Berkshire Valley Golf Course

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4.3
197
5 Stars
75
4 Stars
97
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
87.2%
Recommend this course
179 out of 195 reviews
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Average Rating
4.3
27
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.5
88.9%
Recommend this course
24 out of 27 reviews
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Average Rating
4.3
30
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.0%
Recommend this course
27 out of 30 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6810
Slope 133
Rating 73.1
Type Municipal
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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6810 yards 73.1 133
Blue 71 6354 yards 70.6 128
White 71 5895 yards 68.4 123
White (W) 71 5895 yards 74.2 134
Yellow (W) 71 5234 yards 70.3 123
Yellow 71 5234 yards 65.0 110
Red (W) 71 4647 yards 66.9 115
Scorecard for Berkshire Valley Golf Course
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: 73.2/134 402 258 521 387 362 207 554 437 382 3510 418 353 190 432 312 555 218 386 436 3300 6810
Blue M: 70.6/126 378 240 509 365 328 187 535 383 373 3298 382 335 162 417 275 528 183 373 410 3065 6363
White M: 68.6/123 W: 74.2/134 363 210 487 354 308 157 495 365 367 3106 367 286 142 417 230 513 151 316 367 2789 5895
Yellow M: 66.9/117 W: 70.3/123 313 163 426 313 292 128 447 323 320 2725 307 243 120 408 220 425 142 294 350 2509 5234
Red W: 66.9/115 284 126 395 273 275 92 418 305 220 2388 297 213 83 317 203 390 131 262 313 2209 4597
Handicap 9 1 11 13 15 17 5 3 7 4 16 12 2 18 14 8 6 10
Par 4 3 5 4 4 3 5 4 4 36 4 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 35 71
Handicap (W) 5 15 1 9 3 17 7 11 13 4 10 16 2 18 6 14 8 12

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

Reviews

4.3
197

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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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser

The 5hr and 20 minute round

No course supervision. People playing the Blacks when they should play the Whites. I had 3 - 5 hr rounds and 1- 5hr 20min round this year. Great course great greenskerper. Pooor course management leads to excessive round times. What happened to 4-1/2 hrs

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Good Value

Good value for the round. Decent drive from Manhattan. NO driving range on Thursday mornings before 10am...were told upon arrival that local town residents complain about the mowers, so they shut the range to cut it on Thursday mornings. This is a challenging course, and going in cold made the first 6 holes more difficult than they already are. Try playing a 240 yard par 3 as your second hole after only two full golf swings on the first hole :) Lot of rain the night before meant cart path only which slows play on a hilly course. Definitely coming back, though! Interesting, challenging track. Lots of changing wind angles because of how the forest was cut back! Clubhouse restaurant needs more thought. Normally we stay for lunch after a round, but headed down the road to Taphouse 15 for a decent meal and good craft beer selection.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful course

Great course! Nice layout! However tee times were 5 minutes apart too close causing you to wait on every shot!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Green Aeration Alert

Greens were a problem. Aeration process 1 week ago. It needs another week to heal

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Great experience

Really happy with course experience. Very impressed with the layout. Greens were being aerated so I will not comment on green. Pace of play could use work, but I think this has more to do with course layout as opposed to lack of attention by rangers, as I saw them around 4 times during my round. Play conservative in front five holes. Course does open up from 6th to around 14th. I will definitely be back. Driving from nyc is bit of a track, but worth it for me. Friendly staff. Rodger at pro shop and Jim as starter were super nice. Made my first experience felt welcoming.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Friday Golf

Staff are great !!!! Play is a little slow due to 3 women in front of us. The course is in great shape.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lovely course

My third Tim plying this course. Course lay out was much more familiar this time. Simply an awesome course and fantastic lay out!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
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
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fantastic Course

Definitely will be returning to this great course. The course was in great condition for a public course in early July. Front nine is quite challenging and very scenic, as was the back nine. The scenery on this course is top notch. The course is cheap for the caliber of golf here. Great value!

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

Great course!!

Great course. Had an outstanding time with perfect course conditions. Highly recommend playing here. Also, great staff all around, most notably Ranger Rick! Thanks for a great day!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great track....the ranger was inept

Always a great course. They had a good stand after nine holes that really held the pace of play us. All the ranger had to do was push people along...he did not. There were 4 groups of 4 people waiting on one par 3. Pretty disappointing for a usually excellent round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

gem

Very overcast, but never rained. Started on ninth because of an outing. Never got held up. A little bit of everything for everyone. Great layout. Wish the price was a little bit cheaper. Could be a private course. beautiful scenery especially the first five holes on the side of a mountain.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

nice track

Starter staff was not very helpful and most had a bad attitudes. Nice track though.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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