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4.5
269 Reviews (269)
5 Stars
121
4 Stars
118
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
94.6%
Recommend this course
248 out of 269 reviews
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4.5
48 Reviews (48)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
93.8%
Recommend this course
45 out of 48 reviews
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4.5
61 Reviews (61)
5 Stars
37
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
95.1%
Recommend this course
58 out of 61 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
269 Reviews (269)

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 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Day After Tropical Storm

All things considered after a huge storm course was in excellent shape not much forgiveness with the hillside layout but beautiful course challenging and in great shape

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 40
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Berkshire Valley is everything you hear about it

I’ve been hearing and reading about Berkshire Valley and it was everything I’ve heard. Mix of really strong holes and some easier ones that look like birdie on the scorecard.

The grill at the turn served hamburgers, hot dogs and bratwurst. I had the bratwurst and it was fantastic.

The only true negative were the conditions of the bunkers, but other than that the course was in good condition. Looking forward to playing here again sometime soon to take in the great views.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Golf Experience

As always, this course challenges a golfer. You get to use just about every club in your bag. The round played at just under 4 hours, which was great , We will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
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 Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is in good condition and beautiful view. Staffs r nasty and old grudged people.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once 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
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A beautiful course

This is the third time I’ve played the course. The vistas are amazing. Honestly there’s not one bad hole of the entire 18 holes. However bring your B+ game, because anything else you’re gonna lose a boatload of golf balls. Course there’s a good chance you might find a boatload of golf course too. I will play again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 31
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

It got me

Very interesting layout. Wasn’t expecting as much water. Fairways were ample. Greens were large hitting to the right section paramount and greens weren’t as fast as practice green. Conditions were very good. Definitely a good bargain and definitely will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 36
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Great Course

I’ve played Berkshire a few times, and it’s always solid. Conditions were perfect, but the bunkers need A LOT of work. They are either overgrown by weeds, or all rocks. Everything else is perfect! Great layout!

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

GREAT COURSE

This course is one of the best courses in the NJ county system. Every hole is challenging even for the best golfers. The scenic view and playing the front nine along the ridge that the back nine that flows into the valley was fantastic. Course conditions were great as well and the round was completed in 4 hours and 15 minutes. .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 98
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
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Even better now

It’s been about 15 years since I’ve played this course . In that time the course has really developed nicely . No two holes play the same . Challenging but fair . The beer cart leaving at 5 pm needs to change though!!!! Nothing better than a twighlite Tee time & a few cold ones

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of the best courses

One of the best golf courses I’ve been to.
View was fantastic and the layout, condition was also great.
Loved playing here.!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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