normal day here at FHGC. Give us a second chance and I know you will be converted.

Matt G., Managing Partner

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Very good conditions

NJ has been deluged with rain throughout the winter. This has made it difficult for the Greens Keepers. But this course was in very good shape. Because of the wet you did not get much roll-out of your ball. Nor were the greens as fast as they usually are. But this is Mother Nature's fault, not the course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented On 03/30/2019

Thanks. We are drying out and I've been told that the greens are the best they have been for March. We are rolling them daily and only have mowed one so far, but with this warm spell (finally) they will be mowed daily from here on out.

Matt G., Managing Partner

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

good value for the price

Course was wet in spots but generally in good conditions Be prepared for hills if you like a flat course you won’t like this one Water in play on several holes makes it interesting I will play here again

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Big Surprise

First time at this course realy liked the layout but the big surprise were the greens considering we played end of March they were fast & true

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Well worth the trip

This course deserves all the good reviews it received.
The layout and condition for this time of year is excellent. The staff we met were all really friendly.
Would like to play it again in better and warmer conditions but we all enjoyed the day.
It’s a good challenging walk if you choose to and a great price on GN.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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