Royce Brook Golf Club - East Golf Course

3.7806941176 3.8 stars from 5 (106)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6946 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 73.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: collared shirts, denim jeans not permitted
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 106 Reviews
5 stars:
31
4 stars:
41
3 stars:
21
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

85 out of 105 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for locals advanced golfers entertaining clients   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens thick rough   Great for drinks patio dining dinner  

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"Excellent condition. For November !!"


dhender1964's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens in excellent condition.amd farirway well maintained. Great job keeping the course in great conditions. Although late December prices still a little steep compared to other courses. I say worth the mowny.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"West"


ozzone47's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
New York Advisor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2017
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

A good challenge. Conditions were good throughout.

I really enjoyed the green complexes which created some interesting putts.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"ALWAYS ENJOY THIS COURSE"


golfer5050's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Playing from the back tees you get to use every club in the back. if you are a little off your game you can still score. all holes are different and each bring its own special challenge. always recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Extremely slow play on weekday afternoon"


toratora's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A lot of begginners play at the course. It wasn’t enjoyable to play since we had to wait for a while to hit every shot. They should have a ranger who keep good pace of play.

The course becomes boring especially last 4 holes which include two par 3. The conditions of bunkers are pretty bad with hard sand. It denotes not worth for the money. We will not go back again.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Excellent course"


u000006334399's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played at the public side (East) on Friday afternoon.

Not very crowded, excellent condition of the fairways and fast greens. Very nice course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Royce brook nice but..."


bjmmjm's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Come on, if you are going to keep all of these sand traps at least take care of them. Too many were unkept lacked rakes and lacked sand. Greens very hard. Good shots into the greens were not rewarded


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Good design, some problems"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nicely designed course. Green were pretty true and well maintained for a public course. The traps need sand and the pace of play at times was agonizingly slow despite a GPS system that warned to keep up! Over 5 hours is intolerable...The layout is good and the course presents a decent challenge.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Albrizif1207's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I know you should keep your keep your ball out of the rough. All I can say is that the rough was high and thick, which made it hard to find you ball. Also some traps need to have real sand in them. Overall I enjoyed playing here. The Staff is very friendly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Just tell it like it is"


loudemarino17's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played Royce Brook many times and really love the course .The only problem this time was that they aerated , and told us that they use tiny holes and it was a week or so since they did .They said the greens are in great shape. They lied ,there were big holes on the putting greens an they were horrible! I just wish they would tell it like it is and if their greens are aerated and still not healed let the golfers now


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Invalid Certificate"


watarukuw's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I purchased a Certificate to play at Royce Brook East course. When I showed the print out, one of the stuffs told the number was invalid and actually was already used although it was not true. Because they manually keep track of the record, I understand honest mistakes happen sometimes. The problem was the stuff's attitude. It might be a miscommunication because of my English kill.s However, the bottom line is he should not treat customers like a thief . I have been a PDP members for 4 years with them. I recognize many people who work there and most are very friendly and kind. It is unfortunate to see this kind of stuff at a nice private club.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good course"


millerd66's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

First time playing the course. I will start off with the negatives.

1. Matts for the driving range-YUK this type of place needs grass.

2. Putting green no flags, you can't see the holes.

3. When we went to play they put the wrong score cards on the card, gave me the wrong card, so we had no idea of yardages etc, and there is NO starter there.

4. At the half way about 1040 went to get something to eat at their grill, nothing was ready, the guy told me 5 minutes, and this was on a Saturday, come on now.

The positive, the course is in great shape.

The greens were soft, and rolled, not fast but true.

Fairways in good shape as well.

No spectacular holes. Nothing that I could say well you have to see hole # it has a great view etc.

It was a good track, not sure I would go back for the money


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Course in very good condition"


jimcar410's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really enjoy playing at Royce Brook because the pace is always good and many times my group had nobody in front of us and we breeze on through at a comfortable pace. The greens were in good condition and while they offer challenge they are not the most difficult in the area. Pick a line and the ball rolls pretty true. The clubhouse staff are always friendly and the facilities are clean. There are lots of doglegs so if you like shaping shots you are in for a treat. I will definitely play here a few more times before winter.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Pleasant surprise"


Fred8636386's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had no idea the course was this nice... easy to get to, no rushing, quick pace nice course. Be back soon!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"How to ruin a great day of golf"


Benjamin9715295's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

How to ruin a great day of golf must be the name of the training manual they give employees. First I wasn't sent up to the tee ,I was told to wait even though my tee time had passed, when I finally was sent up the threesome and I was being paired with have been waiting up at the tee. The starter told me I had to get rid of my cart and get in a car with One of them I asked if he smoked he said yes I told the starter I'm sorry I have chemical sensitivities I cannot be in a car with a smoker and he told me if that was the case I would just have to simply wait. So smoke inhalation is mandatory at Royce Brook. The guy played with was nice enough not to smoke, but as I was teeing off, the starter said to him "blow it in his face. "After I had told him that I have very bad chemical sensitivities and get extremely sick from cigarette smoke. There was no water in the course coolers on the back 9 and the Cart girl said oh sorry, and I had to implore her to go get me some water , she begrudgingly did so on a 90° day. To top it off four drunks were in front of us teeing off from the tips and they couldn't even reach the fairway and the Ranger told us we had to hurry up even though we had been waiting 10 minutes on every shot all day long. No wonder they're selling teetimes cheap on deal caddy. Lastly the bunkers are concrete with no sand. Maybe they treat the members better. But I wouldn't recommend the drive there. PS I am not some newbie, I'm a 13 index.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 08/22/2017

I got a personal phone call from the PGA pro following up. He was very nice and quite sure my treatment was out of the norm. The kind of customer service really does help a lot. It shows they actually really care.


"Dissappointing"


FoxExperience's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I played here twice in a span of 2 weeks. I had a tournament there so I played it the week before to scout it out. The layout is fine, but the conditions of the course are embarrassing. 90% of the bunkers were unplayable (zero drainage), the greens were completely chewed up and looked like no one even attempts to repair it, and the pace of play was so bad that my buddy literally quit on the 15th hole because we had already hit the 5 hour mark... I would hope the private West course is in better condition because I'm pretty sure it's can't be kept worse than the East Course.

I don't enjoy giving bad reviews but this course deserved it.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Nice course - pace of play could be better"


kmoruzin1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing the course. I played with my son who lives in the area. We both found it to be an enjoyable course to play. Fairways & greens were in very good condition but some of the bunkers were in need of more sand and some of the tee boxes were pretty chewed up. Fairly straight forward tee to green - generous landing areas. I found the greens complexes fair but challenging - some significant slopes demand you land the ball in the correct segment of the green or you're looking at a 3 putt. We were stuck behind a foursome that was rather slow (poor etiquette - ignored several opportunities to allow our threesome to play through) and rangers seemed unfazed that the group was at least a hole out of position. All things considered, I look forward to playing it again with my son!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"They are called sand traps for a reason"


BobKrick's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in very good shape but most sand traps have no sand and are mud puddles. Greens are in great condition. Fairways are nice. But plenty of people do not replace divots or fill with sand. Pace was slow.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



artwong's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Royce Brook"


swoop2350's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun, challenging course. Even after a rainy morning, the conditions held up and were very playable. Nicely designed holes. Pace of play a little slow, but still no where as bad as local muni's. Will play again soon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Course needs some work"


u000007486610's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played here many times in the past but the maintenance needs to be upped. Not as good as it used to be.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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