Neshanic Valley Golf Course - Meadow/Lake Course

4.3964058824 4.4 stars from 5 (231)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7069 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 73.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7069 yards 73.8 130
Gold 72 6645 yards 71.7 127
Blue 72 6174 yards 69.3 121
Blue (W) 72 6174 yards 76.7 137
Silver 72 5677 yards 66.9 115
Silver (W) 72 5677 yards 72.9 125
Green 72 5096 yards 64.5 110
Green (W) 72 5096 yards 69.4 119

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 231 Reviews
5 stars:
135
4 stars:
68
3 stars:
23
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

214 out of 229 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers locals a weekend splurge   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens thick rough   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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"Great Course Play When You Can"


u390283664's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Definitely recommend this course. It's a little expensive this time of year but a very well kept course. No complaints at all. Play it if you can.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Ryan1938761's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course"


dcmartorana's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the best courses in the area. Only criticism is that the rough was thick and deep and easy to lose golf balls only a few feet off fairways.

But overall one of the best courses


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



Bacci411's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



UCSB's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout and the condition of the course was very good.

There was no one on the course, but they would not let us go out early. The staff or maybe the policy is “ Golf Now “ must go out at the tee time. Not friendly towards Golf Niw players.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Played after a lot of rain"


FD's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Visited for North Carolina and when in the area I try to play this course. There had been a lot of rain in the last few weeks and days but the course was in great shape. However you did not want to be in the rough because it was not cut. The greens were very smooth a bit slower than usual but expected. Pace of play was slow due to playing partners looking for balls and all the other groups. Highly recommended this course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


JerryZ's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you're not a resident of Somerset county it is very costly to play this course. GolfNow offers an attractive alternative to rack rate. I hadn't played here for over 7 years and glad I returned. Over all conditions were very good. I don't know if they are planning on holding a US Open qualifier here, but from the depth and thickness of the rough, I'd guess so. This detracts from the playability of the course. Greens were running at a descent speed and besides the ever present unrepaired ball marks, were in good shape. It was a hot day, close to 90, when I played. Why they elected not to put out drinking water is beyond me.


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Great layout... but..."


u000005641634's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was great and I'll go back

BUT

Greens were rolling true but a little slow. It was hot so I get it.

Bunkers inconsistent and generally not raked so I was in footprints twice in three times. The third was hard as a cart path

We finished in 4 hours at about 7:15 and wanted to go have a beer but they close the bar at 5

Sun goes down at 8:30 and they close at 5?


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"ryang yoon"


ryoon123's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great course, great staffs. want to play the lake course next time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very nice county course"


Jozpad's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
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Reviewed on

Great condition and nice location...... I hear that it's losing money and it's easy to see why. I wouldn't want to have a private club nearby and try to compete against an operation like this. Great for the golfers, bad for the non golfing taxpayer. The range looked very nice as well. Didn't eat in the lounge which was small. Very nice venue.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



paulson0825's avatar
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Great Course but the GolfNow apps GPS doesnt work here"


Ty4177's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2018
Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Neshanic Valley Golf Course

This was a beautiful course.

But the GolfNow apps GPS did not work properly for this course.

There are three (3) sets of 9 holes and I believe an academy course.

The app only had the academy course and I could not get it to recognize either of the two 9 hole courses I played (the Ridge and the Meadow).

Hopefully they will resolve this with the next update.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u418744568's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful"


Richard5218459's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Such a great course. Even though they had recently did airation, the course was still in great shape. We also have about 2 inches of rain the day before, but there was no signs of that the next day. Great job to the crew there.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable - 1st time out since November"


leonidshower's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good time. Greens slow and a few bumpy probably due to sand put down.

Completely understandable and just glad to be out there


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Larry2445524's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
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: Average


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course"


bck7407's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Several challenges to deal with from elevation, water, and traps. A well designed course which is also appealing to the eyes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000003183502's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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