Royce Brook Golf Club - East Golf Course

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4.0
139
5 Stars
46
4 Stars
52
3 Stars
25
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
85.3%
Recommend this course
114 out of 139 reviews
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4.4
14
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.9%
Recommend this course
13 out of 14 reviews
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Average Rating
4.1
31
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
87.1%
Recommend this course
27 out of 31 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Parkland
Par 72
Length 6946 yards
Slope 132
Rating 73.6
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Royce Brook Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6946 yards 73.6 132
Green 72 6447 yards 71.5 130
White 72 5935 yards 69.2 126
Red 72 5062 yards 69.6 122
Scorecard for East
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 73.6/132 482 425 171 568 335 371 495 195 446 3488 420 375 492 380 468 209 429 153 532 3458 6946
Green M: 71.5/130 437 374 155 521 320 360 475 172 430 3244 401 359 479 352 389 182 415 141 482 3200 6444
White M: 69.2/126 W: 74.7/132 387 356 125 475 292 331 443 160 390 2959 347 343 450 310 367 172 389 131 467 2976 5935
Red W: 69.6/121 332 321 88 433 210 300 393 81 315 2473 300 314 357 271 352 119 298 97 415 2523 4996
Handicap 3 13 17 7 11 5 15 9 1 16 14 12 10 2 8 4 18 6
Par 4 4 3 5 4 4 5 3 4 36 4 4 5 4 4 3 4 3 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1998
Fairways Bent grass
Greens Bent grass
Architect Steve Smyers

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro 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

Reviews

4.0
139

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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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A Bit wet - Then frozen but 100% FuN

Course was open, and driving from north jersey down 287, there was no snow from the recent storm south of 78 / Bedminster. Course was open as advertised; walking only. There was a bit of standing water in the bunkers from all the rain, and it was windy, we teed off at over 40 degrees and by the time we finished about 4 hours later, it was 28. I played with three brave Asian souls and we had a blast. The course is even better in the summer, some of the best public golf in the state.

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

First tee off for 2019, Thank you to Mother Nature.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Used cart

Splendid trip to Royce Brook

A bit better than the last time I was here, I could not book an earlier tee time (1:20) so I got there around 12, and due to the fact it was Christmas eve and the course was populated seemingly with wealthy Asian men (but still not very crowded), the nice pro shop man let me tee off early. I joined a twosome on the third hole (philippino men this time) and we had a blast, a four hour round (cart path only). They seem to have put sand back in the bunkers and one out of bounds area on the second par 5 got me two palmfuls of scarcely played, near-new Pro V1's. This place reminds me of Ballyowen with the mounding, though not as dramatic between holes, it is still a parkland style layout, and the winds were two clubs on certain shots. Definitely worth the trip, the gentleman I played with cam early from work in Manhattan.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

New favorite

Course was well maintained and cleaned up after a snow storm. Great deals on off season rounds. Challenging but fun layout.

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
3.0
New York Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

West (Private)

I could not believe how bad the conditions of the bunkers were, horrendous! And there are close to 200 bunkers. Otherwise all else is good, a little wet and cart path only.

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

A beautiful course

Very nice greens very well maintained and staff are very nice and friendly

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Twilight/Fall @ Roycebrook

It was OK. I had heard nice things & it lived up to it most of the time. Greens could run true but did not recover well from footprints & were quite bumpy late in the day as well as sand traps that were more like dirt pits. Pace O' play was absolutely horrendous & I'm not a stickler for playing fast. There was no ranger out there & probably should've been today. MAY go back but a ton of other competition to consider for like pricing that is nicer.

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

Play it again Sam.

The weather was as good as it could get. We were paired up with a scratch golfer and a single digit player just like us. The course conditions near perfect. We were all shooting lights out until we caught up to a fivesome on the eighth hole, so we practiced for ten minutes on the seventh green until they cleared out and then we never seen them again. It was a great day on the course argueing who the better football team is and who s the best golfer nowadays. We all shot in the seventies and had a great time, I can’t wait to go back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice Day

Great Course! Great Staff, that was friendly, helpful and really wanted you to enjoy your time there. We had no one in front of us and played in 4 hrs, with a 1:00 tee time. The course was soaked, so cart path only. Not there fault. Greens were smooth and very wet. I will go back again!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Course

It has been years since I played at this course, and I felt that it was still in great condition. Weather was hot and humid. But, I appreciated the following:

1. Driving range with real grass as opposed to turf.

2. Friendly staff.

3. Course layout.

It felt like they did shave off a bit on the rough, which i didn't mind. Fast green, and layout allows for you to pick your shots. Plays bit slow in part because of the layout, but saw rangers around checking in.

Overall worth the drive from NYC, and glad I used long weekend easy traffic to get down to play here. Will come back for more pain later on the year. haha

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Impressive!

The weather has been terrible recently with extreme amounts of rain and showed up at 7am for an 8am tee time thinking this course would be a swamp. Couldn’t be further from the truth. No 90 degree rule or cart path only, just go play. Hat tip to the grounds crew because the course was in great shape.

Grass range and a beautiful putting green that impressed my country club buddies who were dragged to a “public” course. By the end of the round they wanted to know when we were coming back. The layout is wonderful and each hole is pretty unique. No throwaway holes that you usually see at public courses. Now the pictures of the course look to be of the West course which is private and a links style. The public course is the East course, but it is “public” in name only as it is taken care of like a private club course. Fairways are generous and cut like fairways should, and the rough is something to be avoided. Greens could be better taken care of by players as soft conditions make for pot marked greens. But that is on the players who don’t know how to take care of something great when they play on it. Simply amazing day of golf.

The staff could not have been more helpful and courteous. A+ to all of them. Great clubhouse after the round to celebrate a win or drown the sorrows. Can’t wait to get back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Pennsylvania Advisor
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

great facility

I had always wanted to try Royce Brook and yesterday was the day. Used 2 coupons on a hot deal and got the price down to 33 per player which was fantastic. The overall facility is as good as it gets. Tremendous practice area and the level of service is top notch. The patio area is nice and the outdoor grill is great for burgers, dogs and beers. You feel like you are way far from civilization as its out in the country and its peaceful and lovely. The East course gives you plenty of room off the tee and on many of the greens you can run the ball on so its quite playable for all levels. The greens are outstanding and moderately fast. There is a great mix of holes and the you'll use all the clubs in your bag. I will make sure to return each year for a great day.

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
Previously Played

Twosome

The two of us find shed the round in 3 1/2 hours. We actually took our time since the temperature was hovering around 100•

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play

The course was incredibly slow. We teed off play and had a 6 hour round. Overall conditions were fair. Greens had a lot of tracking for 9am and the course doesn’t seem to drain well. It rained a lot the morning before but I didn’t expect the bunkers to be completely filled with water. I shot pretty well so I guess that’s good?

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

Course was in great condition and the greens were fast. Will definitely be playing here again!

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
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Course

I really enjoyed playing this course for the first time. I thought the layout was great and the course was in great shape as well. The only issue i have is the drive since i would play this course much more if it wasn't such a far drive. I would recommend this course to anyone looking to play a course with an open layout.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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