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4.3
231 Reviews (231)
5 Stars
95
4 Stars
106
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
90.6%
Recommend this course
210 out of 231 reviews
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4.1
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
2
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0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.1
80.0%
Recommend this course
12 out of 15 reviews
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4.3
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
90.6%
Recommend this course
29 out of 32 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

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Reviews

4.3
231 Reviews (231)

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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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Would have been nice

Booked on Golf Now paid in advance because of Corona precaution. Got up early, got dressed and drove an hour to the course and to my suprise the course was closed.
Thanks for looking out for me and NOT calling when you knew the course was closed.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Layout

Have played here a few times now. Always a good round. Plays long from the tips. Course begins up on ridge and moves down into valley with water/hazards prevalent. Have never been disappointed with conditions. Pace under 4.5 hours, but could be faster. Greens are large and well maintained. Not many blind shots. Will be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Early Season Round

Might have only been the 2nd or 3rd day open in 2020. Conditions were pretty good, especially compared to other courses that have been open all winter. Greens rolled well, but a bit slow. Pace was fine, overall a good early season round.

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

Great course even at the regular price

With the exception of the starter Garry yelling at us on the 18th hole that we were too close to the green it was a great round. Incidentally, the general rule when there are no Signs is about 30ft from the green. When we walked back to the cart were about 30 ft from the front of the green. The staff should never be yelling at customers. Had he come to us he would have seen we were about 30ft away from the green.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Giving this time of year the course conditions were excellent and a fairly challenging course. Even though we got rained on drainage was not a problem. I look forward to playing this course again in better weather!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

My home course....this is a must play

I played 72 different courses this year and BV is technically my home course. 3-4 nights a week in season I'm there practicing and playing.I never tire of the view of the valley from the first tee....I call it Gods country. There are very few courses I would play this often. One of my top 5 in the metro area. Only courses I would enjoy playing this often would be Bethpage Black, Shore Oaks, Ballyowen, Knoll West. Black is my favorite but Berkshire is my very close second. Staff is always friendly and accommodating even when I come in late (sorry).Play a baby cut the first 5 holes and you will.score just fine.Enjoy!!!

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

A Must Play!

Today was my first time play Berkshire Valley and all I can say is wow! Although starting out, the weather wasn't at its best. Some light to moderate rain and winds didn't help me through the first few holes. The clubhouse staff were very kind and helpful. Knowing I was a single they didn't try to force me with a two or three-some. They did make that suggestion to me, but still told me I could go out and play by myself. Pace of play was what you would expect, average. I was lucky enough to have three groups let me play through them. I finished my round in just under 3 1/2 hours. Holes weren't too challenging but they weren't a walk in the park either. This course will expose some of your weakness' but the course conditions and views will keep your mind at ease. A must play for all players! I will definitely be back!

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

Thank you for your review, Patrick. We are so glad you enjoyed your round with us at Berkshire Valley. The first 5 are challenging and we're glad you stuck through it to experience the other 13! Looking forward to having you back.

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/16/2019

Thank you for the 5 star review. We hope to see you back again soon. Thanks!

Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 10/16/2019

Thank you for your review. We look forward to having you back at Berkshire Valley again sometime soon.

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is in great shape again people need to fix ball marks on greens

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

Thank you for your 5 star review. We appreciate your feedback. Please know that we remind our golfers of etiquette including fixing ball marks on the greens. Our maintenance staff does what they can to help fix these. Looking forward to having you back again soon.

Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/16/2019

Thank you for the 4 star review. We hope you come back and visit us again soon.

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

the couse was in great shape
the greens were rolling true and difficult
fun

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

Thank you for your 5 star review! We have such a challenge, especially in the first 5 holes. We are glad you were satisfied with your experience and look forward to your return sometime soon.

Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/16/2019

Thank you for your review. We have a great staff and are glad you think so too. Looking forward to seeing you back at Berkshire Valley again soon.

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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