A view of the clubhouse at Neshanic Valley Golf Course.
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4.6
450 Reviews (450)
5 Stars
288
4 Stars
123
3 Stars
32
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
97.4%
Recommend this course
428 out of 450 reviews
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4.7
79 Reviews (79)
5 Stars
59
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
97.5%
Recommend this course
77 out of 79 reviews
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4.7
105 Reviews (105)
5 Stars
76
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
98.1%
Recommend this course
103 out of 105 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Municipal
Par 72
Length 7069 yards
Slope 132
Rating 73.5

The 27-hole Neshanic Valley Golf Course is the flagship course of the Somerset County Park Commission system. The renowned design team of Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry created the course. Divided into three nines known as the Lake, Ridge, and Meadow, the course provides three different 18-hole combinations. Each par-36 nine has five different sets of tees. The Meadow/Lake Course features ample amounts of fescue along both the fairways and greens. If you don't hit straight off the tees, you may find yourself in some trouble. There are cavernous bunkers framing the greens, which are also subtly sloped for even more of a challenge. The golf course begins and ends with water holes but you'll find environmentally sensitive wetland areas that come into play throughout. In addition to the 27-hole course, Neshanic Valley also has a nine-hole, par-32 Academy Course.

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Course Details

Year Built 2004
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Architect Dr. Michael Hurdzan (2004) Dana Fry (2004)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire

Food & Beverage

Catering

Lodging

Lodging Available

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

Reviews

4.6
450 Reviews (450)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 22
Patio Dining 12
19th Hole Scenic Views 9
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 36
Undulating Greens 34
Thick Rough 33
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 43
Locals 36
A Weekend Splurge 32
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 45
In the 'Burbs 32

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I hate playing a nice course After it has been aerated. They said that they were alternating nines but two out of three nines were aerated and it made greens impossible to putt. Thus it was a bad experience and not worth the money.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Best public course in NJ

IMO best public course in NJ, always immaculate. Layout is challenging but fun, no holes that seem out of place or not interesting. Overall awesome course, 70$ for this course is a steal, could easily charge 100$+

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fantastic day

The facility is magnificent. From the driving range to the executive 9 hole to the clubhouse to the 27 hole complex. The course is in magnificent shape with dark green grass and golden fescue. The staff is welcoming and the proshop offers affordable golf wear. Highly recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Consistently enjoyable

Neshanic never disappoints, and I've been playing there since it first opened. Busy day but pace was good with groups properly spaced. The conditions were top-notch.
It is a bit pricey for out-of-county golfers but worth it for the occasional treat-yourself round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times 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 90
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course

great course. never disappoints. there was a mix up with GolfNow and the Somerset computer systems. they didnt have us booked. i showed the person behind the desk my confirmation. he said look you have it cancelled. i told him the first one i did cancel but the second shows i re-booked using promo code. i told him to look at the time stamps.and shows we were booked! he still thought i was lying so i had to get GolfNow on the phone. Bottom line is the course did get me and my wife out in reasonable time. i had 2 more promo codes sent to me from GolfNow. Just aggravated the guy thought i was lying. Obviously NOT a people person

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course

Highly recommend playing, course in very good shape. Played over month ago and not in as good of shape, as expected with all the play but still fairways and greens very nice. Rough is very high and tough to get out, can’t wait to play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of the top courses in NJ

Have been playing Neshanic over 10+ years. Always a pleasure to come and play. Course is always in a great shape. Pace of play is excellent. Staff could be a little friendlier. Overall A++.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Love to Play Here

Really nice courses, although some greens had a lot of unfixed ball marks this time. Very important to hit fairways here, and greens were quick. I always struggle here, but always enjoy it, I'll be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Been playing Neshanic for many years. Great course, great value. Greens were slow today but overall a wonderful course. It’s a must course to play in NJ.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best Public Golf in NJ Outside Atlantic City Area

For my money, this course is the best public facility that's not in the greater AC area. Absolutely remarkable conditions for it being late in the season, and this being a municipal facility. The rates are reasonable ($85 for non residents) for a course of this quality, with such a great design pedigree (Hurdzan & Fry of Erin Hills fame). That said, the design is phenomenal, and would stand on its own merits regardless of whose name was listed as architect. There are a lot of fun, interesting and challenging holes, but the course remains playable for people of all levels (I play with some 25+ handicaps who are over 60, and they enjoy the course from the senior tees. Additionally, in maybe 7 or 8 rounds at this course this season I have never once played in longer than 4.5 hours. This ranges from 7am tee times to 11 am tee times and everything in between. I cannot recommend this course enough.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Played the ridge and meadow courses which were both in great shape. Some greens were browning where ball marks weren't repaired but overall it is a very nice course, a little pricey but very good course. Good time was had by all.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

A must play

Great course. Well worth my 45 min drive. Trying to play NJ best public courses and think this will be hard to beat

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
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 Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pick it up

All n all One of my favorite public courses. Def worth the money. Pace of play needs to be addressed. 2 plus hours on the front and the back was no picnic either. No ranger in sight. Cart girls were always present which is good but send a ranger out here n there

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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