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213 Reviews (213)
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.7
94.1%
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4.6
15 Reviews (15)
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4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.6
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4.7
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4.5
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4.2
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Layout
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Pace
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Amenities
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4.6
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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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4.4
213 Reviews (213)

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

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the couse was in great shape
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nice course

I didn't enjoy the round we waited EVERY single shot! We had an 11:30 tee time and they had a group go out at 11:20 and 11:25 ridiculous! This course often packs groups with no ranger on 1st tee making each group wait until the group in front reaches the green. Bowling Green does this and they always have a 4-4 1/2 hr round They also have a grill between the 10th and 12th hole which always backs things up because they dont have a call ahead system like Black Bear and Bowling have which keeps the pace of play going on those courses I like the course but because of slow play I only play berkshire a few times during the year as opposed to Bowling where I play 20-25 rounds a year! Also you don't get a senior discount if you dont live in the county! It was a beautiful day today but I didnt enjoy it and lost interest with all the waiting! 5hrs 15 minute round horrible!

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Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented On 09/02/2019

Hi Roger, thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear your round was so long, and we will look into solutions to address the pace of play concerns. Thank you for sharing some points of frustration, and if you'd like to share any others, please email info@berkshirevalleygc.com. Have a great day!

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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 07/23/2019

Thank you so much for your review. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back again soon!

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First Time Playing

Great layout...Great views

This was my first experience at Berkshire Valley and I was very impressed with the golf course.. This first five holes are demanding, so make sure you are warmed up before you get started. The start of the course runs along the mountain ridge and then the course drops down into the valley for the remainder of the round. I can say that this was one of the better conditioned public courses that I have played in NJ and the greens were smooth and moderately fast. The only blemish on an otherwise great experience was the time it took us to complete our round..we started at 12:10 and we did not finish until 5:20. Extremely slow with no Ranger in sight until the 14 th hole. I know the couse was busy but still no reason for 5+ hour round.. Other thsn paceof play....highly recommended!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented On 07/18/2019

Hello, thank you for your thorough review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the conditions, and will take your pace of play comment into consideration. We are making steps towards ensuring a fast pace of play for everyone, and we hope to see you again soon. Have a great day!

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First Time Playing

Have good time with friends on this course.

Well maintained golf course and I will try this again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 07/18/2019

Thanks for your review! We're glad you enjoyed the course conditions, and we look forward to seeing you again. Have a great day!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing

Course was unplayable

This a visually beautiful and difficult course that creates many challenges for all levels of golfers. However after several days of rain this course was soaked and play was made more difficult by drenched fairway turf. This course was unplayable and should have been closed until drier conditions prevailed.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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GMberkshirevalley
Commented On 07/18/2019

Hello, thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear the course conditions were not up to par. We hope to see you again with drier conditions! Have a great day!

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Challenging!

Challenging and fun! Love the design layout and narrow first 5holes. Greens and fairways are in great conditions.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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GMberkshirevalley
Commented On 07/18/2019

Hi Steven, thanks for your review! We're glad you enjoyed the course and hope to see you again soon. Great picture!

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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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GMberkshirevalley
Commented On 07/18/2019

Thank you for your review! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon. Have a great day!

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

The course is in wonderful shape for April

Drove an hour to play the course and the condition of the greens was excellent. Overall conditions were excellent and it was cart path only. It is an extremely difficult piece of property for a golf course and the designer did a great job. First 4 holes are very tight and did not pull out a driver until the 8th. Wind tends to swirl. Had played the near by Bowling green which had liked but this is a better course. Played from the blues and it was a good test of golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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GMberkshirevalley
Commented On 05/31/2019

Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience at our course! We value your feedback and hope to see you back soon.

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5.0

Golf now screwed up!

I book a time through good now and they didn’t have it when I showed up.
I drove all the way from secaucus

This is terrible

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented On 07/18/2019

Hello, thanks for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you made the trip and that the tee time did not come through. In the future, we recommend booking all online tee times through the Berkshire Valley website: www.berkshirevalleygc.com. You will always receive a confirmation email when your tee time is booked! We hope to see you again so you can get out on the course!

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Money well spent

Excellent layout and challenging. Great experience, will play again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 07/18/2019

Hello, thanks for your feedback! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again. Have a great day!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented On 05/31/2019

Thank you for you review. We hope to see you again soon!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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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
Top 1000 Contributor
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
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