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3.9
255 Reviews (255)
5 Stars
85
4 Stars
98
3 Stars
44
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
84.3%
Recommend this course
212 out of 255 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.2
38 Reviews (38)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.1%
Recommend this course
35 out of 38 reviews
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Avg Rating
3.9
88 Reviews (88)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
37
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.6
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
81.8%
Recommend this course
72 out of 88 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7158 yards
Slope 142
Rating 75.0

Course Details

Year Built 1998
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Architect Steve Smyers (1998)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code collared shirts, denim jeans not permitted

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Reviews

3.9
255 Reviews (255)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Patio Dining 12
Dinner 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 26
Undulating Greens 12
Thick Rough 9
This course/club is great for:
Locals 16
Advanced Golfers 14
Entertaining Clients 13
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 20
Worth the Drive 15

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

However, the temporary bathroom were not cleaned
& no toilet tissue.

Peter

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not in its Best Shape

I've played Royce Brook many, many times and this was the worst shape I've seen it in. The fairways were in good shape, but the bunkers were horrendous and many of the greens were in need of TLC. On many greens, the previous hole locations weren't replaced but halfway filled with sand. I'm not sure for the reasoning behind this but it was unfortunate. You'd think with the fewer rounds being played and it being spring, the course would be pristine. Not the case. I hope this isn't an omen for this course because the layout is strong.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course

great course wide open long fairways. More dogleg holes than the average, but fun holes nonetheless.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love this course

Great shape every time I play there. Bunkers need work as always but a great course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played

Have played for years but very disappointed

I have been playing this course for as long as I can remember. I moved out of the area but made the long drive to play today. I was extremely dessappomted to say the least. Played the East course. Worst condition I have ever seen the course. Bunkers were a disaster. Weeds everywhere. Greens - will not even get into it. . I will come back as I have been coming here for years and have always loved it. I’m hoping a month from now the course will be in better shape. But right now it isn’t worth the money. I understand the world we are in right now but there should be some mention of the conditions while booking. This course has always charged a premium price. I always felt it was worth it until today. I know this is not the standard they hold themselves to. I’m honestly sad to post this, but prices should be cut considering the conditions. This was certainly not the Royce Brook course I have loved for years.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Do to the pandemic, I’ve been traveling to this course and it’s so worth it. Royce Brook is a phenomenal course with a great layout and a challenge for everyone. Bunkers galore, thick roughs! Even playing an orange ball, it’s still hard to find. I will be back again and again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful course

I played here onca rainy day when most golfers cancelled the round. I didn't mind getting a little wet and so had the place to myself. It was a challenging course and probably a bit behind my current skill level since I'm a complete newbie. It was still a ton of fun and I got good practice shooting out of bunkers. Also, shout-out to a gentleman named Robert who was especially helpful and nice. His service made me want to go back.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Above average

Course was in decent shape considering what is going on these days. Greens were hard due to lack of rain and wind so hard to hold greens. But they rolled ok. Would play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of my favorite courses

The greens were not up to their usual standards and some of the rough and fescue has been cut down to make it easier to play but overall the course is worth the price

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
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 Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice track

I enjoy playing Roycebrook it’s a classic layout and fair. The bunkers could use some work but the greens and fairways are good

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

Tough course on a cold and windy day.

Tee’d off at 9am. It was windy and temps around 23. Green were rock hard. Had to land approach shots short for the bounce. Fairways and tee boxes were decent. No beverage cart or water on course. I guess in the cold it gets overlooked. I will play it again because I would like to learn my lines off of the tees. This course will be fun when it warms up. Staff is always friendly and helpful.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 04/09/2020

Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad to hear you enjoy our course and wonderful staff. We look forward to having you back soon.

Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/09/2020

Thank you so much for your review, James! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our course. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back soon.

Played On
Reviews 33
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Royce brook

I have been wanting to play this course for quite some time, I got a fantastic rate on golf now, well worth the price, I will be back many more times, course is very challenging, greens were a little bit on the slow side for my taste, but rolled very true, you should use every club in your bag, nice elevation changes, this was the east course , if you get a chance go play this course .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/09/2020

Tim, thank you so much for your 5-star review! We are happy to see you enjoyed our course. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I love Royce Brook

Excellent course for challenging but rewarding holes. If you hit to the right place you are rewarded. Miss even by a little and you can be in trouble. Greens are very readable and true. For an unusual January round I was surprised how well the course played. A couple of months from now I am sure the course will be in great condition. A must play course for Somerset County.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/09/2020

Hi Jim, thank you so much for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our course. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Pleasant round.

Course is in good shape
Staff is friendly and distancing well
Individual carts for foursomes

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Bunkers and Greens need attention

The bunkers were in real bad shape. Greens need attention too. Pace of play was ok. Easy check and plenty of carts for single riding.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
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