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4.5
330 Reviews (330)
5 Stars
166
4 Stars
131
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
96.8%
Recommend this course
308 out of 330 reviews
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4.7
87 Reviews (87)
5 Stars
64
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
98.9%
Recommend this course
86 out of 87 reviews
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4.6
110 Reviews (110)
5 Stars
77
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
96.4%
Recommend this course
106 out of 110 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Municipal
Par 71
Length 6810 yards
Slope 133
Rating 73.1

Berkshire Valley has a scenic location in the Highlands region of northern New Jersey. It is known as one of best public golf courses in the area. The course is perched atop the ridge of Green Pond Mountain, providing a dramatic topography for a challenging round of golf. The front of the golf course was carefully carved from a hillside, featuring narrow fairways that place a premium on accuracy. The first five holes are particularly scenic as well as formidable. There are some open holes that play along the cliffs, subjecting them to the prevailing winds, one of these is the intimidating par-5 third. The Berkshire Valley golf course finishes with its signature hole. This hole can be deceiving since it has a generous fairway, but the second shot is uphill to a tough green.

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Course Details

Year Built 2004
Golf Season Year round
Architect Roger Rulewich (2004)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Locker Rooms

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
330 Reviews (330)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 10
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 37
Elevation Changes 35
Bunkers 27
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 37
Advanced Golfers 26
Locals 23
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 34
In the 'Burbs 15

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Reviews 119
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Course was in great shape except for the sand traps

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Excellentl condition

Course is in tremendous shape. Greens are rolling very well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Overpriced and awful pace of play

Berkshire is the best conditioned course in the Morris County system (except for the bunkers). That said, it is overpriced. There is no way a county course should be charging RESIDENTS $72 or $61 (their weekend rates). Those are rates a non-resident should pay.

Pace of play is another HUGE issue here. Our group went off on time, but by the third hole there was a huge backup. The rest of the way around we were waiting on every tee shot and every approach shot without a ranger in site. Really disgraceful management. By the time we finished the seventh hole, two and a half hours had elapsed. That is a poor pace for nine holes and absolutely awful for seven. In the end, our 18-hole round took five hours and 10 minutes and had to play the last two holes in very limited light (18 was basically dark). Thankfully a couple groups in front of us left and that allowed it to speed up a bit coming in. When you book a tee time for 1:30 and the sunset is around 6:15, you don't think you'll have any problem finishing the round because that's a still awful 4:45 pace. Even worse, we called the pro shop in the middle of the round to ask them to get a ranger out and reposition groups. They said a ranger was out there (we never saw any) taking care of the "problem" groups. Even worse, they said to skip ahead to 15 or 16 because it should be open. Given all the issues, we certainly didn't trust that and didn't want to get even more out of position.

Bottom line: Nice fairways and quick greens. Awful pace of play and awful bunkers, they're literally just dirt and stone in many of them. The starter even said take the ball out of the bunkers if you land in one! (LOL)

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 65
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor

Not so good

Tee ground, fairways, greens in bad shape. No sand in bunkers. Not what it used to be. Pace slow, 4:45 hrs

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very scenic, great course

This course is very scenic and fun to play. Many interesting shots. Conditions very good for early October. Mountain golf at it’s finest!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
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 Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of my favorites..

In my opinion this course is one of the nicest in the area. It is a challenging course but fun to play. The only downfall is that the bunkers are in bad condition. By “bad condition” I mean almost unplayable. Other then that I love the course. I played an early round and we were done in 4 hours. I would definitely recommend it! Also they have a range with mats which serves the purpose but heads up, its CLOSED ON THURSDAY MORNINGS. Enjoy!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Highly recommend

I was finally able to get on Berkshire after trying for weeks and it was a heck of a course. You can’t beat the the views and the course was in perfect condition. The first 4-5 holes are extremely tight but once it opens up its a lot more friendly to bogey golfers like myself. Bring a few extra sleeves as there’s no chance at finding mis-hits.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 10
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 Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
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 Excellent
Played On
Reviews 92
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Home course and i love this layout

must play course...... enjoy the views while you try to keep your ball in play on the first 5 holes!.....staff is also great!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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